Are You Ready To Join The Big Bot Crew?
Quickspin’s roadmap featured an upcoming title called simply Robots back in 2018. Robots became Big Bot Crew, a gang of three cartoon teenagers and their faithful robots. One of those robots looks like it came straight from Big Hero 6, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Big Bot Crew is one of the many pokies available to play at Ozwin Casino. We put it through its paces so you know what to expect if you fire it up. Here’s what we found.
Big Bot Crew Fundamentals
Most pokies utilise a 5×3 layout but not Big Bot Crew. This adopts a larger 5×4 layout that features 40 win lines. Quickspin used to have a reputation of creating low variance, relatively low payout pokies. Used to being the operative words. Big Bot Crew bucks that trend with ridiculously high volatility and a big payout.
Volatility is rated 4.96 out of 5 which is massive. Ensure you have plenty of cash in your bankroll if you want to play this machine regularly. Min-bets weigh in at $0.40 and maximum bets at $100 with lots of options between.
There is plenty of upside to the big variance, however. Quickspin’s machine has a 5,200-times maximum payout. It’s unlikely you’ll hit it, but it’s worth $520,000 at the maximum stakes.
The RTP of Big Bot Edge is 96.58%, for a house edge of 3.42%. This is around average and we’d have preferred a higher RTP with the volatility being so high. You can’t have everything.
Big Bot Crew Visuals and Symbols
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to discover the symbols are all robot related. There are 11 symbols in total: a scatter, a fully stacked wild, and nine regulars. Mechanical gears represent the low-value symbols with the robots and their crew the higher value symbols.
The red teenager, known as Matsuo, is the most valuable Big Bot Crew symbol. Land five of these guys on one of the 40 paylines and a 7.5-times payout is yours.
We have to say Quickspin did a great job with the visuals. Everything is crisp, and the animations smooth. It wouldn’t look out of place in a motion picture movie.
The Wild is a fully stack 4×1 symbol called the Big Bot Wild. It appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 during the base game and all reels during respins. We love fully stacked wilds as they come with such potential for big wins.
What Are The Features of This Poker Machine?
The Big Bot Respin feature triggers when two or more Big Bot Wild symbols fully land. The number of respins you receive equates to the number of Big Bot Wild symbols. These fully stacked reels stay in place for the duration of the respins, with each additional Big Bot granting one more respin.
It is out of your control but keep your fingers cross the fully stacked wilds land on reels 2 and 3. Why? Because you’re guaranteed wins on every respin!
Landing three bonus scatter symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4 starts the free spin round. Eight free spins is the default number you receive. Fully stacked wilds now appear on any reel, with partial wilds nudging into position for the best possible wins.
One extra free spin is added if a Big Bot symbol lands on the board.
It is during this round that the maximum possible win can happen. Filling the screen with wilds on your first spin gifts you 400-times your stake. You’d receive five extra free spins and the wilds stay in place. It’s unlikely but possible.
Big Bot Crew isn’t a bad pokie but it’s not the best either. Some of the positives include great graphics and those awesome fully stacked wilds. The problem is, for this reviewer at least, the ridiculous volatility. The maximum payout is also an issue in that it’s almost impossible to hit.
Quickspin created a visually appealing machine, but looks aren’t everything. Check it out by all means. You’ll either love it or hate it with not much in between.