Big Red is an online slots game developed by an Australian company Aristocrat. Unsurprisingly, its theme centers around the Australian wildlife with a kangaroo as its main character.
The symbols in the game as well as other design features draw inspiration from Australian nature and add a macabre twist to it with a solemn color scheme.
The game has five reels and three rows for a total of 5 paylines. Minimum bet in the game is 0.1, while the maximum is 5. The rules of the game are not too complicated with Free Spins mode as the main bonus system. Return to Player is an amazing 97.04%.
The game features law paying symbols that are represented by the numbers 9 and 10 and letters K, Q, and J. The symbols with more value depict various animals including a dingo, an eagle, a hog and a crocodile. The Wild symbol shows a kangaroo. It can substitute for the other symbols to lead to a win and will appear on the reels three, four and five. There’s also a Scatter symbol with a tree, that has ambiguous role in the game and does not trigger the Free Spins unlike in some other slot games.
For some reason the word Spin is substituted with the word Start on the buttons. So, to spin the reels the player will have to click the green button labeled Start. In addition, to set Auto Play the user will have to use the button Auto Start on the bottom left corner. It is also possible to set a maximum bet in the game.
Unlike other slot games of this type, in Big Red the Scatter symbol does not trigger the Free Spins mode. It is the Wild symbol depicting Kangaroo that will reward the user with free spins when it substitutes to form a winning payline. The number of free spins rewarded equals the number of winning playlines the Wild symbol forms multiplied by 5. The Free Spins mode can be retriggered during the play as well.
In addition to the Free Spins mode, there is also an option to gamble the winnings. The player can double or even quadruple the winnings by guessing the right suit or color of a drawn card. This is an additional feature that makes the game more attractive for risky players.
The design of the game is not totally impressive. There are no animations that draw particular attention, except for a lighting bolt that appears when a Scatter symbol rewards the player. The color scheme creates a macabre feeling that might not be pleasant for many players.
Big Red Opinions
Big Red is a simple game that could be a better choice for beginners or riskier players. The absence of layered bonus features could make the game a little too boring for experienced players who are used to complex rules. On the other, hand the simplicity could be a good feature for someone who is just getting into the slot games. Users will not find the design particularly attractive either. For riskier players, the chance to gamble the winnings adds a little more fun to the experience. Other than that, the game does not distinguish itself from the rest on the market with innovativeness or complexity. The Return to Player is quite high, so for some people who cares more about winning than they do about the experience, Big Red could be a good choice.