The Big Banker is a success story in the world of slots, starting life as a humble online scratchcard and now appearing as a mighty Megaways slot!
The Big Banker doesn't waste his time with low-paying deals, so there are only six regular paying symbols in the game; a silver coin, then a champagne bottle, a golden watch, a cash stack, and a diamond.
The safe is the highest-paying symbol and only needs a combination of two to award a prize. Payouts for all the other symbols start with three of a kind anywhere on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost.
The Wild in Big Banker Megaways just says Wild and can only land on reels 2 to 6 to help form wins by substituting for regular symbols.
The Scatter works a bit differently in this game. Below the grid, the word BANK is spelled out in block capitals. The letters B, A, N, and K can land as symbols anywhere on the reels. Whenever one lands, the corresponding letter at the bottom of the grid will turn red. If all the letters land and turn the whole word red on one spin, the bonus game triggers. And I'll tell you all about it below.
The first bonus is the Cascading Reels mechanism which triggers after every win in the base game and the Free Spins. This removes the winning symbols and adds others to form new combinations, and will keep repeating as long as wins are formed.
To trigger the bonus, players need to land all four letters in the word BANK on one spin, but landing just one can retrigger a respin at random.
The bonus round starts with a Deal or No Deal type game, with the Big Banker offering various cash amounts. The player can accept or reject these and has ten seconds and three banks to try and bank as much as possible. They can also be offered an extra bank or extra time.
After this round is over, the player can choose to collect their winnings or exchange them for Free Spins. The number of Free Spins offered will depend on how much the player won in the Big Banker bonus. During these spins, the gameplay is the same as in the base game. A win multiplier comes into play. This starts out at x1, and increases by + 1 after every cascade win. And it doesn't reset between spins!
Big Banker Megaways is a great addition to the series. And the chance to exchange winnings from the bonus round for actual Free Spins makes the game even more fun and potentially lucrative. But the Big Banker is a very volatile game, just like the whole financial sector these days, so always set a loss limit and never risk more money than you can afford to lose. Good Luck.