Big Blox Slot
Big Blox is a 5-reel, 243-pay line online slots game created by Yggdrasil Gaming. Online slots fans cannot get enough of the Aztec, or so it seems. Gonzo has been on his quest for several years now, and Rook with his alarmingly flapping loin-cloth is still looking for his revenge. The Aztec was home to the Incas of course – a race of clever, temple-building folk whom flourished for centuries until the Europeans discovered the Americas and wiped them all out. The Aztecs had a love of architecture, literature and shiny things, and it was these shiny things that ultimately led to their demise. Legends tell of stockpiles of Aztec gold, just waiting for some fortunate explorer to stumble upon them. You won't win gold in this game, but you might win lots of shiny virtual coins.
There's not much to this game, but all the symbols and the entire playing area are Aztec-themed. There are a range of crazy-looking Aztec gods, plus spooky-looking playing card symbols – all suits from clubs to spades. The main feature of this game is that upon each spin a random square from 2×2 to 5×3 in size is chosen on the playing grid. This square then rotates separately from the rest of the reels with super-sized symbols. When the symbol lands, it turns into identical versions of the same symbol if a winning pay out is triggered.
You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 4.00, and each spin costs twenty-five coins. All possible pay lines are covered, which makes for a total of 243 possible ways to win! When you're ready to pray to the Aztec gods, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning payout in this game is for three diamond symbols, which will win you five coins. The jackpot in normal play is for five of the red god statue, which wins four hundred coins.
The golden god statue is the wild symbol in this game, and it subsitutes for all other symbols. If you are lucky, the 'big block' mentioned above will turn into a wild symbol, scoring you plenty of winning lines.
There are no scatters, bonus symbols or games in this slot, nor free spins.
That is as far as the gameplay goes with this slot. This game is meant to be a fast-paced, uncomplicated game that you can just sit back and enjoy. The graphics and sound FX are up to the extremely high standards that we've already come to expect from Yggdrasil Gaming, and the 'big blox' feature certainly adds much to proceedings. We would have liked to see a little more in the way of gameplay though – at least scatters or some kind of bonus game or free spins. A decent stab, but a little lacking in thrust.