Bullion Bars Slot
Bullion Bars is a 3-reel, max 20-pay line online slot from Novomatic. This is an online slot in the old-fashioned sense of the word, in that there are only three reels (and three rows), but there are twenty pay lines, which is not so typical of 3×3 online slots. Older viewers may remember the popular 'OXO' machines of the 70s/80s in real-world casinos that had the same 3×3 set up. In that game the object was to score winning noughts-and-crosses lines. The principle is the same here, only with more symbols.
There are twenty possible pay lines in total, and you can select as many as you want in play for each spin, although the more you have in play, the more likely of course you are to win. You can also choose your stake-per-line from between 0.01 to 20.00. Your wager-per-spin is these two values multiplied together. The symbols on the wheel include stars and the all-important bar symbols – a single bar, a double bar, a triple bar and the 'bar streak' symbol. There's a zero as well, but that wins … well … zero. When you're ready to hit the bar, hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest possible pay-out in this game is for three star symbols. This will win you 10x your stake-per-line. The maximum available pay out is 10,000x your line bet, which you obtain upon landing three bar symbols on reels one and three, and three bullion bar symbols on reel two.
There is no wild symbol in this game, but you can hit the streak feature if you land the bar-bar-streak-bar combination in any way across the reels. The music changes to a funky sound track and you are awarded bonus spins. The bonus spins keep coming as long as you keep winning – they only stop when you land a reel combination that does not trigger a win.
The Bullion Bars slot does not get any more complicated. Despite the high number of possible pay lines and the lack of reels, this slot has a return-to-player (RTP) of ninety-four percent, which actually is not very attractive at all. Most online slots have an RTP of over ninety-six percent, and some NetEnt slots touch as high as ninety-seven percent. This, coupled with the lack of bonus aspect, is a slot for tradition-loving one-armed-bandit fans only.