Bullseye is a 5-reel, 243 'all ways pay' slot from Microgaming. This game is based on the unique darts-based TV quiz show that was a tea-time staple in the 1980s. The show was (occasionally competently) hosted by stand-up comic Jim Bowen, who mangled both his lines and his guest's brains with tortuous questions. Teams of two would complete – one would answer the questions, and the other would throw darts, sometimes at 'Bully's Prize Board'. If the winning team made it all the way through to the final they'd have chance to accept the ultimate challenge – to score 101 or more with six darts with the non-darts player throwing first. If they failed, they'd be shown 'what you could have won', which was usually a shiny new car. If they did win, then the prize would usually be what any decent-minded quiz competitor would want – a speedboat. Amazing, at its peak 'Bullseye' was watched by 17 million viewers.
This slot is an affectionate tribute to the TV game show. All the features of the show are found on the reels – a plastic 'Bully', a set of darts, a speed boat, a caravan, a car, a 'Bullseye' darts flight, a stack of cash and Jim Bowen's glasses. This is a 243 'all ways pay' game, and it costs thirty coins per spin. You can choose your coin size as either 0.01, 0.02 or 0.05. You final bet-per-line is your coin size multiplied by thirty. When you are ready to stand up to the oche, hit the 'Spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout in this game is for three 'plastic Bully' or 'Bowen's specs' symbols. This will win you three times your coin size. You'll be yelling 'one hundred and eighty' if you win the jackpot of five hundred coins, which you do by landing five 'Bullseyes' logos. Note that this logo is stacked in both the base game and free spins. It also acts as the wild symbol, substituting for all symbols aside from the 'free spins' and bonus trigger symbols.
You need three or more 'Bonus' symbols anywhere on the reels to win a cash prize. If you land a bonus symbol on reels one and five at the same time, then you trigger the 'Bully's Prize Board Bonus' game. You get to throw five darts at the prize board, and you'll be awarded a total multiplier between 2x and 15x.
If you land three or more 'Free Spins' scatter symbols then you win fifteen free spins. During free spins all wins are doubled. You can re-trigger free spins.
You can't beat a bit of Bully, and as TV-themed slots game go, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better, more lovingly-created one than this. The game does look a little old-fashioned, but as the TV series was popular back in the 1980s, that just adds to the authenticity. The bonus games are really nice, although we do worry if this game will have enough in the way of longevity. Why not see if you can hit double top by playing this online slots game from Microgaming?