Raise your hands if you don’t like vintage stuff! No one hu? Yes, because in 2016 everybody seems addicted with retro things, especially the rock lovers, going back to the 50’s with the best rock music and the funny-cool appearance. Who doesn’t feel like trying some grease stylish hair or wearing old-style jackets or Top Gun sunglasses? That would make us feel cool even if weird, but not if you enter the world of Big Bopper, the slot created in memory of J.P. Richardson Jr for those who want to keep him alive. Big Bopper Slot was recently released by RealTime Gaming (RTG) software, targeting the retro world that is now reconquering the youth as well as old passionate. Very smart idea!
RealTime Gaming, although a famous software developer, doesn’t really deal in the production of pokies machines. But surprise, surprise, they have joined the ranks now! The Big Bopper is a game, tributary to a 1950s musician, J. P. Richardson Junior. This man was a rock ‘n roll god but unfortunately perished in a plane crash. This plane crash killed Buddy Holly and Richie Valens as well.
The Day the Music Died
This aforementioned crash was immortalized in a song known as American Pie. This song was composed by Don McLean and in this song, he refers to the day the plane crashed as the day music died. Though the theme is quite morose, the game is active and fun! It is a celebration and a tribute to all what the 1950s had to offer in terms of culture. A cool feature is that, from time to time, a real black and white video pops up and plays some of the most popular songs in those years. There is an instant win bonus that also exists. So while you win, you can dance along to your victory.
It is quite obvious that the 1950s is the theme of this video slot. On the background reel, you can see an antique looking movie theater and every reel has a heavy curtain as decoration. Also, you are exposed to old fashioned icons from that time like glass coca cola bottles, acoustic guitar, leather jackets and aviator shades. Of course you listen to the music from that era which greatly recalls the theme. But you also get to see other aspects of the era established into the game. The winning icons are all songs from the 1950s. Instead of the regular card symbols for lower tier bonuses, you’d see music notes. You will also see vinyl records, an old transistor radio and a jukebox. The whole graphics are very reminiscent of the past and make the game much more interesting. This pokie game is one of the most thrilling you would find.
When you want to talk about game play, the range of lowest and highest bids is not awesome. Also it doesn’t feature a progressive jackpot. But the Big Bopper features a bonus that gives you two free spins rounds. Each set of spins is activated when three Bopper symbols appear on one reel. If the singing continues, you keep winning. When this happens you get a 250x multiplier. In addition to this, you get free spins. Every free spin you get is an assurance of your winning streak going on until the music stops. With this secondary bonus, you get a 10x multiplier. With this multiplier you can win up to forty four times the original amount you bet. Another bonus is the one called white lightening. With this one, as long as the music is still on, you keep winning. Most bonus features are therefore centered around music.
Our general conclusion is that, Big Bopper does not follow the conventional options you would see in pokies. The graphics are good, the audio is awesome but that doesn’t mean the game play is subpar. Also, the theme is quite sober, nothing too exciting with all the noise and flashing lights. RealTime Gaming understood that great music is very important during a game. With all the bonus features and opportunities to win, you enjoy your game along side the beautiful music. Such a great way to try to a win money.