Barcrest decided to combine various elements from the Stone Age to create Boulder Bucks video slot. The 2016 release offers a range of special features and a respectable number of free spins to players, as well as a decent returns in the main game.
The slot appears as a peculiar combination of the Ice Age and the Flintstones, where cavemen and dinosaurs live together in harmony. Thanks to the very good graphics and animation, nice prehistoric soundtrack, and action packed features, Boulder Bucks will give joy to a wide audience.
What We Love
The number of features in Boulder Bucks will keep you in the game for the entire time, since there is no way you will ever feel bored. Two types of Big Bet Games, offering additional chances of winning, and the free spin feature for a reasonable price is something you can instantly engage.
As I already mentioned, men live in harmony with the dinosaurs, and for a good reason, since in the Free Spins Bonus you can choose between Mammoth, Pterodactyl and Sabre-Toothed Tigre to help you in during the feature.
The Tiger offers 6 free spins with persistent expanding Wilds which are locked until the end of the game, the Mammoth awards you with 20 free spins and expanding Wilds that occupy the entire reel, while the Pterodactyl comes with 10 free spins and expanding Wilds that go sideways.
Depending on the number of awarded picks, if you are not satisfied with one of those three dinosaurs, you can always choose the other one. Egg Hunt Pick Me feature offers a set of possibilities, from multipliers to free spins, if you land three Dinosaur Eggs on reels 2, 3 and 4.
When talking about graphics, animations and the sound effects, thumbs up for Barcrest, since they did a fine job with the background, symbols and animations appearing during gameplay, while the soundtrack perfectly fits the surroundings.
What We Do Not Like
So many additional features may seem a bit confusing for those who do not have a great deal of experience in online casino gaming, but after a while you can get the hang of it.
Regarding the symbols, a bit more effort could have been made in replacing all the playing card icons with authentic symbols of the age.
The Free Spin Bonus is not easy to acquire, especially in the base game. The option concerning more than one picks in the free spin games can be deceiving, since you may think you could earn more with another dinosaur, drop your winnings and end up with even less money in the second try, which can be frustrating.
Also, even though the winnings come rather often in the base game, they rarely exceed your wager, making you to lose money by winning.
Even though it comes from the Stone Age, Boulder Bucks seems as a rather modern slot thanks to the up-to-date graphics and quality animations.
A great number of additional features provided by Barcrest secures the enjoyment throughout the playtime, even though they may cause a bit of confusion in the beginning.
With a respectable payout and a solid maximum wager, it covers a wide range of players who are bound to enjoy what Boulder Bucks has to offer.