Fortune Games® Slots Review of Black Bull Slot Game
Review of Black Bull
With Black Bull, Pragmatic Play is back on familiar territory for us after the predecessor and original release, Treasure Wild, did not entirely impress us. This slot takes you to a ranch in the heart of the North American desert, and the reels are filled with eagles, lizards, wolves, and, of course, the black bull. There is a pleasing retro quality to the visual presentation, and we have seen something like it many times before.
The soundtrack to the movie plays an important role in completing the pure, unbridled Americana feel in an engaging way, and it does so in a positive way. As with the previous release, this follow-up release also revolves around the wild money symbol collecting system, in which wild symbols collect the accumulating cash pots during the bonus round. There has been a significant increase in the maximum win probability, however, it still tops out at $4,500x your stake when it comes to the maximum win.
The features of the Black Bull slot machine are as follows:
It is the black bull which is the top-tier symbol in the game, and it pays between 4 and 25 x your stake for a five-of-a-kind win, and it is the most expensive of the premium symbols. It is important to note that the money bag Wild symbol doesn't only substitute for the regular pay symbols to help you complete your wins, but it also serves as one of the Collector symbols in this game.
Money symbols (gold coins) land on the reels with values ranging from 0.5 to 50 x your stake, but you only get a chance to collect the cash prize if at least one money bag Wild symbol is also on the reels. Wild line wins are rewarded with the same amount of money as top-tier symbols like the black bull symbol, and all money prizes will be collected by each wild in view.
If you manage to land 6 to 11 money symbols at the same time, the Bonus Round will be triggered, and you will be awarded 6 free spins as a result. As well as receiving 8 or 10 free spins, if you land 12 to 17 or 18 to 20 money symbols, you can also receive 8 or 10 free spins. During the feature, your starting value will be equal to the value of all the money symbols that trigger the feature, and this will become your starting value.
During the bonus round, all the money symbols that land on the reels are collected into a special accumulator, and the wild collector symbols that appear during the bonus round will also collect the total accumulated value as a secured win. Additionally, each time you collect 6 of the money symbols during the feature, you're entitled to get +2 extra free spins. The bonus round can be purchased by non-UK players by paying 75 times the stake (which increases the RTP to 96.69%).
Black Bull Slot Experience: 200 Spins on the Slot Machine
There is a base game part of the video that you can take a look at if you wish, but that part of the video does not feature too much excitement. When we skipped to the 1:25 mark for the bonus round trigger, we got a total of six money symbols that triggered the bonus round. To begin with, we were able to gain 7.5x our stake in the cash pot accumulator for starters, and you can check out how we fared by clicking on the play button below to see for yourself how we performed.
Summary of the review
It is no secret that Pragmatic Play does an excellent job of capturing the North American animal theme in their games, and Black Bull is no exception when it comes to that. In terms of visuals and sound, it's certainly more appealing than its predecessor, Treasure Wild, not to mention the fact that it has familiar visuals and a great soundtrack. Even though the gameplay is fairly similar to that of the previous release, let's just say that this one has a much higher viral potential than the last one.
There is still a good chance that you will get mostly top-up wins from the money symbols in the base game, if you even get those wins at all, so pretty much everything is reliant on the money-accumulating bonus round. Although the 4,500x potential remains the same as before, it is worth noting that the win cap probability has increased from one in 5,908,813 to one in 1,140,698 over the past year. As a result of that, there can be no doubt which installment we prefer, even though it can be frustrating at times when wilds can be hard to come by in the bonus rounds.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time