Big Chef Online Slot by Microgaming Review
Big Chef — a slot machine by Microgaming themed to cooking. The slot has five reels and fifteen lines. The pictures of the slot include 3 kinds of special symbols.
Bonus options are represented by re-spins and a round of free spins with additional features. The highest-paying multiplier for a combo is x5,000.
How to configure the Big Chef slot machine
According to the rules, all the lines of the slot are constantly involved in the game. The only setting that requires attention is the bet size.
You have two options to configure this value:
- The total bet per spin. Regulate it using the '+'/'-' buttons in the Bet section. The size of the total stake in the demo version of the slot varies within 0.15 to 7.50 credits
- The bet per line. On the top right of the Bet sector is an icon with arrows. Click this button to open a pop-up window. You can change the size of the bet per line from 1 to 10 coins and determine their nominal value in the range of 0.01 to 0.05 credits
To start the slot, use one of the two buttons:
- Spin — a single spin of the reels
- Autoplay — activate the automatic spins mode
You can control your gameplay efficiency using Demo Credits and Win sections — your actual account and sizes of wins. To open the table of payouts, hit the Pays button on the top right.
Symbols and multipliers of the Big Chef slot
Developers of the one-armed bandit added to it three special symbols:
- The Wild symbol is the game's logo. This picture can create its own winning combinations and complete other winning combos. "Wild" combinations that involve 3, 4 or 5 symbols multiply the line bet 150, 1,000 and 5,000 times respectively
- Scatter — the picture of a restaurant menu. This symbol can create combinations without being tied to any of the lines. When 2 to 5 of these icons appear in any boxes of the slot, you receive a prize. The multiplier of the symbol is applied to the total bet. Combinations of 2, 3, 4 and 5 images allow you to get 1, 5, 10 and 100 times your total bet respectively. Additionally, 3 to 5 of these symbols grant you access to the bonus round of free spins
- Free spin. This icon lands only on the fifth reel. Its purpose is to initiate a re-spin
Regular symbols create combinations according to the standard rules. You have to collect 3 to 5 identical symbols along a payline starting on the first reel to get a win.
The amount of winnings is determined by multiplying the line bet by the multiplier of a combination
- Chef — a combination of 3, 4 and 5 pictures multiplies your line bet 15, 50 and 300 times respectively
- Sous chef — 40, 120 and 600
- Waiter — 30, 100 and 500
- Dishwasher — 30, 75 and 400
- Dish with crab — 10, 50 and 200
- Steak — 10, 50 and 150
- Chicken — 5, 30 and 150
- Tomato soup — 5, 30 and 100
- Cream soup — 2, 20 and 100
The slot automatically calculates rewards regarding your current bet, and the paytable shows the size of winnings in credits.
Combinations that involve 3 to 5 Scatters allow you to participate in the bonus round of free spins. The duration of the series is initially fixed. You are awarded 10 free spins. The bonus round is more beneficial. You don't need to place bets and the slot doubles all your payouts.
The Wild symbol gains additional features. Appearing on the screen, it extends up over one box. During the next spin, it remains in position in both boxes. After the spin is done, the symbol covers an additional box above again, if its position allows that. It's repeated until the picture covers the top box of a reel.
Scatter symbols keep their features as well. The slot allows you to get additional re-spins and increase the duration of the bonus round if a combination of 3 to 5 Scatters occur again.
The Big Chef slot machine receives good reviews both from experienced players and beginners. Most players claim that it's pretty difficult to configure the total bet. The slot is also popular due to good payouts and well-designed bonus round.