Who says this guy doesn’t exist? Not us! We don’t care much for evidence, and if the money is rolling in, we’re happy to ignore the facts. As far as we’re concerned, he’s alive, well, and ready to help you win some big bucks. Quickfire’s offering is based on the myth of the hairy dude, but is the game worth giving your time to explore? Or is it just downright abominable?
No surprises with the setup, spread over the typical 5x3 reel board with a decent 25 paylines. Looks-wise it’s set in rural America, reels spinning on a wooden structure resembling park signage, an evening across the forests during a cartoon sunset.
The signs are there
As well as the overall outdoor, National Park kinda feel, you have four higher value symbols that appear on the reels. A tech savvy hunter, scenic view, camp fire and a Bigfoot road sign; low value symbols are the standard 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Your man Bigfoot is the wild symbol, appearing over the three middle reels only and replacing all other symbols to contribute to your wins. He doesn’t affect the footprint scatter symbol.
The best bits of the game: the bonuses
The free spins feature is triggered by getting three or more footprint scatter symbols across the reels; you’ll be awarded ten free spins, with all wins being doubled during this round. Further spins can be triggered during this bonus by getting three more footprint symbols.
The Bigfoot feature is triggered by getting three Bigfoot wilds across reels two, three and four with a single spin. You’ll be shown a screen with a series of eyes in the darkness, simply click on three to reveal and win the prizes they hold. Find Bigfoot himself and get the biggest prize in the round.
There’s a great gamble feature for those brave enough. Gamble any of your wins by just clicking on the gamble button before you spin again, you might double or even quadruple your money with this simple suit colour 50/50 guessing game – or you might lose it all, so be warned.
Bigfoot has a clean and simple interface in many respects. It’s typical of what you might expect from Microgaming’s Quickfire arm, in that the gameplay is predictable to a point, with a handful of decent bonuses and a modest RTP of 95.01%.
An hour of play yielded a fair few bonus triggers for us, and some tidy payouts. It’s strangely not a slot you get bored of so easily, and that’s surprising given the high bar that’s being set graphics-wise in the industry. It goes to prove that something simple, done well, will always come out on top.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring