Developed by Saucify, Bucksy Malone is a Prohibition-themed 40-payline video slot set against an art-deco background. The symbols themselves are very much old-style gangster related. Players will notice spaghetti and meatballs, knuckle dusters, a distinctive hat – and a group of unsavoury characters including the boss himself to a crazy assassin.
How to play Bucksy Malone
Before players help Bucksy out with his black market dealings, they should adjust their settings.
Should players wish to gamble and increase their winnings, they can hot “Gamble” to enter the Boss gamble bonus feature. For players to double their winnings, they must correctly guess the colour of the hidden card. To quadruple their winnings players will need to correctly guess the suit as well. Be warned though, if players guess incorrectly, the winnings are forfeited, and they return to the base game.
The cigar smoking boss is the game's wild, replacing all other symbols except the scatter. Players can win 6000 coins for landing five wilds, and 850 coins for four of them – in addition to other winning combinations made across different paylines.
Concerning the other symbols, landing five of the guy in the green jacket will payout 1200 coins. Next up is the lady in the spotlight, then the card, dollars, gun, razor, whisky, knuckle duster, hat and plate of spaghetti.
The crazy assassin icon triggers the free spins. Players will receive five spins with an x2 multiplier for three of the scatters, twenty spins with an x4 multiplier for 20 and 100 spins with an x5x multiplier for five of them. There is another extra scatter symbol - a guy holding banknotes. Players getting three of them will take them to another mini-game where they can pick a prize from a few barrels. Players must merely choose three of six barrels of Moonshine from an old style truck.
Random wilds come on around half of the spins. An outstanding animation appears in the form of a crazy assassin, who shoots one of the symbols at random – turning it wild.
The free spins feature does not involve any significant differences in behaviour on the reels. For example, the crazy assassin will not shoot additional wilds whilst this is in motion. However, a multiplier of up to x5 makes a huge difference.
Bucksy Malone is one of the better online slots from Saucify that punters will love. The attention to graphic detail, visual animations on the reels and the crazy assassin making random symbols wild all contribute to an entertaining game-play.
The pick-em game is just as good as well, at least for a while – Combined with gamble round feature players are able to keep their jackpots ticking up.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring