Microgaming's brand new food-related online video slot will make players feel hungry despite their best efforts to ignore this tempting array on offer. It’s called Big Chef, and it revolves around the day to day activities in a sophisticated French-cuisine restaurant.
Big Chef is a five reel online slot game complete with three rows and fifteen fixed paylines; the purple lights of the kitchen lighten the background, and the reels themselves spin within a giant menu. Cheesy French music complements the slightly annoying ambience.
How to play Big Chef
Before players can show off and showcase their culinary talents, players need to first adjust their settings.
Players who hate manually turning the reels should really make use of the games autoplay functionality, as there are so many other features to keep an eye on, manually spinning the reels can be a little monotonous.
All the icons are related to the cuisine and chef theme and are either kitchen employees – the female chef, a male chef, a waiter, a kitchen hand – or meals including crab, a steak, chicken and soup.
The Big Chef logo is the game's wild, and there are two scatters – the cloche and the blue menu – both of which trigger separate bonus features.
Bonus Features of Big Chef
Free spins are triggered by obtaining three or more of the blue menu scatter icons anywhere in view for which players will be awarded ten free spins with all wins containing a 2x multiplier.
There’s an extra character to this round called Rising Wilds and each time players land a wild symbol it will enlarge upwards on each spin, leaving a line behind it. This wild results in plenty of additional wilds on the reels and consequently to some prominent wins. When it reaches the peak of the screen, it disappears. A wild that covers all positions on a reel is revealed to be a big oven.
If players can land the cloche serving plate on reel five during the base game they will receive one free spin; however, if a wild arrives on that spin, it will start the Rising Wilds feature and grant more spins until it reaches the head of the screen.
Big Chef is fantastic fun and well worth some of the punters slot-playing time; it seems relatively easy to trigger the main bonus features and this, of course, is where the more significant wins are. With a top prize of x10,000 players bets available in the bonus round, the Big Chef is in the spirit to serve up some big tasty wins. The Free Spins round, in particular, will keep players jackpots ticking over, and the growing wild can unlock some fantastic payouts. Now, who else is hungry for more?
Words: David Bailey-Lauring