The Big Easy Slot
It would be incredibly remiss for anyone detailing any sort of history on New Orleans to leave out jazzy music. New Orleans is synonymous with Jazz just like Colorado is synonymous with Country music. The earliest days of the 20th century were a renaissance of sorts for jazzy music in New Orleans such that it is a firm part of American history and folklore.
It is, therefore, no surprise to see that IGT’s new slot release which is a jazzy themed slot also has that unmistakable New Orleans feel to it. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds and the overwhelming feeling of Nostalgia kicks in. It is as though it was 1927 and you were in some Jazz Club being serenaded by the soulful tunes of a maestro.
The Big Easy is a slot released by IGT, and it features five reels and twenty paylines, plus a progressive jackpot. It is a Jazz themed slot with the added gloss of the characteristic New Orleans Jazz scene to make the game all the more special. The game is playable on multiple platforms such as tablets, smartphone and desktop devices. It was released in August 2017.
Features of the Big Easy Slot Game
The game is designed with the utmost attention being paid to creating a unique gaming experience for the player. It has an eye-catching cartoony graphics and is set in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, during the golden days of jazzy music. With a Free Spins Bonus feature and an average RTP of 95.3%, the Big Easy is all about having a good time and reeling in some wins.
There is a rich assortment of symbols on the reel and in keeping with the spirit of the game: they are, for the most part, Jazz-themed. There are symbols like Rue Bourbon, street images, lobsters, music books, and figures playing trumpets, moon, jazz singer, the Big Easy logo, and Sazerac which is a good old-fashioned New Orleans drink.
These symbols are further complemented by the distinctive bass sound of the Jazz music that is the soundtrack for the game. The music absolutely completes the Jazzy ensemble that the game strives to create. Other reel symbols include saxophones and pianos. The Big Easy logo serves as the wild symbol. This symbol replaces all others when it successfully completes a winning combination, saves the moon scatter symbol.
How to Win the Big Easy Slot
Playing with a large bankroll is probably the best way to take advantage of the progressive jackpot. A Caveat here though, it is a bit volatile, and as such, you should expect a considerably decent payout on every 30 – 50 spins. Also, the game is set in such a way that the jackpot is completely random, which means that it can come in at any instance of time.
The symbols on the reel that deliver the highest cash prizes are the jazz singer and the Big Easy logo. If you manage to get up to 5 of these two high scoring symbols inside an active payline on a maximum stake, you will win 2500% of your stake, i.e. 25x your stake.
If you get a total of three or more of the scatter symbol on consecutive reels, the Free Spins Bonus feature is activated. In fact, if you can get 4 or 5 scatters, you stand the chance of getting the 10x multiplier which also comes with an amazing fifty free spins.
This Free Spins Bonus feature has a bit of a twist to it. The twist is based on the fact that when a player is in this bonus mode, he/she has to select from a host of many Jazz Clubs. The player must choose a Jazz club out of the lot.
Apart from choosing a Jazz Club, the player also has to pick an instrument as well. The instrument determines how many multipliers a player receives during the bonus round. The number of scatters and their associated free spins and multipliers are as follows:
- Three Scatters will fetch 8, 10, or 15 free spins plus multipliers from 2x, 3x, or 4x.
- Four Scatters will fetch 16, 18, or 20 free spins plus multipliers from 5x, 6x or 10x.
- Five Scatters will fetch 22, 24, or 25 free spins plus multipliers from 7x, 8x, 9x, or 10x.
The Big Easy follows the tradition of many slot games that have progressive jackpots, in that it has a laid-back feel to it. One of the most impressive aspects of this game is the fact that players stand the chance to win up to 3,000x the amount stakes on just a single free spin.