Barcrest is very hit or miss as far as special features go, with some of the games being great and others less so. Boulder Bucks fits somewhere in the middle of this range, with the first speciality in it being the wild symbol. These are visible in four different varieties and can only appear on reels two, three and four. One of the wilds is that of the word ‘WILD’ by itself. The remaining three also feature some stone age animals. These are the woolly mammoth, the sabre-tooth tiger and pterodactyl. Wilds act as substitutes for all other symbols on the reels in order to form a winning combination. However, the exceptions to this rule are all of the additional special feature icons.
As we also said, there is the Big Bet button at the right hand side of the reels. Pressing this will allow you to set the reels off spinning five times at the same wager level. If you select the $20 Big Beet spins, there’s the possibility of triggering the Boulder Smash Bonus. The $30 choice offers up the Mega Boulder Smash Bonus.
Boulder Bucks also contains a scatter symbol, which is present in the form of the dinosaur egg. Scatters can show up anywhere on reels two, three and four. These can award a multiplier or entry into the freespins round of the game. The only other way to gain entry into the freespins round is by spinning the Boulder Bucks logo into view. Players can choose between one of three different freespins games.
The freespins games that are available relate to the prehistoric animals on some of the wild symbols. The first of the these is the Mammoth Spins. This provides you with 20 freespins in total, plus expanding wilds alongside. Wilds appear on reels two, three and four in this round and expand to turn the whole reel wild. There’s also the possibility of the Pterodactyl Spins. This round gives you 10 freespins with side expanding wilds. If wilds show up on reels two, three and four, they expand to turn all symbols to the left into additional wilds. Finally, the Sabre-Toothed Tiger Spins give you six freespins in total. Persistent Expanding Wilds exist in this freespins round and remain in place following expansion for the remainder of the round.