Get the Ball Rolling
If you’ve watched The Big Lebowski, you will recognise the design of the slot machine. The reels of the game are set within a bowling alley – Walter’s favourite place. Dud and Walter are sat to the right of the screen waiting for you to make your first move. There are bowling lanes all around you with the slot machine itself placed to the left of the screen. There are no paylines on show and the symbols of the game are shown via a display television set – the same type you’d typically find your scores during a game of bowling. Your screen is uncluttered with a few options for adjusting your bet, spinning the reels and using auto spin.
Dude (Jeff Bridges), Walter (John Goodman), Maude (Julianne Moore), Theodore (Steve Buscemi) and Jesus (John Turturro) are the characters on the reels along with card values 10, J, Q, K and A in bowling balls plus a car and tin.
There’s a progressive jackpot that can be triggered while playing, and the amount on offer will be determined by the stake you play. AS you adjust your bet, the centre panel to the top of the reels will display the progressive jackpot for your chosen stake.
Base game wins can dish up some great cash prizes, take Dud for example – he awards 1,000x your stake when five fall on your payline. Jesus awards the second highest payout of 250x your stake with Walter awarding 150x your stake for five of a kind.
When it comes to bonus features, you won’t find a lot on offer in all honesty. You have wilds which can appear as standard wilds or expanding wilds to create winning combinations. The car is your wild symbol and it substitutes for all symbols bar the bonus. Try to spin in a wild on reel 3 during a ‘spare’ spin and it will expand to cover the entire reel. If it doesn’t expand – this means there’s no winning combination on offer.
If 2 bonus tins appear on reels 1 and 5, you will trigger the bonus game. Pick three of the items to try and accumulate as many multipliers as you can. You can get your hands on between 3x and 33x your stake during this bonus game.
The progressive jackpot is awarded randomly – there’s no warning and you don’t need to spin a win in either.
Any spin that doesn’t result in a win will trigger a ‘spare’ – this is basically a respin at the current stake.
If you like The Big Lebowski slot machine from 888, you’ll love Lucky For You by Omi Gaming. It’s a 5 reel, 10 fixed payline slot machine that pays from left to right and right to left. You can benefit from stacked random multipliers up to 25x your stake, wilds, re-spins and two lucky wheels.
You don’t have to have watched the film to enjoy playing The Big Lebowski slot machine – it’s fun, full of fantastic graphics and easy to understand. You can trigger big wins during the base game or via the bonus, but you may be playing a while in this medium variance slot machine before getting your hands on the bonus game.