A single glance at Powerbucks is enough to see that we are dealing with something a little different.
Do not look for a theme besides an overall high-tech vibe: this is a game for real players who want to gamble and win big. Nothing more, nothing less. The five reels are embedded within a metallic frame, with the commands and displays located to the left of the game screen. And that is it.
The background music is lively and modern, it will probably stick in your head for many hours after you are done playing.
Brace Yourselves for a Complex Gameplay
Players must keep in mind that there are many, many rules in Powerbucks. You can personalise your next game in almost every possible way, and we recommend that you spend a little time reading the very helpful instructions provided within the game. That being said, let’s introduce the general rules.
Powerbucks is played on five spinning reels, with a variable number of paylines. The only setting you can choose is the amount of your total bet, which can range from $0.50 to $60. The higher your bet, the more paylines you unlock, starting from 50 paylines to up to 300. Once you can ready you can either play spin by spin or use the Autoplay mode to let the reels spin for as long as you would like.
The Power Meter and the Jackpots
This feature consists of a sliding panel that appears on the right side of the game screen whenever you modify your total bet. You can also take a look at it by clicking the corresponding tab.
The Power Meter is a scale that displays the level of your total bet and the different bonuses and features it unlocks. There are three different bonuses in Powerbucks, about which we will talk in a moment, and they are gradually unlocked depending on the amount of your bet.
Betting $3 unlocks all bonuses and paylines. Until your reach the $3 mark, you are only eligible to the Powerbucks $1,000,000 jackpot, and past that mark you are playing for the Progressive Jackpot as displayed as the top of the game screen. The higher you bet, the greater your chances of winning! You win the Jackpot by gathering three Bonus Scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5.
Let’s take a quick look at the reel symbols of Powerbucks. The basic ones are the Queen, King, Ace, Green and Blue Targets and the Green, Yellow, Orange and Purple colour slabs.
The Power Hit symbols triggered instantaneous cash rewards starting from eight symbols anywhere on the reels, for up to $500. Three or more Free Spin symbols will trigger as many free games are there are activated paylines concerned.
Finally, the Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the Free Spin, Power Hit and Bonus symbols.
As mentioned earlier, there are three different Bonus games in Powerbucks. Once you score three Bonus Scatters on the reels, you can pick the Bonus game of your choice, depending on your total bet. Let’s go through them briefly.
The Power Picks Bonus is a guessing game where you will have to pick icons to reveal as many lightning bolts as possible. Find 11 to win the jackpot corresponding to your bet, or a lower cash prize.
In the Power Path Bonus, your goes is to reach the end of the road by spinning a wheel and progressing according to the result. Follow the on-screen instructions to speed up your progression.
Lastly, the Stacked Wheel Bonus is a random game with extra reels and wheels stacked with cash bonuses and, if you are lucky, the key to the ultimate jackpot!
We have barely scratched the surface of Powerbucks’ complex gameplay. It is a one of a kind slot game, a challenge even for the most experienced players.
Be ready to use your brain and do not forget to use the game instructions in case of doubt! It is worth the effort, given the astronomically high rewards.