Hopping Good Theme
You are invited into the heart of the countryside where there is nothing but green fields, trees swinging in the breeze and a bunch of strange animals. Big Buck Bunny may be the boss around here, but his minions also have the power to create some great winning combinations.
Let us introduce you to his buddies; an angry looking mole, dopey looking hare and a chubby mouse. You will also find card values 10, J, Q, K and A with butterflies attached and the Big Buck Bunny logo on the reels.
The reels are encased in gold with the 5 paylines shown to the left and right of the reels. The screen is very uncluttered and offers just four options; bet, bet max, autoplay and spin. In between these options are your balance and total bet. The top right of the screen are three small buttons that allow you to view the paytable, view rules on how to play and the sounds control.
There are 5 reels and just 5 paylines to Big Buck Bunny slot machine, allowing you to spins from 0.10 up to a maximum of 10.00. The paylines are fixed, so you need to play all five in every spin.
When betting maximum stakes, the biggest payout is the 10,000 non-progressive jackpot and is awarded when Big Buck Bunny falls into a full payline. The second highest payout comes from either 4 of a kind of Big Buck Bunny or five of a kind of the angry looking mole. The dopey hare offers 1,500 and the chubby mouse offers 1,000. Card values offer between 200.00 and 300.00.
Should you spin in three Bug Buck Bunny logos anywhere on the reels, 50 free spins will be awarded – but that’s not all, because all wins that are accumulated during this bonus will be awarded a 3x multiplier.
Big Buck Bunny himself is the wild symbol and he will substitute for all symbols (bar the logo) to help form winning paylines.
The gamble feature allows you to gamble any win on the payline for more. Click the little playing card symbol to the lower right of the control panel to initiate this feature. Once in, you are required to guess either red or black for the next suit of cards – again, these buttons are housed to the lower right of the screen. Correct guesses are awarded double the mount whilst incorrect guesses are taken back to the reels with nothing.
What We Think
Big buck Bunny is a superb addition to the Merkur catalogue of slot games. Despite it only offering 5 paylines, the potential to win is huge in this medium variance slot machine. Get a taste of the countryside without even stepping outside your front door. There is a demo version on offer should you wish to try before you buy.
The free spins feature is what makes this slot game so exciting – 50 free spins are a huge amount to allow for some big accumulated wins, but add on top of that the Big Buck Bunny wilds and the 3x multiplier and you are guaranteed some healthy returns.
Big Buck Bunny has a return to player (RTP) percentage of 96.00% which is among the highest that Merkur have to offer.