Bars and Bells
Bars and Bells by Amaya Gaming was the perfect blend of classic architecture and looks, coupled with several modern features. The game will remind you of the erstwhile machines in casinos. It has a simple five reel architecture, and there are 20 paylines for you to set up your winning combinations. The wagers can be laid for any denomination ranging from 0.02 to 5. The wager must be placed on all the 20 lines.
Apart from the nostalgia-soaked looks, the music is also quite nice. Every time you score, the catchy melody that plays would make you feel really good. Apart from the look and feel, there are some good bonus options that make it worth your while to play this game.
Bars and Bells – RTP and Maximum Win
You can look forward to an average return (RTP) of 95% on the Bars and Bells. One of the most interesting things is that it has a sort of consolation feature. Here you can get some benefits if you get five losing spins consecutively. It almost incentivizes you to continue losing at least five times! There is another bonus feature that randomly pays out at least 20 credits, and this number could go up to as high as 5000 credits. On an average, you can aim for 20x your wager amount on baseline play, but on good days this has been seen to go up to even 120x.
Bars and Bells Symbols
With no well- defined theme as such, this slot is a comforting feel-good option for scoring reasonable wins punctuated with big hits once in a while. The symbols too, therefore, are the old-world casino icons. You will find the usual mix of fruits, numbers, and a couple of special symbols which bring you higher returns. These are the symbols you will see:
- Single bar
- Double bars
- Triple bars
- Set of solid numerical sevens
The bell symbol acts as the Wild for this slot. Using it, you can replace all other symbols when you need, to form winning combinations. Then there is the Bells and Bars symbol, which is the Scatter for this game. The Scatter is the only symbol in the game which can’t be substituted by the Wild symbol. But that doesn’t matter, because the Scatter is the gateway to most of the lucrative segments of the game.
Apart from the Symbols, you need to also familiarize yourself with the most important navigation controls. The Play Feature +5 button will allow you to toggle the Streak Breaker option. When you have switched it on, click on ‘Spin’ to start. Use the Up and Down arrows to change the wager amount. There are five number buttons marked 1 to 5 which help you select the number of coins per line. When you hit a winning combination, click on Collect to take in your wins.
Bars and Bells Bonus
Streak Breaker - Let us start with the Streak Breaker which we hinted at earlier. It is an option you can opt for, and not part of the baseline game. If you choose this, you spend 5 additional credits over every wager amount. When you select it, a meter with five spaces will become visible on the right. Each time you complete five losing spins consecutively, one of those spaces will get filled. As soon as all five fill up, you get a reward!
- Free Spins – This feature, like we said earlier, is triggered by the Scatter symbol. The Bars and Bells Scatter features on the middle three reels out of five. When they appear anywhere, you earn free spins. You need to pick one from any two grids and keep doing this till you match the number of free spins and the multipliers. The very least win is 5 free spins with a 2x multiplier. Theoretically, the largest win is 20 free spins with 3x multiplier.
- Gamble Feature – There is an interesting bet-within-bet feature in this game. This is an option available to you whenever you score a winning combination. The Gamble button allows to choose this option when you want to. Once you do this, you have to guess the color of the next playing card that will be drawn. Since the right answer could be either red or black, you have pretty high odds of winning.
This is a very simple slot with an uncomplicated storyboard. You might find more generous games for sure, but this game still draws you in. We found the Streak Breaker feature something unique not found in any other game. But the jury is still out whether it is always a smart choice. Overall, we found this a nice slot to start with small slots, and gradually increasing the wager amount is recommended when you get a feel of the run cycle.