Big Apple Wins Slot Review
New York – the city that never sleeps. I hated big cities and was a little bit petrified before going there for the first time. So much on T.V and movies led me to believe I'd discover a body around every street corner or be dodging bullets 24/7. Anyway – we ended up walking around Times Square till the wee hours of the morning, feeling as safe as houses. My best “New York Story”: My girlfriend and I were on a tight budget and sat down at a pizza parlour for lunch. Now, where I come from a pizza can easily be finished by one person. So, bearing this in mind, we decided to economize and ordered one pizza to share. The waitress gave me a quizzical look and said “Sure”. 10 minutes later she came with a pizza that was so big it hung over the sides of our table! We ate cold pizza for two days… yummy.
The reason I'm reminiscing like this is I have to review a video slot by Booming Games called Big Apple Wins. Its sleek, fresh and enticing on your P.C, mobile device or tablet. With a classic 1940's-50's New York feel, it left me wishing that I could have experienced that slice of the Big Apple. As spectacular as New York is today, it woulda been great to see it during that pivotal time.
Big Apple Wins is a medium volatility slot with 5 reels and 20 paylines. The symbols are all neon with some lucky 7's joined by iconic New York icons: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, police car, Broadway sign, pizza slice and of course, an apple. The Empire State building is the Free Spins scatter sign and is the only symbol that cannot be replaced by the wild, which is Lady Liberty herself. The controls mesh in nicely with the design of the game. Up top there's Paytable Info, General Info, and Quickspin. Along the side of the reels is Line selection while along the bottom are the remaining controls: Total Bet, Balance, Autospin, Spin, Bet Max, Gamble and Win Amount. I would have liked some advanced Autoplay options, but apart from that, everything's close to perfect.
When you have a winning spin in regular play you get a chance to gamble your profits on a single reel with two icons: An apple and a pizza slice. If you choose the correct one that the reels lands on, your profits are doubled and if not, kiss them goodbye. 3 or more scatters anywhere activates 10 Free Spins which can be re-triggered. The amount of remaining Free Spins are displayed in a counter and when they have finished a banner with your total winnings appears.
For those of you that liked stacked symbols, there's plenty of those to go around in Big Apple Wins!
Having the symbols as neon signs brings a clean aesthetic to the game that I appreciated. I loved the big band music but found the sound effects to be slightly ill-fitting. Performance wise it lost none of its lustrous shine on any devices tested. No lags or issues whatsoever.
Big Apple wins is so appealing that you're drawn in almost immediately – it just looks so damn good! The great thing is it also delivers. Like its minimalistic icons, the features aren't complicated but are very rewarding. “So start spreading the news”, you're playing today! “You'll find you're king of the hill, top of the heap” when you play Big Apple Wins…