Since the beginning of time, humans have created a lot of strange folklore, whether it be dragons, ghouls, goblins, vampires, the Boogeyman. But perhaps the strangest piece of lore we’ve created is cavemen. Frequently depicted draped in animal fur, carrying large clubs made of bones, and mindlessly wandering about in anger in a land filled with dinosaurs. In fact, humans and land-dwelling dinosaurs never populated the Earth at the same time, and we have no clue where the caveman idea began.
Even though we may be a bit off about cavemen, Boulder Bucks by Barcrest is still a fun slot game. Spin your way through an undeveloped world where, by some miracle, cavemen have managed to build a fully functioning slot machine that doles out great prizes.
Although Boulder Bucks is ancient in design, it’s not overly basic. There are 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines. Just like in 7’s To Burn, the paylines can’t be toggled on or off—there will always be 10. Your stake is set per line and can be any value between 0.01 and 50.00 for a total of 0.10 and 500.00, respectively.
If you press the “BB” button above the spin button, you can try out the Big Bet feature. This feature is just like the Hi Roller feature in 7’s To Burn. If you bet 4.00 per spin, you’ll get 5 Big Bet spins with the Boulder Smash bonus. Choose to bet 6.00 per spin and you’ll get 5 Big Bet spins with the Mega Boulder Smash bonus. During Big Bet spins, all prizes are cut in half because you’re likely to win more often. Landing bonus symbols on the right reels during Big Bet spins will trigger the Pick Me feature will be triggered and you’ll have a chance at a random prize.
In order from lowest to highest payout, the symbols in this game are the J and 10, the K and Q, the A, the purple mountains, the cavewoman, and the caveman. The largest reward from these symbols is 500x your bet per line.
Landing Boulder Bucks symbols will earn you free spins with one of three features. Choose a feature and spin; after a spin, you can choose to collect your prize or use a different feature.
The mammoth feature gives you 20 free spins with expanding wilds on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The pterodactyl feature gives you 10 free spins with side expanding wilds on reels 2, 3 and 4. Wild symbols turn all symbols to the left into wild symbols.
The sabre-tooth tiger feature gives you 6 free spins with persistent expanding wilds on reels 2, 3 and 4. Wilds expand, turning the whole reel wild and remaining for the free spins.
Looking to play Boulder Bucks online? You should have no trouble finding both free and cash versions of this game at online casinos. You may run into some issues if you’re connecting from the United States or Canada.
You can’t play Boulder Bucks on your mobile devices, unfortunately. If you try to load this game up on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll see an error message that says it’s unavailable on mobile devices.
The first thing you’ll notice about Boulder Bucks is its great design. Barcrest did a great job of playing into the theme with plenty of stones, large plants, and everything else you’d expect to see in a caveman slot game. There is no background music but the sound effects are nice.
Gameplay is where Boulder Bucks really shines. If you go the simple route, you can still win up to 500x your bet per line. But if you choose to play with the Big Bet feature active, you’ll have a chance to win even more great prizes. The addition of the free spins feature gives you even more to love.
Cavemen may not be your favorite theme, and Boulder Bucks may not be the best slot game, but it’s definitely worth playing. Between the fun features and the really nice design by Barcrest, it definitely fits in with some of the better slot games out there.