One of the hottest game providers at the moment is Big Time Gaming, which has launched 29 slots onto the market. The games are known for their wild variance. With these Big Time Gaming casinos, you are heading for big wins.
The history of Big Time Gaming
BigWinPictures took a closer look at Big Time Gaming, based in Australia and founded by long-term gaming professional Nik Robinson in 2013. The company’s first game releases never really took off and therefore not many online casinos took them into their game selection. The first game releases were actually quite boring Diamonds and Vegas Dreams, released in June 2013. Even the releases published over the next few years didn’t really catch the interest of players.
The Megaways™ innovation achieved great success
BTG hit a real jackpot in 2016 and the slot playing world rubbed their eyes when a slot like nothing before was released onto the market on February 1: Dragon Born!
This slot introduced for the first time the feature of Megaways™ developed by Big Time Gaming, where the number of paylines varies between 324 and 117,649! Today, this mechanism is already known and loved by most players, and it has established its position in the slots that people love, such as Bonanza, Danger High Voltage, Extra Chili, White Rabbit, etc.
Big Time Gaming and high volatility – in good and in bad
Because of the Megaways™ feature, BTG’s slots drastically divide players’ opinions on it, as the volatility in these slots is something completely unprecedented. If you happen to play the game at the right time and you are lucky, it is by no means impossible to hit a win of up to 15,000 times your stake. The flip side of the coin, of course, is that when a bad run hits you, don’t be stupefied if free spins or any bigger wins won’t come to you no matter how many thousands of rounds you play.
Big Time Gaming experiences
At this point, we cannot avoid mentioning the first touch of a really lucky Finnish player in Danger High Voltage slot. On the day of the release, he decided to deposit €30 at Videoslots online casino and try his luck in the brand-new slot. The game bet was a modest €0.40, and with that the reels were put into a spin.
After only a few rounds, 3 Scatter symbols activating free spins appeared on the screen. At this point, the player must choose between two different free game options, High Voltage and Gates of Hell.
In the first, the player gets 15 free games with a Wild covering the entire reel, which replaces all symbols except for the Scatter and it also multiplies the win of the round by 11-66x. In the latter free game, Gates of Hell, the player gets 7 free games and before them a random symbol is drawn, which acts as a Wild and also gets locked on the reel for the rest of the free games.
After a little bit of thinking, our hero ended up choosing the free game of High Voltage, which was definitely the right option at the time, as everyone can see after checking the first round of these free games:
Big Time Gaming Feature Drop – buy free games
Another new invention of Big Time Gaming was to bring the “buy free games” feature to the games, which costs 50-100x bet per round, depending on the game. In this case, the player is guaranteed to win the free games in the next round. However, this doesn’t guarantee that the payout of free games would be bigger than the amount of money spent on them. Feature Drop has established its place among players and has certainly entered the slot market for good.
Endless free games
The third characteristic of Big Time Gaming games is the “endless free games” available in Bonanza and Dragon Born, for example, even if it is not something invented by BTG, but it is perhaps best known for all BTG games.
This feature lives up to its name, meaning that free games are not traditionally limited to, for example, 10 or 15, but can theoretically continue as long as the symbols that qualify for re-triggers hit the screen at regular intervals. The highest number of free games we have witnessed online is some 40 free spins in the games mentioned above.
Megaways™ now also available to other game providers with license
In fact, Big Time Gaming’s Megaways feature has become so popular that this year, other game providers have licensed this BTG owned technology and use it in their own games.
Recently, Blueprint Gaming, among others, has started using the Megaways™ mechanic in its new releases called Genie Jackpots – Megaways and Spinal Tap! Also, the British game provider Storm Gaming Technology has just published a release telling how they have bought a BTG license and will release at least their perhaps best-known game “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” spiced up with Megaways.
Online casinos have also understood the popularity of these games and therefore you will find BTG games in the selection of almost all the largest and most reliable casinos.
Our favourite game from Big Time Gaming: BONANZA!
We didn’t need to think about this for more than a few seconds. Bonanza is definitely a diamond and ranked by our team among the top five in the all-time slot listing.
Big Time Gaming released Bonanza on December 7, 2016 as an early Christmas present for slot lovers. This game has all the goodies you can expect from a game. With a maximum of 117,649 Megaways™ paylines, unlimited free games, a limited free spins multiplier that grows by one for every spin, stacked symbols, an earth-shattering high chance of winning and music that sticks to your ear as a worm.
Bonanza can make you furious and delighted in just right proportion even though its volatility is one of the biggest on the online internet. The computational probability of free games is about 1/450, so they don’t come with every spin and at times you really have to hunt them for a long time.
Those who have already played the game are sure to undersign and understand the phrase, which is even printed on BTG’s own t-shirt “there’s no D in Bonanza”.
In many cases, however, just as you start to fall into despair, this game may reward even during a normal game like a lighting from clear skies with hits over 2,000x the stakes or +10,000x win in free games.
Bonanza is definitely worth trying if you haven’t tested it yet. For those who are still wondering if this legend should be tested, here’s another picture of what kind of wins might be on the table if you get the best-paying diamond symbols in the first five reels with a multiplier of 14x in free games, just as a lucky Swedish gambler: