There are two versions of the Cool Buck pokie: the old one is a 3-reel fruit machine, and the new one, released in 2017, is a five-reel slot that uses the same mascot from the old title. It’s a very fun classic slot game with a little twist in the free spins game that’s very refreshing.
The graphics are also nice for a classic style pokie, they’re crisp and fit the retro style perfectly.
Cool Buck gameplay and features
The minimum bet is $0.09, and the maximum is $45. The 9 pay lines are compulsory, which means the minimum and maximum bet per line per spin is $0.01 and $5 respectively.
There are six card symbols in the game, a Bar symbol, a Cash symbol, a Dollar sign symbol, and finally the Scatter and the Wild, the two highest-paying symbols in the game. With the maximum bet, with these two symbols, you’ll win $4,500 and $6,000 for landing five-of-a-kind.
Free spins bonus
The free spins game is very well designed. First of all, the free spins count will be influenced by your base game. The Star Scatter symbol can be overlayed on card symbols, and every time you see it, it will increase your free spins count by +1. The free spins game will be triggered when one of these two things happen: either you land three Cool Buck Scatter symbols on your reels, or the free spins count reaches 30, at which point the game will automatically start.
During the free spins game, all wins are multiplied by 2x, and the Cool Buck Wild symbol is stacked on all reels, as opposed to being stacked on reels 3 and 4 only, as it is in the base game. The free spins game is very rewarding, and depending on the number of spins you got, you might turn a nice profit here. After the free spins game is over, the free spins count will be reset to 5, so you will want your free spins game to be triggered as often as possible because every time you get those new 5 free spins.
Cool Buck Return to Player: 96%
Return to player (RTP) percentage is 96% compared to the 94.95% for the original 3-reel fruit machine, and this is ok, especially as the game feels much more rewarding than that. Every time you trigger the free spins game, you’ll get some serious cash, and the overall feeling while playing this game is that it can be won – provided you enter the free spins game early enough.
All in all, this is a title that will be enjoyed not only by classic slot players but also by players who are willing to give this one a go, at least as a break from other, much more flashy slots. Cool Buck is a slot game that holds its own, and there’s no doubt it will be a big hit and that it will remain popular with the players for years to come.
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