You may recall Billy from the popular video slot Billyonaire.
Only now, I get the impression the Al Capone of the dogs aka Billy lost his millions, his sweetheart, his casino and all his fancy stuff. In this Amatic release, Billy’s Game, only Billy’s portrait remains.
While Billyonaire was staged in a big casino with dangerous shootouts around the corner between gangsters, Billy’s Game is a whole different story. It feels more like sitting in front of a simple fruit machine with a chain-smoking grandmother next to me, whose coughing even drowns out the fruit machine sounds.
From experience, I know the simplest video slots often have high variance, and you need to make do with the prizes you can grab along the way.
Let’s see if this is also the case with Billy’s Game.
Billy’s Game gameplay & features
The Billy’s Game video slot consists of 3 reels and 3 rows with a 27-ways-to-win game mechanism. You can start playing the game with a bet of merely $€ 0.10 and up to a maximum of $€ 10 per spin.
The (estimated) 96% theoretical payout rate of this simple slot is rather average. As suspected, Billy’s Game has a high variance.
Symbols & payouts
This simple video slot comes with the classic symbols you may expect with a fruit slot. The high-value symbols consist of the BAR symbol, the bell and the red seven symbols, the latter of which is most lucrative.
Three reels filled with red 7’s will earn you a pleasant 540 x your bet. A minimum of 3 bell symbols in a winning combination will award you 5 to 270 x your stake. If you have at least 3 BAR symbols in a winning combination, you can still grab 2.5 to 125 x your bet.
The low-value symbols consist of fruit such as cherry, lemon, orange and grape. If you spin these low-value symbols in a winning combination, yields you 0.5 to 27 x your bet.
To find out exactly which prize belongs to which symbol combination, I always recommend you to check out the video slot’s prize table. You can find it at the top left of the screen, below the question mark.
By the way, you win 2 x your bet if you spin a full screen of the same symbol.
Also for this video slot, good old Billy is the wild symbol. If the Billy Wild appears in a winning combination, it will replace all of the symbols mentioned above. 3 Billy Wild symbols on the reels will earn you 15 x your bet.
The Billy’s Game slot features
Not surprisingly, the Billy’s Game video slot has no special features. Well, like all other Amatic slots, the game has a Gamble feature. Maybe a useful hint for the newbies: you need to press the “GAMBLE” button at the bottom of the screen if you want to use this feature after a spin.
The Gamble feature gives you an extra option after a successful spin, to wager your most recent profit. You ‘just’ have to pick the right card colour or symbol. If you make the right choice, you can double or quadruple your profit. If not, you forfeit everything…
Other than that, Billy’s Game has no features that ramp up the game’s suspense.
Our verdict on Billy’s Game
In terms of graphics and entertainments, you should not expect too much from a straightforward fruit slot like Billy’s Game. The simple sounds and tunes are part and parcel of the whole fruit machine experience.
The Al Capone among the dogs, aka Billy, as Wild Symbol is the only thing that reminds us of Billyonaire, the previous entertaining (4-star) slot in which Billy was the main star.
Beware, rant coming up! – Are Amatic’s developers trying to pull a fast one on us? It might as well have been a fish with a lollipop in its mouth. With this slot, we go from riches-to-rags. Shame on you Amatic, to cut corners like this!
The Billy’s Game video slot has medium to high variance, a standard payout rate of 96% and if you manage to spin the right combination of high-value symbols, you can win some decent cash.
Of course, every video slot has its own target group. Maybe the simplicity of Billy’s game is exactly what you are looking for.
3 stars out of 5
Where can you find Billy’s Game?
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