Aussie developer Ainsworth once again takes to the wilds of America in Eagle Bucks. It’s a 5 reel, 20 payline game that comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 15 free spins with expanding wilds. There’s also the potential for reel 5 to be a stacked frozen wild throughout the feature. Play from between 20p and £100 per spin.
Set against a forest backdrop, the reels include a selection of creatures who’d call the wilderness home – symbols include a nest full of eggs, a bull, a deer and a wolf as well as a sun-backed rock formation. They’re joined by Ainsworth’s usual lower value playing card symbols.
The bald eagle is the game’s wild, replacing all other symbols apart from the scatter. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels will get you a payout of 2.5, 7.5 or 50 times your stake.
Eagle Bucks comes with a Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the Eagle Bucks logo which is the scatter, anywhere on the reels. You’ll then win a prize of up to 100 times your total stake as well being awarded 10 free spins.
Wilds in the feature appear on the middle 3 reels only – whenever a wild does hit, it will expand to fill the entire reel in which it appears. This can hit on multiple reels (up to 3) on the same free spin to create some excellent winning opportunities.
Better still is if you manage to trigger the feature with the added extra in play – this is a stacked wild on reel 5 on every free spin. Combine this with the expanding wilds and the coins can build quickly. You can re-trigger the feature too. Landing 3 or more scatters will get you another 5 free spins.
The design in Eagle Bucks is typical of Ainsworth – it has the look and sound of a brick and mortar slot. The only nod to the Americana theme comes in the free spins where the action plays out to a country style backing track.
The gameplay is simple too with all of the thrills coming via the free spins feature – get lucky with those stacked wilds and this eagle can help you soar away with some impressive hauls of coins. If you like expanding wilds in the feature, WMS’ Black Knight II offers these but they remain sticky too!