The Big Easy is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot powered by IGT. Playable from 20p to £400 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this game is based on New Orleans and has a jazz feel to it. It comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature where you can get up to 50 free spins with a multiplier of up to 10x!
Visually, The Big Easy has cartoon style graphics and is set in the American city of New Orleans (Louisiana) – with a jazz feel, symbols on the reels include music books, the Sazerac (the traditional drink), lobsters, Rue Bourbon street signs, saxophones, pianos, street images, trumpet players, a moon, jazz singer and The Big Easy logo. It also has a jazz soundtrack which perfectly suits the feel and theme of the game.
The latter 2 are the most rewarding giving you 25 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The Big Easy is also the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols bar the moon scatter. When you get 3 or more of the scatter on consecutive reels, you will trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature.
Here, you get to choose a Jazz Club to determine the number of free spins you will play with. Then you choose an instrument to determine which multiplier value is applied to the winnings from the free spins. What you reveal will depend on how many scatters you got to trigger the feature:
- 3 scatters – either 8, 10 or 15 free spins with a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 4x
- 4 scatters – either 16, 18 or 20 free spins with a multiplier of 5x, 6x or 10x
- 5 scatters – either 22, 24 or 25 free spins with a multiplier of 7x, 8x or 10x
The good news is that you can retrigger the feature by getting 3 or more scatters during the feature – this means you can get a potential 50 free spins with a massive 10x multiplier!
That’s about it for The Big Easy – it’s a simple game with the bigger wins comes in the Free Spins Bonus feature. I found it to be a medium to high variance offering with potential wins of 3,000 times your stake on each free spin (with the 10x multiplier). The key is triggering the feature with 4 or 5 scatters to get that illusive 10x multiplier. If you like the theme, Playson’s Burlesque Queen is recommended.