Big Bear Slot Review

Big Bear is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Playtech that can be played on all devices from 10p a spin. Set in a mystery world, you join the big bear and other creatures in a quest for big wins. It’s all about the Free Games feature where you choose from 3 options – you can opt for more free spins with wild multipliers up to 4x or less free spins with wild multipliers up to 16x. There’s also a Hold and Extra Spin feature where you get an extra spin with the wild locked in place – this allows for another wild to land to give you a multiplier up to 36x!

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Big Bear is a Playtech-powered slot with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Playable from 10p to £500 a spin across all compatible devices like smartphones and tablets, you enter a mystical world of new experiences as it benefits from a choice of 3 free spins features which each offer a hold and extra spin feature where wilds can give you multipliers up to 36x!

Set against a dense forest, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards as well as fish, otters, lynxes, wolves and eagles – the latter is the most rewarding symbol giving you 10 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The big bear is the wild symbol and appears only on reels 2 and 4 – it performs the usual duties of replacing all symbols bar the scatter.

Big Bear is all about the Free Games feature which is played when 3 or more drum scatters appear anywhere on the reels – 3, 4 or 5 will reward you with 5, 10 or 40 times your stake. You then get to choose from 3 free spins options:

  • Option 1: 20 free spins. If you get a win with a wild on reel 2 or 4, you’ll benefit from a 2x multiplier. If you get a win with a wild on both reels 2 and 4, you’ll get a 4x multiplier.
  • Option 2: 15 free spins. If you get a win with a wild on reel 2 or 4, you’ll benefit from a 3x multiplier. If you get a win with a wild on both reels 2 and 4, you’ll get a 9x multiplier.
  • Option 3: 10 free spins. If you get a win with a wild on reel 2 or 4, you’ll benefit from a 4x multiplier. If you get a win with a wild on both reels 2 and 4, you’ll get a 16x multiplier.

Now, the good news is that you can retrigger the Free Games feature meaning you could play with up to 40 free spins (with a 2x or 4x wild multiplier).

Furthermore, the Hold and Extra Spin feature comes into play when a wild appears – the reel the wild appears on is held and 1 extra spin of the other reels is awarded. This means the extra spin will give you the chance to get another wild (on either reel 2 or 4) to benefit from a much bigger multiplier:

  • Option 1: a wild (on reel 2 or 4) on the extra spin will give you a 3x multiplier whilst getting 2 wilds (on reels 2 and 4) will give you a 9x multiplier.
  • Option 2: a wild (on reel 2 or 4) on the extra spin will give you a 4x multiplier whilst getting 2 wilds (on reels 2 and 4) will give you a 16x multiplier.
  • Option 3: a wild (on reel 2 or 4) on the extra spin will give you a 6x multiplier whilst getting 2 wilds (on reels 2 and 4) will give you a 36x multiplier.

Big Bear is a medium to high variance slot – in theory, you can win 2,430 times your stake on every spin if you fill the reels with the eagles. If you apply the potential 36x multiplier, you could taking home a life-changing amount. All that’s left for you to do is channel the bear and go on a journey to this mystical setting. If you like the theme, Blueprint Gaming’s Grizzly Gold is highly recommended.

Big Bear Slot Information

  • Game:
    Big Bear
  • Software:
    Playtech
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    243
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 500.00
  • Jackpot:
    400
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (2)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    10-?/1-36x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.