About Bounty Belles Slot
Westerns are a great setting for high variance slots and have been the inspiration for classics like Dead or Alive from NetEnt, and more recently, Deadwood by Nolimit City. In iSoftBet’s caper the traditional steely-eyed cowboys are transformed into sultry cowgirls and the Spaghetti Western surroundings, accompanied by a matching soundtrack, will invoke the mood of a Sergio Leone movie.
With the sun rising behind the tall rocky mountains, and the dusty saloon in the background, you know the things could turn from quiet and serene to epic and crazy at the spin of a reel. The highlights of the game are the expanding reels feature and the three JPs – minor, major and grand.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
So, we are in high variance territory here, and as such you can expect payouts to be unevenly distributed. Even so, for those who are prepared to wait, Bounty Belles can produce some seriously good wins, up to 10,877x stake per single spin in fact. That is pretty competitive in today’s market.
The RTP is 95.99% which is just shy of the average return to player for UK slots at the moment. Betting starts at 20p per spin.
Symbols and Paytable
Low value symbols are represented by simple playing cards, done in Wild West style. As for the premium icons, you will see silver horseshoes, saddlebags packed with money, safes, and pistols. The guns pay out the most, offering 10x bet for five of a kind.
The sheriff’s badge is the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols and triggers the Wild Bounty Mode, while the Bonus Scatter triggers the Free Spins feature. The three Bandit Belles appear only on the reels when the Wild Bounty Mode is active, and the three of them can deliver both instant wins and three fixed jackpots.
Gameplay and Features
There are three features to look out for here, including the in-vogue expanding reels. Look out as well for three multiplier jackpots, the free spins round, and a win multiplier up to 10x.
Wild Bounty Mode Feature
Apart from substituting for all regular symbols, the sheriff’s badge Wild in Bounty Belles is in charge of triggering the Wild Bounty Mode feature. Land Wilds on reels 1 and 2 and the feature is triggered. The last three reels on the grid can now expand by one or two rows. If they are fully expanded, the paylines increase to up to 1,125.
As well as standard payline wins in this mode you can also pocket instant wins delivered by the three belles that land only on reels 3, 4, and 5 (2x to 8x prizes).
And finally, during Wild Bounty the belles that land on reel 5 come with one of three jackpots: Minor (30x bet), Major (50x bet), and Grand (100x bet).
Free Spins Feature
Three or more Bonus Scatters is will trigger the Free Spins feature. Depending on the number of Scatters landed, you’ll get 10, 12, or 15 free spins at once. And, to improve your chances of bigger wins, the Wild Bounty Mode can also be triggered during the Free Spins feature.
Deadman’s Draw Feature
The Deadman’s Draw feature can be randomly triggered at any time.
When this happens a selection of cards carrying multipliers appears on the screen. Random cards are shot and they disappear, leaving one behind. The multiplier that appears on the last card standing is the multiplier that will be applied on the next winning spin, and this multiplier can be as big as 10x.
Bounty Belles is a tasty new slot to add to the long list of high variance westerns out there. Its leading ladies make a nice change from the classic grizzled cowboy look, and the artwork for the backdrop is pretty stunning and invokes the mood of a classic western with accuracy. As for the gameplay, there is not that much originality. The expanding reels and 1,125 paylines don’t quite match the level of the latest Megaways™ slots, but when combined with the extra multipliers can drive some good wins. All in, a decent enough game for high risk fans and one of iSoftBet’s bette releases or recent times.