Big Money Frenzy: Slot Overview
Wind back the clock with Blueprint Gaming in Big Money Frenzy, an unashamedly old school game set in an opulent environment. Most players are up for chasing a bit of wealth when they fire up a slot, so it's no wonder this theme has cropped up since the dawn of time. Big Money Frenzy allows players to immerse themselves in rich stuff while delivering predictable, rather than original gameplay.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Big Money Frenzy is one of those early releases that kicked the whole online slot revolution off back in the day. Big blocky symbols populate a 5-reel, 3-row grid, where 10 paylines are provided to land wins on. If we're generous, there is a sort of charming naivety about Big Money Frenzy, focused as it is on money, gold, jewels, and other symbols of wealth. If we are brutally honest, it looks painfully dated. The trouble is, even when Big Money Frenzy is firing, it doesn't get much more exciting either, for most part, at least.
What helps inject a bit of life is a soundtrack possessing an energetic, game-show atmosphere. While big-band swing might feel a little incongruous with cracking a bank vault, it strengthens the link to previous games like Deal Or No Deal Lightning Spins, which used similar layouts and features. It has to be said Big Money Frenzy lacks any sort of jackpot or bonus as intense as DOND's box pick round, though.
A wide selection of bets are on offer, starting at 10 p/c, rising as high as £/€200 per spin at the upper end. The medium/high volatility gaming is available on any device and comes with a solid RTP of 96.05%. As for potential, it's always hard to be sure with Blueprint as they tend to stick with a standard disclaimer stating the game to be capped at £250,000 or 50,000x, whichever comes first. Max win, therefore, should you use xbet as a measurement, will be different depending on your stake. Just something to be aware of.
On the subject of symbols, it's all glittering high-value objects such as the five jewels of various colours and shapes that make up the low pays. From there, we get gold coins, bundles of banknotes, gold bars, and diamonds. Five of a kind wins consisting of higher value symbols are worth payouts of 15 to 50 times the stake. No wild symbol appears at any time during play.
Big Money Frenzy: Slot Features
Big Money Frenzy follows in the footsteps of games like Rhino Rampage, or Deal Or No Deal Lightning Spins, so expect classic features such as mystery symbols, and two streak respin bonus rounds - Money Spins, plus Frenzy Spins.
Golden dollar tiles are mystery symbols which all transform into any matching symbols, including Money Spin scatters. Mystery symbols can also land stacked. When they do, nothing new occurs, other than all positions on a reel are covered.
Symbols displaying an oval frame around a cash prize value are the Money Spin scatters. Any money symbol in view triggers the Money Spins feature. Here, triggering scatters are held while all other positions become individual reels landing only scatters or blank spaces - 3 Money Spins are awarded, which are reset when a new scatters land. When spins run out, or the grid is filled, all prizes in view are tallied up and paid out.
The other special symbol is the Frenzy Spin symbol. If it lands, Frenzy Spins are triggered after Money Spins end. The only real difference between the two bonus rounds is that Frenzy Spins do not reset when cash prize symbols land. The number of triggering Frenzy Spins symbols equates to a set number of Frenzy Spins. However, Frenzy Symbols can land during the frenzy feature, thereby awarded one more Frenzy Spin each.
Big Money Frenzy: Slot Verdict
If Big Money Frenzy was a person, you could imagine them pacing their drawing room, peering at some modern slot through a monocle, tutting about how vulgar these new-fangled games are. If players can relate to that image, they might very well be able to relate to Big Money Frenzy the slot. There's clearly a crowd of players who go for this style too, as evidenced by the constant release of hold-and-win/ streak-respin style games. The popularity of these games also tend to differ from market to market, and are typically better suited for the UK than Sweden for example. It's not just Blueprint of course; they are simply one studio who uses it often. No one's knocking their tastes, but the concern with Big Money Frenzy is it doesn't do anything to stand out from its peers. There's nothing that would make an enthusiast pick this one over dozens of others unless there is some incredible subtlety here, only connoisseurs can detect.
Mystery symbols land often and provide the bulk of the game's thrills because you never know what they will reveal. Will it be a regular symbol or a cash prize to trigger Money Spins? There is a slight stab of anticipation each time they appear. Still, it's not enough to keep you going long term. One of the big detractors is you can get all the way through Money Spins, then all the way through Frenzy Spins, including landing extra frenzy symbols thereby extending the feature and still not crack 100x the bet. The game comes with Blueprint's standard £250,000 or 50,000x win cap, but it's unlikely operators who stock Big Money Frenzy will lose much sleep worrying about players hitting it any time soon.
When the session was over, there was nothing here pulling us back for another turn ever again. It's funny, Blueprint evolved the streak respin format in games like Rolling in Gold with its unusual grid layout plus Diamond Spins, which could go bananas with their copious multipliers. Big Money Frenzy has none of these. It felt like the team was trying to push time backwards. The game looks old, plays old, and just feels all around old. Perhaps that'll be an attraction for some players who like being time-machined back to better days, so fair dues. For the rest, they won't be missing out much by not giving Big Money Frenzy a spin.
While Big Money Frenzy’s gameplay elements and stats are solid for the most part, the game lacks any real personality or lasting appeal.