Bullseye Slot Review
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Bullseye is a video slot from Microgaming, with five reels and a total of 243 ways to win. This game is based on the 1980s television show hosted by Jim Bowen, which is known as the greatest dart show of all time. Players get to experience two bonus features, with the Bully’s Prize Board for cash prizes, and a Free Spins feature where you can get up to 30 free spins with all wins doubled. Other than that, it is the joyful atmosphere that keeps us coming back to this game.
Theme, characters and environment
People who know the show that this game is based on, will be happy to see the familiar faces of Jim, Tony and Bully. The Bullseye slot also uses music, catchphrases and imagery from the show to create an authentic experience. Amongst the symbols you will also see cars, speedboats, darts and caravans, completing the picture of the TV show we love and remember.
History and background
Bullseye was a TV quiz show which ran every Sunday in the 80s and 90s. The host was Jim Bowen, and it brought together darts and general knowledge, with games and competitions where contestants could win cash and other prizes. The show was well known for Bowen’s unique presenting style, and another popular aspect of the show was of course the generous prizes of speedboats and caravans. Over the years this has become a real cult show and it can still be seen from time to time.
Theme and characters
Expect to be in a good mood when you play this game, with a really jolly soundtrack, fun symbols and playful graphics. This is one of those feel good games that you can start up on any rainy day to improve your mood. After a minute or two you will probably start swaying from side to side in the rhythm of the theme song which can make you smile on a cloudy day. The Bullseye Bonus game will of course make you even happier, so let’s keep those bonus symbols coming on the reels.
Environment and atmosphere
With a nice set up and easy-to-use interface, this is a very user-friendly game that can be played on both iPhones and Android devices. Players have a very nice spread of wagering options in Bullseye slot, from 0.25 to a maximum of 20 credits per spin. When you then move into the Bullseye Bonus feature or get a full house in the main game, you can land a 500x stake multiplier to reel in the big bucks. There is also a jackpot available, with a neat total of 10,000 credits.
This video slot may not appeal to all casino players out there, but it is more a game for those who are fans of the TV show, and those players will totally love this game as it is really well made with great graphics and gameplay features. Use the quick ‘Bet Max’ button to set maximum bet with one click. Your max bet is 15.00, so if that is a convenient amount for you, you can simply use the ‘Bet Max’ button instead of the usual ‘Spin’.
Symbols and soundtrack
The symbols are really great and they will make you smile. It includes fun imagery like for example:
- A caravan, a speedboat, a small car
- A big pile of cash – yes please!
- A set of darts
- The Bullseye tankard
- Jim Bowen’s glasses
- The lovable Bully figure
When it comes to the special symbols that really trigger some interesting winning combinations, it is the Bullseye logo that is wild, plus a ‘bonus’ and a ‘free spins’ symbol. The wild can appear stacked in the base game and free spins, and it also substitutes for all other symbols except for the other two special symbols.
Music and sound effects
When you spin, you will hear the sound effects of a classic slot game, but it fades away smoothly as soon as the reels have stopped spinning, once again bringing that happy tune to the front of the soundscape. 5-of-a-kind matches and such winning combinations also come with eventful sounds to inform you of that growing wallet.
This video slot offers two main features: The Bonus Board round and Free Spins. The Bonus Board is activated with symbols on reels 1 and 5. When this is trigged you get five “throws” at Bully’s prize board and the goal is to grab multipliers between x2 and x15. In this feature players also receive 15 free spins with all wins doubled, so they have been both generous and creative with this one.
When players get a symbol in the middle reel position, surrounded entirely by eight other icons of the same kind, all other symbols will transform into that centre symbol and award a full house of matching icons. That is when the wins really reach dizzy heights, and those are the moments we all treasure the most!
In this game the free spins are triggered when a player gets a minimum of three ‘free spins’ scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This is rewarded with 15 free spins and all wins doubled. The spins can be re-triggered by landing more scatters and it’s also possible to reach Bully’s Prize Board in this way. So when you are in the free spins mode you can keep the fun going if you are lucky enough to get more special symbols coming your way.
The Bullseye logo is wild and it is a fun picture of that goofy looking bull in a red and white striped shirt. When you have this fella on your reels it will fill in any empty gaps in a winning combination.
Instead of a scatter symbol the game has two special symbols: the free spins symbol and the bonus symbol. They serve to make this game all the more interesting with opportunities of great wins and cash prizes.
Pros and cons of the slot
To sum it all up, Bullseye Slot is a great video slot game full of interesting features and a really tasty jackpot for the very lucky winners. It is not the coolest game we have ever played, but for people that like the show this is a fun way to remember the entertaining TV quiz show from the 80s.
- Two interesting bonus features
- Free spins bonus
- 243 ways to win
- Great gaming experience
- Fun and unique graphics
- Lovely soundtrack based on theme song
- No progressive jackpot
- Theme may be unknown to some
- Can get a bit repetitive
Other TV slots include Wheel of Fortune, The Sopranos, Little Britain, Jeopardy! and Sherlock Mystery. But if Bullseye was your favourite show, this is the game for you.