The Big One, Deal or No Deal is almost identical to Happy Hour by QPS, except for one major difference, the Deal or No Deal box is random. This adds a far higher level of playability, whilst still able to retain its overall paying percentage.
Currently housed in a strange new cabinet that kinda resembles an Ikea wardrobe with a mirror in a middle, and also a limited number in the older blue or red Bell Fruit cabinets. The game uses the Deal or No Deal theme, which incidentally must be the most overused franchise in the history of anything, with Bell Fruit able to convert any word Noel Edmonds says in to a fruit machine.
The game features a progressive cashpot, obtainable from the Deal or No Deal feature game. The value of the pot may be different on any of the three stakes, so flick through them all first to decide which may be the most profitable stake for you to play on. The Deal or No Deal feature can start from a standard feature entry, The Big One logo completing in red, or The Big One symbol landing (or been nudged in) on the third reel. You can also bank the nudges to help you achieve this, or to help in the completion of the nine symbol matrix, which will then offer a bonus.
As the main reason to play this game is for the Deal or No Deal feature, you can be helped to eliminate the lower cash values by landing on five or six phones, for a super or mega version of the game. Beyond the mega, the values will turn red for true skill repeats £35 and less, and standard repeat chances for the £70 value (there is no £50 box value on this game) or the cashpot.
The rest of the game is very standard, with three levels of streak:
Mixed: Around £8 to £12
Blue: £17 to £24
Red: At Least £70
The above are averages, but the red mega streak will always be a minimum of £70. The thirteen features closely match the corresponding cash values that run up the side, however some may be enhanced when red, such as Nearest Bars, which will then offer the nearest sevens giving a minimum value of £10.
The Big One by Bell Fruit is a better versions of QPS’s Happy Hour due only to the main super game, however the extra life does not work in the same way as early versions of Happy Hour do (or did).
Overall a good, playable game that like many Deal or No Deal games, will be very popular in pubs across Britain.