We all fancy getting our hands on a progressive jackpot and that’s what is on offer in the Powerbucks Powerhits slot game from IGT. This game is a complex and action-packed one with plenty of features available.
The game has a bit of a different look to it. All the control buttons are on the left hand side of the screen and the reels are on the right hand. To the right of the reels is the bonus meter (this can be hidden). The minimum stake is £0.50 but this only has you playing 50 paylines. To get to 300 you need to be staking at least £3 with a maximum bet of £60.
The game has a driving soundtrack that certainly gets you in the mood for playing the game. It gets a bit repetitive after a while though so thankfully there is a mute button.
The symbols include some blue, green, orange, yellow and purple symbols that aren’t that glamorous to be honest. There’s also a free spins logo, a purple Power Bucks Bonus symbol and a wild that simply has that word written on it on a purple and yellow background. This can substitute for other symbols to get you winning combinations.
If you want some time away from the reels as you spend your time chasing that progressive jackpot, then it’s an idea to use the autoplay button. This sets between ten and fifty automated spins of the reels.
There really is a lot going on in this game and it’s not the most straightforward one I’ve seen. It’s imperative therefore that you access the paytable to find out more about how the game runs. If you can get some free games, then that’s handy too just to see exactly how all the many features operate.
You need to be increasing your bet to increase your chance of triggering the Powerbucks Bonus Gateway and unlock the Powerbuck’s bonuses. If your stake is less than £1.50 then you can only go for the Power Path bonus, stakes from £1.50 but less than £3 entitle you to play the Power Path and Power Picks Bonus and be eligible for the Progressive jackpot. Stake £3 or more and all three bonus games are available to you and the Progressive jackpot. There’s also the behind the scenes second chance Powerbucks drawing that gives you a chance of winning the progressive jackpot.
To trigger them you need three of the Powerball scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on an active reel window. They only appear on the first, third and fifth reels though. On the extreme right hand side of the screen is the Power Meter. Bonus icons will light up when they become available.
If you decide to go for the Power Picks Bonus game your task is to find 11 lightning bolts to win the Jackpot or Progressive jackpot. You have to initially select ten icons and you’ll either get a lightning bolt or a blank. There’s cash and multipliers to be won here. If you were to choose 10 blanks, then there’s still a prize on its way to you.
The Power Path bonus sees you trying to get to the end of the path that’s shown on the screen in order to give yourself a chance of the progressive jackpot. You start with three spins and can move one to four places along the path. There’s a +1 spin button available to give you an extra spin and an advance that moves you to the next +1 spin.
The Stacked Wheel sees you trying to collapse seven reels for a chance to win the progressive jackpot. The reels contain lightning bolts and blanks and you need lightning bolts on the centre positon of the reel. This isn’t the simplest bonus so go back to the paytable for full details.
There’s certainly a heck of a lot going on here. You really do need to spend a fair time studying the paytable because this is a bit difficult to explain without writing a short story. It’s a great game though with lots of chances to get good wins and of course that progressive jackpot, don’t go too overboard chasing it.