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The wombat says: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there comes a time in every slot fans’ life when they need to step away from the reels and try a new way of placing their bets. We’re talking about those weirdly named Casual Games of course, you know like Poke the Guy and Beehive Bedlam.
And those clever chaps at Gamevy have come up with another perfect answer! Yes, they have released a tidy range of games for us all to enjoy, and one such release is Boss The Lotto lottery game, and it’s a big bag of fun to play.
As we have mentioned, this is in their “Casual Games” category along with other classics like Nerves of Steal. Why they are called Casual games – we are not sure, but it might have something to do with the dress code. You won’t need your Black Tie or your little black cocktail dress for this one my fellow wombats!
Most importantly Wombat fans there is also a massive £100,000 jackpot on offer, so the potential here to win big is HUGE if you have the nerve to really go for it. Let’s take a ruddy look!
About the developer
Gamevy are a UK based bunch of slots games wizards who are also known for making Epic Gems and Diamond Deal – both of which have this scratchcard/lotto kind of vibe. Who needs reels? Not this wombat…
Look and Feel
Boss the Lotto is very easy on the eye with its bright colours and some immersive sound effects, in fact this wombat thinks that it looks a bit like an ITV game show but anyway… The lotto balls sit in 6 rows on the screen and come in a whole host of different hues including pink, red, indigo, pale blue and purple. Very nice indeed.
Bets start at £1.00 per round and this goes up to a fairly chunky £40.00 – so there is someone for everyone meaning decent wins all round. FYI wombat fans: you’ll need to be betting ‘all in’ at £40.00 per go to be in with a chance of scooping the maximum jackpot.
Once you have selected your bet, it’s time to get picking. There are 49 balls in total on your screen with 43 of them being ‘good’ and 6 of them being ‘bad’.
Basically the aim of the game here in Boss the Lotto is to only choose the ‘good’ balls in each round. If you manage to pick 6 ‘good balls’ in a row, then you will double your money. At this point, you can decide to cash out or continue to play for the jackpot. As you’d expect, picking the correct balls gets harder the longer you are playing, and in the later stages it only takes picking one ‘bad’ ball for your game to be over (and your cash along with it).
As it’s all about chance Wombat fans (with a bit of risk thrown in, too) we recommend thinking quite carefully as to whether you want to cash out or keep on going until you hit the jackpot.
Below your balls, you’ll see a bar with a flashing light along the screen from left to right. This will tell you how many successful balls you’ve picked. Once it reaches the far right end of the bar, you’ll win the jackpot. EEEEEK!
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Unfortunately this game doesn’t come with any bonus features fellas – but that’s OK and we think it works just as well the way it is.
Hmmmmm. Well, the return to the player is low compared to most slots – at just 91% – but as this game features a whopping great big jackpot, it’s what you would expect. We think the £1 minimum bet is good value and you can still pick up decent wins form it, however the really chunky payouts come if you’re betting high and betting long. Do you have the nerve? Try it and find out…