Update: Cool Buck 5 Reel is no longer available for real play. Have you tried the original Cool Buck slot?
The wombat says: No, you’re not losing your minds slot fans, this is an updated version of Microgaming’s golden oldie Cool Buck that came as a 3-reel slot. But those savvy games makers have now upped their game and produced a 5 reel version for us all to get our teeth stuck into. Try their Germinator game if you really want to “step out of the box” by the way.
The original game featured Cool Buck himself (who was a rolled up banknote) and he’s back on the reels too, and this time he’s ready also to dole out some Free Spins. Let’s dive in and see if we can’t get our hands on some cool bucks…
Cool Buck is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 10 pay lines. The graphics are on the simple side (even compared to the likes of Maid O’ Money), and despite the upgrade look pretty much the same as the first game with the symbols spinning on a black background stuck between a dark green frame.
Your 3 symbols on the reels are made up of the golden dollar sign, big wads of cash and a triple green bar; the lower values are made up of your standard playing card symbols; 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. All good traditional stuff, just like the Mega Money Multiplier slot and other games we could mention.
The Wild in Cool Buck slot is game logo and it will do the usual job of a Wild to substitute for all other symbols on the reels while helping you make up winning combos. These cheeky little Wilds will also land stacked on reels 3 and 4 which is a nice extra touch – and on all reels during the free spins bonus round.
Cool Buck Free Spins
Those kind folk at Microgaming have given us 2 ways to set off free spins round in Cool Buck slot. Firstly, if you manage to land 3x or more of the Cool Buck scatter symbols anywhere on on your reels, you’ll trigger the bonus feature (if you land 5 of the beauties, you’ll also get a cash bonus of 100 times your stake). Here the number of spins you’ll actually scoop depends on how many of the pink stars you’ve bagged so far (check the total that you have in top right hand corner of your screen).
Or secondly, if you rack up 30 or more of the pink stars (that are attached to the lower value symbols) you’ll scoop a mind-blowing 30 Free Spins. Either way Wombat Fans, all your winning spins will be doubled thanks to the 2x multiplier that is in play! Which really is excellent news.
Sadly, it’s not possible to re-trigger the Free Spins feature from within this round, but with 3o Free Spins, we feel like Microgaming have been generous enough!
Let’s face it slot fans, the graphics are a touch on the shoddy side, and my wombat sense tells me this is a high variant slot, which makes it perfect for the old-skool high rollers amongst you. There’s nothing flashy about the game but it does give you a bang for your (cool) buck with a decent free spins feature and the stacked wilds – so give it a spin.