Swintt, the innovative software provider behind popular Premium releases Win-O-Rama XL and Seven Seven Pots and Pearls, has unveiled another addition to its successful “Big Max” series of games in Big Max Pot Hunter – an all-new fruit-themed adventure packed with pearl and pot features.
Like the majority of titles in the SwinttPremium range, Big Max Pot Hunter draws its inspiration from the classic video slot machines that players know and love from land-based casinos around the world. The game features an instantly-recognisable line-up of fruits, BARs and lucky red sevens among its base game icons, with retro sound effects and fiery win animations adding to the slot’s iconic appeal.
Where Big Max Pot Hunter stands out from other games in the series, however, is the inclusion of sticky pearl wild symbols. As well as substituting for any regular base game symbol to create additional winning paylines, these special icons play an important dual role in triggering both of Big Max Pot Hunter’s main bonus features, while also remaining on the reels for a minimum duration of three spins.
Players will notice that each red or blue sticky pearl wild symbol that appears on the game’s central three reels will be surrounded by three distinct bars. After each new spin, one of these bars will be removed and added to the corresponding coloured pot on the left or right of the reels, with the pearl symbol remaining in place until all bars are removed. However, should an additional sticky pearl wild appear during this countdown, the three bars will reset, allowing the icon to remain for even longer.
Any bar added to the red or blue chests beside the reels can potentially trigger the corresponding “pot” feature, with this transporting players to a new 5×3 grid where they’ll have to click pearls until they uncover three matching jackpot symbols. For the blue pot feature, players will have access to the Minor, Major and Maxi jackpots, while for the red feature they can also play for the 1,000x Mega Pot.
The other advantage of having these sticky pearl wilds remain in place is that they also count towards triggering Big Max Pot Hunter’s “pearl” feature. Already a popular bonus found in several other SwinttPremium releases, this fun mini-game transports players to a new set of reels where only pearls containing cash values are present as they’re awarded an initial three re-spins to start building a prize.
Each time a pearl symbol appears, the free spins counter will reset, and players can keep on going until they either run out of free spins or all 15 reel spaces have been filled, at which point they’ll automatically receive the Mega Pot bonus in addition to any accumulated winnings. On top of that, should they fill an entire column with pearl symbols, a random reel will be selected and all icons on that reel will be boosted by a random prize multiplier.
David Mann, Chief Executive Officer at Swintt, said: “While our SwinttPremium games are already incredibly popular with new and existing players alike, we’re constantly trying to refine this winning formula with each new release by adding ever-more engaging bonus rounds and bigger jackpot prizes.
“With this in mind, we’re very excited to now be able to unveil our new Big Max Pot Hunter slot, which takes our classic ‘pearl’ bonus feature to the next level by adding a multiplier spin to all completed columns and also gives players the chance to trigger random ‘pot’ prizes after each base game spin.”