Boss Bear Slot Features
Standing in the middle of a dark back alley is a 5x6 grid that awards payouts when at least 3 matching symbols align on any of the 50 pay lines. Each qualifying combination must start from the leftmost side of the panel and continue rightwards along adjacent columns. Regular prizes range from 0.1 to 0.8 times the bet for sequences made of low-value royal emblems and from 0.2 to 4 times for scoring on shuriken stars and gun symbols. Top-paying images are represented by the gang members: the wolf, the monkey, and the panda, awarding from 0.8 to 100 times the bet for 3 to 5-of-a-kind hits. Wild icon depicting two katana swords substitutes for all standard symbols during win evaluation, plus pays equally to the panda image. Those two are also the only ones that guarantee a payout of 0.5 times the bet for a 2-of-a-kind combination.
Reveal & Golden Reveal
Stacked Reveal symbols appear on all reels in the form of green ornate squares. All instances landing during the same spin reveal an identical paying symbol or Wild.
When Reveal symbols land on at least three adjacent reels, they transform into Golden Reveal icons which will activate the Coin Feature.
All Golden Reval positions will spin again to award one of the following outcomes:
- Instant Prize worth between 1x - 1000x.
- Multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x that will apply to all visible Instant Prize symbols.
- Collector that absorbs all Instant Prize positions and makes them spin again.
- Nudge that expands Golden Reveal positions on the respective reel to cover the entire height.
Boss Bear Free Spins
Landing Bonus symbols on the reels or during the Golden Reveal feature activates free spins. Depending on the number of triggering instances, various starting conditions will apply:
- 3 Scatters - 7 free spins
- 4 Scatters - 8 free spins + 2 low symbols converted to Reveal Symbols
- 5 Scatters - 9 free spins + 4 low symbols converted to Reveal Symbols
Upon triggering the bonus, players will also have the option to gamble their current prize for the possibility of achieving a better one or losing the bonus altogether.
During free spins, every Bonus symbol landing on the reels is collected toward the progression meter. Every 4 units accumulated convert one of the low-value symbols into Reveal Symbols for a greater chance to trigger the feature. On conversion, extra spins and multipliers are also awarded as follows:
- 1st conversion - 4 extra spins and an x2 multiplier
- 2nd conversion - 3 extra spins and an x3 multiplier
- 3rd conversion - 3 extra spins and an x5 multiplier
- 4th conversion - 2 extra spins and an x10 multiplier
Push Gaming offers players the possibility to trigger some of the game's bonus features instantly for a fixed buy-in. The following options are available under the Bonus Buy menu:
- Full Screen Golden Reveal for 300 x bet.
- Free Spins triggered by 5 Scatters for 600 x bet.
- Random Free Spins for 100 x bet.
It seems like lately, several suppliers have synchronized their brainwaves when deciding on their next game's theme since we've seen plenty of badass animals popping up in online casinos. Hacksaw Gaming introduced us to Eye of the Panda, Nolimit City showed the revengeful team in Roadkill, and Peter & Sons told a criminal story in Animafia. Push Gaming's Boss Bear doesn't dive too deep into the narrative but lets us feel the atmosphere through the immersive environment, superbly designed symbols, and suspenseful soundtrack. The studio has genuinely mastered the technique of transferring the mood onto the reels without using many additional theme-related elements during the playthrough to emphasize the storyline. Three portraits representing the panda boss's gang perfectly convey the intimidating aura, suggesting that anyone who stumbles into these parts of town should be extra careful not to step on their toes. On top of that, the entire composition is extremely easy to follow, be it in terms of the symbol's hierarchy, feature triggers, or the bonuses collection mechanism.
Push Gaming's nudge & reveal feature has already made a name for itself in several hit releases like Razor Shark, its remarkable sequel Razor Returns, and Big Bamboo (although without the "nudge" part). Boss Bear draws quite profusely from the latter, offering a nearly identical experience with just a handful of changes. The first and the most significant one is changing the logic of the Golden Reveal feature. In previous games, it could trigger any time mystery symbols uncovered their outcome, but now, three consecutive reels must show at least one mystery icon for the feature to be guaranteed. If it's a change for the better, it's a matter of preference since both methods have their upsides and downsides. It feels like Push Gaming simply wanted to test an alternative solution to see how it's received by the players. Hence, it's mostly about shifting the anticipation to a different part of the game. Another slightly less imperative addition is the Nudge symbol that might pop up during the Golden Reveal and expand the special areas to cover the entire reel. Collectors and Multipliers work identically as in Razor Returns, providing chances to boost the instant prizes massively.