Eagle Bucks is yet another nature themed slot that does nothing new or imaginative and charges you an insanely high vig for the displeasure of playing it. Give this one a miss.
America – that land of landscapes, where the buffalo roam and eagles soar – is the subject taken as Eagle Bucks’ theme. The setting is that of a Rocky Mountain pine forest, the symbols are deer, cougars, eagles and wolves. The title suggests the increasingly unpopular idea of hunting these creatures but apart from the title no hint of that pastime remains.
Instead, you can hop into a relaxing wilderness trail and spot the wildlife as you try to make your way to some kind of lucky strike.
The graphics are perfectly fine. They are higher definition that many similarly styled slots and more care has been put into ensuring that the symbols don’t look too tacky.
That said the visuals show little imagination, and in the case of the animations, none. The whole style for the slot is very basic.
The sound is entirely recorded in short stings, and when you win a few things on a single spin the effect can be like switching radio stations rapidly as there is no unity of tone between the various sound effects and brief musical clips.
Gameplay is extremely bland with almost no variation to the usual push button style of play. There are no additional features to change the pace, no gamble feature, and just a simple bonus feature (see below for details).
What you get is a twenty win line, five reel slot with low volatility and very little fun.
There is a Wild symbol with the face of a bald eagle on it. This symbol plays as any other symbol except the Scatter. If you get a line of them on a win line they are also the highest paying symbol to make your standard wins with.
The Scatter symbol pays out if you hit three or more anywhere on any of the reels.
Hit three Scatter symbols or more and you also trigger ten free spins. Sometimes these spins will be awarded with reel five being entire locked in as Wild symbols.
During free spins there are no eagle symbols on reel one, but on all other reels whenever you hit an eagle the eagle expands to fill that reel. You can retrigger another five free spins if you hit three or more Scatter symbols again during the free spins.
The site we tested allowed a spread of bets ranging from £/$/€0.01 per spin, if you played just a single line, all the way up to £/$/€200.00 per spin playing with the largest bet per line on all twenty win lines.
This is a very wide ranging bet spread, but unfortunately, the return to player is only 94.09%, almost two full percentage points below our yardstick return to player of 96%.
The volatility of this game is also low. We normally prefer high volatility games because they work best with our strategies.
Eagle Bucks is a bog-standard slot machine with a boring theme and no innovations to keep us excited.
When you add this basicness to the low return to player and low volatility we have to suggest you look elsewhere for your slot based fun.