Big Bopper Slots
Welcome to the Big Bopper Slots which is a classic 1950’s rock and roll themed tribute slot to the man himself, JP Richardson Jr, the artist known for Chantilly Lace and who was tragically taken right at the start of his career in a fatal plane crash with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. It was this crash which was immortalised by Don Maclean in the song American pie, as he referred to it as the day the music died. It’s time to slip on your dancing shoes and hit the floor, because this hip-swinging, toe-tapping new slot from the consummate professionals at Real Time Gaming features all of the good times and classic tacks from The Big Bopper himself. For the uninitiated, The Big Bopper was an American musician, songwriter and disc jockey with a trademark look, style, voice and personality that propelled him to early rock and roll success. In the slot that’s named in his honour, rock and roll goes hand-in-hand with bankroll-boosting wins. Whilst the theme may seem a little sombre, this is a celebration of everything the Big Bopper stood for, classic 1950’s rock and roll culture. The game includes authentic black and white video footage and songs from the Bopper. This game features an instant win bonus and no less than two free spins rounds to keep your feet tapping and the reels rocking! All ways pay in this exciting six reel slot, and, with a top prize of 30,000 times your bet per way, that can amount to some serious winnings. Keep an eye out for those scattered BOPPER symbols, because when they occur across the reels, you’ll trigger one of The Big Bopper’s three exciting features. In the ‘Big Bopper Instant Win’ feature, you’ll keep winning as long as the big guy keeps singing for a chance at up to 250 times your bet. In the ‘Chantilly Lace Free Games’, the Bopper’s sweet voice can help you win up to 45 free games with 10 times the prizes. Finally, there’s the ‘White Lightnin’ Free Games’, which can add some huge wins. The 1950’s theme screams right out from the reels, in neon lights! The reel backdrop is an old fashioned movie theatre with the reels framed by heavy curtains, you will also find classic icons of the time such as a fonz-like leather jacket, glass cola bottles, acoustic guitars and aviator shades. We won’t overly discuss the music, given the theme it is obviously heavy on recordings of the late great artist himself. You won’t need a big rockabilly look or exuberant personality to succeed at The Big Bopper. This game features Real Time Gaming’s notably intuitive control scheme, so everyone can have a great time. To start, just take your pick between the downloadable and instant play versions of the slot. When that’s done, use the arrow controls to choose your wager. Since all ways pay, you’ll only need to choose how much you’d like to wager per spin to get started. When you’re satisfied with your bet, just click the big spin button to get the game started. Enjoy the classic tracks and fun footage! The win icons are music themed to the period, musical notes cleverly replace A-10 playing card symbols as the low value icons, and there is a Wurlitzer jukebox, an old transistor radio and printed 12” vinyl records in addition to the stacked symbol of the Big Bopper himself which is animated and bursts into video when on a win line. The most important rule to keep in mind in The Big Bopper is that the scattered ‘BOPPER’ symbols are your ticket to free games and multiplied winnings. When the big guy’s moniker is displayed across your screen, you can celebrate, because one of three lucrative features is just about to begin. The top award for any spin is 30,000 times your bet per way, so these features can get seriously generous. With the Big Bopper instant win feature, so long as the Bopper sings – the player wins! We aren’t sure what RTG means by this but we assume from the pre-release information that this will be an increasing multiplier, rising to a possible max 250x the line bet until the Bopper finishes crooning Chantilly Lace to the adoring crowd. The Big Bopper slot is named after The Big Bopper musician. Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. leveraged a big rockabilly look, style, voice and personality to rise to stardom in the early days of rock and roll. For five years from 1954-1959, he played a key role in the evolution of American music. In 1959, The Big Bopper died in a plane crash alongside fellow musicians Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. The event is often referred to as ‘The Day the Music Died’, as it is called in Don McLean’s 1971 song ‘American Pie’. The Big Bopper slot takes you back in time with classic tracks and fun footage from Richardson’s career. This continuity theme with the star singing follows in the Chantilly Lace free spins round, where further spins are added until he ceases singing, the max available is 45 with a x10 win multiplier available. Last but not least is the White Lightning free spins where so long as the music plays on, so do the spins, a grouped symbol is available in this round to add some high potential wins. Big Bopper Instant Win Feature – players continue to rack up winnings as long as The Big Bopper continues to sing; this feature can offer prizes of up to 250 times your bet. Chantilly Lace Free Games – named after The Big Bopper’s most recognizable song, this feature continues to dole out free games as long as the big guy keeps singing; players can score up to 45 free games with a 10 times prize multiplier. White Lightnin’ Free Games – once again, free games keep coming until The Big Bopper stops singing; this time, though, a grouped top-paying White Lightnin’ symbol is added to the mix. Are you a big bopper? Then start bopping to the music and winning your way in Big Bopper Slots.