The game board is a 3×5 reel grid, with the last 3 reels being expandable up to 5 rows each. This mix of fixed and expanding reels starts with 243 paylines for you to bet on, but these increase in number during the special mode up to 1125. Speaking of, the minimum wager for the game is 0.20 while the cap is set at 20. While this is not a very wide range, it does couple nicely with the 10,877x max payout, to create a substantial jackpot. Meanwhile, the volatility is high, and the Return to Player (RTP) is rated by the developer as 95.99%, which is slightly lower than the standard.
As with most slot games, there are both low and high-value symbols to be found here. The former are represented by the default playing card symbols from 10 to A, stylized in a western motif. The high-paying symbols include a cowboy hat, a lucky horseshoe, a pair of revolvers, a bag full of cash, and a safe, also filled with money. The values of each can be found within the paytable. There are also several premium symbols. The first are the Wild symbols, which are used to trigger the game’s Wild Bounty mode. When this is active, the belles themselves can appear in the last three reels, each with a prize on her head. The Wild also serves as a replacement for any pay symbol, to complete a matching set. Lastly, there is also the Scatter symbol, with the word Bonus written on it. Whenever you land three or more of these symbols in a single spin, you will be awarded free spins.
The main feature of the game is the Wild Bounty mode. Whenever you land a Wild symbol in the first two reels, the last three ones will expand to 5 rows. During this mode, you will have a chance to land one or more of the 3 belles in the expanded reels and receive cash prizes for each. The last reel also features a small jackpot which can be won if you land a “minor” or “major” symbol.
The other feature of the game are the free spins. You can activate these by landing 3 or more Scatter symbols. Upon starting this mode, you will be granted 10 to 15 free spins, and it can be retriggered once, for a total of 30. During the free spins, a random feature can also activate. This can appear only once and will apply a multiplier to your next winning spin.
The Bottom Line
Bounty Belles looks like an exciting slot game with plenty of features and excitement. The low bet limit will make it a tough sell for high rollers, but the maximum jackpot is still formidable, despite that. The one drawback is the RTP which leans towards the lower side. We will be sure to keep a close eye on the game as it nears its release date and new information becomes available. The title is set to come out in February 2021.