Playtech’s Silver Bullet Pokie Review
January 16, 2015
In the online pokies world, we often get really side-tracked by things that don't matter that much to the overall gameplay of a title. Bonus features are a great example of this, and our obsession with bonus features often causes us to miss out on what really drives the fast majority of our enjoyment of any particular game. The reason for this is that bonus features rarely happen, at least compared to all of the normal spins and pays we earn. With Playtech's Silver Bullet pokie, you don't get a game packed with bonus features, but you do get what matters, and that's a ton of value and a high hit-rate from the regular paytable.
This game uses five reels and nine paylines. Coins go from $0.01 to $5.00 each, and you're going to get a chance to bet just one on each payline for a simplified betting setup. Bets range from $0.09, a particularly low cost that's accessible to anyone, to the dizzy heights of $45 for spin. This will cover everyone except for the exceptional high roller who will have plenty of other options. The main thing about this game is that all of the value is based on the regular paytable which provides a medium overall volatility which is impressive for the size of the top payouts.
Everything about Silver Bullet is designed to give the game a high hit-rate. For example, you'll get wild symbols on all five reels. When you combine this with the fact that it pays both left to right and right to left, you'll see tons of small and medium payouts. The top win is 10,000x for five of the wild symbol on an activated payline, and this is a pretty sizable payout. They also help you to hit lots of other wins.
What's really interesting about this game is that the scatter is also set up to give you a high hit-rate. You only need two of them to trigger a payout which is much easier to get than the three that's typically required in most pokies. Overall, this game is a great example of how Playtech can build an exceptionally solid game around a theme of just giving players a lot of value and a lot of wins. This game is a lot of fun, and it reminds a lot of players of land-based pokies because of how its set around the regular paytable.