The Big Bopper Branded Online Pokie

May 6, 2017


If you have been playing at Microgaming or Playtech powered online casinos then you would have come across several branded pokies. Realtime Gaming has hardly any branded pokies in its portfolio, but one of them is beyond compare, especially if you are a music lover. The title is The Big Bopper.

The Big Bopper is the alias of Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. He along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens died tragically in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. Don McLean immortalized that moment as The Day the Music Died in his popular number American Pie. This is the background of the Big Bopper for the new generation players not acquainted with rock and roll.

The Big Bopper online pokie does full justice to a musical legend of this stature. It is an all pays slots game with six reels so you can get winning combinations with six like symbols. The symbols on the reels create an atmosphere of the 1950s. They include gold disc, juke box, microphone, record player, gramophone record, guitar, portable radio and two-piece telephone. The top six-of-a-kind payout is 2000 times the line bet, which is great in an all pays online pokie.

The Big Bopper makes an appearance as an expanded wild symbol on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. It also acts as a 3x multiplier when substituting in winning combinations. The letters B, O, P, P, E and R are scatter symbols, but each appears on one reel only. 3 or more of these symbols appearing from left to right or right to left trigger a re-spin. The reels containing scatter symbols are held and the other reels spun again. The re-spins continue till there are no new scatters or till there are scatters on each reel. Line payouts are awarded after each re-spin and scatter payouts are awarded at the end of the feature.

If you manage to land all six scatter symbols on the reels then you get to play one of three randomly selected bonus features. In the Big Bopper Instant Win, Richardson sings Chantilly Lace. The longer the song plays, the bigger is your bonus. In the Chantilly Lace feature you keep playing free spins till the song stops playing. You can win up to 45 free games with an up to 10x multiplier. The final bonus feature is similar to the second one, except that it uses another popular Richardson song White Lightnin’. The Big Bopper is live at all Realtime Gaming powered Australian online casinos like Ace Pokies and Fair Go.