Bar X Game Changer online slot is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Realistic Games in partnership with Microgming. This title is a digital clone of a popular 1981 pull-handle slot machine created by UK-based Praesepe. The unconventional slot was a regular installation in may bars and pubs. The reels are an exact reproduction of the original and feature iconic slot symbols against a bright orange background. The game’s mechanism centers on forming winning game boards to activate the bonus game.
Activating this special feature requires you to create a game-board, a frame of a combination of any of the game symbols, except the zero around the 3 central symbol spaces on the reels. Once the game board is formed, the central 3 symbols disappear and are replaced with the Total Wins display and any TAKE WIN symbols are covered with an X and the number 3. Five super reels appear above the game grid and sets of dice appear on either side of the reels. Once you press the roll dice button, a random dice roll happens and a highlighted position moves a number of spaces, according to the dice roll in a clockwise direction from the bottom reel position.
If the highlighted position lands on a symbol with an X and a 3, it is considered a ‘safe position and is ignored, each time you land on this symbol, the number will count down until the x is removed and the position will no longer be safe. Landing on a symbol position activates the 5 super reels and you will be awarded 3, 4, or 5 of your highlighted symbol and a corresponding coin prize. If the highlighted position lands on a TAKE PRIZE symbol, the bonus round ends and the value indicated in the Total win display pays out to your balance. The maximum you can win from this bonus round is $2000.00
If you form a game board where reels 1 and 5 are filled with wilds, and the bonus round plays out with guaranteed wins, removing the possibility of prematurely ending the round. You will receive the guaranteed maximum payout of $2000.
Bar X Game Changer is an oddity of a slot with decent rewards for the adventurous. The source inspiration for this slot is reasonably obscure enough so that anyone except seasoned slot aficionados would find this a quirky and novel experience. The visuals are a crisp replica of the original slot and the game rules can take some getting used to. The bonus round is engaging and fun with its board-game format and the base game is compelling in its own right as landing the right combination of high-paying symbols can give you up to 1000x your stake. If you’re a connoisseur of classic slots or just after something different, Bar X Game Changer is worth your attention.