Blueprint Gaming’s Bar-X Safecracker MegaWays Slot Review

1 of the oldest themes in the online slot world gets brought bang up to date in Bar-X Safecracker MegaWays. It’s a 6 reel, cascading reels video lot that comes with mystery symbols and a free spins round where each cascade increases a multiplier by 1x. Play on all devices from between 10p and £10 per spin.

There’s an old school feel to the design in Bar-X Safecracker MegaWays. You’ll even hear a clunky thud like the pull of a one armed bandit with each spin. The vintage feel is matched by the design. You’ll see A to 9 royals alongside an X, a bar and a lucky 7. The best payer is the diamond. Land 6 of these in combination for a 50 times bet payout. There’s also a wild that can land on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only.

The Cascading Reels feature is in play here. Land a winner and successful symbols are removed and new ones drop in and replace them. The cascades continue as long as a new winner hits. There’s also an ‘O’ which is the special mystery symbol. When these land, they all transform into the same matching symbol and a new payout calculation is made.

Like all MegaWays titles, the number of symbols on each reel changes with each spin. If all reels reach their 7-high max, you’ll have 117,649 ways to create a winner. There are 2 other extras to note in Bar-X Safecracker MegaWays.

Free Games feature – the golden safe is the scatter. Land 4 or more these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll activate the feature. You’ll then head to a new screen made up of 8 different safes. Pick one. This determines how many free spins you’ll receive.

Extra scatters on the triggering spin means more free spins. Landing 3 or 4 scatters during the free games adds another 5 or 10 spins to your total – with no limits. There’s also an Unlimited Win Multiplier feature – each cascade increases the multiplier by 1. With no limit to how high the multiplier can go, it doesn’t revert back to 1x when you get a losing free spin.

Blueprint Gaming has kept things simple here. The retro design is matched by the straightforward gameplay, even accounting for the MegaWays mechanic. It all comes together pretty nicely though. If you’re looking for a video slot that combines old and new, then try your luck with Bar-X Safecracker MegaWays.

Honestly speaking, Blueprint Gaming are churning out MegaWays video slots like there’s no tomorrow – I would rather stick to the superb Kingmaker (by Big Time Gaming) or the original MegaWays game Bonanza (also by Big Time Gaming) which are much better.

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