Don’t let the old-fashioned graphics turn you off, this Cool Buck mobile slot is one cool cat thanks to a very modern game engine.
The original Cool Buck 3 reel online slot was a good hit with players, thanks to its simple game-play and fun animated money graphics.
This Cool Buck 9 payline slot, on the other hand, decides to build on a not particularly well known Microgaming online game, keep the outdated graphics, but revamp all the game-play.
Which means, unfortunately, that you get very generic graphics straight out of Microsoft Office Circa 1991.
First of all, we like any slot machine where even the smallest 3 of a kind win is more than your actual bet.
It’s a rarity these days, short of classic 3 reel games like Break Da Bank.
But that’s exactly what this Cool Buck slot promises and delivers. Which we were more than surprised at considering that you get stacked wilds and this is a low variance slot machine.
Meaning the wins come often enough that your wallet rarely breaks a sweat.
Then there’s the free spins Cool Buck bonus games, which you trigger in one of two ways.
The least you’ll get is five, up to a total of 30 free spins thanks to this new mechanism where you collect tokens on the game symbols.
It’s effective, though mostly you’ll end up with around 8 or 10 because the free spins trigger so often in this Cool Buck slot online.
Granted, even with that 2x multiplier the win pickings are fairly slim – a good round is maybe 20x to 40x your bet.
But don’t underestimate the fact that there are wins of almost 2400 times your bet in a single spin, for those lucky enough to win the cool bucks.
We haven’t had this much fun in a simple Microgaming slot since Thunderstruck… just a shame the graphics aren’t particularly inspiring.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 9 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||5% - 4% / 95%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.25|
|Min/Max bet||0.09 / 45|
|Free spins||Up to 30 Free Spins / 2x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Free Spins, Multipliers, Scatters|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Stacked Wilds: The Cool Buck slot logo is wild, and comes stacked across all reels.
However it comes super stacked on reels 3 and 4 during the base game (ie. bigger stacks of wilds), and is super stacked across all reels during the free spins.
Win up to 30 Free Spins: You'll notice a little counter at the top right hand side of your screen, where you start with 5 free spins.
Every time a little pink diamond symbols shows up on any of the the normal game symbol, it will add one free spin onto your counter.
You trigger the free spins by either getting 3 scatters anywhere on screen, or by hitting 30 free spins in your counter.
Generally, the scatters come before the counter runs out, but that's ok, as you'll get to play the free spins games often, with a 2x multipliers, and even more wilds than during the base game.
We're not sure why Microgaming decided to stick to this old worn theme for this Cool Buck video slot on mobile.
But there's no denying that they've improved everything else, with stacked wilds, multipliers, free spins, and frequent wins that pay more than your bet.
It's likely to be overlooked because of it's graphics, so we'd recommend you be the one that try out this ugly duckling before Microgaming no doubt release another slot with the same game engine, but prettier swan like graphics.
You can be the slot hipster who liked Cool Buck before it was cool to love it.
Alternatively, you can stick what's cool with the crowd now, and play on Game of Throne slot which also has stacked wilds.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating