Big Ben

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The Slot Machine by Aristocrat Leisure Industries Pty, Ltd.

Big Ben screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[COIN-OP] Slot Machine

Big Ben © 2003 Aristocrat.


A 5 reel video slot machine with a British theme.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Big Ben the  Slot Machine
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Aristocrat MKVI hardware.

Video resolution : 640x480

Xcite cabinet (16 button) layout :

Top buttons :
Collect
Information

Top row buttons :
Gamble
Bet 1 Credit / Heart
Bet 2 Credits / Diamond
Bet 3 Credits
Bet 5 Credits / Club
Bet 10 Credits / Spade

Bottom row buttons :
Take Win
Play 1 Line / Red
Play 5 Lines
Play 10 Lines
Play 15 Lines
Play 20 Lines / Black
Start Feature
Spin

MVP cabinet (14 button) layout :

Top row buttons :
Collect / Take Win
Bet 1 Credit / Heart
Bet 2 Credits / Diamond
Bet 3 Credits
Bet 5 Credits / Club
Bet 10 Credits / Spade

Bottom row buttons :
Information
Play 1 Line / Red
Play 5 Lines
Play 10 Lines
Play 15 Lines
Play 20 Lines / Black
Gamble
Spin / Start Feature

A 25 line version also exists. On these machines, the bet buttons are 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 by default (200 credits max); the line buttons are 1, 5, 10, 20, and 25.

TRIVIA

This game is similar to the "Dolphin Treasure" series in terms of reel placement.

SCORING

All pays are left to right except scattered Clocks which pay any.

Guard substitutes for all symbols except scattered Clocks. All wins with the Guard substituting are doubled.

Guard : 2 = 10, 3 = 300, 4 = 3000, 5 = 30000
Crown : 2 = 2, 3 = 25, 4 = 100, 5 = 800
Flag : 2 = 2, 3 = 25, 4 = 100, 5 = 800
Bus : 3 = 20, 4 = 100, 5 = 500
Telephone : 3 = 15, 4 = 75, 5 = 400
Lantern : 3 = 12, 4 = 50, 5 = 250
Sign : 3 = 10, 4 = 50, 5 = 250
King : 3 = 5, 4 = 50, 5 = 125
Queen : 3 = 5, 4 = 25, 5 = 100
Jack : 3 = 5, 4 = 25, 5 = 100
Ten : 3 = 5, 4 = 25, 5 = 100
Nine : 2 = 2, 3 = 5, 4 = 25, 5 = 100
Clock : 2 = 2, 3 = 5, 4 = 25, 5 = 1000

Big Ben Jackpot Feature :

Credit prizes are multiplied by total credits bet when the feature started.

1 strike = 2 (x bet)
2 strikes = 4
3 strikes = 6
4 strikes = 8
5 strikes = 10
6 strikes = 12
7 strikes = 14
8 strikes = 16
9 strikes = 18
10 strikes = 20
11 strikes = 25
12 strikes = JACKPOT

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Gamble Feature :
When a win comes up, you are given the change to bet on the credits you've just won.
The gamble feature allows you to select either the full amount, or you can select a half gamble by toggling the Gamble button. If a half gamble is chosen with an odd number, the gamble is rounded (a 5 credit win = a 3 credit gamble; a win gives you 8 credits, but a loss will leave you with the remaining 2 credits).
If you select the right colour (Red or Black), your win is doubled. If you select the right suit (Heart, Diamond, Club or Spade), your win is quadrupled. If you select the wrong item, you lose the gamble and it goes back to the main game.
You can take a win at any time, but if you win 5 times in the one gamble feature, the game ends automatically. You can't gamble more than $10,000 however (but, would you?!).
If you win a progressive jackpot on the machine, including the Big Ben jackpot, you can't gamble the win, even if you actually won credits on the same spin the jackpot went off. This game doesn't generally have a jackpot, it's up to the gaming venue if it's hooked up to one or not.

• Free games feature
Spinning up 3, 4 or 5 Clocks anywhere on the screen triggers 15, 20 or 25 free games respectively. During the free games, all wins are doubled.

Free games and the Big Ben jackpot feature can also be won during the feature.

If the free games are triggered with Clocks on reels 1 and 5, you win the jackpot feature first, then it goes into the free games.

• Big Ben jackpot
Spinning up a Clock on reels 1 and 5 triggers the jackpot feature. To win the jackpot, the game must chime 12 times. If the clocks don't go all the way up to 12, you win a bonus prize multiplied by your bet when the clocks came up.

When the jackpot is won, the jackpot resets to 5000 credits (in dollar value depending on machine - a 1c game is $50, but a 5c game is $250). The Big Ben jackpot is limited to a maximum of $750 regardless of denomination.

SERIES

1) Big Ben (2003)
2) The Golden Gong (2004)

SOURCES
Game's ROMs.

Page last modified on June 29, 2016