Tycoons Slot Online Celebrates Moguls at Play
The Tycoons slot from BetSoft does what it says on the box: this online title is steeped in opulence and luxury. It focuses on four wealthy characters having fun at an upmarket casino, surrounded by the toys and trappings of their rich lifestyles. As in most BetSoft titles, the 3D graphics and animations are impressive, and players can bet up to 5 credits per payline on this five-reeler.
With more payline symbols than most BetSoft titles, however, the Tycoons slot has a higher variance and can require fairly long-term play to trigger big wins. Since the top payline prizes and the progressive jackpot can only be triggered at a maximum 5-credit bet, players on a budget can play for longer, with a greater chance of success, by lowering the credit denomination but still betting 5 credits. The denomination can be varied between 0.02 and 1.00 per credit, and the player can also activate any number of paylines from 1 to 30.
Ten Standard Payline Symbols Plus Jackpot Icon
The Tycoons slot uses 10 ordinary symbols for payline wins, six of which are jet-setting accessories. All require three matches or better, running consecutively along a payline from Reel 1, to win. In order of ascending value, these are: a bottle of champagne, a laptop, a red sports car, a cheque book, a full money clip, and a vault of gold ingots. At a 5-credit bet, these symbols win from 25X the credit denomination for three champagnes or laptops, up to 500X for five piles of gold.
The four tycoons complete the symbols, and the win prizes for two matches or better on a payline. These are a balding banker, an oil sheik, a chain-smoking lady in a fur coat with a handbag dog, and a computer-software billionaire. For five of a kind, they win respective prizes of 750X, 1,000X, 1,500X or 2,500X. The final symbol is a briefcase of cash. It can only win for five matches on an active payline, but when it does, it triggers the progressive jackpot.
Payline Symbols Trigger Bonus Features
There is no Tycoons slot Wild during standard play, but each of the four human icons can arrive with the letter ‘fs’ attached. When a winning payline of three or more forms including an ‘fs’ symbol, a round of 5 free spins is activated, and either Reel 2, 3 or 4 will become a fully stacked Wild for the duration of the spins, animated as a full-length version of the triggering character. During the free spins round, any wins including these stacked Wilds or single versions of the triggering symbol are doubled.
The Tycoons slot’s cheque book, money clip and vault of gold icons can also trigger a bonus, if all three occur in any order adjacent to each other on paylines 1, 2 or 3; the horizontal rows. When they do, the three symbols expand, and the player must pick one to reveal an instant credit win, which is then added to any other wins on the spin.
Third Bonus Round on Second Screen
The Tycoons slot’s final bonus Scatter is a close-up of a dealer dealing cards. Three or more in any position activates a second screen, with all four tycoons sitting around a card table. The player picks which of the four gamblers should win the hand, which in turn determine the bonus prize.