Bars and Bells is a modern online video slot game powered by Amaya Software. The game itself has a classic slot machine theme and will appeal to all retro slot fans looking for a game with a bit more punch. In terms of style and theme, the backdrop to the game is a faded shadow of various classic slot symbols. The reels themselves are highlighted in bold purple with bright clear symbols that pop out on the screen. For a classic-style slot, the fruit and bar reel symbol graphics are sharp, and colourful. Sticking to the classic theme, the game does not have a background track with classic casino sounds playing when the reels spin.
A Modern Take on a Classic Slot
As one of the more contemporary classic-themed slot games, Bars and Bells includes the more modern slot setup of 5 spinning reels with 20 paylines. In addition to the standard slot machine, the game also includes a number of bonus features in the form of a wild symbol, scatter symbols, free spins and an innovative streak breaker feature. On the reels, players will find all the classic slot machine symbols that are usually found in 3-reel fruit machines. The highest paying symbols include the red 7 symbol, the triple bar, the double bar and the single bar. The lower paying symbols are the fruit symbols starting off with the watermelon, then the plum, the lemon and the cherry.
Bell Wild Symbol
The wild symbol in Bars and Bell is the Bell itself. The bell wild symbol can be used to substitute for all the other game symbols to create a winning combination on an active payline. The only symbol the wild symbol cannot substitute for is the game logo scatter symbol. The wild symbol is also the highest paying symbol of the game. If players are lucky enough to land all 5 bells across the reels on an active paylines, this will trigger the jackpot payout of 5000 coins on a single coin bet and 25 000 coins on a max bet of 5 coins.
Free Spins with Multipliers
The second bonus symbol to look out for in Bars and Bells is the game logo scatter symbol. This is the key to trigging the free spin bonus round. To trigger the bonus, players must land the scatter symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously. Once triggered, players will be taken to a second screen where they will see two grids and a meter in the middle. Players must click squares on the grid to get three of a king. This is tracked by the meter in the middle. The minimum free spins that can be won is 5 with a 2x multiplier. The highest is 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
Streak Breaker Bonus Feature
The final bonus feature in Bars and Bells is the Streak Breaker. This feature is activated by pushing the feature button at the bottom of the screen. Every time a non-winning spin slides into place a coin will rise up into the streak breaker meter. Each coin costs 5 credits for every 20 credits bet. If the meter fills with all 5 coins, players will win a randomly determined consolation prize.