May’s big new releases are headed by the latest game from the powerhouse Microgaming, or perhaps that should be Microwaving given that the theme of the new Big Chef slot is that of a fabulous French restaurant.
The slot has been beautifully realised with an assortment of delicious dishes populating the reels and a beautiful, restaurant-inspired soundtrack to ensure that you are in the mood for fine dining, wining and winning!
The base game sees spins start at just 0.15, as this is a 5×3 slot with 15 fixed paylines. Players can play for more of course if they choose, and with a jackpot of 75,000 coins available to be won, it is easy to see why they might.
One of the most pleasing aspects of Big Chef is a new feature called Base Game Free Spins. Players need to land one Cloche scatter symbol on reel five at any point in the base game to trigger one free spin, which is a nice way to give players a bit more for their money.
Of course, there is the usual free spins round which is activated by landing three or more scatter symbols across the reels. When you achieve this, you receive a payout, 10 free spins and a multiplier of 2x on any wins in your non-retriggerable free spins round.
If you land free spins from either the three scatters or the Cloche scatter, then you may also get to see another exciting feature in Rising Wilds. Land a Stove wild on rows two or three on the reels and the wild will expand across the reels, and move up the reel with each successive spin until they disappear off the reel.
This of course gives the player more chance of hitting a winning payline the more Wilds are on the screen.