What do you know about Texas? Well, we know that they love football and have a fiercely independent streak – but most of all, the state is known for oil fields and the men that “black gold” has made rich. That’s the concept behind Texas Tycoon, a new slot from Real Time Gaming.
In this game, you’ll be matching symbols that relate to the oil industry in order to try to strike it rich. With some very impressive prizes available if you hit the right combinations, this is one slot that has the potential to turn you into a tycoon yourself!
Texan Tycoon Basics
In many ways, Texan Tycoon is a pretty typical RTG slot machine. The game features five-reels of action, with three rows of symbols appearing on the screen at any given time. Players have the option of playing up to 25 lines at once, and each line can be played for anywhere between a penny and $5, meaning that oil barons and us normal folk can both equally enjoy the game.
As with most RTG games, you can win some small prizes by matching card ranks that range from nines through aces. Hit three of these symbols and you’ll win at least five credits. But the real money is with the higher value symbols: oil drums, workers, trucks and the appropriately valuable huge stacks of cash. These bundles of greenbacks are the most valuable symbols of all, offering up to 1,500 coins for hitting five on a single payline.
Texan Tycoon Bonus Features
There are four bonus features in Texas Tycoon – all of which have the potential to make you a lot of money at any given time. Let’s look at each one individually.
Wild Symbol: The wild or substitute symbol is the Tycoon himself! The Tycoon only appears on the third reel, meaning you’ll never see more than one of him on the board at any time. However, when he does appear, you can expect to make a lot of cash. His appearance will substitute for any other symbol, with the exception of the scatter symbol which we’ll talk about next.
The Tycoon also comes with an added bonus. When he appears, he’ll also trigger a multiplier for all wins that he is a part of. That multiplier could be 2x, 3x, 5x or even 10x, allowing you to win some enormous prizes when combined with high value symbols. For instance, if you hit five stacks of cash using the Tycoon on the third reel, and get lucky enough to hit the 10x multiplier, you’ll win 15,000 coins on that payline. If you played for the maximum of $5 per coin, that’s an incredible $75,000 jackpot! Even the lowest value symbols can award up to $5,000 on a spin with the help of The Tycoon.
Scatter Symbol: The scatter symbol is an oil well, and just like in real life, finding a few good wells can earn you a lot of money. If you hit two or more oil wells anywhere on the reels, you’ll earn a prize that’s based on the total amount you wagered on that spin. Those prizes are as follows:
Two Oil Wells: 1x Total Wager
Three Oil Wells: 2x Total Wager
Four Oil Wells: 20x Total Wager
Five Oil Wells: 200x Total Wager
With the ability to wager up to $125 on a single spin, these scatter wins can be enormous: up to $25,000 when you see five wells on the screen!
Free Games Feature: The oil well symbol also allows you to win an additional bonus. If you should see three or more oil wells at the same time, you’ll get the option to choose one of the wells and see just how much wealth is trapped inside! After picking the well of your choice, you’ll be awarded up to 25 free spins. Each of these spins will be played for the same stakes as the initial spin that triggered the free games. In addition, all wins during the free spins features are tripled, making them even more lucrative!
Progressive Jackpot: Texan Tycoon wouldn’t be complete without a instant jackpot. In this game, the progressive award is a random jackpot that can potentially be triggered at the end of any spin, win or lose. While the random jackpot isn’t as large as some of the potentially huge wins you can hit on the reels, it’s still a nice bonus; in our time playing Texan Tycoon, the jackpot was around $6,000, which is a nice bonus for any slots player to be surprised with.
Final Thoughts About Texan Tycoon
Texan Tycoon is a welcome addition to the RTG slots lineup. Okay, it’s not the most innovative game; there are no second screen bonus games or interactive features to boast about, so it plays more or less like a typical video slot. That might turn off some players who are looking for the latest, most advanced games on the market.
But if you’re just looking for a fun and potentially lucrative slot machine, Texan Tycoon is definitely worth checking out. The Tycoon wild symbol really does add a lot of excitement to the game, as the ability to suddenly multiple several winning lines at the same time makes it possible for huge wins to come out of nowhere. The big prizes definitely fit the theme; as they say, everything is bigger in Texas! Overall, Texan Tycoon definitely comes recommended to anyone who likes a mix of old-school action and the potential to win big prizes on every single spin.