Bullseye is a branded video slot from Microgaming based on the popular TV game show of the same name. It was aired from 1981 to 1995. It was revived in 2005 for a few years. Bullseye was based on the game of darts and involved three pairs of contestants competing against one another to win prizes. Bully, the darts playing bull, was the show’s mascot. Microgaming has produced the video slot under license from its creator Andrew Wood. Content is used from the TV show, including the voices of host and comedian Jim Bowen and co-host Tony Green.
Bullseye has the standard 5x3 structure with 243 ways to win. Winning combinations occur when three or more like symbols appear anywhere on adjacent reels starting from the left most one. This makes it a low variance slot game in which small payouts occur frequently. Conservative players need not have any concerns playing this video slot. Bullseye has the Microgaming stamp all over it from the crisp graphics and pleasing animations to stacked wilds and attractive bonus features. The video slot has all the functionalities that are now part of contemporary Microgaming slots such as Auto Play, customisation options and game statistics. It can also be played in the demo mode. There is no progressive jackpot in Bullseye.
You play with all 243 paylines active by default. The coin size starts from 0.01 and goes up to 0.25. The number of coins per payline can be varied from 1 to 10. The line bet varies from 0.01 to 2.50. The total bet is 30 times the line bet, which is par for such slot games. The total bet varies from 0.30 per spin to as much as 75.00 per spin. This should satisfy most slots players, except the very high rollers.
What You Can Win
- Top line payout is 500 times the line bet. At maximum bet this works out to 1,250 credits
- Top scatter payout is 100 times the total bet. At maximum bet it is 7,500.00 credits.
- You can win up to 1,215,000.00 coins per spin.
The payouts appear to be on the lower side as compared to some other video slot games. But because of the 243 ways feature payouts will occur more frequently.
The Bonus dart board symbol appearing simultaneously on reels 1 and 5 triggers the Bully’s Prize Board bonus feature. It is a bonus game on the second screen that simulates a round of the TV game show in which the final two pairs threw darts at a board to win prizes. In this bonus game nine prize board areas are displayed. Each area conceals a random bonus win amount. You can choose five prize board areas to win bonuses ranging from 2x to 15x the bet. You can win up to 22,500 coins in the bonus game. This bonus feature can be triggered both in the base game and the free spins.
Three or more Free Spins dart board symbols scattered on the reels in the same spin activate the free spins bonus game. In this feature you are awarded fifteen free spins. All payouts are doubled during the free spins. However, if the Bully’s Prize Board bonus is triggered during the free spins then its payouts are not doubled. The bets in the free spins are the same as in the triggering spin. The feature can be retriggered if you get three or more Free Spins symbols.
Important Game Symbols
The symbols that award the bonus features have already been discussed. Bullseye was the mascot of the TV game show. The Bullseye mascot logo symbol is the wild symbol during the base game and the free spins. It can appear stacked on the reels. It also awards the highest line payouts. The other high paying symbols are the famous prizes awarded in the Bullseye TV show such as speedboat, caravan and car. The low paying symbols are also associated with the show’s theme. They include the consolation prizes awarded to the contestants, like a branded set of darts, a tankard for male contestants, cash, sun glasses and a 'Bendy Bully' a rubber model of the show's mascot.