Hillbillies Five-Reel Internet Video Slot
Online slots players are movin’ to the country with Real Time Gaming’s five-reel 20-line offering, Hillbillies. The theme and characters of this slot are clearly inspired by the immensely popular TV-series-turned-movie from back in the day – The Beverly Hillbillies.
The reels are set against the backdrop of a quaint farmyard scene, complete with farm animals and a rickety old sink-roofed house – just like the one where the Clampett clan resides in the aforementioned film. In keeping with this theme, symbols featured in the slot include various members of the Beverly Hillbillies family, their mild-mannered bloodhound Duke, a bottle of moonshine, a plump pink pig wallowing in a bucket of water, as well as the usual A-though-K playing card symbols.
These visual Hillbillies elements are further emphasised by the soundtrack of the slot, which features fiddles and not-quite-duelling banjos playing a folksy tune.
The Wild Hillbillies Steal the Show
The stars of the show in the Hillbillies slot are undoubtedly the three members of the Clampett family – the down-to-earth dad Jedd, his pretty daughter Elly May, and his strapping young nephew Jethro.
The symbols depicting these characters serve as the game’s three wilds as well as its three scatters – a feature that is incredibly unusual in a casino slot, whether online or off. These triple wilds greatly increase the kind of wins available to Hillbillies players.
For one thing, as wild symbols, the Hillbillies can stand in for any other symbols except each other to help create winning combinations. What’s more, each of the Hillbillies comes with his or her own multiplier. Jedd and Elly May each multiply wins by 2, whilst Jethro comes with a 5x multiplier. If players are lucky enough to land all three of them – which only appear on Reels 1, 3 and 5 – at the same time, their wins are multiplied by 20.
Payouts for a Minimum of Two Symbols
Another unique feature of the Hillbillies slot is that fact that several symbols pay out for as little as two of a kind – something that is usually reserved exclusively for scatter symbols. These include Duke the bloodhound, the pig, the farmhouse, the moonshine, and Ace, and the King.
The Hillbillies Scatter is Three Times Better than Normal
As mentioned, in addition to acting as the wilds, the three Hillbillies also serve as the slot’s scatter symbols. This means that, like the other symbols listed, they pay out even when only two of them appear.
In addition to this, landing two or more Hillbillies anywhere on the reels will see players being awarded eight free spins. During these games, all prizes except the Hillbillies Bonus are doubled and this feature can be re-triggered while in play.
The Special Hillbillies Bonus
During free spins, players may activate the Hillbillies Bonus by landing Hillbillies on Reels 1, 2 and 5 at the same time. The Hillbillies Bonus takes the form of coin prizes – two for Jedd and Elly May and five for Jethro – which are then multiplied by the triggering bet.
The Hillbilly Slot Progressive Jackpot
Players can get in on the Hillbillies action without taking any major risks because coin values start at just 0.01 credits. For more adventurous players, the coin value can be set at up to 5.00 credits.
The value of taking this extra risk is that is grants players to the Hillbillies progressive jackpot, which is triggered at random and often adds up to significantly more than the standard game jackpots.