If you are a fan of the rock and roll music of the 1950s there are two online pokies from Realtime Gaming that you simply cannot miss. Three legends of that era, the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, died tragically in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. The two online pokies recreate the music and lives of two of these legends. Hopefully, the third will come along some time. The video pokies are live at Australian online casinos like Fair Go and Majestic Slots.
The Big Bopper is an all pays slots game with six reels. The symbols on the reels take you to the 1950s and include gold disc, juke box, microphone, record player, gramophone record, guitar, portable radio and two-piece telephone. The Big Bopper is an expanded wild symbol with a 3x multiplier property appearing on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The letters forming BOPPER are scatter symbols. They trigger a re-spin with the reels containing scatters held and the other reels spinning again. The respins continue till there are no new scatters. Line payouts are awarded after each re-spin. All six scatter symbols trigger one of three bonus features. In the Big Bopper Instant Win, Richardson starts singing Chantilly Lace. The longer the song plays, the bigger is your win. In the Chantilly Lace free spins, you keep playing free games till the song stops. In the White Lightnin’ feature the song is changed but the game play remains the same.
The second legend featured by Realtime Gaming is Ritchie Valens. The reels are set in the background of a 1950s bar. While the reels spin, you can play one of three popular Ritchie songs. The online pokie has 6 reels and three rows with payouts being made both ways. Ritchie is an expanding wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property that appears only on reels, 3, 4 and 5 in the base game. It substitutes for the scatter symbol as well, which is the La Bamba record. The symbols awarding line payouts are again from the era and include Ritchie button, guitar, Ritchie on TV, shoes, phonograph, poster, autograph book, speaker and tickets. The scatter symbols trigger up to 20 free spins. Each free spin will have a randomly multiply payouts by 1x, 2x or 3x. As the number of scatter symbols in the triggering spin increase, benefits get added. Five scatter symbols add extra expanding wild symbols to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Six scatter symbols add expanding wilds to reels 1 and 6 as well.