Pragmatic Play’s Big Juan delivers players the immersive gambling experience in a full-blown Mexican atmosphere. Big Juan, the vibrantly dressed mariachi, is taking you on a exciting gaming trip where you can win up to 2,600x the stake on this 40 paylines game.
Betting Options and Bonus Feature
The game is inspired by Mexico and it’s amazing and vibrant culture so everything from the symbols to the music is perfectly fitting this colorful setup. Played on a 5x4 grid, Big Juan has a total of 40 paylines. In it, at least three of the same symbols starting from the leftmost reel are needed to form a winning combination.
Big Juan comes at you with a very standard set of stats. The volatility is set high and the RTP is on 96.7%, which is slightly higher than average. Last but not least, the max winning for this game is 2,600x your bet which can provide a really nice boost your balance if you manage to play to its full potential.
Wilds in Big Juan are the red hot Wild Chillies and, as per usual, they substitute for all other symbols except for the scatters. The Wild Chillies pay 12,5x for a five-of-a-kind. If you land 6 of the same symbols on reels 2 to 4, they all turn into Wild Chillies - this is called the Wild Chillies Switch feature.
Scatters in Big Juan are the bright blue Piñatas and getting 3,4, or 5 Piñatas anywhere in view awards you with 10, 12, or 15 free spins respectively. The bonus round plays on a 3x3 grid with a sticky money bag in the middle and a 4th reel represented by only one position. The Boost symbol makes its occasional appearance on the 4th reel to add all the cash symbols into the bag while the Win symbol collects all the cash symbols each time it appears. Collected jackpot symbols’ values are as followed:
- The Mini Jackpot (3 symbols) - 12.5x the stake
- The Small Jackpot (4 symbols) - 50x the stake
- The Major Jackpot (5 symbols) - 250x the stake
- The Grand Jackpot (5 symbols) - 2500x the stake
Finally, the Bonus Buy feature is available to non-UK players only. This will cost you 100x your stake but will guarantee 4 to 5 scatters on the subsequent spin. The RTP however, is lowered slightly to 96.53% when you pick this option.
It’s definitely not be the best product Pragmatic Play has given us but I respect the provider’s willingness to try and mix things up a bit. Still, I can’t help but feel that they could have done more! They had all the ingredients for creating mind blowing game but the execution was kinda bad. There are for sure some redeeming qualities in Big Juan like nice winning potential and interesting and unusual bonus round but all things considered, unfortunately it was not enough for me fall in love with the Big Juan slot.