American bull riding has once been dubbed "the most dangerous 8 seconds in sports". That's really not an exaggeration at all: those who play this risky sport must be addicted to the one-of-a-kind adrenaline it offers. And that’s the exact atmosphere that Pragmatic Play wanted to recreate with the Black Bull slot. So, join in on the ride if you want to experience the thrill of bull riding on the reels!
Betting Options and Bonus Features
In Black Bull, the simple layout consists of 5 reels and 4 rows. With a 4/5 volatility, players can expect to sacrifice a bit of winning frequency for some big catches. If you're really lucky, you might get the incredible max win of 4,500x the stakes. The reels hold symbols that are very similar to those in slots like Buffalo King, namely the eagle, wolf, and bull symbols.
With only 20 paylines, Black Bull uses the Money Collection feature to spice things up. Each time a money symbol lands on the reels, it carries a random value (0.5x, 1x, 1.5x... all the way up to 50x the bet). These money symbols don't do anything on their own, but if they land along with wild symbols, players collect the total value on money symbols for every wild hit.
The free spins feature also uses money collection as its main mechanic. Collect 6 or more money symbols to enter the round (6+ money symbols = 6 free spins, 12+ money symbols = 8 free spins, 18+ money symbols = 10 free spins). When the round starts, the values of all existing money symbols are added together in a pot, and every new money symbol that lands will contribute to the pot as well. This pot is paid out each time a wild symbol appears on the screens. Not only that, every 6 money symbols will give you 2 extra spins.
Although Black Bull doesn’t offer anything essentially new in terms of mechanics and design, the game certainly has a WOW! effect. Players get to experience the bursts of adrenaline while spinning these reels!
The base game is just decent, with the money collection feature saving it from being too repetitive. But it's the bonus round that elevates Black Bull to an esteemed status. Sure, it's not exactly intricate, original, or flashy as some others, but the amount of instant money you can get from one spin is ridiculous. With a pot of only around 20x, you can land 10 wilds and it's an instant 200x payout - it's so quick that it can be almost overwhelming in the best way possible.