Big Blox, which went live on August 24, 2016, is a non-pay line casino game created by Yggdrasil Gaming. Gods is a recurring theme among Yggdrasil’s online games as it also appears in its other games such as Valley of the Gods (August 2017) and Nirvana (October 2016). Two of NetEnt’s games namely Asgardian Stones (February 2018) and Secret of the Stones (2013), alongside Sacred Stones from Playtech, are among Big Blox’s rival games.
The game’s name “Big Blox” is a corruption of “big blocks”; the name has been inspired by the 2X2 blocks that are randomly awarded in every game round; these blocks can enlarge progressively up to a dimension of 5X3, thereby covering the entire grid. Big Blox players match between three and five win symbols.
Big Blox Game Characteristics
Big Blox has a volatility rating of 36%. Strangely, Big Blox lacks any pay line on its 5X3 grid, despite the fact that players can win in 243 different (from left to right) ways. Instead, players win whenever three, four, or five matching symbols show up on more than three reels, consecutively.
If many winning combinations show up in a particular reel, then they instantly become win multipliers. For instance, a three-of-a-kind winning combination can result from three similar symbols appearing on the first three reels of the first row, then, in the same spin, two more symbols can also show up directly below reels two and three (forming a 2X2 square); it means four times the three-of-a-kind combination.
The Big Blox symbols are: a “Wild” (substitute), a golden stone god, a purple stone god, a green stone god, and a blue stone god; the stone gods-shaped cards suits consist of a red hearts suit, a purple spades suit, a green clubs suit, and a blue diamonds suit.
Big Blox’s first page informs the players about the possibility of winning X3888 the staked amount, which is equivalent to 97200 coins, in one game round. The inexistent pay lines mean that only the coin values can be adjusted, and the options are: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.07, $0.10, $0.16, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $0.70, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, and $4.00.
The Big Blox’s cash bets, which are multiplied by 25 coins, are: $0.25 (the minimum total bet), $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, $1.25, $1.75, $2.50, $4.00, $5.00, $7.50, $12.50, $17.50, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, and $100.00 (the maximum total bet).
The Big Blox payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations, respectively, are: the golden stone god offers X30, X150, and X400; the purple stone god pays X25, X125, and X250; the green stone god offers X20, X100, and X200; the blue stone god pays X15, X75, and X150; the hearts suit offers X8, X20, and X70; the spades suit pays X7, X20, and X60; the clubs suit offers X6, X15, and X50; and the diamonds suit offers X5, X15, and X40. The non-progressive jackpot for Big Blox is 486,000 coins.
The Big Blox software is good, the graphics perfectly captures the stone worship aura, and the ambience sounds hint at the tribal worshipping mood in an ancient or medieval time-frame.
Luck in Big Blox
The return to player rate in the Big Blox is 96.2%, while the house edge is 3.8%. This is a game of chance.