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Behold the Bar 7’s – Novoline’s full scale replica of a 1930s one-line mechanical slot machine! Whether or not you are a retro lover, it’s definitely worth giving this baby a couple of spins just for the sake of paying respects to the very roots of slot gaming as such. By the way, did you know that the famous BAR symbol so popular in all kinds of slots derives from the name of a chewing gum manufacturing company? Yes, back then the biggest prize you could get from a slot machine was, well, a pile of chewing gum. Worry not though: the prizes in Bar 7’s are fairly substantial, and moreover, this contraption gives you quite a few options of… cheating. Seems enticing? Read more and let those reels roll!
With only one win line in play and the worth of all the four winning combinations displayed on the screen, placing your bet is only a matter of pressing those little “+” and “-” buttons below the reels and a very primitive calculation. In case you’re not in the mood for, say, multiplying your bet by 5 in order to calculate the potential winnings, the paytable will show you the exact payout amounts depending on your current stake. Once you’ve decided exactly how much you want to pay for each spin, hit Start for a single spin or Autoplay for constant profitable motion.
The winning strategy in Bar 7’s is easy as pie: all you have to do is land 3 identical symbols on the single win line. There are only four symbols in the game, the all-time classics – cherries, bells, sevens and bars. The payouts are always fair since you won’t find a single combination which would be worth less than your stake as it often happens with modern slot machines. Here’s the whole distribution: cherries pay out 5 times your stake, bells – 10 times, sevens – 20 times and bars – as much as 40. In other words, no monkey business!
Now, let’s get down to the interesting part, and namely the cheating options. After any spin you may be randomly offered a number of holds and re-spins – all for free. In case there are two matching symbols on the win line, the corresponding reels will be held automatically. Another thing is the nudges: after a losing spin you may be as randomly offered up to three attempts to nudge the reels and achieve a winning combination.
Normally, in case of even the smallest win you shouldn’t be dissatisfied with the amount you get, but if you’re the type of person who enjoys that little pinch of risk, you may use the standard double-or-nothing gamble feature and effectively double your prize – or lose it all. In order to test your luck, simply hit the Gamble button and guess if the downward-facing playing card is red or black.