New Game at Springbok Casino The Big Bopper |

May 28, 2016 admin

The big bopper slot springbok casinoSpringbok Casino recently launched a new game from Real Time Gaming for new and seasoned players alike, titled The Big Bopper. This is an online slot themed around Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” Jiles Perry Richardson (J.P Richardson) last month. This game will transport you back to the Golden Age of Rock N’ Roll and leave you singing and bopping to the music like nobody`s watching. But who exactly are all these people?

“The Day the Music Died”

Spearheading the rock n’ roll movement in the 1950s, Buddy Holly assembled a band for the “Winter Dance Party Tour” that would cover 24 Midwestern cities in just a few weeks. Richie Valens and J.P Richardson were also set to tour with Holly to promote their new songs and make a little extra money.

Hardships soon struck the crew shortly after their tour began, with long traveling distances and the cold chilly weather taking its toll on each person in the form of sickness, frostbite, and irritation. Their tour bus frequently experienced mechanical problems as it was not equipped for the weather it was facing.  After playing an impromptu show in Clear Lake, Iowa, a frustrated Holly had decided to charter a small plane to take him to Fargo, North Dakota for the next show.

In the end, Holly, Valens, and Richardson were the three passengers on the plane when the pilot lost control of the aircraft, sending the plane down, crashing less than 6 miles from the destined airport in North Dakota. All four men were killed during the crash, tragically ending the careers of three rising musicians.

Memorials, tribute concerts, and monuments were all dedicated to the three singers, and a number of songs were also written to commemorate them, including Don McLean’s song American Pie, in which he coined the phrase “the day the music died” in reference to the plane crash.

Why should you play?

This 6-reel, all-ways pay slot is filled with upbeat music and the roaring energy of “The Big Bopper”, sure to put a smile on your face the whole time you`re engaged. Players can enjoy the old-time movie theatre background with curtain-framed reels and classic rock icons, such as a leather jacket, acoustic guitars, and aviator glasses. The winning icons are also something special too, presenting symbols such as a Wurlitzer jukebox, printed vinyl records, and an animated Big Bopper himself, who turns into video when on a winning line! All you have to do is get three matching symbols on adjacent reels in order to get a prize!

The game is also filled with exciting bonus features to keep you on your toes:

  • The Big Bopper Instant Win Feature: this feature is triggered when a scattered BOPPER appears across all the reels, awarding the players a chance to win 250x times their bet while enjoying old-school footage of the Bopper singing.
  • “Chantilly Lace” Free Games Round: In this round, named after one of the Bopper`s early famous hits that put him on the map, players can win more and more free games for as long as the big man sings. There is potential to score up to 45 free games with10x payouts!
  • The White Lightnin’ Free Games Round: For as long as the Bopper sings the famous song “White Lightening”, players have the chance to accumulate free games and a really big amount of wins.

The game also offers an AutoPlay feature so you can enjoy the nostalgia even more! Not only is this game available on your computer, but a mobile format is also available, so you can take the big man with you on the road! Even Springbok Casino manager Daniel van Wyk weighs in on the excitement of the new game:

“Oh, baby that`s what I like! This is a fantastically fun slot that combines a love of classic rock n’ roll with some seriously amazing bonus rounds.”

J.P Richardson, whom the game is named after, had a natural charm and singing ability that would capture the attention of anybody who listened. It`s not hard to conclude how big his career would have been if his life had not been taken so young. His adapted catchphrase, “Oh baby, you know what I like!” is continuously heard throughout the game, and combined with images of the Bopper himself, it gives players an intimate look at this polarizing figure and his charisma. Any fan of rock n’ roll, especially in its early days, will surely be intrigued and pleased by this game and tribute to the everlasting genre and the people who contributed to it.

This game has been acclaimed as one of the best slots to come from Real Time Gaming, and with its famous back story and infusion of feel-good music, it really is a must play.. Regardless if you`ve listened the Big Bopper`s greatest hits or not, you`re sure to become a fan after a spin with this slot!