The Bullion Barsfruit-machine-cum-slot-machine and more recently, Bullion Bars 500
are created by the Novomatic subsiduary Greentube for online play. They will probably be familiar to UK arcade players and
especially those, like me, who remember the Bar-X 3-reel games which you can still find in remote outreaches
like Brighton Pier!
Where most online slots these days have gone down the Vegas route and rely on free spin features and all
sorts of fancy eye-candy to keep you interested, some games like Bullion Bars and Novomatic's
popular but basic Sizzling Hot Deluxe slot retain some of that old-school
charm that was more evident in some of the older pub and arcade games and which seems to have been lost
in today's more fancifull fruit machine games.
All that reminiscing said and done, I'd take the new slot games over the older ones any day of the week if
I was playing for anything more than a few minutes. The charm of a Bullion Bars game is fine, but the excitement
of a free spin feature in the Gaminator games Katana or the cult
Book Of Ra Deluxe slot is far more appealing to me. I grew up with
the old fruit machines and indeed, they were the inspiration for this website but that was then, this is now.