Bar 7’s a really unique retro fruit machine by Novomatic, and it features only one line and a total of three positions on three reels. Couldn’t be simpler, yet the game offers a lot of fun, especially since there are two mini bonus features that help you land that three-of-a-kind!
There are three reels in Bar 7’s, with one symbol on each, for a total of three symbols. In a beautiful graphical environment you will be spinning your mini reels, hoping for a big win that can go up to 40x your bet.
There are only four symbols in the game. Cherries will pay 5x your bet, Bells will pay 10x, 7s will pay 20x, and finally the best prize in the game is 40x for landing three Bars. Simple yet so effective, and you feel you’re always very close to a big win. Gamble feature might help with doubling the small wins, for players who have a habit of using it.
Theoretical return to player (RTP) is 95.02%, which isn’t too much, but of course the payout may vary greatly in smaller sample sizes. Variance is medium, not too high, as the chance of landing the best combination in the game isn’t that remote.
Believe it or not, Bar 7’s does have bonus features, in fact, there’s two of them and both are triggered at random. The first one is the Hold and Spin Feature. After a losing or winning spin you may be offered holds and re-spins at no extra cost, where you’ll choose which reel you wish to hold. Any two or three matching symbols will be automatically held.
The second bonus feature are Nudges. After a losing spin, you may be offered up to three Nudges. You can Nudge manually using the button, or you can click to start automatic Nudge that brings the best available option.
If there is a better option than what you chose manually, the game will automatically correct it to the better option so there’s no fear of missing out on a win. After Nudges, Hold and Spin may be triggered.
These two features add a lot to what would have been boring gameplay, as you feel there’s a wrinkle in the game that you can use to your advantage.
It would be better if this slot game had higher RTP, that would undoubtedly make it even more popular, but it is what it is. Players who enjoy fruit machines will flock to play this one as it’s beautiful in its simplicity.
As far as simple fruit machines go, Bar 7’s is a quality game, and the advantage it holds over other similar games are the two bonus features you may just grow accustomed to and will feel their absence when playing some other fruit machine. This isn’t a bad title by Novomatic at all, and it can offer hours of fun.