Bulletproof Babes is a 20-payline video slot by Proprietary Games, inspired by the Japanese thriller sagas from the 70’s. For the first time in decades, the strong female characters were dominating the genre and heroines such as The Scorpion (Female Prisoner movie series) and Yuki (Lady Snowblood) graced the silver screen with their powerful presence and determination.
The theme was renewed at the beginning of the new millennium when Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill was released in 2003. The movie was heavily inspired by Japanese cinematography, spaghetti westerns, Manga anime, and Kung Fu movies, shifting the focus back to female leads and showing us just how much potential was being wasted by disregarding this genre.
Things are not much different on the online gambling scene and it does not seem that software developers are overly interested in designing games that feature fierce female oriental warriors. Proprietary Games are an exception and their Bulletproof Babes are four of the deadliest fighters you will encounter in online slots.
The deadly gang of Bulletproof Babes
The slot has four special icons – the Moon, Girl Fight Scatter, The Temple, and the Wild Mistress. The combinations pay from left to right and the highest payout that can be generated on a single spin amounts to 40,000 coins. The Wild Mistress can only land on the first, middle and the last reel, completing all other symbol combinations, except the ones formed by the Scatters, which is the only icon that pays both ways.
The Moon only lands on reel one, but doubles all payouts; when it appears next to the Temple icon (landing on reel 5 only), the Free Spins will be unlocked. Apart from the Free Spins and Base game winnings, the players can also trigger a random Progressive Jackpot that can be won on any spin.
The bonus round sessions are played on a different screen and the spins are activated after the players pick one of the four Babes. This will initiate up to 25 Free Spins (which can be triggered again) with a progressive multiplier, capped at x10.
Girl Powers Unleashed!
Each member of the Bulletproof Babes posse has her own special set of combat skills. The Blue Babe is proficient with a sword, generating up to x2000 player’s bet for a combination of 5 matching icons. The Purple Babe is an expert with cutlass and can multiply the bet by x5 to x1500, depending on the number of icons within the combination.
Green Babe’s weapon of choice is a Bo Staff and this icon generates payouts in the range of x3 to x1000. Last but not least, the Red Babe and her Kusari-Fundo will earn the players 1000 times their stake. Yin Yang, Ocean Wave, Bonsai, Mountain, Cloud, and the Anvil are the low-value icons with the max payouts in a range of x100 – x500 one’s stake.
Bulletproof Babes slot provides a much-needed breath of fresh air, and although a bit stingy with the bonuses, the slot makes up for it by introducing a cool theme and great payout potential, further enhanced the x1 – x10 multiplier.