Go Beef Lightning! Win Up to 56,000-Times Your Bet

Beef Lightning is the latest addition to the Big Time Gaming portfolio

Are cows are not the first animal you mention when thinking about pokies? They are at Big Time Gaming judging by the release of Beef Lightning Megaways. Cows, yes cows, are the Beef Lightning theme. It is different, that if for sure, but is the game any good?

Beef Lightning Fundamentals

Beef Lightning is the latest addition to the Big Time Gaming portfolio. Big Time Gaming uses the Megaways mechanic here, so expect more paylines than your average dairy herd could chomp through in a week; up to 117,649 of them.

The game runs on a six reel board with between two to seven rows. The Megaways feature randomly changes the layout to keep things fresh.

There is a bet amount for every Beef Lightning player regardless of their bankroll. Bets start at $0.20 and increase to a $10 maximum. A house edge of 3.57% comes through the RTP of 96.43%, which is around average these days.

You will, however, need a substantial bankroll to chase the biggest prizes because of this online pokie’s mathematics model. Big Time Gaming have a reputation for highly volatile machine, and that is what you get here.

The high variance is worth grinding through because of the massive potential wins. A cow-sized 28,674x is the biggest possible prize from a single base game spin. This increases to a whopping 56,000x within the bonus game.

Beef Lightning Symbols and Payouts

Beef Lightning uses a mixture of cow-related pictures and royals on its reels. Nines through Aces are the low-value symbols, paying up to 0.5x for matching six. A cowbell and shoe are mid-tier but only pay up to 0.6x.

Landing three cows pays 0.4x and up to 2.5x for landing six. The bull is the symbol with the highest value. It pays 2x for matching just two symbols and up to 20x for matching six.

Symbol 2 3 4 5 6
Bull 2x 3x 5x 10x 20x
Cow 0.4x 0.6x 0.8x 2.5x
Cowbell and Shoe 0.3x 0.5x 0.6x 1x
Aces and Kings 0.2x 0.4x 0.5x 0.6x
Queens and Jacks 0.1x 0.3x 0.4x 0.5x
Tens and Nines 0.1x 0.2x 0.3x 0.4x

Gold tiles spelling MOO are the scatters on the Beef Lightning board. You need three on the board to win 12 free spins. Additional scatters add four more free spins to your total.

There is a wild too, which simply says wild on it. It burns like it is being branded whenever it lands and substitutes for all normal non-scatter symbols.

What Are The Game’s Features?

Running the Megaways engine is a feature in itself because of the sheer number of paylines it makes possible. Winning combinations disappear from the board and fresh symbols cascade to replace them. This can and does trigger several strings of winning combinations.

The Beef Lightning wilds are a feature in their own right because they can clone themselves to fill an entire reel. It is worth nothing that wilds do not land on the first reel.

Landing three scatters awards you 12 free spins with additional scatter granting four more spins. The bonus round is all about the hilarious Beef Lightning Cow Auction, though.

You begin with one cow and no bids for the poor bovine. Special bonus coins land during the free spins round, which gives one of several outcomes. They increase your number of cows, an auction bid, retrigger the free spins, or contribute to one of three jackpots.

You win the total number of cows multiplied by the bids you accumulate, at the end of the bonus round.

Jackpots of 500x, 2,500x, and 25,000x your stake are won for collecting three bronze, four silver, or five gold trophies.


We never thought we would play a cow-themed pokie at any online casino never mind write about one. However, Big Time Gaming need a pat on the back (pardon the pun) because Beef Lightning is great fund.

The base game is a little lean when it comes to significant prizes, but the bonus round sure makes up for that. Being able to win 56,000x your bet is nothing to be sniffed at, no matter how rare that happening is.

Give Beef Lightning a spin and try not to smile as it plays a rip-off version of the Grease Lightning song!