Do you remember the classic children’s story about the three little pigs and the wolf? We can all agree that it’s a bad wolf that is determined to satisfy its greed and sow fear. But there’s a reason to love this character, well at least for a moment. In the Big Bad Wolf slot by Quickspin, we revisit the famous fairy tale and follow the big bad wolf as it guides us to big payouts.
The game is highly entertaining and playful, one of the hallmarks I look for in a premium slot game. And as production from Quickspin, I have high hopes for this game when it comes to innovative features and the jackpot.
So what makes this online slot truly satisfying? Well, it’s just one of the many aspects that I will consider in this comprehensive game review. With a 5-reel and 25 paylines design, this slot uses the ‘Swooping Symbols’ mechanism, where the winning symbols are replaced by new ones for a chance at another payout. There’s a Free Spins bonus and the Blowing Down the House feature where you collect more spins and a 2x Multiplier. With its medium to high variance, this game sets you up for a wild adventure!
Reviewing the game’s appeal and worth can be a challenging task. I first consider the game’s best and weak features when completing the reviews as a matter of practice. Here’s an overview of what you can expect when playing the game:
The classic children’s story comes to life in the Big Bad Wolf slot by Quickspin. In this game, I revisit the hut of the three little pigs with the wolf not far behind. The 3×5 slot is conveniently housed in a hut of straws situated in the middle of the field.
This game remains true to its inspiration as you can see some familiar characters that serve as the main paying symbols. What I like about the game is that it offers you a chance to relive the story while spinning the reels. True to its theme, I managed to meet the Three Little Pigs in the story as the high-paying symbols and the Pig with a Straw as the game’s highest-paying symbol which pays up to 12x your wager for five-of-a-kind. You can also play with the Wild symbol which substitutes for most symbols and can pay up to 40x your wager.
I love how Quickspin turns ordinary concepts and themes into an engaging online slot experience. One of the first things I noticed is how this game improves on how it delivers the payouts in this game. For example, the Swooping Reels and the Pigs Turn Wild offer a satisfying game experience. I noticed that if you manage to activate these two features, you can continuously play game rounds and add coins to the account.
The Swooping Reels feature takes place right after a winning combination. So when you collect a winning combination, all participating symbols disappear, and their spaces are filled by new symbols falling from above. As you can see, this is similar to the Avalanche Reels that is often used in many Netent online slots such as Gonzo’s Quest. What I like about this feature is that it gives you a second shot at payouts.
To relive the story, you can place real money bets that start with 0.25 credits up to 125.00 credits. There is also an option to play the Turbo Mode for faster spins. But why speed up your game session if you can enjoy immersive storytelling on the screen, right?
The wolf tries to blow down the straw hut of our hapless three little pigs in the story. Well, this act in the story is featured in this slot game and delivers the bonus. To collect extra spins, you need to activate the Blowing Down the House Free Spins, which you can start by landing at least three Wolf Scatters on the screen. This winning combo will instantly offer you 10 spins which you play on the same bet that activated the bonus.
Now, Quickspin treats us to a more exciting bonus round since we can retrigger the feature (provided we land the same set of symbols), and all payouts during this round are tripled. And did I already mention that when you collect the Moon symbols on the last reel, you win extra spins and a chance for a 2x Multiplier!
I know that this is not the first time that a classic children’s story has made its way to the slot machine. This is not an original formula, but I must say that the game designer succeeds in creating an entertaining online slot that also pays decent winnings.
It’s also important to note that this game is available in at least two RTP versions. The game that I used here boasts a 90.01% RTP which is low. But you will be happy to note that the other version comes with an RTP of 97.34%! Whenever possible, make it a point to check out this version as it makes the huffing and puffing for payouts more exciting!