Big Bad Wolf Slot: Review, Casinos List
|Released||April 30, 2013|
|RTP (return to player)||97.35 %|
|House edge||2.65 %|
|Bet Size||0.25-100 EUR|
Big Bad Wolf slot is created by a top provider Quickspin. The theme of the game is based on a fable “The three little pigs”. And it is obvious that the main characters of the game are piggies that dressed up like builders. One of the pigs is depicted in a straw hat, pink jumpsuit, with a straw in his mouth. It is the one who built the house of straw in a fairy tale. The other one is wearing a blue beret and holds the paintbrush in his hand, it is the one who built his house of sticks in the story. And the third one looks like a real builder, he has special clothing and a spatula in his hand, he built the house of bricks.
All three pigs’ animations are well-designed, they are like real living creatures, especially when the icon of a pig turns into “Wild” and the pig starts making some movements. The Wolf in this slot looks like a gangster or just a bad guy. His grin is unpleasant and his manners are frightening. Of course, you remember his words in the fairy tale “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down” which he said to little pigs with the intention to break their houses and after all eat all three of them.
It seems important for me to repeat one more time, that all other animations and graphic objects look very lively and it a pleasure to watch them during the play game.
This slot was released in 2013 and the title is considered a game of a year by some players and experts. It is bright, modern 5-reels and 3-rows slot with 25 bet-lines that pay from the left side to right side, that are described in a slot settings, on the last page.
In this slot the coin size or coin per line coefficients aren't optional, so we can change the only one parameter which is total bet size. It can be set to different levels manually. There are 15 options to set the total bet, the minimum one is 0,25 euro cents and the maximum one is 100 euro. What level you should choose depends on your bankroll and maybe even strategy.
As for coin size, it is easy to find its value through the simple calculations. You need to divide your bet into the number of pay-lines in this slot. As a result, if your bet equals to 0,25 euro cents, the coin size will be 0,01, and if the bet is 100 euro, the coin size will be 4 euro.
There are 12 slot symbols in a Big Bad Wolf slot in total. They include 3 symbols with pigs that could turn into “Wild”, one regular Wild with a picture of the beehive on it, the Wolf scatter symbol, the Moon symbol that blowing pigs’ houses, the symbol with a stuffed pig of pink color and 5 usual symbols that bring to a player small reward and look like cards’ signs pinned to the wooden board painted in different colors.
The highest paying symbol is a regular Wild. As I said already, it has a picture of the beehive. It is possible to get 100 EUR if all 5 Wild symbols will be caught and your bet will be 0,25 Euro cents. So, if your bet will equal 100 EUR, you are able to get 4000 EUR.
The symbol with the card sign “10” is the lowest paying symbol. In case you bet 100 EUR you will get 0,10 EUR (for collecting all 5 “10” symbols). If your bet is 0,25 euro cents, you will get 0,05 EUR (for collecting 3 of “10”) and 0,75 euro cents if all five “10” are caught.
Hence, the highest win per line possible in a Big Bad Wolf slot equals 4000 euro.
I repeat, on the Wild symbol, you will see a beehive, and Scatter symbol that usually symbolises the activation of free spins is named a Wolf Scatter in this particular slot (and has the picture of a gangster-looking wolf on it).
Slot Bonus Features
In this particular slot, Free spins are activated by collecting 3 or more Wolf Scatter symbols. While the free spins are active you can catch the next 3 or more Wolf Scatter symbols. In this case, you will be awarded by 10 additional spins. As well as Wolf Scatter symbol, Blowing down the house feature is also can add free spins, if you get 3 Moon symbols you will be awarded 2 extra spins, if you get 6 moon symbols, you will get 2 more extra spins.
As to a bonus game, it is not a special game as such, but there is Blowing down the house feature that can be considered the bonus game. It implies that you have to collect Moon symbols during free spins round and this feature helps to a wolf to blow down the pigs’ houses.
Firstly, the wood house will be blown down (if three moon symbols will be collected) and after that, the second time a brick house will be destroyed (if six moon symbols will be collected). When the first pig’s house is blown away, you will get 2 free spins (3 Moon symbols are needed). And after all 6 Moon symbols are collected, besides two extra spins, you will be awarded a multiplier x2 on following wins.
As regards specific features that the Big Bad Wolf slot has, the following features can be estimated as special ones:
“Pigs turn Wild”. The symbols with the pictures of pigs turn Wild in the case two wins in a row. Each “pig” turns “Wild pig” after the particular number of wins in a row. So, “pig 1” turns Wild after 2d wins, “pig 2” - after 4th win, “pig 3” - after 6th win. And as you may know, the Wild symbol replaces all other symbols except Wolf Scatter and Moon symbols what makes this feature very attractive to players.
“Blowing Down the house” feature is surely special feature of this slot (it was described more thoroughly above)
“Swooping reels” feature is a feature is triggered by any win and consist of the next actions: the winning symbols disappear, new symbols (that have to replace the disappeared ones) fall down on spare spaces and all following winning combinations are added to the existing (general) win and when there won’t be any new winning combinations, the feature will end.
The Multiplier usually helps players to earn more money by doubling and tripling the wins. As for a Big Bad Wolf slot, your win can be tripled by x3 multiplier if you collect 3+ Wolf Scatter symbols and it will be doubled if you collect 6 Moon symbols.
Big Bad Wolf doesn’t have a progressive jackpot, though you are able to win 1,268x your total bet which is a huge sum of money that will make you happy anyway.
RTP and Variation
RTP (return to player) coefficient is a sum of money that will be given you back during the play in a long-distance (the other part can be considered as a fee for the service). The higher RTP level is set the better conditions for players are made. The average slots’ RTP that can be recommended is 96-97%.
In this slot, the RTP level is 97,31% which is higher than the average coefficient on the market, and it means that this slot is more satisfying for players, because they get more money back.
Graphics and Sound
As all Quickspin slots, a Big Bad Wolf slot is well-created and looks attractive to all kinds of players. I would say that it has the same quality as the cartoons made by world-known companies. Please, notice that the high-quality graphics and sound encourage you to keep playing more and more, so you shouldn’t forget about the passed time and control amount of money that left on your casino account.
There is no intro in this slot, though the additional animation during free spins round and the bonus game is really impressing.
The list of pros of the Big Bad Wolf slot:
very high RTP (97+%) You’ll probably get not only joy but also your money back which is more than satisfying
top-quality animation that looks like you are watching a cartoon on the screen of your laptop (smartphone or PC)
well-created sound effects
the theme is not unique but this version distinguishes by new approach and vision of plot details
high possible winning
HTML5 is supported
The list of cons of the Big Bad Wolf slot:
high volatility level
low free spins multiplier. It is great that it is included in this slot, but it triples your wins only when you get 3+ Wolf Scatter symbols (and it happens not so often).
Summing up, it is a well-created slot with great animation and top-notch sound effects. It has the perfect conditions for players regarding high RTP and offers a relatively big maximum winning.
As for me, I liked this slot a lot. The theme is familiar to everyone and evokes good memories from childhood. Due to the fact, I don’t like games with high volatility and low RTP, this slot meets 100% of my demands. It gives me lots of fun but I don’t have to risk all my money in order to get a ghost chance to win a super big prize. So, I would recommend it to the players with the same preferences as mine.