Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? You won’t be. In fact, you’ll be on his side as you blow away the screen and try and get those damn wild pigs.
This Big Bad Wolf mobile slot is a frustrating game. We warn you, right now.
You load it up, and you see that it’s one of the prettiest machines you’ve seen for a while. It could even rival the beautiful Gonzo’s Quest slot.
The reason we mention the famous adventurer is that much like that game, Big Bad Wolf from Quickspin has cascading spins. Or, as they like to call it, ‘swooping reels’, because when you get a win, the symbols get ‘blown away’ and you then get more symbols tumbling down from above.
It’s a feature we love in many of our favourite mobile slot games, and one that works… relatively well here.
The reason we say ‘relatively’ is because of the high return to player rate (RTP) of 97.34%, The Big Bad Wolf slot actually does pay decent often enough that you won’t feel cheated.
But the whole point of these tumbling reels is that the more wins you get in succession, the more pigs on the reel turn wild, leading to bigger wins.
However, in the base game, you rarely get more than two or three consecutive wins in a row. In theory it could happen, but we found that it rarely did.
So there you are, watching for the wins to cascade into a flurry of wilds… but instead get maybe your bet back. There’s no multipliers like in Gonzo to make you hope for a truly big bad win.
Of anything, it reminded us more of IGT’s Pixies of The Forest because you have to wait for the free spins to get the wins.
Here the animations on these 25 paylines come alive. Get three wolves on the screen and the big, bad will show up to blow away your little house of straw and the pigs will run to the house of wood. Nothing special about these new reels, it’s just super cute.
That said, on bad WiFi reception it can slow down the game, so if you’re playing it as an Android phone slot or iPhone slot, be a little patient. The free spins will start, just need to get over the 10 second lag.
Now, it doesn’t say anywhere in the game if this is true, but having played the Big Bad Wolf video slot for several hours… the wins just come easier in the free spins. Or at least, that’s what it feels like.
It’s during the free games that we’ve managed to get all three little pigs to go wild, and get a succession of wins that just kept on coming. Only ever during the bonus games.
You start with 10 free spins, but with the chain reaction of cascades, we’ve easily played 30 to 40 free spins. Because the more little pigs turn wild, the easier it is to get wins, the more ‘free’ turns you get.
We are talking 30x to 80x our bet.
So no, the Big Bad Wolf slot game won’t make you incredibly rich. That’s what happens when you side with the bad guy. But you might just end up howling at the full moon after a good round of cascading wilds.
Fun, quirky, and pretty. We’ve played on real money slots for a lot less.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||2.66% / 97.34%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Free spins||Starts with 10 Free Spins / Build up to a 2x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Cascading Reels, Free Spins, Wilds, Extra Wilds|
Swooping Reels Feature: Or for the rest of us slot fans, cascading or tumbling reels. Why each provider feels the need to describe the same thing with a new word, we'll never know.
Any winning symbols in a game round are 'blown away' off the screen, with the empty spaces on the reels being replaced by additional symbols tumbling down from above.
This is at no extra cost to you and any additional wins will be added to a grand total.
Regular Wild: The honey beehive is the regular wild and replaces all other symbols except scatter. It's also the highest paying symbol.
Pigs Turn Wild: Every second cascading/swooping win will turn one of the pigs wild. The pigs are the highest paying symbols on the reels.
Scatter and Free Spins: 3 wolf scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will give you 10 free spins. You can re-trigger these, but not easily.
Instead, you can collect moon symbols.
The Big Bad Wolf mobile slot is an easy-play pretty game that we found very entertaining.
Some may get frustrated that those pigs don't turn wild often enough, and whilst that's true, this machine still pays enough to give you value for money and plenty of turns.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 3, 2020 - Rating