This game is based on the tale of the Three Little Pigs. Those hapless pigs that kept having bad encounters with the big bad wolf, who kept blowing down their houses. As the pigs got smarter with each attack, their houses became stronger, which is also what happens in this game. Though you’ll have to wait until the free spins to see that happen.
In any case, the slot is gorgeous. The scene is set in a lovely landscape, the symbols and animations are beautifully drawn, and the pigs are cute.
The three pigs are worth the most for 5 on a payline, paying out between 10x and 12x your stake. The stuffed pig toy is worth 8x your stake for such a winning combination. The playing card symbols from 10 to A are worth 2x or 3x your stake for such a winning combination.
The regular wild symbol, by the way, is worth 40x your stake for 5 on a payline.
You can play this game from 0.25 to 100.00.
Big Bad Wolf is not a very volatile slot. Wins come regular, but they’ll rarely get big. The frustrating part is that you rarely get more than one win in a row, followed by a losing spin, which is followed once more by a win. The whole premise, however, benefits from consecutive wins.
You get cascading wins in this game, or swooping reels, as they are called here. Symbols from winning combinations are blown off the reels, making room for new symbols to fall in from above. But that hardly ever gives you another win. And you need to get at least two consecutive wins to turn one pig after the next (with each two consecutive wins) wild as well.
We never managed to get more than three consecutive wins in this game, meaning we only ever turned one of the pigs wild. That’s very frustrating.
Thankfully, the free spins make up for this slot base game. We sometimes triggered them every 50 spins, which is indeed often. Sometimes you may have to wait for a while, but the free spins do tend to be worthwhile. For starters, wins do come more often and turning all three pigs wild is absolutely feasible. This keeps giving you more and more cascading wins, which feels as if you’ll end up playing much more than the 10 free spins you start out with.
Additionally, you can collect moons, which will result in the wolf blowing down the house once you have three moons. It’ll give you +2 spins and the pigs move to a different house, one that’s more stable. Collecting three more moons would give you an additional 2 spins plus a 2x multiplier on all wins. No matter how many times we played the free spins, however, we never managed to see that.
Also, three more wolf scatters during the free spins will re-trigger the feature, giving you another 10 free spins.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Big Bad Wolf is 97.34%, which is excellent value. But it is only thanks to the free spins that you’ll manage to come out on top more often than not. The base game is slow and frustrating, never yielding any decent wins. If it weren’t for the frequent free spins, you wouldn’t bother playing this game, except that it is very pretty to look at.
But because the free spins are usually very worthwhile, you can easily walk away with 40x or even 100x your bet in one free spin round. And that without re-triggering the free spins or even blowing down the house a second time. Honestly, the free spin feature in this game truly impressed us and it was the main reason we kept playing for far longer than we would otherwise have done.
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