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Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Definitely not Quickspin, who’s turned the classic fairy tale into an online slot.
This slot provider continues with its line of successes based on classic fairy tales and children’s stories. Their portfolio includes hit games like Pied Piper, Rapunzel’s Tower, Mighty Arthur and more recently, Hall of the Mountain King. But the most popular fairy tale slot from Quickspin is undoubtedly Big Bad Wolf. The game is based on the children’s story about the three little pigs and, of course, the big bad wolf.
Big Bad Wolf is a 5-column, 3-row, 25-payline video slot. The game features Swooping Reels, Pigs Turn Wild, and Free Spins with a Blowing Down the House feature. Read on to learn more about the slot’s design and special features.
Quickspin slots are among the most recognisable in the industry. Their design is usually cartoonish, family-friendly and very well-designed with soft colours. Big Bad Wolf is no exception. The wolf itself looks as thuggish and sly as you’d expect from a bad wolf, while the three pigs all have their own unique characteristics.
The game is played inside a straw house, with green fields and farming equipment in the background. The symbols feature classic playing cards from 10s all the way up to an Ace. All three pigs naturally have their own symbol. A beehive is the game’s Wild symbol, and the big bad wolf is the Scatter symbol. The sound effects sync with the cartoonish graphics, and overall it makes for a pretty jolly game.
Big Bad Wolf does not have any spinning reels. Instead, the game symbols fall from above in a cascading fashion. Winning combinations are formed by landing a minimum of three identical symbols on the reels on the same spin. The game follows a normal left-to-right structure common for most games.
Winning combinations are cleared from the reels and new symbols will fall from above to fill the empty spaces. The player is then awarded a re-fall, identical to a respin, and will continue to receive additional re-falls as long as at least one winning payline is made each time.
What makes Big Bad Wolf stand out as a slot is the unusual wild counting system, which we will explain further in this next section.
While the beehive acts as the game’s “regular” Wild symbol, Big Bad Wolf has another Wild feature up its sleeve - the Pigs Turn Wild feature. This works in conjunction with the Swooping Reels to give a massive win potential. Every pig has the potential to turn into a Wild symbol. A win on any spin counts as a swoop, and two consecutive swoops will turn one of the Pig symbols into a Wild. Simply put, it means you need to win on two straight spins/respins to transform a pig to a Wild.
If you land another two swoops for a total of 4 consecutive wins, a second pig turns into a Wild symbol. Six consecutive wins will result in all three pigs acting as Wild symbols add they remain this way until a respin occurs without a winning combination. This gives the potential of having 4 different Wild symbols on the reels at once!
Whenever a respin occurs without a win, the player will return to charged spins and the Pig symbols will reset to their original non-Wild state.
The three little pigs were rightfully terrified of the wolf in the fairy tale. In this game, however, there is no need to be afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. You should, in fact, hope he turns up. Three or more Wolf Scatters will trigger a Free Spins round with 10 initial Free Spins. If you land 3 or more Wolf Scatters on the same spin during the Free Spins feature you get 10 additional spins.
In the Free Spins round, Moon symbols will land on the 5th reel and are collected in a meter when they do. After collecting three Moon symbols the Blowing Down The House feature is activated. The Wolf will blow down the pig’s houses and award +2 Free Spins. Collecting six Moon symbols will raze the brick house awarding the player +2 additional spins and a 2x multiplier on every subsequent winning spin.
Both the Swooping Reels and Pigs Turn Wild features are active during the Free Spins round. With re-falls awarded after each win, the 10 Free Spins can easily turn into 20 or more respins in this round.
Big Bad Wolf is a high-volatile slot. That means that while the wins might be infrequent at times, they are usually larger when they occur. But don’t panic just yet, you can still enjoy regular wins in this Quickspin slot.
The largest wins are normally found in the Free Spins round. With both special features active during this round, and the potential of winning more Free Spins, this is where the big payouts tend to happen.
It is also worth noting that the theoretical Return-to-Player (RTP) of this game is 97.34%, a figure far above average. This means that for every €100 wagered, the game returns, theoretically, €97.34 back to the players. Please note that this is the average for all spins; you still run the risk of ensuring long winless streaks. Similarly, you can have long lucky streaks that return more than 100% of your stake.
All Quickspin slots are optimised for mobile use. That means you can play Big Bad Wolf via mobile, tablet or desktop. The game controls are beautifully designed for handheld devices, and you get a seamless experience regardless of what device you use.
It does not matter if you are a fan of the fairy tale about the three little pigs or not. With Big Bad Wolf, Quickspin has created an online slot that should appeal to most players. The graphics are lovely on all devices, and it makes it feel like you are entering an authentic universe where an actual story is being told. Maybe we are just reading too much into it since we know the story already, but Quickspin has really made an effort to put out a proper conceptual game.
The game might be lacking one or two features compared to modern video slots. The features that do exist, however, are both fun and rewarding. With the Pigs Turn Wild feature, you have the very real possibility of having 4 active Wild symbols (the three pigs + the beehive). That’s pretty decent by anyone’s standard.
The Free Spins round offers solid entertainment and potential big wins. The possibility of winning more Free Spins and receiving a 2x multiplier on every winning respin makes for a fairy tale of a bonus feature.
Big Bad Wolf is one of Quickpin’s headliner games for a reason. It is entertaining, has great graphics and a Free Spins round with a very good win potential.
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Min/Max Bet: € 0.25 – 125.00
Volatility: High (8.48/10)
Platform: Desktop & Mobile
Game Type: Slots