Games Related to Bar Bar Black Sheep
Every so often, along comes a slot that has a feature that just hits the right spot. You may think that a children's nursery rhyme is perhaps a crazy idea for a slot game, but it is fruitful area for Microgaming with their Rhyming Reels series of games proving very popular.
While not next in line in the series, there's lots to enjoy about the exciting new Bar Bar Black Sheep mobile slot and a lot of it stems from the games history.
The original Bar Bar Black Sheep slot was a non-mobile compatible game from Microgaming that had just three reels. It was released many years ago and while never enjoying the popularity of other games, it had its devotees just the same. Particularly with players who enjoyed the simpler pleasures of a 3-reel slot.
However, when we heard that the slot was due for a revamp for the burgeoning mobile slot market, we did wonder whether this was such a wise move as the quality of mobile slot games now is so high that a game similar to the original would pale against many of the newer modern day slots.
Fortunately, Microgaming have made a superb job of the conversion, encapsulating the many aspects that made the original slot popular, while adding a host of new features to ensure that the game can stand on its own four hooves in the modern mobile slot industry.
The theme for the game is self-evident and while some may feel that a children's nursery rhyme isn't perhaps the most obvious or fitting choice to base an adult slot game on, there's no doubt that the stories these tales tell are perfectly suited for representation on a slot. We've seen that in many other slot's based on nursery rhymes or children's stories.
The first thing that players of the old game will notice is that the presentation has been turned up a notch. There's still the nice cartoon-style feel to the graphics in the game which is excellent but everything looks cleaner and crisper. The sheep have certainly had their trip through the dip for the mobile version and their woolly coats have come out very crisp and clean indeed.
There's a nice mix of symbols across the reels. The usual, retro-styled fruit machine symbols (including an Apple, Corn, Orange, Melon and what looks like a rather healthy Aubergine act as the in game lows, while some of the other symbols on the reels including the farm, a white sheep and of course the bar symbol act as the higher value symbols offering bigger wins.
You can play this slot in three ways on a mobile, either via an Android app, an iPhone app, or also via a browser, the choice is yours.
The new game also boasts 5-reels instead of three and 15-paylines, which means you can spin from as little as 0.15 per spin, up to a maximum of £30, with a potential to win up to 999 times your line bet.
In terms of how the game plays, the base game itself is enjoyable enough, the clean graphics, cutesy music and sound effects are engaging at first, but play for a lengthy session and it won't be too long before you are clicking the mute button on the sound as it can get a tad repetitive at times.
While not a massively volatile slot, I'd say that this was a low to medium variance slot as you don't win on every spin, but when you do trigger a win, there is a decent chance of the payout being markedly better than simply 1x or 2x your total bet.
The slot boasts a Wild symbol in the form of the Bar Bar Black Sheep logo and this can be used to help create winning paylines in both the base games and the free spins round.
Speaking of free spins, you can access the fantastic free spins round on the slot by landing three or more bags of wool scatter symbols across the reels. When triggered this lands you in the free spins round which is easily identified as the reels turn black while the round is played out and during which all wins are subject to a fantastic 3x multiplier.
However, the other feature is what really marks out the Bar Bar Black Sheep slot as well worth a look as the game harks back to is days as a 3-reel, with its bonus feature, which is triggered when you land the sequence of Bar-Bar-Black Sheep across the first three reels.
When this occurs, you enter the bonus feature round, which has three reels which spin round from right to left revealing a number. The number revealed is the multiplier that your line bet will be multiplied by to give you your bonus win. You could be very unlucky and hit a multiplier anywhere between 001x and 999x your line win.
Bar Bar Black Sheep is a fast, fun enjoyable mobile slot that has been invigorated with a new look, additional reels and a fantastic selection of bonuses for the modern mobile gamer. If you are heading to a casino any time soon, this is one offer you'd be baa-my to miss out on!
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