All About Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special
Back in the early 2010s, the original Big Bad Wolf was the game that placed Quickspin on the map. It demonstrates their ability to create beautifully drawn slot games with smart elements weaved into the game tales as well as engaging gameplay. Anyone who has played the original slot will recognize the reel set and backdrop, but in our Christmas edition, everything is coated in snow, and fairy lights line the edges of the reels.
Once again, the major characteristics are driven by the pigs and the wolf. To win, you’ll need at least three matching symbols on a payline, and every successful combination activates the swooping reels feature, which blows away the winning images and replaces them with new ones. The minimum bet to get started is 25p.
RTP, Variance, and Top Payout
Because the Xmas version of Big Bad Wolf employs the same mathematical model and game engine as the original, the high variance should appeal to the majority of players. The maximum prize available is 1,225x, which may be triggered during the free spins round with the 2x multiplier. The RTP is set at a respectable 97.3 percent, which is another element of the original game that contributed to its popularity — it regularly appears on lists of the top high RTP slots of all time.
Paytable and Symbols
The reels are also adorned with well-known symbols. Simple playing cards, numbered 10 through Ace, represent the low value icons, which pay out 3x to 4x the stake for five of a kind. The premium symbols are the Stuffed Pig and three smaller Pigs, with the Pig who lives in a straw hut paying the highest, at 12x bet for the maximum combination of five in a line. His pals will increase your stake from 8 to 10 times.
Look out for the Beehive Wild, which pays 40x stake for five of a type and also substitutes for all normal symbols to build winning combinations, as well as the Wolf (wearing a Santa hat this time, of course), which is the Scatter and activates the Free Spins bonus.
Finally, throughout the free spins round, keep an eye out for the moon Scatter, which will activate the Blowing Down the House feature, which will provide you with extra spins and multipliers.
Features and Gameplay
Swooping reels, Pigs Turn Wild, the Free Spins feature, and the Blowing Down the House feature are among the additional features available in the Big Bad Wolf Christmas Edition video slot. The following is how they all work:
Swooping Reels are a feature of the game.
Swooping Reels, sometimes known as Cascading Wins, is activated after any successful spin and was relatively new at the time of the original. Winning symbols are blown away by the Wolf, and fresh icons appear on the reels, filling the empty spaces and allowing new winning combos to form. This continues until there are no more victories.
Feature: Pigs Go Berserk
Swooping reels combine with the Pigs Turn Wild feature to create a winning combination. When you get two consecutive wins, one of the Pigs will turn wild and stay that way until you have a non-winning spin. If you win four times in a row, you’ll acquire two Pig Wilds, and if you win six times in a row, all three Pigs will become Wilds. Pigs revert to ordinary premium symbols after a non-winning spin. Of course, in each situation, this increases your odds of getting a winning combination.
Feature: Free Spins
The Free Spins bonus is triggered when three or more Wolf Scatters appear on the reels. The Wolf will demolish the straw house, and the Pig will relocate to the wooden house with his brother. You begin with ten spins. By landing three additional scatters, the feature can be reactivated. During free spins rounds, the Pigs Turn Wild feature is also available.
Feature: Blowing Up the House
Moon Scatters appear on the reels during free spins and are necessary to activate the Blowing Down the House bonus. Only the Moon Scatters will display on reel 5. Collect three or more of them, and the Wolf will destroy the wooden house, forcing the two Pigs to flee to their brother’s brick house and providing two additional spins. If you can obtain another 3 scatters, you’ll earn another 2 spins and a 2x multiplier.
Except for the cosmetic modifications, the Xmas edition of this Quickspin favorite is identical to the original – the mathematical model, gameplay, and features are all unchanged. But that’s not a problem for us because Big Bad Wolf is a fantastic slot that has weathered the test of time well. It doesn’t have the punch of current high volatility slots with great potential, but that won’t bother most players. As we get closer to Christmas, the number of holiday slots available for review grows, and we fully anticipate this to be one of the greatest in the end.