The story of The Three Little Pigs is brought to life brilliantly through some entertaining graphics and animations. In the base game, the reels are set in the side of the pig’s straw house with the rolling fields of the countryside behind it. In the free spins, the houses of sticks and bricks also make an appearance, as does an animated version of the wolf. At the same time, the slot has an enjoyable soundtrack and some excellent sound effects.
The game’s theme also extends to the symbols on the reels. There are four high value symbols including a farmer pig, a painter pig and a builder pig, as well as a stuffed toy pig. The lower value symbols are the royals 10 through to A. The beehive is the wild symbol, while the wolf is the scatter symbol and the full moon is a bonus symbol that appears in the free spins.
On every spin, the Swooping Reels feature is active. When a winning combination lands on the reels, the symbols in it are blown off the reels. This allows more symbols to fall down from above, which can form another winning combination, and this way the feature can repeat itself, and numerous wins can be formed from each win.
Furthermore, the Swooping Reels help players advance along the Pigs Turn Wild feature. Above the reels, the three pigs can be seen and each one has two empty circles beneath it. Each win from the Swooping Reels will fill one of the circles and when the two circles under a pig are filled, that pig becomes wild. This means that if there are six Swooping Reels wins, all three pig symbols will be wild, so a total of four wilds will be on the reels. The circles are reset between each spin.
The Blow The House Down free spins begin if three of the wolf scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels. Players are awarded ten free spins and before they begin, a brief video is shown of the wolf blowing down the straw house and moving on to the house of sticks. The Pigs Turn Wild feature is still active during the free spins, and the free spins can be retriggered indefinitely by landing three more scatter symbols. Furthermore, if you collect three moon bonus symbols, then the wolf blows down the house of sticks and move on to the house of bricks. Players receive two more spins and the feature continues. If a further three moon bonus symbols are collected, then two more spins are awarded and all payouts will be doubled for the remainder of the spins.
Big Bad Wolf is a medium to high volatility slot and it has an RTP of 97.34%, which is far above average for online slots. Low volatility slots pay out small amounts regularly, high volatility slots pay out large amounts less frequently, and this game falls somewhere in the middle.
The game has a top standard payout of 1000x that is won by landing five wild symbols along a payline. The farmer pig can payout up to 300x, the painter and builder pigs up to 250x, and the stuffed toy up to 200x. A, K and Q can payout up to 100x, while J and 10 can payout up to 75x.
How to Play
Big Bad Wolf is a very simple slot to play. Before spinning the reels, all players need to do is set their total bet per spin using the controls underneath the reels. The total bet should be divided by 25 to calculate the individual payline bet. All that players then need to do is click on the spin button. There is also auto play functionality that can be used to set up to 100 spins in motion complete with win and loss limits.