Babushkas slot – Thunderkick


BabushkasCuddle up with Thunderkick’s newest online video slot – Babushkas. With Unlocking Symbols, Free Spins, Wipe Wins and a Mystery Wild Feature, Babushkas promises to be a memorable slot experience. An RTP of 95,8% and the chance to win up to 390x the Total Bet ensures that Babushkas will be as profitable as it is fun!

Russian Bears & Babushkas on Nana’s Sweater = Adorable!

Babushkas is a 3-row, 5-reel, 17-fixed payline slot with adorable babushka doll symbols set against a knit background of colored yarn. It is the online slot equivalent of Yoshi’s Woolly World which also uses knitting as an art medium. Symbol animations, such as the hatching Wild Egg symbol with its Bears that scare, charm and dance, add a nice depth to the graphics quality. The sound effects and music create a festive atmosphere.

Babushkas lists values for Balance, Total Bet and Win in cash along the bottom of the slot screen. Thunderkick slots offer a simple bet selection design. Players only need to click the ‘poker chip’ icon to select 1 of 14 Total Cash Bets ranging from 10p-£100 at Vera&John. Paytable values for this online slot are also listed in cash, and they change to reflect bet selection.

Babushkas has 9 adorable slot symbols with 2 special and 7 regular. There is a dynamic Egg Wild which only appears on reel 3 and hatches to reveal 1 of 3 Bear Features. The Ghost symbol awards a big win during the Special Wipe Win. The 7 regular Babushka doll symbols possess varying sizes, ages and colors. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue and Green. The Yellow doll is the oldest and highest value regular symbol while the Green doll is the youngest and lowest value symbol.

Wipe WinBabushkas’ gameplay is left to right, so get 3+ symbols starting from reel 1 to win. Gameplay is further enhanced by the special Symbol Upgrades Feature which is randomly triggered on a win. This allows new winning combos to be made with the potential for longer and higher paying wins. At first glance, the pays listed in the Paytable appear to be low when compared to other slots. However, Symbol Upgrades and the Wild Mystery Feature work to balance things out.

The highest paying slot symbol of Babushkas is the Ghost symbol which awards a prize of 100x the Total Bet during the Special Wipe Win Feature. At Vera&John, that amounts to £10 – £100.000 depending on Total Cash Bet selection! The 2 highest-paying regular slot symbols are the Yellow and Orange Babushka dolls which award up to 2x and 1.5x the Total Bet respectively. That said, Babushkas offers a top prize of up to 390x the Total Bet when the Bonus Features are thrown into the mix.

Special Features
There are 10 options that range from 5-5.000 consecutive spins. Toggle “stop on Feature won” on/off. Press ‘stop’ to end Autoplay manually. Game Features include: once the reels are in play, click ‘spin’ again to stop them quickly. Switch sound on/off via the speaker button

Bonus Features

  • Bonus Features BabushkasWild Mystery Feature: The Wild randomly triggers 1 of 3 Bear Features when it appears on reel 3: Scare Bear, Charm Bear or Dance Bear.
  • Scare Bear: This Feature upgrades all of the lowest-paying slot symbols from 1 – 3 times.
  • Charm Bear: This Feature upgrades ALL slot symbols 1 time.
  • Dance Bear: This Feature initiates a round of Free Spins with a Wild granted to every spin.
  • Symbol Upgrades: Randomly triggered by any win, winning symbols will automatically transform into the next highest-paying slot symbol. For example, Green Babushkas will transform into Blues and Pinks will transform into Reds etc. in addition, at times a chain reaction will occur transforming adjacent symbols into matching symbols. It is possible for the chain reaction to transform all 15 symbols into a match!
  • Special Wipe Win: If all 15 symbols match, this triggers an additional symbol upgrade for an ultimate win. A Special Wipe Win is awarded when a Wipe Win transforms the highest-paying Yellow slot symbols into Ghosts resulting in a big win of 100x the Bet!

Summary table Babushkas

Software developer Thunderkick
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date August 2016
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 95,8%
Volatility / variance (?) Medium
Features (?) Wild Mystery, Symbol Upgrades and Bear Features
Roles / pay-lines (?) 5 / 17
Min. / Max. bet 10p up to £100
Max. prize 390x your bet


Get Warm and Fuzzy with Babushkas!

Thunderkick has outdone themselves with this slot design. The Unlocking Symbols gameplay works in a similar fashion to NetEnt’s popular Cascading Reels design. Thunderkick has taken this successful concept that offers the potential for additional wins and improved it by giving players the chance to earn guaranteed extra wins that are much higher in value. Not to mention, the chain reaction aspect of it puts it a step above Cascading Reels in terms of excitement level. For players that like slots that keep things interesting with innovative design concepts, Babushkas will make for an epically enjoyable experience!

We gave this unique online slot a 100 spin test run at Vera&John casino. It produced 2.6 wins every 10 spins. About 50% of those wins were profitable. The largest win achieved was a Mega Win of 29x the Total Bet awarded by a chain reaction Symbols Upgrade of 14 of the 15 symbols. Out of 100 spins, we achieved 2 Bear Features: Scare Bear and Dance Bear which awarded 7 Free Spins and a big win of 23.2x the Total Bet. If slots with a healthy dose of adorable float your boat, give Toki Time a try.

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  • Graphics & Sound 8.6
  • Features 9
  • Usability 8.5
  • Bet Options 7.5
  • Originality 9
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