The Bar Bar Black Sheep, online slot opens with a little play on the words of the famous Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme “Bar Bar Black Sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, 5 reels full.” Released in April of 2016 by Microgaming, this simple, yet effective online slot features fruit/veggie symbols, cartoonish graphics and the potential to win up to £95,000 thanks to a random Bonus Multiplier that awards up to 999x the total Bet/Line. Play this slot from anywhere with internet reception from desktop or mobile device and hope to see those three magic words, Bar Bar Black Sheep, appear across the reels for some decent cash.
Bar Bar Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?
Take a trip to the countryside with Bar Bar Black Sheep, a 3-row, 5-reel, 15-fixed payline online slot by Microgaming. After the short intro video, we see the reels set against farmland with a bright red barn to the right and a windmill to the left. The symbols reflect things grown and raised on a sheep farm. The simple graphics are cartoonish and lack the sophistication of animations found in other farm based slots such as QuickSpin’s Big Bad Wolf. The background music is charming with a soft guitar/piano instrumental that plays the nursery rhyme melody of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” during gameplay.
As seen with many Microgaming slots, the game design is simple, yet effective, with the Balance, Bet, Wins, Auto play and Spin all along the bottom of the screen for ease of making Bets and tracking Bets and Wins. To place your Total Bet, adjust the Coin Values ranging from 0.01 to 0.50 and bet up to 20 coins/Line for a Total Credit Bet range of 0.15-150 at the 32Red casino. This range is excellent for most budgets with the exception of slot players that like to bet large and win larger.
Bar Bar Black Sheep features 11 symbols. The 4 special symbols, listed in order of highest to lowest value, are the Bar Bar Black Sheep Wild, Free Spins Scatter, Black Sheep and BAR symbols. Both the Bar and Black Sheep are involved in triggering the Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus Feature (to learn more about this feature, look to Bonus Features below for a more detailed explanation). 3+ Free Spin Scatters can trigger the Free Spins Bonus Game, and you only need 2 for a win. The Wild can replace any symbol except the Free Spin Scatter symbol. The remaining symbols are the 7 regular Symbols listed in order of highest value to lowest: White Sheep, Red Barn, Watermelon, Apple, Orange, Eggplant and Ear of Corn.
Payouts are left to right only, so for a win, get 3+ matching symbols starting from reel 1. Even better, you only need to get 2+ of either the Free Spin Scatter symbols or Bar Bar Black Sheep Wilds for a win. Scatter wins can be added to regular wins for one big win on a spin. Matching symbol values change as the Bet does. Multiply the number of Coins won by the Coin Value for the Total Credit win. Check the paytable carefully before clicking Spin!
Bar Bar Black Sheep features an advanced Auto play that allows players to set the game to automatically spin. Press Stop to end Autoplay.
The background music is gentle and non-intrusive when compared to other, high energy online slots. However, if you prefer silence while playing slots, there is the option to toggle the sound on/off.
Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus Features
Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus Feature: This feature is triggered by the appearance of 2 Bar symbols followed by 1 Black Sheep symbol along paylines 1, 2 or 3 with the first Bar appearing on reel 1, 2 or 3 (Wilds can’t substitute to trigger the Bonus). The Bar symbols and Black Sheep Symbol disappear, and those spaces spin wildly only to be replaced by a random multiplier that is then multiplied by the Bet/Line. This slot feature can award up to a 999x multiplier!
Free Spins Bonus: Bar Bar Black Sheep’s Free Spins Bonus feature is triggered by the appearance of 3+ Free Spin Scatters. Up to 20 Free Spins are awarded. More Free Spins can be awarded and added to the total during the Bonus Spins. The number of Free Spin symbols that appear on a spin will determine the number of initial Free Spins Awarded. Spin 3 Free Spin symbols for 10 Free Spins, 4 for 15 and 5 for 20 Free Spins. The best part of this feature by far is that all Free Spin Wins are tripled.
Paytable Achievements: Bar Bar Black Sheep features a Paytable Achievement gameplay component that tracks winnings and awards achievements.
Summary table Bar Bar Black Sheep
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||April 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||Unknown|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Medium|
|Features (?)||Multipliers, Scatters, Wilds and Free Spins|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 15|
|Min. / Max. bet||0,15 up to 150|
|Coin value||0.01 up to 0.50|
Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 5 Reels Full!
Though simple, the bonus features prove to be effective as shown by the big Win potential of £95,000 with this slot. In addition, Bar Bar Black Sheep’s betting range is flexible and the music/game theme are charming, though we would have liked to see higher quality graphics overall. While the Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus Feature is exciting, it would have been even better if it wasn’t restricted to only 3 of 15 paylines.
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