Bar Bar Black Sheep
The Bar Bar Black Sheep slot from Microgaming reminds us of the Big Bad Wolf slot in many ways- great graphics and a famous theme.
The wombat says: Sheep are a bit silly aren’t they? And this lot from Microgaming are no different. Just look at those dozy faces! (not as silly as those Aardvarks in the Wild Antics slot, granted, but still).
Yep, I know a thing or two about these wooly creatures. I used to run a sheep shearing farm just outside Wondonga, until I lost the whole shebang in a game of poker. I flocked up big time there.
Anyway in this slot, the sheep are combined with traditional fruit machine bar symbols that could give you some decent wins. It’s a cartoon game, like that ol’ favourite- Irish Eyes 2. Let’s take a closer look…
Bar Bar Black Sheep Game Play
This game was originally released a few years ago as a 3-reeler, but now the Bar Bar Black Sheep slot is your average 5 x 3 reel game with 15 pay-lines. Yes, the game is a bit on the simple side, just like those sheep, but it’s still a upgrade!
Your woolly slot symbols include white and black sheep, bar icons and bags of wool, plus fruity favourites watermelons, apples, oranges, ears of corn, and errr, what looks like an aubergine… Weird.
As an added little extra, if you land 2 bars and a sheep in a row on a winning pay-line, you’ll scoop 999x your original bet. Good old sheep! Sadly, it’s not available during the Free Spins…
Although black sheep usually refers to a proper nutty member of your family, in this game you’ll be be overjoyed to see them as the make up Wild symbol.
Yes, the Black Sheep Wild can substitute for any other symbol to complete your winning combos. She also acts as a 2x multiplier, doubling the wins she appears in. Get 3 of these Wilds on the reels and you’ll scoop 500, 1000 or 1600 coins depending on your bet size.
Bar Bar Black Sheep Slot on Mobile
The slot is optimised for your tablet device or mobile phone, as well as your desktop computer, which this Wombat likes. The game keeps all the same Sheepy features, but the reels go full screen.
Free Spins and Scatter
Yes sir, yes sir, 3x Bags of Wool. Ha! If you land 3 or more of the fluffy Bags of Wool Scatter, you’ll trigger the Free Spins, which are accompanied by a Country Music version of the famous nursery rhyme!
We like the Dolly Parton version better to be honest. 3 Scatters will give you 10 Free Spins, 4 will reward you with 15 and 5 Scatters gets you 20 Free Spins. You’ll also pick up a 3x multiplier AND the round can be re-triggered. We like.
Now here’s the thing: this Bar Bar Black Sheep slot game is simple and lacks a lot of the features we’ve come to associate with Microgaming slots such as separate screen bonus rounds, and elaborate pick ’em features. But, the simplicity of this slot works. It’s not trying to be an all singing, all dancing game, but a traditional fruity.
We like the cute farmyard graphics and the Sheep symbols themselves will put a grin on your (lamb) chops, there’s no denying. This wombat thinks the standard game-play will keep you busy without the need for extras, which makes a nice change. And it works on mobiles and tablets.
Wombat score: 4/5
A woolly nice little slot
How do you trigger the free spins on the Bar Bar Black Sheep slot?
The Free Spins bonus sets off when 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols (bags of wool) land anywhere across the reels and this gets you 10, 15 or 20 spins respectively. The Free Spins can be retriggered during the bonus.