The Smashing Biscuit
Follow the three Biscuit brothers on their path to success on the slot from PearFiction Studios, powered by Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. Tiny, Crunchy and Soggy formed The Smashing Biscuit to fulfill their dream of winning the Battle Of The Bands and signing their first record contract. Inspired by the 90s punk rock bands, the slot comes with progressive multipliers on consecutive wins, a random Dad Bonus feature and a free spins rounds with symbol transformation and enhanced pays that can lead to wins of up to 500x your stake on every single spin. Let’s rock!
The Smashing Biscuit is a video slot with a 5×3 format in the base game and a 4×3 size in the free spins, each with 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. You can join the band for a headbanging session on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility and an RTP of 96.08%.
The garage where the three hopefuls are rehearsing and honing their skills to prepare for their soon-to-happen stardom is the centre point and background of a frameless game window. The wannabee stars together with their unimpressed dad feature prominently on the reels on chain-framed icons. An amplifier sits to the left and indicates the current win multiplier. Punk rock music is blaring from the speakers throughout the gameplay.
The game has different sets of reels and pay symbols for the base game and free spins. Common to both are the two special symbols. A golden square icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing on all reels bar the third and substituting for all pay symbols. Scatters are a golden round icon marked with Battle Of The Bands, appearing on reels one, three and five only.
In the base game, the pay symbols start with the card royals from J through to A in artistic guitar forms, awarding 2x to 3x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by dad, Soggy on the lead guitar, Crunchy on the drums and lead singer Tiny, all looking rather unhappy or unimpressed. Hit five on a line to win 4x to 25x your stake.
In the free spins, the game window is reduced to just four reels. The low-value symbols are now a skull icon, a band t-shirt, a trophy, a band record and the Battle Of The Bands winner certificate. Pays for a single four of a kind are increased, ranging from 2x to 4x your stake. They are complemented with the three band members who are now smiling and awarding wins from 5x to 25x your stake when four land on a line. They can transform into a wild symbol during the feature, setting the payouts for all three brothers at 25x your bet for a 4OAK.
The Smashing Biscuit Slot Features
PearFiction has gone to great length to create an equally exhilarating gameplay for the base game and the bonus round. The hilariously looking yet unimpressed dad and the progressive multiplier meter play a significant role in the base game.
The progressive win multiplier activates in the base game after the first win and will increase by x1 for each consecutive win and decrease by x1 for each losing spin. The maximum multiplier peaks at x11.
Dad can appear on any spin in the base game dressed in his bathrobe and holding a coffee cup. He will then trigger the random Dad Bonus by taking out his TV-remote from his pocket to award one of three extras:
- Increase the current win multiplier by a random number of steps
- Award a guaranteed win
- Award the Battle Of The Bands free spins feature
Hit concert scatters on reels one, three and five in one spin to trigger 10 Battle Of The Bands Free Spins. Alternatively, they can be triggered through the Dad Bonus. During the feature, one, two or three scatters will award an additional +2, +4 or +11 free spins respectively.
The reel set changes from a 5×3 to a 4×3 format for the duration of the feature. Plus, the second symbol set with enhanced pays for the bonus round will come in to play. And that’s not all. Any win with a band member will see it turning into a wild symbol for the remaining free spins, significantly increasing the chance for a full-screen pay of high-value symbols that would peak at 500x your bet.
Well, this is a hilarious slot with awesome music, comical characters and fun features. Medium variance, it will provide long and exciting slotting sessions even on a smaller budget. Kudos to PearFiction Studios for a superbly designed and well-balanced slot with good win potential.