Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special
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- Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special
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- Game type
- Video Slots
- Mobile version
- Grid slot
- Sticky wilds
- Free spins
- Progressive jackpot
- Bonus game
- Random Feature
- Min. bet
- Max. bet
- Maximum win
- Last update
- October 27, 2020
Join the three little pigs in a magical winter wonderland for another reel adventure on the festive slot from Quickspin. Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special is bringing back the charm of the 2013 original with a wintery makeover as well as wild substitutions, Swooping Reels in combination with the Pigs Turn Wild feature and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 1,225 times your bet.
Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols landing on a line from left to right only. You can spin the joyous reels on desktop, mobile and tablet from 0.25 to 125 credits per spin. The game has high volatility (4.24/5) with a generous RTP of 97.34%.
A winter wonderland is opening up when you load the slot. The straw house covered in snow and adorned with festive lights serves as the frame for the game window. The three little pigs and the wolf dominate the reels while a lively soundtrack provides the main audio to the gameplay. They also feature in the display on top of the reels, indicating the progress of the wild transformation within a single spin sequence.
The pay symbols start at the low end with snow-laced card royals from 10 through to A on differently coloured wooden planks, awarding 3x to 4x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by a teddy bear and the three little pigs dressed in different colours – green with a spoon, blue with gingerbread and purple with a candy cane. Hit five on a line to win 8x to 12x your bet. A beehive marked with the word itself is the wild, substituting for all regular pay symbols while the bad wolf acts as the scatter. Five standard wilds or in combination with transformed wilds yield 40x your stake. A moon symbol will be added to reel five during the free spins.
Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special Slot Features
Since we did not review the 2013 original Big Bad Wolf as it was released in what feels like an eternity ago in our fast-moving digital age, we will give you the full rundown of the modifiers and features that made the game one of the most successful creations in the Quickspin portfolio. All the while, we will close both eyes and overlook that the Christmas Special is actually a 100%, a lazy yet not unusual route developers are taking when releasing festive games.
The main reel mechanic is normally known as tumbling reels, cascading symbols or reactive wins. Quickspin calls it Swooping Reels, which on this occasion it is combined with the Pigs Turn Wild feature. Scoring a win in the base game and free spins will set it all in motion, removing all symbols from a combo before the remainder drops towards the bottom of the reels and new symbols tumble into the empty spaces also known as a Swoop on this slot. For every second Swoop in the same spin sequence, one of the three Pig symbols will turn into a wild symbol. A total of six consecutive Swoops will turn all three Pigs into wilds. All are reset once a spin concludes.
Hitting three wolf scatters on reels one, two and/or three will trigger 10 Free Spins with the Blowing Down the House feature, which cannot be retriggered. The round plays out in the same fashion as the base game with Swooping Reels and the Pigs Turn Wild modifier, only that you have now the wolf standing on the side of the reels, ready to blow down the house where the three pigs are hiding.
To see him do that, you will need to collect moon symbols that will appear on reel five only. Three will have him blowing down the straw house, adding +2 free spins to the current tally. He will repeat the same after another three moon symbols, this time awarding +2 free spins as well as an x2 win multiplier for the remaining feature. The round ends when you run out of free spins.
Watch out little pigs, the Big Bad Wolf is back and he will and puff until he blows all your houses down. The Christmas Special of Quickspin’s popular slot is bringing back the fabled tale with updated graphics for the holiday season. The rest of the game is identical to the original, which means the max win potential is also still at just 1,225 times your bet. However, the slot has proven to deliver frequent wins in the 50x to 150x range.