We have some amazing news! Quickspin has finally thrown its hat in a ring and entered the competitive world of Megaways slots - and they are doing it with a bang by re-launching one of their all time favorite slots. It is time to put our hands together for Big Bad Wolf Megaways. Read our full review below.
This fairytale slot was a huge success when it was first introduced in 2012 and the flame really never went out. So it only makes since that nearly 10 years later the first Megaways game is a tribute to Big Bad Wolf. So it is safe to say that our expectations are absolutely massive!
Big Bad Wolf Megaways combines the charming and rustic atmosphere of the original game with better graphics, more wow factor and of course a bigger game board. It is quite common for providers to introduce the Megaways technique to exciting games instead of creating new ones - but when it is done this well, who cares?
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Big Bad Wolf Megaways: How the Game Works?
Let’s get technical for a while. While the original game board operated with the traditional 5x3 game board, Big Bad Wolf Megaways comes with six reels (with one additional on the top) and one reel can have up to 7 symbols. And of course when the reels increase, so do the paylines and Big Bad Wolf Megaways does have up to 117,649 ways to win.
The minimum bet while playing the game is $0,20 and the maximum bet is $100. So when it comes ti bet sizes, it is really not highroller game but that does not mean that players can win big. I mean really big. The biggest possible win is 30 000x your bet size so theoretically you can win over $3,000,000.
There are all kinds of symbols spinning on the reels. Like you probably guessed, the most valuable ones are the wolf and three little pigs who are just trying to prevent their house being blown over. Mid-paying symbols are an axe, a trowel and a pitchfork. And the symbols with the lowest valua are the traditional A, K, Q and J symbols.
Big Bad Wolf Megaways RTP (96,05%)
We must confess that we find the RTP a bit disappointing. Don’t get us wrong - 96,05% is a very respectable percentage but considering that the original version came with a 97,13% RTP, it is hard to get excited about this one. But it is good to remember that if you use the Bonus Buy feature, the RTP increases by 0,39%.
Big Bad Wolf Megaways is a high volatility game. That is quite common with Megaways slots and Big Bad Wolf does not let us down either. But what does that mean? High volatility slots tend to give higher wins at a slower pace instead of constantly handing out tiny amounts.
Okey let’s get in to to the good stuff aka special features. The games works with an avalanche technique - or in this case the ”blowing wind” technique. It means that after a winning combination, all winning symbols will blow away and you will get a re-spin that fills all the gaps. This happens until there are no winning combinations left.
But that is not all. After each win, you will get one Wild symbol to your piggy meter that is on top of the game board. Once you get to back-to-back wins, 2-4 Wild symbols appear on the reels and stay there until winning combinations end.
But that’s not all. The salt of the game is the bonus game called Blowing Down the House. It activates when at least three moon scatters appear on the reels. You start the bonus game with 11 free spins and 1x multiplier on all wins. Each time you win, the multiplier grows by one. At best you can grow your multiplier to +30x.
If you collect more scatter symbols during free spins, the multipliers increase even more - and so do the spins.
- Three scatter symbols reward you with 3 free spins and add a 5x multiplier.
- Six scatters give you 3 free spins more and a 10x multiplier.
- After that each additional scatter is worth one FS.
And believe it or not, that’s not all. Big Bad Wolf Megaways is a bonus buy game. This means that you can purchase direct access to the bonus game with 90x bet size.
Honestly this is one of the best Megaways slots that we’ve seen in a while - and we have seen a lot of them. Not all games really work when converted to Megaways slots but Big Bad Wolf was born to operate with this technique. The game play is interesting, fun and filled with action. Not to mention the massive wins that can be up to 30 000x your stake.
We also like the fact that Big Bad Wolf Megaways comes with the Bonus Buy option that is one of the hottest trends at the moment. And the best part of this slot is definitely the bonus game and the MASSIVE multipliers that come with it. But there is always something to improve and in this case it is the RTP.