Big Bad Wolf is particularly popular among hardcore online slots players: they know that its volatilty can pay massive dividends with a little patience! Developed by Quickspin, the game is based around the story of the Three Little Pigs and uses cascading symbols and respins in its exciting gameplay.
Released back in 2015, the game remains incredibly popular and it’s easy to see why.
Big Bad Wolf is a fixed (25) payline slot and players can wager anywhere from $0.25 to $100 per spin. The game’s low-value symbols (10, J, Q, K, A) pay up to 4x stake for 5 on a payline, while the highest-value symbols (the three handsome pigs!) pay as follows:
The base game’s main feature is respins with Swooping Reels. After each winning spin, the contributing symbols are blown off the reels with new symbols falling to take their place. If a new win is created, the cycle is repeated: this continues until no new wins can be found or the bonus round is triggered.
Every two wins (within a single spin) will also cause a pig to turn wild! First Pink, then Blue, then Green. Of course this removes the high-value symbols from the reels, but also makes a string of repeat wins much more likely.
There are a few important buttons and settings:
The graphics are typically attractive, as we’ve come to expect from Quickspin. Set in luscious farmland, the reels sit in the Three Pigs’ straw house and the symbols are made of colourful crates. The payline numbers line the walls of the house and the game’s main characters – the pigs – are beautifully animated. One is shy, one is cool, and the last is menacing.
The background sounds are just birds chirping in the distance – no corny soundtracks here! There’s a light trill when the spin button is hit, then the thud of crates landing. There’s light music for a winning combo and a realistic gush of wind to sweep away the contributing symbols.
Gameplay isn’t quite as fast as some players would like, but Big Bad Wolf is a delight to play – especially when its high volatility turns in your favour!
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The biggest possible win on Big Bad Wolf is an astonishing 1,268 times stake, and involves liberal use of the free spins round, respins, and the Blowing The House Down feature. It’s even possible to trigger the bonus round more than once with a single spin, so the opportunities for payouts are almost limitless.
In addition to the respins and pig wilds, Big Bad Wolf has a killer free spins bonus round which tends to be very lucrative.
There are 3 wolf scatter symbols on reels 1-3, and landing all 3 of these during a single spin (even in stages through respins) triggers the free spins round. Players are awarded 10 spins. The respins and pig wilds features work exactly as before, allowing players to accumulate massive wins within individual spins.
But it’s the Blowing The House Down feature which really kicks this round into gear. A new symbol – the glowing moon – is added to reel 5. Whenever it lands, the symbol is whisked off the reels to sit at the top of the screen. If 3 moons are caught, the wolf blows down the straw house and the player gains two more free spins!
If three more moons are caught, another two spins are granted plus a 2x multiplier. Following the free spins round, one last respin is granted where the number of pig wilds you’ve accumulated during the bonus round (usually all 3!) remains active and more respins can occur. It’s even possible to re-trigger the bonus round again, all within one single spin.
It’s no shock that many players consider this Quickspin’s best ever game. The volatility is right there for all to witness, but it’s also such a classy, sharp design – where some of Quickspin’s games attempt perhaps too much in terms of graphics, Big Bad Wolf hits the nail on the head.
The game’s standout feature is absolutely its volatile payouts. Players can win up to 1,268x stake on a single spin, and we’ve seen individual spins produce 15-20+ consecutive wins before stopping. The game is a proper monster but with a certain elegance and charm. If you’re a serious player who wants volatility, you’ve got to play Big Bad Wolf!