The pub fruit machine feel with an old classic nursery rhyme, not for high rollers or serious players looking for big bucks but it can be fun yet childish
|Name:||Bar Bar Black Sheep|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|2 Bonus Modes||Monotony sets in after extended game play|
|Up to 40 free spins can be won with 3x multiplier wins|
|Suitable to low rollers|
Where to play?
Across the board Microgaming’s Bar Bar Black Sheep video slots received mixed reviews from players. I decided to take a sneak peek at the game by dropping a few pennies just to see if it’s a hit or a miss. It is a farmyard-themed slots with 15 paylines, 5 reels and 2 bonus modes.
The first bonus mode is the ‘Bar Bar Bonus’ where you can win as much as 50 times your stake and 40 free spins with 3x multiplier wins are up for grabs during the free spins feature. Aside from its impeccable graphics and game mechanics, the slots offers a non-progressive jackpot of 8,000 coins-so far it’s ticking all the boxes. The game can be played on PC’s and mobile devices like Androids, tablets and iPhones.
Cartoon like symbols that appear on the reels are cows, farmhouse, fruits, sheep while the soundtrack has a bit of a country ring to it. The average return to player percentage (RTP) is 96.6%. I deposited $30 and wagered 15 pence per spin, the biggest win I had during the base game was £5. I know it’s not earth shattering but taking my average bet size into account it’s not a bad win.
Low rollers (like me) can get in on the act by spinning the reels at 15 pence per spin and high rollers can wager up to £150. An Auto Play feature spins the reels for you up to 1,000 times. Just make sure that you’ve selected the coin denomination that suits your budget best. If you’re not sure which symbols offer the highest wins consult the ‘Paytable’ by clicking on the ‘?’
Bar Bar Bonus
This bonus mode is triggered when the Black Sheep and 2 Bar symbols land together on an active payline, you can win up to 99 times your stake in conjunction with a 3x digit multiplier. Hard as I tried I failed to trigger it.
Free Spins And Scatters
The scatter symbol is the bag of wool, three of more of them triggers the free spins feature. Three bags of wheel gives you 10 free spins, 4 gives you 15 and 5 gives you 20 free spins. The free spins feature comes with multiplier wins of 3x (tripled wins) and when 3 or more scatters appear during the free spins you can win extra 20 free spins making it 40 in total! In layman’s terms the free spins feature can be re-triggered. I managed to trigger the free spins (20 free spins) twice and won £10 which was a tad disappointing to me since I expected more. Then again I’ll take any win on this slots.
Based on my playing experience Bar Bar Black Sheep is a low variance game where you can win in excess of 600x your stake. The biggest wins are reserved for the free spins (cough cough meh) with 3x multiplier wins. After 250 spins (£0.15×250=£37.50) the game just clammed up on me, I still managed to walk away with a profit of £7.50.
Will I stick a pin it? Nope I won’t, it starting becoming monotonous after a while and I failed to trigger the Bar Bar Bonus mode. If I can go out on a limb here the slot will only appeal to die-hard fans. If you’re looking for a Microgaming slots with sharp, vivid graphics and tons of bonus games we highly recommend Dragonz (https://casinowhizz.com/slots/dragonz-slot-review-bonus/).