Microgaming gave its original 3-reel online slot Bar Bar Black Sheep an overhaul and added 2 more reels to the game to make it more competitive in today’s online slot market. Some might not know this, but the original online slot is based on the children’s nursery rhyme that has a different spelling, but still, the inspiration is obvious when you start playing the game. You can’t help but chuckle at this adorable little slot, just like you can’t help but smile at the sheep and other various symbols in the new version.
Microgaming revamped the original and added slightly better graphics, along with more reels, giving the game 5 reels and 15 paylines. Moreover, it features 2 bonus features. The game is set in a countryside landscape where sheep surround a barn. All other symbols also relate to the countryside theme. It is obvious that Microgaming enjoys cartoonish visuals in their slots, so Bar Bar Black Sheep is no different in that regard.
Gameplay & Features
The game’s Wild symbol is the titular Bar Bar Black Sheep logo and it will substitute for all other symbols but the Scatter symbol. The Scatter symbol is a sack of wool, which has ‘Free spin’ printed on the front and it will activate the Free spins feature.
The Black Sheep will only appear on reel 3 and thus won’t be of much help unless you land 2 additional Bar symbols, which will activate a bonus feature.
You will want to go for landing as many Scatter symbols as possible, because there are a number of Free spins available:
- 3 Scatters – 10 Free spins
- 4 Scatters – 15 Free spins
- 5 Scatters – 20 Free spins
While you enjoy the Free spins special feature, the game will add a 3x multiplier to all your wins. This does not apply to wins made during the base game or the Bar Bar Black Sheep bonus round. You can reactivate the Free spins feature by landing more Scatter symbols during this round.
Microgaming has equipped this online slot with a special bonus round that requires you to land 2 bar symbols and a black sheep on a straight payline. This will activate a bonus round where a random multiplier of up to 999x will apply to your wins. You cannot activate this feature during the Free spins bonus round.
The game has basically no real disadvantages, except that we would want the Wild symbol to be a lot more helpful and active during the base game and the Free spins bonus round. It would also be a bit more helpful if it had slightly more 3D animated graphics, but this is a simple slot and it really doesn’t heavily rely on visuals, instead more on its game play. The addition of 2 more reels has made the game immensely more entertaining and makes it easier to form winning combos.
The new Bar Bar Black Sheep shows a lot of improvement over its original, with better graphics, additional reels and amazing multipliers, which will create some nice wins. Check out our list of the best NZ online casino to find the best place to play.
Bar Bar Black Sheep FAQ