The slot industry may be inundated with spin-offs after spin-offs but Big Bad Wolf Megaways is a very respectable effort from Quickspin to create a refreshing take on the original. The slot very smartly keeps all the charming elements that made Big Bad Wolf adored in many online casinos, like the barnyard setting and cinematic cutscenes but renewed graphics and the Megaways feature provides a modern edge that the game was missing.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
The default RTP in Big Bad Wolf Megaways is lower than the original but only by a small margin at 96.05%. However, this game really turns up the volatility and winning potential: sitting at the high-variance range, the slot allows up to 30,540x max win.
The main factor that sets this slot apart from its predecessor is, of course, the Megaways mechanics. Now, each reel can store up to 7 symbols, creating a total of 117,649 ways to win. Among the 11 normal symbols, the wolf is the top premium one, rewarding a hefty x50 the stake for x6 winning combinations.
In the base game, there's the expected tumbling reels feature, which replaces winning symbols with new ones. But Big Bad Wolf Megaways adds a twist into it: for every second tumble, the Piggy Wild feature turns one of the pig symbols into wild symbols.
To trigger the Blowing Down The House bonus game, players have to collect 3 moon bonus scatters which award them 11 free spins. The bonus round comes with an automatic win multiplier and it increases by 1 after every spin. While the free spins are going on, players carry on to collect moon scatters to further boost their winning potential:
- 3 scatters collected gives 3 bonus spins and raises the multiplier by +5
- 6 scatters collected gives 3 more bonus spins and raises the multiplier by +10
- After that, every scatter symbol collected awards 1 free spin.
Big Bad Wolf Megaways is a rare sequel in the slot gaming world where a spin-off improved upon the original in every way. It retains the adorable theme but adds on features and mechanics as well as takes the graphics to a new level.
I think the Megaways mechanic greatly spices up the base game and it's fused with the Piggy Wilds feature seamlessly. The free spins feature, although somewhat simple, stills have layers to how you can gain extra multipliers. The ever-increasing multiplier makes every spin more tense than the last, and that's the most enjoyable part about the game.