Many of the earliest additions to Microgaming’s mobile slots range incorporated action that appeals to fans of classic slots, and while it is easy to see that the creativity behind Bar Bar Black Sheep can trace its roots to such games, there is a little more to it than that. Indeed, the symbols are familiar but there are five reels, ensuring that we have entered genuine video slots territory rather than being reliant on just three reels of action, and there are even wilds, scatters and free spins to play with too, ensuring that this is more than just another take on classics like Couch Potato and Break Da Bank!
What to Expect
The cartoon style of Bar Bar Black Sheep is not exactly the best that we have seen, and the symbols could use a bit more creativity as far as we are concerned. With that said, we are still far more interested in the value of the symbols than the way they look and even the lower value ones can be responsible for some decently impressive payouts. Fifteen win lines serve as the perfect foil for the other action on the game, while also ensuring that players will have no trouble at all in terms of getting to grips with the overall action.
The game’s logo is the wild card and it can fill in for any other symbol on the board except for the main scatter and there is an additional bonus within the main game too. If you manage to essentially spell out the game’s name by landing a bar, another bar and then a black sheep in a row, you will win a random multiple of your line bet, with up to 999 times that value up for grabs.
Seeing that combination is actually something of a rarity on this game and we are far more concerned with the main free spins bonus. Three, four or five scatters in view will lead to the award of ten, fifteen or twenty free games, and these spins are boosted further by the fact that all wins are worth three times as much as they would be within the base game.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Bar Bar Black Sheep is never going to go down in history as one of the all-time greats, but it has a certain quirkiness and charm that ensures that players will be able to get to grips with it in plenty of style. We would not expect too much of the game as it is inherently simple, but that does not prevent it from being a worthy addition to the Microgaming mobile slots range in general and, with that in mind, we still feel like it is worth a shot for the right kind of player.