Slots developer Ainsworth sure does like its rural themed slots. Joining Crazy Goose comes Barnyard Bonanza, a 5 reel, 20 payline farmyard game that comes with a bonus feature that gives you 5 free spins options, bonus cash prizes and extra spins as well as stacked symbol reels. Play from between 20p and £2,000 per spin.
The base game action doesn’t match the thrills on offer in the feature (described below) but is solid enough. The chicken scatter is by far the most lucrative symbol, awarding 2, 5 or 50 times your total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere.
Visually, it’s rather well done – the 3D imagery has more of a cartoon feel than Crazy Goose and is much easier on the eye. The farmyard garden backdrop is neat and crisp with the symbols on the reels nice and sharp.
Barnyard Bonanza is all about the Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the chicken scatter symbol anywhere on the reels. You’ll then be presented with a selection of animals which offer different numbers of free spins.
- Cow – 10 free spins with stacked cows on all reels
- Horse – 11 free spins with stacked horses on all reels
- Pig – 12 free spins with stacked pigs on all reels
- Scarecrow – 13 free spins with stacked scarecrows on all reels
- Barn – 14 free spins with stacked barn on all reels
The fewer spins you choose, the higher the value of stacked symbol on offer. These stacks aren’t the only goodies on offer here. Keep a special eye out for the golden egg symbols – when these land, you’ll be awarded a cash bonus of up to 5 times your total stake or an extra 1, 2 or 3 free spins. Multiple eggs can land on the same spin to offer even bigger rewards.
The variance is in the medium range – that combined with the 20p minimum spend per spin makes it a better bet for bankroll strapped players than Crazy Goose. They say that where there’s muck there’s brass – expect plenty of the former in Barnyard Bonanza which will hopefully lead to some of the latter.