It’s time to get mucky down on the farm in Crazy Goose, a 5 reel, 100 payline slot from Ainsworth. This rural yarn comes with mega wilds that can fill up 3 entire reels as well as a bonus feature that awards free spins with expanding transforming symbols and multipliers. Play from £1 per spin.
The reel set up in Crazy Goose is a little unusual – reels 1 and 2 have 3 rows with reels 3, 4 and 5 having 4. That adds up to 100 paylines and keeps the base game action ticking along very steadily.
Visually, Crazy Goose has a bit of a madcap feel – set against the backdrop of a barn and field, the reels include lower value playing cards as well as a goat, pig, cow, sheepdog and hen. The Crazy Goose logo is the wild, replacing everything apart from the scatter on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Crazy Goose comes with 2 main features. First is the Mega Goose feature – when she hits on reel 3, the whole of reels 3, 4 and 5 will be turned into a giant wild symbol. Land a good combination in the first 2 reels and some big rewards are possible here.
The game also comes with a Free Games feature which is triggered by landing 3 of the egg basket scatter symbol anywhere on the reels – you’ll then be given 9 free spins. Look out for the goose which starts in the top left position and works its way down and across the reels and transforms into the same symbol.
On the 9th free spin, a meter above the reels will spin and award a 2x or 3x multiplier as well as potential 9 extra free spins. If you make it to 15 free spins, the transforming goose is replaced by higher value crazy goose, rooster, dog, pig or goat symbols.
Like many Ainsworth powered slots, Crazy Goose started life as a brick and mortar game – the sound and visuals certainly have the feel of a live casino game. Subtle is one word you wouldn’t use to describe Crazy Goose. It does have its attractions though, notably the Crazy Goose triple reel wild which hits at regular intervals.
It’s a pretty hit and miss option though. Better are the free spins – hard to trigger they may be but if you manage to add to you haul of free spins and get some decent multipliers, some healthy payouts are possible here.
Crazy Goose certainly has a manic feel – the minimum play of £1 per spin means it probably won’t be an option for micro players. If you have the bankroll and fancy some zany farmyard thrills, then Crazy Goose offers just that. If you like farmyard animal themed slots, NetEnt’s Tornado Farm Escape is a good option.