Bar Bar Black Sheep is powered by Microgaming and was inspired by the original 3-reel slot which was released years ago – deriving from the classic nursery rhyme, it has 5 reels and 15 paylines and can be played from 15p to £150 a spin. It has a farmyard theme and 2 bonus features to benefit from.

Available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, it has cartoon-style graphics with cows, sheep, farmhouses and fruits on the reels. It has a light feel to it with a soothing, yet country, soundtrack as you spin the reels.

Firstly, you have the Bar Bar Bonus feature which can be played when 2 Bar symbols and a Black Sheep symbol land sequentially and adjacently on a payline – this will reward you with a random 3-digit multiplier up to 99 times your line stake. Easier put, you can win up to 50 times your total bet.

The other feature is a Free Spins feature which is activated when you get 3 or more bag of wool scatter symbols anywhere across the reels – 3 will give you 10 free spins whilst 4 rewards you with 15. If you’re lucky enough to get 5, 20 free spins will be yours.

There’s more though – all wins are subject to a 3x multiplier and additional free spins (up to 20 extra) are available for getting 3 or more scatters. This means you can get up to 40 free spins! All winning combinations are trebled except the Bar, Bar, Black Sheep combination which will in turn activate the Bar Bar Sheep Bonus feature (with a 3 digit multiplier).

Bar Bar Black Sheep is a low variance slot game with the maximum win being 633 times your stake – this will undoubtedly come in the free spins feature though. It’s not my favourite Microgaming title by any stretch of the imagination but a decent addition to their portfolio. For a similar theme, I prefer Tornado Farm Escape from NetEnt or Gourmet Ranch Riches from Odobo.