Big Bad Wolf Megaways Slot Review

Expert Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Review by Review by Chris Taylor Chris Taylor
Last update 23rd July 2021
Review by Chris Taylor
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 23rd July 2021

Quickspin are back with an updated version of one of their most popular games in the Big Bad Wolf Megaways slot.  This battle between the wolf and the 3 Little Pigs is played on a 6 reel machine where the number of ways to win can get as high as 117,649. Gameplay highlights include Tumbling Reels and extra wilds that are formed when you land 2, 4 and 6 successive tumbling wins. Trigger the Blowing Down the House Bonus feature for free spins, complete with an increasing multiplier. Does this new version of an old favourite bring the house down? Find out in our Big Bad Wolf Megaways review.

Big Bad Wolf Megaways Max Win
30,540 x bet
Provider
Quickspin
Type of Slot
Megaways Slot
Theme
Fairytale
Reels
6
Paylines
Up to 117,649
Stakes Range
20p to £100
Bonus Features
Yes (4)
Free Spins/Multiplier
4-Unlimited/Unlimited
Max Win
30,540 x
RTP
96.05%
Volatility
Very High

Big Bad Wolf Megaways Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 6 reels + up to 117,649 ways to win

Stakes Range: 20p to £100 per spin

RTP: 96.05%

Max Win: 30,540 x stake per spin

The Big Bad Wolf Megaways slot uses a 6 reel, Megaways mechanic. The number of symbols that can appear on each reel changes with each spin. This impacts how many different Megaways are active. The more symbols on show, the more winning opportunities. If all 6 reels contain the maximum number of symbols, you’ll have 117,649 ways to win.

Winning combinations are formed by landing 3 or more matching symbols or wilds from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from reel 1. This will cause tumbles which are described in more detail below.

You can play this game from 20p to £100 per spin. Click on the Coins icon to see all available bet levels. There’s also a Turbo Mode for faster spins and an Autoplay function where up to 1,000 autospins can be chosen. Both these extras may not be available in your country.

The Big Bad Wolf Megaways RTP is 96.05%. With 39.17% of that coming in the base game, 35.53% comes from the base game feature and 21.35% from the free spins.

The volatility here is high and classed as 5/5 by developer Quickspin. So too is the maximum win, which is a bumper 30,540 x your total stake per spin.

Theme – Audio & Design Features – try and blow down the house

Theme: Fairytale

High Value Symbol: Wolf

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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With a fairytale theme, the Big Bad Wolf Megaways slot is based on The Three Little Pigs fable that has been used in many stories throughout the years. Like the original Big Bad Wolf slot, this re-telling of the tale of the Three Little Pigs is very nicely presented which is just what we’ve come to expect from a release from the Quickspin catalogue.

Set against a backdrop of blue skies and green fields, the cartoon-style imagery here is similar to the original release and very impressively done.  Trigger the main bonus feature and the setting changes to night-time and the rather dastardly looking Big Bad Wolf watches over proceedings. As usual for a slot from Quickspin, there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to design.

The reels in the base game are set within a straw pigsty. The wooden-style reels are made up of A, K, Q and J royals, gardening forks, axes and gardening spades. You also have the 3 little pigs each sporting their own tool. Lastly, there is the wolf who is the most rewarding symbol. He pays 2, 4, 8, 20 or 50 x your total stake for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 in combination.

There a golden tools wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols except the Piggy Wild and Moon Bonus scatters. Here’s a list of payouts for the symbols:

Symbol Payouts/Info
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-j-symbolJ 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-q-symbolQ 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-k-symbolK 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-a-symbolA 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.15, 0.25, 0.4 or 0.5 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-garden-fork-symbolGarden Fork 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 or 1 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-axe-symbolAxe 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 or 1.2 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-garden-spade-symbolGarden Spade 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.3, 0.6, 1.2 or 2.4 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-little-pig-1-symbolLittle Pig 1 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.4, 0.8, 1.6 or 4 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-little-pig-2-symbolLittle Pig 2 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.5, 1, 2 or 5 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-little-pig-3-symbolLittle Pig 3 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 0.6, 1.2, 2.4 or 6 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-wolf-symbolWolf 3, 4, 5 or 6 = 2, 4, 8, 20 or 50 x stake
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-garden-tools-wild-symbolGarden Tools Wild Substitutes for all symbols above
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-moon-bonus-scatter-symbolMoon Bonus Scatter 3+ triggers Blowing Down the House Bonus feature
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-piggy-wild-1-symbolPiggy Wild 1 Appears during Piggy Wilds feature
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-piggy-wild-2-symbolPiggy Wild 2 Appears during Piggy Wilds feature
big-bad-wolf-megaways-slot-piggy-wild-3-symbolPiggy Wild 3 Appears during Piggy Wilds feature

You can play Big Bad Wolf Megaways on all devices including mobiles, tablets, laptops and PCs. The classy and colourful design makes the Big Bad Wolf Megaways mobile slot an easy one to play, even on a small-screen handset.

Big Bad Wolf Megaways Bonus Features

There’s a decent amount of action in Big Bad Wolf Megaways, with 4 bonus features. Get on a run of tumbling reel wins and you can transform symbols into extra wilds. The highlight though is undoubtedly the free spins round which come with an increasing multiplier.

Tumbling Reels feature

After a winner is formed, the Tumbling Reels feature is triggered and a tumble takes place. These successful symbols are blasted off the grid and new symbols drop into the vacated positions and replace them. A new payout consideration then follows. These tumbles keep on coming as long as a new winning combination is created. As you’ll discover below, a good run of tumbles can also bring extra wilds into play.

Piggy Wilds feature

Get on a run of tumbling reel wins and you’ll transform the piggy symbols into wilds. This is known as the Piggy Wilds feature and can see 3 pigs turn wild:

2 consecutive tumbles 1st pig turns wild
4 consecutive tumbles 2nd pig turns wild
6 consecutive tumbles 3rd pig turns wild

These piggy wilds can land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only. These transformed symbols revert to their original piggy state following an unsuccessful tumble. There’s are meters above the reels, so you can see which piggies, if any, are wild.

Blowing Down the House Bonus feature

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Trigger the Blowing Down the House Bonus feature by landing 3 Moon scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You’ll then receive 11 free spins with a starting 1x multiplier.

Each time you land a tumbling reel win, that multiplier increases by 1. The multiplier doesn’t reset following a winless tumble either, it continues to rise throughout the feature. You can bring even more goodies into the mix by collecting Moon scatters:

3 Moon scatters +3 free spins & +5 multiplier increase
6 Moon scatters +3 free spins & +10 multiplier increase
7+ Moon scatters +1 free spin for each scatter

You can keep track of how you’re doing in the meters above the reels. You can also trigger the Piggy Wilds feature during the free spins, just like in the base game.

Buy feature

In some territories, you will  have the chance to buy your way into the Blowing Down the House Bonus feature for a fee of 90 x your total stake. This feature isn’t available in the UK due to Gambling Commission regulations.

Big Bad Wolf Megaways Review Summary – similar to the original but with much bigger wins

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The Big Bad Wolf game proved to be extremely popular and Quickspin has kept the main elements of the original in the Big Bad Wolf Megaways slots version. The cartoon design is terrific as usual and the tumbling reels and piggy wilds will be familiar to fans of the original. As will the free spins with the increasing multiplier.

There are some differences in the sequel of course, starting with the Megaways mechanic. It’s more volatile than the Big Bad Wolf’s first outing too. The main difference is that you can win 30,540 x stake on each spin as opposed to 1,225 x your total stake in the original. The RTP of 96.05% is somewhat lower in the Megaways version than that of the original (97.34%).

If you liked the original, you should find plenty to get stuck into in Big Bad Wolf Megaways. Other slots that have had the Megaways treatment include Gonzo’s Quest Megaways (NetEnt) and The Dog House Megaways (Pragmatic Play). The latter offers a 96.55% RTP rate and 70,000 x stake max wins.

Pros
  • Big 30,540 x stake max wins possible
  • Stays true to original slot
  • 1st Megaways slot from Quickspin
Cons
  • Could have done with another bonus feature

Big Bad Wolf Megaways FAQs

What is the Big Bad Wolf Megaways RTP?

The Big Bad Wolf Megaways RTP rate is 96.05% which is average. Highly volatile, the bigger wins will come in the free spins due to the potential big multipliers.

What is the Big Bad Wolf Megaways max win?

The most you can win per spin is 30,540 x your total stake. The original Big Bad Wolf slot only offered max wins of 1,225 x stake per spin.

How does the Piggy Wilds feature work?

Land 2 straight tumbling wins and the Piggy Wilds feature is triggered. The lowest value piggy symbol becomes wild. 4 or even 6 tumbling wins in a row transform the 2 other piggy symbols wild too. This means 3 extra wild symbols for 6 consecutive tumbles or more.

Are there any Big Bad Wolf Megaways free spins?

Yes, the Blowing Down the House Bonus feature begins with 11 free spins. Each tumble increases the multiplier by 1. Collect Moon scatters to win more free spins and boost your multiplier by 5 or even 10.