|Manufacturer:||Barcrest||Bet Per Spin:||£0.10 – £400.00|
||No||Genre:||Animals & Nature|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||94.00% – 96.00%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
We enjoy an unsubtle pun as much as the next person and this online slot from Barcrest gives us just that; it’s called Barkin’ Mad and it is of course themed around dogs. This game includes several bonus features and an option to play a ‘Big Bet’ for some extra features so check out the full review below.
Barkin’ Mad is a five reel slot with three rows and ten fixed paylines; the design is cartoonish and it all takes place in a large garden containing a kennel and a useful tree, all bordered by a rickety wooden fence.
Four different dogs represent the higher value symbols while 10, J, Q, K and A make up the lower values.
The wild symbol is a comedy white cloud and the Barkin’ Mad logo is the scatter which activates all the features.
Stake/Big Bet Information
There are three different choices when it comes to setting the stake – less then £2.00 per spin, £2.00 or greater or Big Bet. The multiplier returns decrease as the stakes increase.
To go for the Big Bet option you must be playing with stakes of at least £2.00 per spin; selecting the High Big Bet option will then offer you the chance to buy five ‘linked’ spins for at least 10x that stake. Landing two scatter symbols will trigger another random icon to change into a third scatter (triggering the free spins) or a prize multiplier.
Barkin’ Mad Free Spins
This is triggered by landing three or more of the Barkin’ Mad scatter symbols anywhere in view and for that you will receive ten free spins. Four or five triggering symbols will award an extra two or four spins respectively.
Any wild symbols on the reels when the spins are triggered will remain in place along with any further wilds landing during this round.
Wild Dog Multiplier
After any non-winning spin a Wild Dog multiplier may be added to the reels, applying that multiplier to any win to which it contributes.
This is randomly awarded but only if you are playing with ‘Big Bet’ stakes; you’ll get to play a Wheel Of Fortune game which will award a multiplier of your win or entry into the free spins round.
Barkin’ Mad Online Slot Playing Tips
The RTP for this game differs depending on which stake level you are playing:
- Less then £2.00 – 94.00%
- Greater then £2.00 – 95.00%
- Big Bet – 96.00%
The obvious advice is to play with the Big Bet activated but make sure you have the funds available.
Barkin’ Mad is good fun and we like the opportunity to increase the bet for greater rewards; there are loads of bonus feature which we found easy to trigger so this is one to check out.