Bar Bar Black Sheep Pokie
Bar Bar Black Sheep sees Microgaming turn their gaze to the age-old nursery rhyme as a new pokie theme. Traditional pokie machines commonly use fruits like apples, melons and oranges, but to add to the farm-fresh feel of this game husks of corn and eggplants are added to the basket, along with the farmhouse itself.
The symbols are completed by the presence of the ‘Bars’ from the title along with the sheep, of course. A special bonus feature allows players to win 999 times their line bet, which should be enough to attract the interest of even seasoned pokie players.
The graphics are as bright and colourful as you might expect from a game derived from a children’s tale, and the soundtrack chimes out the melody of the familiar ‘baa baa black sheep’ rhyme that we all remember from our own childhoods.
Bar Bar Black Sheep is hardly an original though, as in fact it is a reworking of an earlier Microgaming title. The original Bar Bar Black Sheep was a three reel game with just one pay-out which was modernised in late 2015 to update its graphics.
This is merely another version of the same game as all of the graphics remain unchanged from the previously updated 3 x 3 incarnation of the title.
About The game
Coins Range:0.01 to 2.00
Jackpot:999x Your Bet
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:10/No
Wild Symbol: look out for the Bar Bar Black Sheep logos to turn wild in this game, either in the standard game or during free spins. These wild symbols can appear on any reel and replace anything except for Scatters.
Scatter Symbols: “Baa, baa, black sheep have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full” and three bags filled with wool will earn you valuable free spins in this game.
These scatter symbols can show up anywhere, and three or more of them anywhere on screen unlocks 10 free spins. During free spins the reels turn black and all wins are multiplied by three to boost your earnings.
Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus: in a nod to the nursery rhyme, this game pays out big when the combination Bar – Bar – Black Sheep appears in a line on the first three reels. When this happens your line bet is compounded by a random multiplier which could be as high as 999 times your bet.
Experienced Microgaming watchers may be disappointed to see a re-tread of an older 3 reel game making an appearance, especially since there are no great differences in terms of graphics or gameplay from the original.
The main difference of course that the screen is now a more typical 5 x 3 reel format, and that fruit and veg symbols have been added to the mix.
Otherwise there is nothing very new on display here, as even the Bar – Bar – Black Sheep bonus has been lifted from the older version.
Bar Bar Black Sheep has the clean graphics and pleasing audio we expect from a Microgaming title, and although it is a perfectly playable game it is a little disappointing to see a re-hash of an older game instead of a completely new title from this regularly innovative pokie producer.