Running with a theme very popular at the moment in the online slot sphere, this fairy-tale based offering from Quickspin certainly pays out more than a bowl of porridge. What was originally a 2014 release and described by the providers themselves as a “smash hit” is now back in HTML5. What does that mean for players? Better graphics and in-play effects to join Goldilocks in meddling with those poor bears!
Goldilocks and the Wild Bears is a 5-reel, 25 pay line slot with potential spin stakes ranging from just 25p up to £100. RTP is at the mid/high end at 96.84%.
In many ways, much in the same way that fairy tales are very traditional – so is the layout and gameplay on show here. Aside from the Bears Turn Wild Feature, the predominant symbols to look out for are the two variations of Wild on offer.
Bowl of Porridge Wild – this substitutes for all symbols except other Wilds and Scatters.
Multiplier Wild – As well as offering all the ‘Bowl of Porridge’ symbol does, this also acts as a win multiplier in a game round. As follows; 1 symbol = x2, 2 symbols = x3, 3 symbols = x4.
Hit 3 Goldilocks symbols in a game round and trigger 10 Free Spins. These also double up as scatter symbols, which multiply wins x3! Most interesting, in terms of a bonus feature however must be the Progressive Wild feature, “Bears Gone Wild”. If you can collect Goldilocks scatter symbols then all bears will start turning Wild and remain so until your Free Spins are up. Not only is this true but by hitting a scatter within the feature and your win will treble!
Considering Goldilocks pays out up to 100000 coins in a win, that could be a handy little multiplier!