The tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is one of the most iconic and most popular English folk tales. Originally published in the 19th century, the story has been published on multiple occasions and there are quite a few different variations and adaptations.
Making slots based on popular folk tales has become a trademark for Quickspin and Goldilocks and the Wild Bears is quite typical for this provider. The game has some unique features and recognisable graphic and sound elements. In the background you will notice the forest where the bears’ house is situated.
The game outline is ordinary, the symbols appear on a 5 by 3 grid and there are 25 paylines. For a win you need a combination of three equal symbols across a payline and the stake always includes one coin per payline. The coin value starts at 1p, another standard feature of Quickspin games and the maximum amount that you can wager is £4 by payline, which sets the overall stake limit at £100 per spin.
There are five card symbols – 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, and a combination of 3 10s, Jacks or Queens pays only 2 coins. If you are lucky enough to hit 5 Aces, you will win a 100-coin prize. There are four bear symbols and the large bear pays 250 coins for a 5-symbol combination. The other three bears carry 200-coin prizes for 5-symbol combos.
The game features two different wild symbols – regular and multiplier, and bear symbols can also turn into wilds during bonus game. The regular wild is the highest-valued symbol in the game which pays 1,000 coins for a combo of 5. There’s also a scatter symbol.
The scatter activates the Free Spins bonus. With three symbols you will get 10 free spins and the number can be increased if the Bears Turn Wild is triggered. The scatter pays x3 multiplier. The special Goldilocks scatter symbols are gather progressively and once you’ve collected a sufficient number, then Bear symbols will turn into wilds which remain active until the end of the Free Spins game.
The regular wild symbol can substitute all symbols with the exception of the multiplier wild, the scatter that activates Free Spins and the special Goldilocks scatter symbol.
The multiplier wild, as the name clearly suggests, multiplies every win, with the exception of wins triggered by a combination of free spin scatter symbols. One multiplier wild gives x2 multiplier, 2 increase your winnings by 3, whereas wilds will generate x4 increased winnings. The multiplier wild also acts as a standard wild.
The RTP rate of this game is quite astonishing. At 97.84% it pays more than a vast majority of the available Quickspin slots, but also in general. The range of bonus features and the high in-game jackpot make the game all the more appealing.
Launched in 2014 this online slot brings back Goldilocks with the three wild bears.
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