Microgaming Gives Classic Online Pokie A Makeover

March 30, 2016


“Bar Bar Black Sheep have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir five reels full” is how Microgaming introduces its “bar-illiant” new pokie game that will go live on April 6. It is based on a nursery rhyme but it is not an addition to the Rhyming Reels series. The new version of Bar Bar Black Sheep is a makeover of a popular classic pokie. It is now being released as a video pokie with a 5×3 reels structure and 15 fixed paylines.

The setting is bright and cheerful. The background to the reels is a lush meadow with the sheep scattered about. The jingle from the nursery rhyme plays in the background and those players who still remember it will have a smile on their lips and their feet tapping to the tune. The black sheep is the main symbol on the reels. It is the wild symbol with a 3x multiplier property. The other farm based symbols are the Bar Bar Black Sheep logo, the white sheep and the barn. The low paying symbols are the various fruits associated with classic slots.

The bag of wool is more like a bag of gold. When three or more appear scattered on the reels, you are awarded free spins in which all payouts are multiplied three times. Three scatters award 10 free spins, four scatters award 15 free spins and five scatters award 20 free spins. The feature can retrigger once giving you a maximum of 40 free spins. There is also a single Bar symbol that comes into play in a unique on the reels bonus. This feature is triggered when two bars and a black sheep land consecutively anywhere on the reels. These three symbols become a counter and spin to reveal a three digits number that multiplies the line bet. The maximum multiplier that you can get is 999x.

Bar Bar Black Sheep will launch at Microgaming powered Australian online casinos like 32Red, Royal Vegas and Casino Mate. It is a pokie suitable for high rollers with a top bet per spin of AU$150. It offers opportunities to win up to AU$95,000. The standard Microgaming features like Auto Play and in-game achievements are available. The online pokie will be released to Microgaming and Quickfire operators on desktop, mobile and tablet platforms. Neill Whyte, Head of Product Channels at Microgaming, said, “Bar Bar Black Sheep is a fun addition to our ever expanding games portfolio.”