Scandinavian studio Quickspin is known for its fairytale-themed slots, and here’s another, Goldilocks Slot and the Wild Bears, played over 25 Paylines plus five reels. It’s based, of course, on the classic and much-loved and retold children’s story about the breakfast-swiping little girl and her ursine friends, and the operator rereleased it in July 2017 having first launched the game in 2013.
You’ll love the visuals here – crisp, cartoon-like and with great attention to detail on things like the gnarled trunk of a forest tree. It’s set in a clearing in the woods, where the three bears of the title live.
She may look as though porridge wouldn’t melt in her mouth, but don’t be fooled; this Goldilocks is actually quite troublesome! However, with free spins, expanding multipliers and not one but two kinds of Wilds, there’s everything to play for here.
How to play
Place your bets from 25p a pop or for as much as £250 a spin. As you’d expect, it’s playable across all devices.
Symbols include the standard lower-paying 10, J, Q, K and A icons, plus an emblem for each of the three ursine characters, Mummy, Daddy and Baby bears, as well as a teddy.
Goldilocks Slot special features
You’ll find two Wilds in Goldilocks Slot; a standard one which is a picture of the bears’ cottage and does the usual thing of substituting for all symbols bar the Scatter. The second is a bowl of porridge, and again replaces all icons, but, as a multiplier Wild, enhances any Payline on which it displays.
With one of these in a winning combo, you enjoy twice the winnings, which are tripled if you have a pair of multiplier Wilds, quadrupled if you have a hat-trick of them.
Goldilocks herself serves as the Scatter, so, as we said, she’s naughty but nice!
Free spins round
Land three Scatters or more on the reels to receive 10 freebies. The Bears Turn Wild feature is also triggered here, as you collect the Goldilocks Scatters in a Wild Meter found to the right of your screen.
With a trio of Scatters, you’ll unlock your first additional Wild (Daddy Bear converts); with a further five you get the second, as Mummy Bear goes Wild, then another five converts Baby meaning all bears are fresh Wilds, which remain that way for as long as the round lasts.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player is not too shabby at all in Goldilocks Slot at 96.84%, higher than for many Quickspin offerings. Variance is low to medium, so you can expect fairly frequent but less astronomical wins.
There is lots to enjoy in Goldilocks Slot, not least the lovely graphics and unobtrusive backing track, with sounds including chirping birds.
It’s a nostalgic sort of offering, making a change from the high-tech visuals of many modern slot games, and you should find it not too hot or cold but just right! Of course, it may simply be too childish for some, but we reckon you’re in for a treat (and hopefully some sizeable winnings) if you go down to the woods today.
What’s more, it seems to cater well for the casual player as well as high rollers. Give it a shot and tell us what you thought.