- A fun-themed slot based on the popular movie Chicken Run
- Lots of features which can be fun but also complicated
- A decent slot which tries a bit too hard
The Great Chicken Escape slot from Pragmatic Play is clearly based on the famous movie Chicken Run and borrows a lot from that movie. It’s a fun idea, and there are a lot of features here to get you excited, but is it any good?
Well in terms of the design I think they’ve done a decent job. It’s not quite as clear or subtle as some other slots out there, but it’s colourful and the graphics are nice. You have 5 reels with 3 rows offering 20 paylines in total. You just need to get a winning combination from left to right using the base symbols. These are as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- Jack, Queen, King or Ace (lowest value)
- Green or Blue Chicken
- Purple or Red Chicken
- Logo (highest value)
There’s a wild symbol too, available on every reel, which substitutes for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the scatter symbol. The scatter symbol can also appear on all reels and is used to trigger bonuses as we’ll soon see.
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The Great Chicken Escape Slot Bonuses and Features
Base Game Features:
- Guard Dog Wilds. At any point during the base game, a random number of dog wilds between 4 and 9 can be added to the screen. They work as normal wild symbols.
- Chicken Run Wilds. Also during the base game, 2, 3 or 4 reels can randomly turn into fully stacked wild reels.
Secret Tunnel Bonus. 3 chests will appear and you must choose one to reveal a random reward. If mystery tunnel is revealed, you must choose an entrance to the tunnel to trigger 1 of 4 bonus games:
- Poultry In Motion. Here you must choose from golden eggs to win steps or collect. Steps will advance you through the feature and allow you to choose additional eggs. You collect rewards as you progress, and getting collect will end the feature. Reach the end though and you’ll trigger the big money bonus.
- Big Money Bonus. Here, different barrels are hit, each with money associated with them. Spinning the carousel will give you more chances to hit and collect more money, whereas getting collect will end the bonus.
- Get Clucky Free Spins. This will give you 10 free spins with a special wild symbol. If this lands, it increases the multiplier of all remaining free spins by 1x.
- To The Other Side. Now you get 9 free spins and 1 special free spin. If the wild symbol in this feature lands during the 9 free spins, it’s collected into a bank. On the 10th special spin, all of them that have been collected are released onto the screen in random positions.
If The Great Chicken Escape slot from Pragmatic Play seems complicated, that’s because it is. As you probably know I’m a fan of a good range of features, but in this instance I just don’t feel like they properly connect and it’s a bit much at times. It certainly takes a lot of getting used to, however some of the features can be quite fun and rewarding. It’s a reasonably high variance slot, although not on par with some megaways slots, for instance. I certainly appreciate the effort they’ve gone to hear to make this game interesting, but I think it could be more cohesive to appeal to a larger audience. You can see some of their other slots here too.