Barkin Mad Slot Machine
- Play Barcrests fun slot on Big Bets for a higher RTP
- Frequent free spins bonuses, but not often high paying
- Locked wilds during the bonus game, plus bonus wheels for more chances
The Barkin Mad slot machine, released back in 2015, is a Barcrest slot game in which you’ll trigger the free spins game with held Wilds very often, and you’ll have some fun with all those dogs on your reels! The Barkin Mad slot has 10 fixed paylines and the bet per spin can range from 0.10 to 400, though the best way to play is to pay a fixed amount per 5 spins, the so called Big Bet Game that is popular in British bookies on the fixed odds betting terminals, and now increasingly online.
Somewhat unusually, the free spins game in the Barkin Mad slot is something you’ll get to see often. It can be triggered in two ways, and the game has no problem whatsoever with freely handing out 12 or 14 free spins often. Of course, there’s a downside, the free spins game won’t make you rich. You’ll be lucky if you leave the free spins bonus with a win of 20x your bet per spin, and most of the time it will be less than that.
And that’s despite the excellent held Wilds feature which will likely result in you having five, six or more Wilds on your 15 total positions on the reels. Every time you land a Wild during the free spins, it will be held for the remainder of the feature. And since you can get up to 14 free spins in Barkin Mad, this will be significant and may possibly result in one or more wild-lines.
Barkin Mad Slot Machine Free Spins
The free spins on the Barkin Mad slot can be triggered in two ways. Either you collect at least three Barkin Mad Scatter symbols and trigger the free spins game with a minimum of 10 spins, or – only if you play the Big Bet Game – you’ll trigger the Showtime Bonus Wheel which can award 10, 12 or 14 free spins, or a multiplier up to 5x on that base game win you just got. Of course, if you don’t play the Big Bet Game, you’ll be deprived of the second way to enter the free spins bonus.
There are only two options for the Big Bet Game, either you bet 20 for 5 spins or 30 for 5 spins, and that’s it. It’s the equivalent of 4 or 6 bets per spin respectively, and this is by far the best way to play the Barkin Mad slot both online and on the FOBT’s.
Theoretical return to player (RTP) percentage, as usual in Barcrest games, depends on your stake. If your bet per spin is under 2.00 the payout will be 94.00%, and for a bet of 2.00 and larger payout will be 95.00%. If, however, you play the game with Big Bet Game only, the return to player is 96.00%. This is still a bit skinny for a Barcrest slot, and the game is just average when it comes to payouts. However, the often triggered free spins bonus means Barkin Mad will give you a shot at huge payouts often, so your playing session may be rewarding even if it’s just a short one.