Bar Bar Black Sheep Slot
Bar Bar Black Sheep is a 5-reel, fixed 15-pay line online slot from Microgaming. This is the five-reel version of a very popular three-reel online slot with the same name, also produced by Microgaming. The theme of the slot is of course the well-known nursery rhyme, in which you enquire about a black sheep's delivery schedule. The sheep habitually informs you that it has three drop off points – the master, the dame and for some reason a small male child whose address is 'down the lane'. Theories have been put forward over the rhyme's origin – including the dubious idea that it concerns heavy taxation on wool in the 1300s – but it seems most likely that the simple tale of a talking sheep's wool production is nothing more than a meaningless rhyme.
All the symbols in the game are farm-related, except for the 'bar' symbol which replaces the traditional 'baa' of the nursery rhyme. The other symbols are the black sheep itself, a woolly white cousin, a barn plus five types of fruit: a melon, an orange, some corn, and apple and an aubergine. There are fifteen possible pay lines in total, and all are fixed. You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 10.00, and your bet-per-spin is your coin size multiplied by fifteen. When you're ready to head to the bar, hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning pay out in this slot is five times your bet-per-line for three corn cobs on an active pay line. The jackpot in normal play is for five bar bar black sheep, which will win you 1,000x your coin size.
The 'Bar Bar Black Sheep' symbol is wild in this game. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.
A bag of wool is the scatter symbol. You can win a cash prize just by landing two scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. If you land three or more you win free spins – ten for three scatters, fifteen for four or twenty for five. During free spins all prizes are tripled aside from the 'bar bar black sheep' combination. You can re-trigger free spins.
If you land 'bar bar black sheep' in a row on an active payline, then you are awarded a random multiplier. This can be anything up to 999x your line bet. You cannot complete the 'bar bar black sheep' combination by using a wild.
That's as far as it goes with Bar Bar Black Sheep. This really is a very simple slot, even down to the graphics. You do get a rather nice soundtrack to pay along to – it's really quite soothing and gentle. If you're a fan of simplistic slots, then don't be sheepish – take Bar Bar Black Sheep out for a spin as soon as possible. Ewe won't be sorry!