Goldilocks and the Wild Bears Review
Goldilocks and the Wild Bears is a 5 reels and 25 paylines video slot powered by gaming developer, Quickspin. The slot is themed around the childhood fairytale of a little girl with golden locks that got lost in the woods. On her journey she stumbled upon a little house and her growling tummy encouraged her to enter. So she fed and she slept only to wake up to the sight of three furry, angry and somewhat confused bears. It’s a story you remember forever and it’s a story that gets passed on from generation to generation.
The Goldilocks and the Wild Bears slot can be played on all desktop, mobile and tablet devices. The coin range varies from a minimum of 0.01 per line to a maximum of 4 per line. This makes it perfect for players of all bankroll sizes as you can spin away as little as 0.25 to a maximum of 100 coins per bet.
If you have played and loved other fairytale themed slots like Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood or Big Bad Wolf then you will simply adore Goldilocks and the Wild Bears. The slot is loaded with fun and highly rewarding features that just make you love the story even more.
Look & Feel
It’s safe to assume that this fairytale themed slot will come with an animated design. The graphics are beautifully done to bring out the persona of all the characters including Goldilocks herself. The backdrop of the slot sets the tone and is an animated forest scene with a little house hiding behind the wooden carved reels. The trees in the backdrop on the right and the left hand side of the reels appear to have facial expressions which is a nice touch and brings a smile to your face. The low value symbols of the slot are the regular card playing values that have been etched and coloured on a wooden block. The higher value symbols are images of Mommy, Daddy and Baby Bear as well as a teddy bear and each one has their own distinct coloured background.
Sound & Score
The soundtrack is quite odd and might annoy some. When you load the game you will find the soundtrack quite soothing as there is no music, only the sound of nature filling the room. Once you form a winning combination the regular casino sounds will burst from the speakers. If Goldilocks appears on the reels and there is a chance of hitting a feature a little 80’s music tune will start playing. The sound might not be for everyone but overall it is quite enjoyable despite the generic casino sounds popping up.
Bonus features and Gameplay
The wild symbol of the slot is the Bears’ house and it substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter or bonus symbol. Landing 5 wilds simultaneously on the reels could also lead to big wins of 1,000 times your stake.
The Multiplier Wild
The multiplier wild is a golden symbol with a red bowl of porridge and a wooden spoon. You will notice three empty red bowls at the top right corner of the reels, each with a multiplier number attached to it. Each multiplier wild that lands on the reels will add a multiplier to your wins. Landing three multiplier wilds on the screen will multiply your wins by 4. The Multiplier Wilds are not active during the Free Spins feature and can also act as a regular wild.
The scatter of the slot is Goldilocks herself and if you find three or more of her on the reels then it will trigger the free spins feature. You will be awarded with 10 free spins and additional free spins can be won during the Bears Turn Wild feature. 3 scatter symbols also pays 3x your bet.
Bears Turn Wild Feature
The fun begins during the free spins feature, your aim is to collect as many progress scatters as possible. The progress scatter is also an image of Goldilocks but this one is of her pulling a funny face and sticking out her tongue. At the bottom of the reels you will notice three bars, one for Daddy, Mommy and Baby bear. Each time a progressive scatter lands on the reels, goldilocks will jump out and fill up one of the holes. To activate the bears as additional wilds you need to fill up their bars with progressive scatters. To activated Daddy you need 3 progressive scatters, with Mommy and Baby Bear you need 5 each. The scatters are collected with each spin but if you’re lucky enough to land 3 of the progressive scatters in your first free spin you’ll start with Daddy bear as an additional wild already. If you activate Mommy or Baby Bear you will not just have another wild on the reels but also cash in on 2 extra spins. The symbols remain wild for the rest of the free spin games.
Is it worth playing?
Yes! Goldilocks and the Wild Bears is a fun game worth spinning. It provides hours of entertainment and you are guaranteed to play with a smile on your face. The slot is a little simplistic compared to NetEnt’s Fairytale Legends slot series but it has all the factors needed for a successful and fun gaming experience. Not only are there a bunch of features and quality time to cash in on with the three bears, you also stand a chance of scoring wins as big as 1,000 times your stake in a single spin.