Barnyard Bonanza slot review
Barnyard Bonanza slot is set in a rustic setting with farm animals and machinery all on display. The subject is very similar to that of RTG's Triple Twister and Netent's Tornado Farm Escape and is equally as infantile as the latter slot too. We get the Ainsworth trotting noise as the reels spin which for once actually matches the theme and not unexpectedly some silly animal sounds if for example you get a win consisting of pigs or hens. Will Barnyard Bonanza slot serve you up a rich harvest or simply prove to be manure?
On the reels...
Like their Thunder Cash game we get 20 pay lines over 5 reels of 3 rows and like that game the pays aren't exactly spectacular. You pay 20 coins a spin and Farmer Wilds appear singly on all reels paying only 125 coins for all 5, followed by Cow, Horse, Pig, Scarecrow and Barn paying 80 coins down to 55 respectively. There are the usual Ainsworth card values too paying 45 down to 25 coins and the best pay by far is getting the 5 Chicken scatters as these will pay 100x bet although only three are needed to trigger a free games bonus.
Farming free spins
Once triggered you can choose a free games round from a selection of 5 possible types:
14 spins with Barn stacked on all reels
13 spins with Scarecrow stacked on all reels
12 spins with Pig stacked on all reels
11 spins with Horse stacked on all reels
10 spins with Cow stacked on all reels
You also see Golden Eggs on the reels and should one stop in view you get 1 to 5x bet or 1, 2 or 3 extra spins. No proper retrigger is available.
Barnyard Bonanza slot would be more appropriately named 'Crop Failure'. Despite the scenic background the game mechanic is awful and the awards utterly poor - for example a full screen of the highest symbol you can select in the free games is only 80x bet!! This wouldn't be so bad if the free games triggered often, but they don't. The RTP is a famine-inducing 93.00% and the sounds become annoying once you've played for a few minutes. I simply cannot imagine why anybody would play this slot; Barnyard Bonanza has absolutely nothing going for it at all. One for the slurry pit methinks...