Casumo Casino has just added the latest online slot from Thunderkick titled Babushkas to their online casino, the slot is actually due for official release on the 24th August 2016, so if you want to play it for real or play money early then head straight over to Casumo and check it out today.
The Babushkas slots is a crazy mix of Babushka Dolls, a Russian Bear found inside an egg, all taking placed on top of a knitted sweater theme, with an infectious soundtrack playing along as you spin the reels, sounds totally crazy but it works really well.
The slot uses a regular 5×3 reel layout and uses 17 fixed paylines, but that’s about the only normal thing this slot has to offer, the rest is crazy mix os slick animations, cool slot mechanics and a totally fresh approach to an online slot.
Babushka Slot Base Gameplay
The main mechanic in the game is the Babushka Dolls symbol upgrade, when a winning combination lands on the reels if any bigger or new winning combinations can be created with a doll that is 1 size smaller then this process will occur and keep repeating until no new wins are possible.
The way the slot mechanics work can be quite difficult to understand at first, but once you get the hang of the how the dolls upgrade it becomes quite simple to understand the process.
If you manage to clear the entire screen to the oldest and wisest Babushka Doll then a special “Wipe Win” is awarded resulting in a 100x stake win.
On reel 3 there is a Special Egg Symbol, most of the time this acts as regular wild symbol, but if the egg spins and lands on the Star symbol a Bear will pop out of the egg resulting in 1 of several different bonus features which include Scare bear, Charm Bear, and Dance Bear.
Babushkas Slot – Special Features
The main bonus features in Babushkas all focus on the special “Egg Wild” symbol which is found on reel 3 of the slot, when this lands on the reels most of the time it will act as a regular wild symbol, but when the egg spins and lands on the special star symbol the Russian Bear will pop out of the egg and grant one of the several different special features.
Scare Bear – Lowest valued symbols will upgrade 1,2 or 3 times depending on the size of the Bear inside the egg.
Charm Bear – All Babushka symbols upgrade 1 level
Dance Bear – 7 Free Spins are awarded which include a guaranteed Wild Egg symbol on every spin.
The largest Scare Bear seems to be the key to the biggest wins, as this upgrade the Babushka dolls 3 times, making it much easier to clear the board for a Wipe Win (100x Stake), it’s worth noting that during the free spins you can also trigger the Bear features from the egg.
Babushkas has an RTP (Return to Player) of 95.8% and comes with a volatility rating of 3/10 from Thunderkick putting it firmly in the low variance category for slots.
The Babushkas slot from Thunderkick is in our opinion an amazing release and a total breath of fresh air, it has an amazing theme, fitting soundtrack, and several unique slot mechanics that makes it a joy to play.
The slot is definitely low variance, so that is worth bearing in mind (no pun intended!), but we thoroughly enjoyed playing this slot and is definitely worth checking out, it should ring alarm bells to other slot developers who keep putting out lazy clone slot releases, this is what slot players are looking for in terms of innovation.
Go check it out for yourself before the official release date of the 24th August 2016 at Casumo!