For many, it’s one of the first nursery rhymes that we can recall. The modern version goes like this, “Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes, sir, yes, sir, Three bags full; One for the master, and one for the dame, and one for the little boy, Who lives down the lane.”
The earliest version of this tale of wool, taxes and stern warnings to children appeared in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book which was originally published in seventeen forty four. It was similar to the modern interpretation, but did differ slightly. It went like this, “Bah, Bah, a black Sheep, Have you any Wool? Yes merry have I, Three Bags full, One for my Master, One for my Dame, One for the Little Boy, That lives down the lane.” Twenty years later, as a measured warning to naughty, crying children, the last verse was changed to read, “But none for the little boy who cries in the lane.” Apparently, children were as prone to tantrums in the eighteenth century as they are over two hundred and fifty years later!
Taking a page from this light hearted and classic children’s tale, Microgaming has introduced Bar Bar Black sheep, a five reel and fifteen payline online casino slot. Without a doubt, this slot fits firmly into the cute department. The art style is bright and cartoony and the colour scheme used utilises primary colours in a quite fun and very striking way.
The background for this slot is a pastoral farm scene. There’s tons of rolling hills, green grass, tall trees, white picket fences and small flowers dotted all over the landscape. There’s also a barn with a silo as well a large grey windmill. Most importantly though are the sheep that dot the farm. Seven of the eight sheep are snow white. And as you might have guessed, the eighth sheep, standing alone in the corner of the field, is the black sheep.
The typical betting options and general information are given below the reels. The player’s credits and total win are displayed and they easily adjust the bet per spin by using the plus and minus arrows. An autospin feature is also available to those who would rather spend time watching the reels turn than actually having to make them spin themselves.
Bar Bar Black Sheep Slot Symbols
The symbols in this slot are a mix of farm foods, farm equipment, farm animals, and some classics thrown in for good measure. From least valuable to most valuable, they include an ear of corn, a purple eggplant, an orange, a red apply and a watermelon.
The higher value symbols include the bar symbol, the barn and silo, the white sheep and the infamous black sheep. There’s also a Bar Bar Black Sheep wild as well as a free spins scatter that is in the form of an open bag of oats. The wild can substitute for any symbol that makes a winning bet excluding the scatter.
If you love free spins, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a free spins bonus feature for this slot. Land three of the bag of oats scatter symbol and you’re awarded ten free spins. Four scatters gets you fifteen while five gets you twenty. What’s more, all wins in this round benefit from a three times multiplier.
Land two bar symbols in the base game followed by a black sheep and you’ll be awarded a random multiplier on that win up to nine hundred and ninety times.
Are you ready to head back to the farm? Grab your pitch fork and enjoy a bit of the simple life with Bar Bar Black Sheep.