Bar Bar Black Sheep 5 Reel Slot Review & Free Play

Bar Bar Black Sheep Slot Review

This major Microgaming slot is actually an extended and expanded version of one of the famous casino software provider’s early classic titles.

Bar Bar Black Sheep first appeared as a classic 3-reel slot machine, but this newer version offers you so much more than a simple fruit machine, with new features and bonuses added to the same old (albeit graphically revamped) icons which you loved in its 3-reel predecessor.

Look & Feel

Bar Bar Black Sheep is, of course, based on the nursery rhyme of the same name, although little of that comes off in the game’s theme, which is, by and large, still fruit-orientated. Sure, there are farm and sheep icons to bolster the theme, but most of the symbols which star in this slot are the same old fruit machine icons we’ve come to know and love from the original classic slot

Microgaming’s standard and default wagering menu is presented to players at the bottom of the reels, and players can expect to be able to use the options on that menu to stake anything from 15p per spin up to £15 a game. None of the slot’s 15 paylines can be altered, though.

Wild symbols crop up in Bar Bar Black Sheep and these symbols can replace all other symbols save for scatters. You can’t miss the wilds – they appear as the slot’s title logo.

Bonus Features

Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus

You will notice that both bars and black sheep symbols can appear on the reels. As the nursery rhyme tells you, you are hoping to land a bar, another bar and a black sheep symbol on a row in this game to prosper. Doing so will see you pocket a randomly triggered multiplier. It could be worth as much as a cool 999x your total stake, which is not to be sniffed at.

Free Spin Bonus

Keep your eyes peeled for bags of wool. These scatter icons can deliver a free spin bonus round when 3 or more show up on the reels. You will start that bonus feature with 10, 15 or 20 free games, depending on whether you landed 3, 4 or 5 scatters in total during the base game spin. During the feature, any winnings you pocket will automatically be tripled. The feature can also be retriggered, but the Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus cannot be triggered whilst free spins are in session.

Bar Bar Black Sheep RTP

The maximum standard payline prize (the non-progressive jackpot) is actually rather petite in this game, being worth just 13x your total bet.  TRhat initial return is not huge. However, being able to win as much as 999x your total bet via the Bar Bar Black Sheep Bonus does straighten some things out. The RTP rate is modest at 95.03%.


If you loved the classic slot, you’ll like this modern video slot take on the same game. Bar Bar Black Sheep isn’t brimming over with features, but those it does offer will keep most players entertained.