About the great chicken escape
There’s little doubt that Pragmatic Play has shamelessly taken its inspiration for this slot’s theme from Aardman Animations’ fabulously funny Chicken Run film. Putting the ethics of that to one side, it makes for a novel spin on the presentation of this five reel, twenty payline slot and sets up a number of themed features that adds extra fun in your mission to peck big wins out of the paytable. For line wins you’ll find four Royals on the reels (J to A), and five themed character symbols plus a Wild that can pay in its own right as well as substituting for all previously mentioned symbols if that will assist a win. A Bonus Scatter completes the symbol set you’ll find as the regular residents on these five reels. So far, so standard slot fare but The Great Chicken Escape should pluck at slot fans’ heart strings with its clutch of bonus features to break out big wins.
Before I crack into the delights the Bonus Scatter can bring, The Great Chicken Escape packs in three random reel modifier features that can trigger on any spin in its base game. Guard Dog Wilds is a random wild feature that can add between four and nine extra wilds into positions after any spin. Alternatively you might find the Chicken Run Wilds feature hatches, turning reels two and four into fully Wild reels. Finally the Care Package bonus puts stacked Mystery Symbols – Golden Eggs – onto all reels, creating golden opportunities when they crack open to reveal matching instances of any regular symbol. An egg-cellent start if you’ll pardon the dreadful pun.
Moving onto the gifts of this game’s Bonus Scatter you’ll find three or four in view triggers a Feature Gamble. This interim game awards one of five bonus features, with the power to gamble that choice for one on a higher tier in the hierarchy. Those feature games? Ranked in increasing prize potential, these are:
- The Secret Tunnel Bonus – a pick bonus with the chance to win a route in the Mystery Tunnel to one of the higher tier features listed below.
- Poultry In Motion – a bonus trail game, with golden eggs advancing you to higher multipliers or to collect the one shown on the last step on your journey.
- Get Clucky Free Spins – ten free spins, with an extra Random Wild symbol that can land on any spin, increasing the multiplier applied to any win by x1 for all remaining spins in the feature.
- To The Other Side – nine free spins with one special spin at the conclusion of the feature. All Wilds that appear during the initial nine spins are ‘banked’ to be redeployed into random positions on the final special spin.
- Big Money Bonus – a wheel-of-fortune style game where a carousel of twelve barrels containing prizes or collect symbols can pile up a very big win.
To round this off, if you find five Bonus Scatters land in the base game that will catapult you straight into the Big Money Bonus!