You will be off on a trip to Russia in Thunderkick’s latest slot game, Babushkas. Babushkas is a slot game which has quite a unique and unconventional theme and is a slot game which is entirely based on the strange little Russian dolls you use to see all the time in family’s homes, in which you had dolls within dolls. These strange doll creatures to many had been long since forgotten, however, they have been revived for this five-reel slot game. On Babushkas, as well as five-reel you also have three rows and a fixed seventeen payline structure.
Our Verdict: Babushkas although based on a very strange subject matter, in fact, is a slot game which has a great look and is very cute in its design. As you load the slot game you will instantly see the multi—coloured tapestry in which the reels sit. The reels themselves are transparent, which means the babushka dolls, which are the symbols on the reels, sit neatly on top of each other. On Babushkas there is also is very nice sound effects, some sort of Russian music. You also have two great bonus features to trigger, which is usually the best place to win the big prizes on Babushkas.
Wild Symbol: On Babushkas you only have the one special symbol, which is the wild symbol, which is the symbol with the Babushka doll with the letter “W” on it. This symbol “W” Wild symbol is special for two reasons, firstly this wild babushka doll is the symbol which triggers one of the bonus features. The Babushka wild symbol is also special as it has the ability to substitute for all other symbols on the reels to help complete winning combinations when it can.
Symbol Upgrades: On Babushkas there are two bonus features, each of which is very different. The first bonus feature is the symbol upgrades bonus. This feature will upgrade symbols when you land a winning combination. After you land that winning combination of three or more symbols, the symbols of a lower value in the next reels will be upgraded to the value of the combination symbol. If you now create a new payline the process will continue until no more upgrades can occur. If you upgrade all symbols to the become the yellow Babushka then ghost symbols will appear and you will receive 100x your stake.
Wild Mystery Bonus: The second bonus feature on Babushka is the wild mystery bonus feature. This feature is one that is triggered by the “W” Babushka doll symbol. To activate the feature you must land the symbol on reel three (the only reel it appears) and when it does it might spin and reveal a star and award one of the following features:
Scare Bear – This will upgrade the lowest value symbol up to three times.Charm Bear – This will upgrade all the symbols by one level.
Dance Bear – You will be awarded seven free spins, and a new wild symbol will be added to reel three each spin.