Have you ever heard of the three billy goats trying to cross that famous bridge where a great, ugly troll lived? Here’s a summary to refresh your memory. The goats cross one by one and the troll lets the first two go when they tell him that a third, bigger goat is coming that will taste so much better. The big goat finally crosses the bridge only to beat up the unsuspecting troll and they make it to the hill on the other side to feast on the green grass.
The moral of the story is about teaching patience for bigger things to come, but not to wait until it is too late as you might end up with nothing. Trip Trap Troll from AdoptIt Publishing is bringing the story onto a set of wicked slot reels where the goats are surfing and skateboarding while the troll is playing on a PlayStation in his living room.
Trip Trap Troll is a video slot with five reels, three rows, and 25 fixed pay lines. The slot comes with avalanche wins turning the goats into wild symbols on consecutive wins, wild substitutions, a free spins round and a win potential of up to 75,000 coins. Big Bad Wolf from Quickspin anyone?
Play the game on mobile or desktop from 0.25 to 100 credits per spin. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 2x to 40x your stake. The RTP of this low to medium variance game is set at a generous 97.27% which should make it a good choice for bonus wagering.
The theme is nicely executed with the bridge sitting on top of the reels and the troll’s living room in the background of the game window. Lush greens on the right side indicate which way the three billy goats are heading. Water splashes with the occasional frog quacking are the main soundtrack while each spin is announced with a string on a banjo.
At the low end you will find the card royals from 10 to As, followed in ascending order by the baby goat, the big brother goat with his arms folded, the surfer goat, and the skateboarding goat. The lucky frog is the wild symbol, while the troll himself is the scatter symbol.
On every win the symbols from the combo will explode and more come tumbling down from above, providing potential to score more wins. After two consecutive wins in one spin sequence, the skateboarding, the surfing, and the big goat are successively turning into wild symbols. All three goats go wild after a total of six consecutive avalanches. A display on top of the game window indicates the progress.
Three or more scatters will trigger 10 free spins with the Hot Tub feature, which can be indefinitely re-triggered. During the round, a fire symbol landing on reel five will progress the hot tub meter. Get three to turn the middle goat into a permanent wild and six for the big goat. Additionally, +2 free spins are awarded at each stage. Once six fire symbols are collected, the two goats will appear as wild for the remainder of the free spins. Plus, a total of eight fire symbols will activate an x2 multiplier for the rest of the round.
Trip Trap Troll is a modern take on the classic fairy tale that is fun and entertaining. However, it has borrowed heavily from Quickspin’s Big Bad Wolf. That is not bad in itself, but the variance has been lowered significantly. That leads to more smaller wins and only the very occasional mega win. Not everyone’s taste.