Thunderkick has announced the release of their latest video pokie game, Babushkas, set for the 24th of August. Even though we still can’t try this game for real play, Thunderkick was kind enough to release a great promo video, along with most of the information needed, so that we know what to expect. Babushkas follows an interesting theme with Russian Dolls, which are world famous.
There are already some video pokie games from other software providers that use this theme, but from what we had a chance to see Babushkas is definitely the most attractive one. With this game the designers decided to use only Babushka symbols on the reels and a cute Russian Bear Wild symbol.
There are no scatters to be seen in the pay table, yet the game has a great offer of bonus features, waiting to be triggered. Babushkas follows the classic Thunderkick design with 17 pay lines, 5 reels and 3 rows, with bets going from $0.10 to $100 per spin.
The bonus features are unique in every way, which was expected from a new pokie release by Thunderkick. Players can see the dolls strip down to the lowest levels forming bigger and better payouts, thanks to the symbols upgrade feature. If the entire screen of Babushkas is stripped down to the smallest and oldest one, a great Wipe Win of up to 100 x total bet will be awarded. But the real fun begins when the Wild Bear lands on the central reel.
Depending on his current mood he can Charm the Babushkas, making all of them strip down one level, Scare them, forcing them to strip from 1-3 levels depending on the size he lands in or award the free spins bonus.
If the free spins are triggered 7 free spins with a guaranteed Wild in each one will be awarded. This feature can award decent payouts all the way up to 390 x total bet.
What We love
We love almost everything there is about Babushkas. The symbols are very interesting, complemented by decent animations and details, making Babushkas a very attractive pokie game. The variety of bonus features in this game is certainly attractive.
We love the fact that with only one small starting win, players have a chance to get a full screen of the highest paying symbols and a great 100 x total bet payout.
The Mystery Features that are awarded by the Wild symbol are also very attractive, especially the Free Spins. We love the fact that each free spin is played with a guaranteed wild on the central reel and that the free spins can be re-triggered.
What we Do not Like
Babushkas doesn’t have many details that can set you off from trying it out for real play, but the weak pay table is definitely one of them.
We are disappointed to see that the maximum possible payout in Babushkas is only 390 x total bet and would like to see higher payouts from the game symbols.
Thunderkick fans will definitely try Babushkas for real play. Overall the game is interesting and attractive with a big offer of bonus features.
The weak pay table is disappointing, but on the other hand the game variance is low making way for frequent wins to happen. We will have to wait a bit more before we can try Babushkas for real play, but we are sure Thunderkick won’t disappoint us.