How many chickens are about to break out? We might find out in The Great Chicken Escape, a slot game that has surely never been done before. We’ve seen the occasional chicken in a slot game but nothing on this level.
We’ve played this game and reviewed every detail of it right here. Are you ready to find out what’s involved – and who is responsible – for this massive escape of feathered friends?
About The Great Chicken Escape?
Expect lots of entertainment, colorful chickens, and a great time as you play this game. Enough said!
This is a more light-hearted slot from Pragmatic Play. they’ve come up with lots of superb slots already, including John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure, 5 Lions Gold, and Wild Pixies.
Check out this feathered demo for a look at the chickens
The breakout is about to begin… and you can witness it in the demo version of the slot. This gives you a shot at trying the game and seeing how entertaining it is. We liked it a lot.
Is the theme really about a huge breakout of chickens?
Yes, you can see their chicken coops in the background, and the reels themselves contain appearances by many of the chickens. There are some neat features included that bolster the theme too, as we’ll shortly see.
A colorful and entertaining design
The first thing we noticed when the game loaded was how colorful it was. This is a superb one to look at as you play. It’s not overly bright, but there is a nice mix of colors here with a red and gold logo to look at. You get to meet five different chickens too, all dressed for action.
Reels, symbols, and other features in The Great Chicken Escape
This Pragmatic Play slot plays out over five reels. You don’t get any progressive jackpots to go for, but the game includes several good regular prizes and lots of bonus elements too.
There is a chicken wild to look for that replaces everything apart from the bonus scroll. This is a scatter. There are other wilds too, but we’ll come to those in the bonuses section of this review.
How many paylines are there?
The game offers 20 lines to play on.
Choose your bets
With up to 10 coins playable on each one of those 20 lines, you can set the value of each coin to between one cent and 50 cents.
Read the paytable before you play
This tells you all about the symbols in play and what they mean. You can also read about the various bonuses and special elements in the game (although you can discover more about those here too).
Now to the bonuses
Firstly, the base game can trigger one of two special bonuses at random. The first involves Guard Dog Wilds. If this occurs, you’ll see between four and nine random wilds added to the reels. It acts as a regular wild, replacing everything apart from the bonus icon.
The second possibility also occurs randomly, where a Chicken Run Wild might appear on two, three, or four reels. These can occur on any reels and provide a full stack of wilds in each case. Again, they replace everything except the bonus.
There is a Care Package feature to look out for as well. This sees stacked golden eggs dropping onto the reel strips. Once the spin is over, the stacked eggs that are in view change into the same random symbol. The wild and bonus icons cannot be chosen.
Three or four of the bonus icons are required to trigger a random bonus round. If you get five of the bonus icons, the Big Money Bonus unlocks. This reveals 12 barrels, and each contains a money prize. What could you end up finding inside one or more of those barrels?
If you get three or four bonus icons, one of these features will begin:
1. Feature Gamble
2. Poultry in Motion (easily our favorite name for a bonus!)
3. Secret Tunnel Bonus
4. Get Clucky Free Spins
5. To the Other Side
The paytable reveals more details about each one, but all of them are very different from each other.
Enjoying the free spins
You need to trigger a random bonus award to stand a chance of trying to play some free games. You’d need to get either the Get Clucky Free Spins or the round called To the Other Side to secure some. This means you have two chances to score free games instead of another bonus.
RTP for The Great Chicken Escape
The rating for this is a pleasant 96.5%.
What about our rating for this slot?
It is rare that we give a slot game 10 out of 10, but we could not reasonably give The Great Chicken Escape any less than that. There are so many bonuses, so many wilds, so many features, and various ways to secure free games… oh my, this game packs in way more than many other slots we’ve seen. Top marks to Pragmatic Play for coming up with this amusing idea.
What can potential winners look forward to?
We should say this game has lots of entertainment packed into the reels. This means you are going to enjoy your time playing it, even if you never progress beyond the demo game.
If you do play for real, you can see the paytable gives you the payout amounts that would trigger as per your chosen bet. You can also review the potential to scoop some prizes from various bonus features.
Playing the game just for entertainment’s sake
Some slot players want to play the demo and they’re not worried about playing the real game. If you are going to do this, we think you’ll appreciate the potential the game has in store to keep you happy for longer periods.
Playing the real game
Use the plus and minus indicators either side of the spin control to figure out how much you’re going to bet per spin. With a 20-cent minimum to cover all the lines, The Great Chicken Escape is going to appeal to plenty of people. Its gameplay and features are cool too, as we’ve seen.
Enjoy the game on mobile and desktop computers
While you can get some big screen chicken action on your computer, you might prefer playing The Great Chicken Escape on an Android or iOS device. You can do that too, since this is a modern release designed to look great on all platforms.