If you are looking for some light entertainment in your online slots gaming – especially at Easter – then this cute bunny themed slot from 888 could be just the ticket. It is deliberately over the top in the cuteness angle. You’ll find baby bunnies, chicks and even the carrots are wrapped in bows. While it does not have the kitsch of IGT’s OMG! Kittens, Easter Bunnies most certainly goes out of its way to be super-cute.
There are some more ‘serious’ reasons to play. One is a free spins game where you get to choose your volatility (bigger multipliers or more spin). There is also a second screen picks game which lets you choose chocolate eggs and sweets. Add to this the usual mix of wilds and line wins, and you’ll realize there is more to this slot than just an entertaining theme.
Like almost all of 888’s own games, the setup is very standardized. There is a 5 reel, 3 row grid – and a fixed 25 win lines. You can bet from just 1c per line (25c per spin). Auto-play is offered.
The best paying symbol is a white bunny with a red checked bow and 2 Easter eggs. This is worth a generous 2500 coins for 5 of a kind. The white bunny is the only symbol which pays all the way down to 2 of a kind. Next comes a rabbit which has an uncanny resemblance to Buggs Bunny, this one will get you 1000 coins for the full 5 of a kind. A very cute young pink bunny comes next (750 for 5) and then a baby brown one (300).
Easter Bunnies does not use playing cards. Instead the lower paying symbols are unique. These are a slice of cake with cherries on top, a carrot with a blue bow a multi-colored toy, lollipops and then sweets.
Wild symbols show a chick hatching from a chocolate egg. While I’m not sure this is biologically correct, these symbols are always welcome. They will substitute for other regular symbols to create more wins. It is possible for one wild to help create wins on multiple lines.
Yellow eggs appear one at a time, and are used as a progressive element. The idea is that these accumulate on a bigger yellow egg underneath the reels to the left. When you have collected 4 of these, the free spins bonus game will trigger. This is the same concept used in the Dawn of the Dinosaurs slot – only in that game you need to collect 4 balls of glowing lava.
When you collect enough eggs, you get to make a choice of how to play your free spins. The long-term outcomes should be the same whatever you choose – though you do get to decide how much to gamble in the short-term. Your choices are:
18 Free Spins
9 free Spins with a 2x win multiplier
6 Free Spins with a 3x win multiplier
3 Free Spins with a 6x win multiplier
The separate bonus game is triggered when you hit 3 bonus symbols, which show candy houses. You then go to a second screen picks game. The screen is covered in candy and chocolate eggs. Your task is to click on these, revealing prizes as multipliers of your total spin amount. You keep going until you hit a ‘game over’ piece, at which point your winnings are totaled.
You’ll see a typical Easter scene around the reels of this game. There are chicks in a basket on the bottom right, and a big rabbit painting a yellow egg on the left. Rolling springtime green fields, and blue skies with fluffy clouds can be seen above this. There are plants growing around the reels, and those reels are baked with light green.
The rabbits are all very sweet, they are nicely drawn without being too detailed. There are movements for the yellow eggs and small animations which bring this game to life. This is not a multimedia experience like some modern games – though certainly does enough not to be static or dull.
I think this game will have a lot of appeal. Not only as a seasonal novelty game, but for a simple change from the many more serious slot themes out there. If you are averse to cuteness, this is not the game for you!
The highlight is the free spins game, where you can choose from up to 18 spins, or go for a smaller amount with a win multiplier.