Once that famous theme tune strikes up, you’ll be hooked on this game! This is a 4x 5 reel slot game with 1024 ways to win (as long as you line up symbols on adjacent reels from left to right you are good to go, they can be anywhere on the reel). That’s a bit unusual for a Playtech game- they are more famous for their pay-line slots like the Superman II slot
which has 25 fixed lines. Or the excellent Age of the Gods slot
– that’s got 20 fixed pay-lines (which makes it higher variance).
But back to Barney and Fred. Has there ever been a more feel good, feel good game?
With Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and the rest of the gang. Dino is the wild symbol (of course), there is a Bedrock Bowling Bonus and a Free Games bonus. The other symbols are the horn telephone, some ribs and the usual playing card symbols.
To trigger the Free Games Bonus, you’ll need Fred & Wilma’s house to show up on reels 2,3 and 4. Then you get to choose from 3 bonuses:
10 free spins. Dino will dig around for bones on any free spin.Every bone he snuffles out increases your multiplier. Go Dino!
The Great Gazoo Bonus
12 free games with the Great Gazoo Wild which randomly turns other symbols wild.
Wilma Wild Free Games
5 free spins with wilds. Wilma will hoover up any wilds that land on the reels after every free spin- then every wild she vacuums up is placed on the reels on the final spin.
All the free games can be re-triggered. Yabadabadoo!
Bedrock Bowling Bonus
If you land the Bedrock Bowling Bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 you are in! Then you are off bowling with Fred at his favourite bowling alley- Bedrock, and he looks like he’s raided the wardrobe over at the Tarzan slot for the occasion! Choose a style of bonus for a bonus win, then you will win a cash prize that will multiplied by the amount of bowling pins you knock down, so go for a Full Strike (you’ll get an extra go is you knock all of the pins over).
The Flintstones’ Rocky Ride
There’s a Wheel of Fortune type feature at the top of the game. Fred and Barney can appear on any base game spin for mystery symbols and multipliers. The wheel spins and will reveal your win multiplier. Then Fred and Barney will throw mystery symbols on to the reels – the question marks will all turn into the same symbol to reveal your win.
1024 ways to Win
This is similar to Microgaming’s 243 Ways to Win system, except that the 5 reels each have 5 visible symbols, so you have 1024. There’s no need to worry about pay-lines, just make a total bet and 3 or more paying symbols on adjacent reels from left to right pay. So for example, if you can see Fred anywhere on reels 1,2 and 3, you win. The Wins are multiplied by the coin value. So let’s say your coin size is 25c. Your total bet would be $10 (equivalent to a 40 pay-line machine). 4 Fred symbols on reels 1,2,3 and 4 pays 100 coins giving you a $25 win. Easy!
This game works as well on mobiles and tablets as it does on desktops and laptops. You can select “Turbo Mode” if you want to spin the reels faster and select AUTO PLAY to spin up to 99 spins automatically.
What’s not to love about the Flintstones slot. It’s a real feel good game that is easy to understand and with plenty of extra bonus action. A winner!
Game Score: 8/10