The Streak-style Respins feature proved its effectiveness a long time ago, and Pragmatic Play’s Barn Festival slot is once again paying a massive 18,317x reward to one lucky Turkish player on March 18. However, his bet of 2 TRY became over 36,000 payout and almost reached the top prize of the game.
You’ll be taken on a refreshing trip to the countryside in this festive edition of Pragmatic Play’s Scatter Pay series, and Barn Festival is arguably the best one yet. The audiovisual presentation is a mood lifter, but we would have preferred no hiccup animations when the Tumble Wins mechanic kicks in. The base game, however, can escalate to some pretty tense moments due to the innovative money-symbol-turn-multiplier system .
The normally inactive Money symbols can therefore turn a regular Tumble sequence into a massive payout, not least because each Money symbol can increase the total cumulative win multiplier by +500. The Money Respins bonus round is heavily influenced by Money Train 2, and everything is accompanied by an upbeat banjo-based soundtrack.
Barn Festival slot features
The bonuses pay between 10 and 50 times your bet for more than 12 matching symbols visible anywhere , and winning symbols are removed via the tumble mechanic. New and/or existing symbols will then drop down to fill the gaps, resulting in unspecified additional wins per paid spin as the process repeats with each new win.
Money symbols land with values between 1x and 500x and their respective values are added to create a win multiplier when 3+ land in the same fall sequence. This win multiplier then increases the total win of the tumble sequence. If you land exactly 3 money symbols on the first spin (before a tumble win), a multiplier is also created. The other symbols are then re-spun until you land a winner, which is increased by the total multiplier.
The Money Respin feature is triggered when you land more than 4 money symbols on the same spin, and it is played on a cleared 4×5 starting grid where the triggering symbols are sticky. You start with 3 answers , and all non-blank symbols become sticky and reset the number of answers when they are hit. In addition to the money symbols, you also get 7 special symbols as follows:
- Add Value – adds a random value to all existing money symbols before turning into a money symbol itself.
- Multiply – boosts 2 to 5 random money symbols with a random multiplier of x2, x3, x4 or x5 before it turns into a money symbol.
- Collect – adds up the value of all the money symbols present.
- Unlock – Unlocks an additional reel and turns into a money symbol.
- Persistent Add – increases the value of all money symbols for each new spin.
- Persistent Multiply – does the same as the normal multiply, but for all subsequent spins.
- Persistent Collect – does the same as Collect, but for all subsequent spins.
The feature ends when you either run out of respins, smash the win cap, or fill all grid positions. If the latter happens, which requires unlocking 2 additional reels, you get a 500x bonus payout on top of everything else.
Finally, players outside the UK and anyone living in an eligible jurisdiction can use the bonus buy option. So, you can buy the Money Respin round for 100x the bet, which guarantees 4+ money symbols on the following spin.
The 200 Spins Barn Festival Slot Experience
You can see a few fall wins in the base game before we buy the Money Respin feature around 0:49 in the 3:41 minute highlights video. The feature plays for the rest of the video, and we managed to unlock both possible additional reels. Click the play button below to see for yourself how we fared.
The pace of the game would have been excellent, at least with Turbo turned on, if it weren’t for the annoying little dance that the symbols do before they are removed. This animation interrupts the flow and should have been removed for the turbo option. Other than that, Pragmatic Play serves up a festive farming slot with a base game that puts the MT2 inspiration behind the woodshed.
The money symbol multiplier feature is simply brilliant, as it makes very good use of symbols that normally block regular wins. Combine that with the scatter pay system as well as overall decent symbol values, and you have an exciting main game. The Money Respins feature is of course all Money Train 2, and the permanent special symbols are the key to cracking the 20,000x potential . That may be less than half of what MT2 offers, but it comes with a very decent probability of 1 in 3,215,434.
Tumble wins mechanic
3+ money symbols turn into a total win multiplier
MT2-inspired respin round with 7 special symbols.
Win up to 20,000x (1 in ∼3.2 million chance)
Beware of customizable RTP ranges.
The respin round is obviously an MT2 copycat
Barn Festival Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Barn Festival?
The payout rate for the top tier Barn Festival is slightly above average at 96.45%. However, keep in mind that this version comes with adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Barn Festival?
This is a very volatile installment from Pragmatic Play, scoring 5 out of 5 on its own volatility scale.
What is the biggest possible profit?
You can win up to 20,000x on Barn Festival, which is more solid than usual from this developer, at least lately.
Is there a bonus game or respins in Barn Festival ?
If you land more than 3 money symbols in a fall sequence, add their respective values to a total win multiplier. Land 3 money symbols on a non-winning spin and you will get respins until the multiplier is applied to the first win.
How does the scatter pay system work?
You win by landing 8 to 12+ matching symbols anywhere in view, and each win triggers the tumble mechanic.
Can I play Barn Festival slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the free Barn Festival demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm age first). You will also find casinos up there that we have confirmed have this title.