Tue, Jul 9, 8:35pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:14pm
As the name implies, the central character of this Ainsworth designed pokie is the goose, whose googly eyes show that he is no normal goose. This bird plays a vital role – adding a huge bunch of wilds in the base game, while also transforming into other symbols during the bonus feature. The goose is surrounded by a whole host of farmyard animals on the slot reels, including a cow, a goat, a dog, a pig and a hen.
Crazy Goose is a fun and quite unique pokie, which will have you laughing while you spin. It has a non-standard reel setup and plenty of bonus game action Here are the standout features:
Throughout the game you’ll find the title symbol, showing the words ‘Crazy Goose’ (as opposed to the goose itself) appearing as a stacked wild. This features on reels 2 to 5 and will substitute for all other symbols apart from the bonus (which shows a golden egg).
While all these wilds make for a great game, the appearance of the Crazy Goose (the goose itself) on reel three, makes the situation that much better.
Suddenly you’ll see a fantastic animation of a baby goose smashing out of its egg, while every logo symbol on reels 3, 4 and 5 will now automatically turn wild. With these reels being 4 symbols high, that’s a whole load of wilds! With the right combination of symbols on reels 1 and 2, you could be looking at a mega win.
You’ll enter the free spins bonus round by landing three or more golden eggs across any of the five reels, while 3, 4 or 5 eggs will also win you an instant reward of 1x, 10x or 100x your total stake respectively.
The start of the feature sees you awarded with 9 free spins, while the crazy goose appears at the top of reel one. At the end of the spin, the goose will transform into another random symbol. For each subsequent spin, another crazy goose will appear. On the 3rd spin, the whole of the first reel will be filled with the symbol, while the 6th and 9th spins will see reels 2 and 3 filled too. With all of these Crazy Geese transforming into the same symbol, wins are 100% guaranteed in the last two spins and they could be huge ones.
When you reach the 9th and final spin, you’ll spin an additional reel above the main reels, which will show a multiplier to be applied to your win. If you’re lucky it will also say ‘spin again’, at which point the reels will spin with yet another Crazy Goose appearing. As long as you keep hitting the ‘spin again’ symbol, the feature will continue indefinitely.
The base game of Crazy Goose is certainly not normal, with 100 win-lines and that distinctive 3-3-4-4-4 set up. The hen and the dog are the highest paying of the standard symbols, paying 100 and 50 coins respectively. The cow, the pig and the goat come next, and the playing card symbols from 9 through to the Ace bring up the rear.
Crazy Goose has an elongated set up, with the reel action playing out in front of a barnyard. A large image of the crazy goose appears both to the left and the right of the reels, while look closely and you’ll see it again leaning out of an opening in the barnyard. The game has a friendly feel, aided by the colourful visuals and the fun sound effects of the goose.
Ainsworth have to be commended for coming up with this original and fun pokie. The unusual reel set up catches the eye from the start, while the occasional appearance of that crazy goose creates all kinds of mayhem (and wins) on the reels. The free spins feature is certainly one of a kind, where the goose takes over the reels. Get to the 9th and final spin and you’ll be hoping for repeat after repeat. Yes, the game is zany, but you’ll want to play it again and again.