Wed, Feb 27, 1:59am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
All pokie makers love a pun on words in their game titles. This one adds together cluck (as in the noise a chicken makes) and lucky to bring you the Get Clucky eggsperience!
The setting is a farm. You’ll hear the clucking and occasional squawk from chickens in the background while you spin. On the reels are cartoon birds with comical characteristics. While all are recognizably chickens, there are a lot of colours, sizes and facial-expressions to be found. Things spring to life for the free spins bonus games. Here the farmyard gets into party mode, with a glitterball and 70’s style soundtrack playing.
There is more to Get Clucky than just the puns. Big win potential comes via wilds, and there are some bigger line hits possible with the right combinations. In the bonus game, wilds can expand to cover entire reels – giving you plenty of big win potential. Here the highlights of this entertaining IGT pokie:
While there are no special features in the base game for this 20 win-line online pokie – there are plenty of opportunities to win big.
What you’ll want to see on the reels is a rooster with a white head. This character lands with a sound effect which lets you know that your wins are in for a welcome boost. Roosters are the wild symbol. They substitute for everything except for the bonus (scatter) logo symbol. Any win that the rooster becomes a part of is doubled compared to the regular pay table.
Note that each win is only doubled once. If you get 2 roosters in a win, it does not get an additional 2x after the first one.
I really like the way the reels spin after you get 2 of the 3+ bonus symbols you need to trigger the free spins games. Instead of sparkling, the final reels get surrounded by feathers – which look like the chickens just exited the hen house quickly after a fox came in.
Bonus symbols have prizes based on the total number in view. The top prize is 100x your bet for the maximum 5. If you get 3+ logo symbols, you’ll trigger the free spins bonus round with 10 spins.
A glitterball appears above the reels, and the music now has a 70’s feel. The big benefit of these free spins is that wilds now expand. They will cover any reel they land on – multiplying all wins created by 2x. If you are lucky enough to get 3 (or even more) wild reels, you could be looking at some huge wins.
You can retrigger for 10 more spins with 3+ scatters during this bonus.
This pokie uses a standard setup of 20 win-lines, over a 5×3 set of reels. You can bet from just 20c a spin and up from there with bigger coin sizes and multipliers. Auto-play is offered.
The rooster has the biggest line prize – as well as being the substitute symbol. If you line up 5, you get a generous 10,000-coin prize. Next come 5 other chickens, with playing card symbols making up the smaller wins.
Get Clucky’s reels are in a wooden structure which is presumably the side of the hen-house. In the background you can see fields and a second hen house – with blue skies above.
Music is noticeable for the big contrast between the main game and the bonus spins. In the main game some guitar style relaxing tunes play. These change each time you spin. When you get the free spins bonus, a funky 70’s song plays (there is also a glitter ball above the hen house).
You will find a lot of animations, with the chickens jumping, squawking and looking worried when they get involved in wins.
Many pokie makers have farmyard style games. For me the entertaining Get Clucky has a great mix of solid game-play and humour which does not go over the top. The chicken’s antics keep this game light-hearted, though there is a serious side with plenty of big-win potential. This comes from bigger than average line hits and 2x wilds in the base game. With wild reels in the free spins bonus, you could be winning over multiple lines from a single spin.