We didn’t need many spins to notice the telltale patterns, and neither will you if you live in an area where Blueprint slots are available on the internet. Many Pragmatic products have a generic vibe that can’t be shaken, therefore the firm isn’t exactly recognized as an innovator. However, in recent times, the corporation has resorted to techniques even for them, including the obvious copying of other slots, such as the Montezuma-inspired John Hunter and the Aztec Treasure.
However, before passing judgment, it’s worth noting that even Pragmatic Play has fallen prey to the copy-and-paste method. When comparing Blueprint Gaming’s Wolf Legend Megaways to Pragmatic Play’s Wolf Run, it was clear that the parallels were too striking to be dismissed as mere coincidence. As you shall see, Pragmatic Play has chosen to retaliate with the release of The Great Chicken Escape.
The Great Chicken Escape is presumably inspired by the 2000 stop-motion animated comedy film Chicken Run, and uses a prisoner-of-war motif to tell the story of a bunch of hens that escape from their farm. Features like additional wilds, wild reels, and changing symbols are all accessible throughout the main game and can occur at random on any spin in this 5-reel, 20-payline slot created by Pragmatic Play. You can play one of five bonus games and win up to 5,000 times your initial wager. From 20 cents up to 100 euros or dollars every spin, you may help the hens escape on any device.
Highly unpredictable, with a return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.5 percent by default, the story is set in what can only be characterized as a concentration camp for chickens, luckily shown in cartoonish visuals. The reels are set against a backdrop of coops, and the lower-value symbols are represented by the standard-looking A through J suit. The four chicken characters are the most lucrative, with the one in the red beret paying out 25 times your wager for 5 of them on a payline.
Plot Outline: The Great Chicken Escape (A Pragmatic Play)
You may expect a lot from The Great Chicken Escape slot machine. There are three Modifiers in the main game that can be used to your advantage at any time. Some examples might be:
The guard dog is knocked out cold, and as a result, he adds four to nine wild cards to the board at arbitrary locations (Guard Dog Wilds).
The sergeant chicken tries to scale the walls in Chicken Run Wilds, which can turn into 2–4 completely stacked wild reels.
The sergeant chicken receives a care package in the form of a wooden box that is dumped on it, breaking apart and spilling golden eggs into the reels. All golden eggs remaining on the reels after the spin will be replaced with the corresponding regular symbol.
If you’re lucky enough to get three or four scatter symbols, you’ll unlock a random Bonus feature that you may use or risk to improve via trial and error. There are a total of five rewards available:
In the Secret Tunnel Bonus, you have the option of selecting one of three chests to either get a monetary prize, activate the bonus’s Mystery Tunnel feature, or stop the bonus altogether. If the Mystery Tunnel option appears, you can choose from four different entrances, each of which can lead to one of the four options detailed below.
Pick eggs to see how many steps there are to go on the multiplier path in “Poultry in Motion.” The bonus round is over if the word “Collect” appears. Reaching the end of the path, however, will give you access to the Big Money Bonus round.
Get Clucky Free Spins – Played with a total of 10 free spins, each wild symbol that occurs on the reels boosts the win multiplier by 1x.
Wild symbols that emerge during the To the Other Side free spins feature are gathered and added to the reels at random during the final, tenth free spin.
Big Cash Bonus in “The Great Escape” – There is a cash prize carousel with 12 barrels, ranging in value from 10x to 500x. The next step is to select a golden egg, which will either grant another spin or allow you to collect. The highest payoff on this feature is 5,000 times your initial wager, making it the most profitable.
Final Judgment on the Great Chicken Heist (a Pragmatic Play)
Pragmatic Play utilized Blueprint as a model for The Great Chicken Escape, examining its main competition in great detail to ensure that every aspect of the game was perfect. Even if the graphic quality isn’t quite on par with the Blueprint Gaming titles, we have to admit that it’s a fairly successful clone that could have easily qualified for inclusion in the Blueprint Gaming catalog. The Great Chicken Escape is a good substitute for Blueprint slots if you’re interested in trying out games like Thundercats, Beavis & Butthead, and The Goonies but can’t.
Interestingly, we have to add, the game is less generic-looking compared to the usual stuff, and it seems that much effort has been invested into its production, which only leads us to believe that Pragmatic Play has done all in their power in an attempt to beat Blueprint at their own game and to annoy them as much as humanly possible. It is with great anticipation that we await Blueprint’s reaction.