Babushkas is a Russian-inspired slot from the Swedish game developer Thunderkick. A majority of the symbols are matryoshka dolls, also known (outside Russia) as babushka dolls. There is also a very powerful charm bear – the only special symbol in this game.
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The dynamic background looks like it has been knitted.
The five reels are transparent, so it looks like the symbols are moving freely over the background.
There are 17 fixed paylines.
After a win, the symbols included in the winning combo will automatically be upgraded to the next higher symbol. If you are lucky, a new winning combination will form.
This is a very unusual feature – definitely not something we are used to see on slots.
Important: If you manage to fill the entire screen with the same doll, all of them will upgrade at the same time, and the 0 doll will turn into a special ghost doll which is worth 100x your bet.
The bear in an egg is the only special symbol in this game, but it can work in many different ways.
It is larger than a doll, and it is a wild symbol that can replace any of the dolls if it appears on reel #3.
If the bear symbol features a star, you will get a surprise bonus. The egg will open and you will get the prize that is hidden within.
Scare bear: If the scare bear character appears, all the lowest symbols on the reels will upgrade to either 1, 2 or 3 times in a row.
Charm bear: If the charm bear character appears, all symbols on the reels will upgrade one level.
Accordion bear: If the accordion bear appears, you will be awarded 7 free spins. During the free spins, the bear egg will appear on the #3 reel.
Did you know….?
- In Russian, babushka means grandmother or elderly woman.
- In Russia, these nesting dolls are known as matryoshka not babushka.
- Matryoshka dolls are traditionally made from Linden trees.
- The world’s largest set of matryoshka dolls is a 51-piece set completed in 2003. The largest doll is 53.97 cm tall, the small only 0.31 cm. All dolls have been painted by Youlia Bereznitskaia.
- The first matryoshka set was made in the Children’s Education Workshop in Russia in 1890. The woodwork was made by Vasily Zvyozdochkin, and the painting by the folk crafts painter Sergey Malyutin. This doll set consisted of eight dolls: a mother and her seven children.When the Children’s Education Workshop closed, the production of the dolls commenced in Sergiyev Posad, a Russian city that’s been associated with toy-making since the 1300s AD.In the year 1900, Russian nesting dolls were displayed at the Exposition Universelle in Paris where they were awarded a bronze medal. Soon thereafter, the export of matryoshka dolls to various countries outside Russia commenced.