Barbers shops were very popular for many years up until quite recently in fact. The male version of the hairdresser, one could get their beard trimmed, hair cut or even have a full shave at a barbers shop. Thunderkick have taken this concept and created a little online and mobile slot around it. Barbers Shop the slot have five reels and twenty five optional paylines. Each line can be played from 0.10 up to 100 coins per line. This does make Barbers Shop the slot a bit more expensive than some other run of the mill penny slots. Barbers Shop is a fun little game which should appeal to pretty much all levels of experience.
Light Hearted, Cartoon Style Graphics
Barbers Shop is a very light hearted slot. Not only when it comes to the theme and the graphics, but all of the colours are pastels and evoke a sense of peace and happiness. The symbols and the background to the reels are all in very simple cartoon style, almost as if the whole thing is an animated cardboard cut out.
The reels are cream white and sit in at the counter of what appears to be a French barber shop. The reels themselves are done to look like a set of mirrors which reflect all the men waiting to be attended to. The music is unique to the game and plays all the time. A jaunty French accordion tune adds to the ambiance of the slot.
All of the symbols in Barbers Shop are theme based, either the men which need to have their whiskers attended to, or the implements which the barber will use to accomplish such a task. Thunderkick have made sure that the symbols add to the game instead of being the usual deck of cards that we find in so many online games.
The lowest paying symbols are the razor and the brush set. From there we have various men with varying degrees of moustaches or beards. All of them look rather upset or bemused, except for the highest paying symbol which has a happy looking smile on his face. Whenever the game forms a winning combination with the symbols, each one will be ringed with shaving foam. The foam disappears, and the newly shaven man is revealed underneath.
As in various slots available on iOS, the bonus symbol in Barbers Shop is a symbol which says Bonus. This symbol grants player an amount of free spins. Five or more of them will get you ten initial free spins, which can be increased each time you find more bonus symbols whilst you are playing the free rounds. During this round a multiplier is applied to all winnings. This multiplier increases as you trigger more free spins.
This is a symbol which lies on its side and looks like a cross between an infinity symbol and a dollar sign. This comes into play when all of the free spin in the game have been used. If this gets activated on your last free spin, the game will continue to spin the reels until a win is created.