Sleepy Grandpa Slot Review 2024

We’re lending a hand at Grandpa’s farm whilst he heads off to the land of nod in Hacksaw Gaming partner Backseat Gaming’s latest release, Sleepy Grandpa!

Running a farm is a tiring job especially when you’re crippled by old age and numerous joint problems such as this particular farmer. Dozing off midway through mucking out the pigs is the norm for this elderly farmer, dreaming of the day he retires and passes on this grueling task to his grandchildren.

Whilst Grandpa takes some much-needed R&R, it’s up to us to manage the farm in his absence, milking cows, feeding chickens, and collecting precious Coins along the way. With the help of the Farmer symbol, dig into Dirt symbols to unearth precious Coins worth up to 1,000x your bet!

Will Backseat Gaming’s latest release have us dozing off at the Tractor wheel, or will all our hard work pay off? Let’s play on and find out!

Sleepy Grandpa Base Game

Sleepy Grandpa Base Game and Features

Sleepy Grandpa is a 5-reel Video slot with 26 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.39% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Cow, followed by the Pig, Sheep, and Chicken. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. There are no Wilds present.

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 26
Release Date 30/08/2023
RTP 96.39%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Dig Feature

During the base game, when at least 1 Farmer symbol lands in view at the same time as a Dirt symbol, the Farmer will dig up the dirt to reveal a special Coin symbol with a random value between 1x and 1,000x your bet.

Once Coin symbols are unearthed, their values will be awarded. One Farmer symbol per reel can land at any one time. If multiple Farmer symbols land, each Farmer will dig up each Dirt symbol one time.

Tractor Feature

If a Farmer or Gold Farmer symbol lands in view without any Dirt symbols, there is a chance of triggering the Tractor feature. The Tractor feature will randomly plow the field and remove all visible symbols except Scatters and Farmer/Gold Farmer symbols.

As the Tractor plows the field, it will leave behind between 1 and 10 Dirt symbols, triggering the Dig feature. Please note, the Tractor feature is present in both the base game and Free Spins round.

Sleepy Grandpa Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters across the reels during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 12, and 15 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, there is a chance the Gold Farmer symbol can land. A Gold Farmer will activate the Dig feature if at least 1 Dirt symbol is present on the reels at the same time.

The Gold Farmer will automatically become sticky, remaining on the reel in the same position for the duration of Free Spins. Please note, only 1 Gold Farmer can be active during any Free Spins round.

In addition to this, a Global Win Multiplier Bar with multiplier levels of x2, x3, x5, and x10, as well as 4 empty positions for Farmer or Gold Farmer symbols to fill is present.

Each collected Gold Farmer will fill 1 Slot for every spin. When a Farmer symbol lands in view, it will be added to one of the empty slots. When all 4 slot positions are filled, the Global Win Multiplier will level up to the next available Multiplier level, awarding an additional +3 Free Spins.

Sleepy Grandpa Free Spins

Sleepy Grandpa Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Backseat Gaming has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.39%)

Sleepy Grandpa: Our Verdict

So far, Backseat Gaming has taken a new approach to each of their new releases, with a perfectly mixed bag of features and mechanics that cater to a variety of players.

This time around, we’re getting stuck into the hectic life of a Farmer, where digging for valuable Coins seems to be the only task on the agenda. During base game testing, 1x Coins Seemed to be the standard Coin value to unearth, with no luck excavating the higher amounts.

The Free Spins round finally reveals the games’ full potential, where bigger Coin values suddenly made an appearance. These combined with an active Multiplier make for some pretty impressive wins, even when you unearth a lower Coin value.

All in all, Sleepy Grandpa had us drifting off at times during the base game, but soon had us wide awake when the Free Spins round kicked in!