ALL ABOUT WIN-A-BEEST SLOT
Swedish slots-specialists Play n Go continue to produce a fine selection of games in 2020. They’ve treated us to some top grid action in titles like the rock-star game Twister Sister, as well as another in that group, Annihilator, as well as another chapter in the adventure of Riche Wilde with the Shield of Athena. Now we’re moving to the plains of Africa in this safari-based slot, Win-A-Beest, where the volatility is turned down a notch, but the graphics are high class and the star of the show is none other than a Wildebeest (clever pun in the title there). The game is crammed with free spins, wilds and wild multipliers, plus an expanding reels mechanic that takes the paylines from 256 up to 1,024.
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
The African plains are a regular haunt for slots developers, rich with imagery and narrative ideas. The design team at Play n Go have done a fantastic job of creating a lush backdrop to the 5 reels which display symbols in rows as follows – 2, 4, 4, 4, 2 – on a dark-wooden structure. The 1stand 5threels open up as the game progresses to increase the active paylines from 256 up to 1,024. The low value symbols here are represented by the cards Jack through to Ace whilst the premium symbols are represented by animals: a big cat, a rhino, a leopard and a mighty elephant. Symbol values are quite low with the highest paying animal at just 2.5x.
There is also the Win-A-Beest logo symbol and two wilds, one normal, and one a wild multiplier, which can boost your wins significantly when they fall into a payline.
WIN-A-BEEST SLOT RTP, VARIANCE AND PAYOUTS
Win-a-Beest is not the high variance monster slot that you might be thinking it is – it doesn’t screw you like a Raging Rhino does – and in fact it may have a broader appeal than much of Play n Go’s output for that reason. It’s classified as a medium variance game so the wins come fairly regular with enough features in the mix to keep things interesting. The top payout is a pretty high 10,024x so there is something big to aim for and the RTP is set to a reasonable 96.12%. Spins start from just 10p.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
A mixture of expanding reels, wilds and wild multipliers can set the pulse racing in this game at pretty much any point so watch out for these features:
At random the reel set expands so that all 5 reels display 4 symbols each. This increases the paylines up to the maximum of 1,024. Plus, right here ALL standard symbols are replaced by the specials – that is wilds, multiplier wilds, scatters, and the top pay Wild-a-Beest game symbol.
Beest Mode Free Spins
The Beest Mode Spins are triggered by 3 or more scatters landing during Beest Mode. This gets you up to 8 FREE Beest Mode Spins – that is with the standard symbols removed and the fully-expanded reel set in action. Landing further scatters can re-trigger the Beest Mode spins.
During the base game, landing 3 or more scatters will trigger the Stampeding Spins. Here you get up to 20 spins playing out once again on the expanded 1,024 payline grid. Things get interesting because it is possible to trigger both Beest Mode and Beest Mode Free Spins from your Stampeding Spins round, and in doing so significantly increase your chances of getting close to the top payout of over 10,000x.
This is a very good medium variance game from Play n Go. It may not immediately appeal to the high-risk slots players out there but take a second look because it has a very decent potential and enough game features to keep the action ticking over on a very regular basis. The Beest Mode is an excellent random base game event, and when combined with Stampeding Spins things could escalate nicely. Plus there are all those multiplier wilds to add to the mix. When this one arrives in our casinos we reckon it’s going to be a very popular slots for summer 2020.