Play the Beauty and the Beast Slot, new from Yggdrasil Gaming!
Guts Casino has just added the brand new Beauty and the Beast slot from Yggdrasil Gaming to their casino, and to celebrate the release there is also a nice €5,000 slot tournament running featuring this game (check out their promotions section for full details).
The Beauty and the Beast slot is of course based on the classic fairy tale, and Yggdrasil has opted to go for a cartoon theme style but managed to keep quite a dark undertone to the slot, especially with the haunting soundtrack that accompanies this title.
In essence Beauty and the Beast is a regular 5×3 reel layout, 20 fixed payline game that has managed to incorporate several features from past Yggdrasil slots, so if you were a fan of the varied bonus round features of Nirvana along with the special Golden Bet option on Golden Fish Tank you will simply love this game.
The Butler, Chef, and Maid all play a part in this slot and can add extra wilds, linked reels and nudge the reels in both the base game and the free spins round, with Golden Bet activated these combinations can become even more potent and can trigger the main bonus round with many extras already activated.
There are lots of options to this game and some important things to note, so we highly suggest checking through the paytable before playing (RTP section), along with being aware of how much the total stake rises when activating the Golden Bet Feature at each level, we will cover these later briefly but it’s worth 5 minutes of your time checking through the rules on this game!
|Beauty and the Beast Slot - Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Yes|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.3% - 97.1%|
Beauty and the Beast Slot – Free Spins Round
The main bonus round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the special Scatter symbols on the reels and grants an initial 10 free spins, you can enhance this bonus round by activating the Golden Bet Feature in the base game, with 3 different modes that enhance this bonus for the cost of additional credits per spin.
- Butler – Nudges the reels if winning combinations are available, can nudge in scatters for bonus triggers
- Chef – Middle 3 reels become linked reels with matching symbols
- Maid – Add several additional wild symbols to the reels
Top Tip – The optimal picking strategy/maximum RTP in each mode appears to be Butler, Chef then Maid.
Golden Bet Options
- Boost – Start Free Spins round with 2 modes activated (Butler, Chef, or Maid) – costs 5 extra coins.
- Nudge – Always activates in the base game if it can trigger the free spins – costs 15 extra coins.
- Boost + Nudge – Combine both of the above special features – costs 30 extra coins.
Because of all these varying combinations the range of RTP values and volatility of this slot varies dependant on what Golden Bet was chosen and the picking order the player chooses.
To give you a simple example – if the regular bet was £1 and you activate Golden Bet at the maximum level the cost per spin would now be £2.50
It’s also possible to re-trigger the free spins, which then adds the 3rd option picking into the bonus round, in our playtests the 3rd re-trigger was very rare but the results can be very good if you manage to get all 3 modes activated.
Beauty and the Beast Slot
The Beauty and the Beast slot is an impressive release from Yggdrasil, the stand out points are definitely the haunting soundtrack, the combination of options included in this slot really seem to enhance the gameplay.
The only downside is the huge jump in stake size when you opt for the maximum Golden Bet, this is definitely worth factoring in before you start playing, whilst the RTP is fairly solid through all the options, the slot is simply more fun to play with Golden Bet fully activated!