Beauty & The Beast Slot
Beauty & The Beast is a 5-reel, 20-pay line online slots game produced by Yggdrasil Gaming. Although not a direct tie-in in any way, we can't help but think the release of this slot is coincidental with the release of the new live-action movie version of the classic romance tale starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. We'll let you guess who plays the beauty, and who plays the beast.
The tale of beauty and the beast, or 'La Belle et la Bête' as it was originally, has been told since 1740. It was written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Bardot de Villenauve then abridged and turned into a children's tale in 1756. There have been countless films, stage plays and musicals made of this epic tale. In the story a young girl named Belle ends up as prisoner in an enchanted castle patrolled by a "beast" – a young prince turned monstrous by a sorceress. Belle and the beastly boy must learn to get along, else the beast is likely to remain a beast forever and Belle will be eternally moaning about the hairs getting everywhere.
Beauty and the beast are joined on the reels in this slot by three other characters – the butler, the chef and the maid. There are also six 'jewel' symbols in various hues from purple to red. There are a total of twenty lines in this game, and that's a fixed number. You can select your coin size though – anything from 0.01 to 5.00. There are also three 'golden bet' options you can choose at an additional cost of five, fifteen or thirty coins. When you are ready to experience beauty (or get beastly) hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout in this game is for three identical purple, amber or sapphire-coloured jewels, paying out five coins. The jackpot in normal play is for five of either the beast or Belle at a payout of two hundred and fifty coins.
The staff at the beast's mansion may pop up at any given moment and give you a helping hand:
- The Butler will nudge one reel up or down to give you the best possible win
- The Chef will synchronise the central three reels
- The Maid will place two, three or four wild symbols on the reels in random positions
A rose is the bonus symbol in this game and landing three or more will trigger ten free spins and bonus servant feature. If you land four you get an added bonus of one thousand coins, and five will land you five thousand coins. If you re-trigger free spins then the number of free spins you have remaining is set back to ten, and you are awarded another free spin servant feature. When all three servants are activated, you cannot re-trigger free spins.
The wild symbol in this slot is a mirror with the word 'wild' written upon it. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the free spins symbol.
You can select one of three golden bet boosts:
- Boost (five coins) – start free spins with two features as opposed to one
- Nudge (fifteen coins) – a free spins symbol that lands just outside the playing area is nudged back in if doing so would award you free spins
- Nudge & Boost (thirty coins) – the two bonuses above are combined into one!
Yggdrasil Gaming have been upping the slots bar a great deal of late and there's a strong argument that this is their finest effort yet. The graphics are outstanding (check out the opening video for a start) and the varied gameplay is nothing less than tremendous. Forget the underwhelming new movie, this is the best way to spend your time watching Beauty & The Beast, plus you could win oodles of cash too!