As the title suggests, Beauty and the Beast Slot by Yggdrasil Gaming is based on the famous French fairytale. It offers the standard five reels plus three rows across 20 Paylines.
All the visual excellence that players have come to expect from this operator is here. The palatial ballroom in the Beast’s castle at evening time forms the enchanting backdrop to this game. There’s a sweeping staircase either side of the screen, and the whole thing looks like a Disney film. The atmosphere is dramatic, almost dark.
How to play
Play on any device from 20p a go up to a hefty £100 per spin. Place your bets in the usual way and set up Autoplay if you wish to have the reels turn with no interruption for a chosen number of times.
You’ll find half a dozen low-paying gems here, alongside Beauty and the Beast Slot themselves, both of whom can rock up a couple of symbols in height to reward you with 250 coins for five on the same Payline. You’ll also find a second princess symbol and a prince icon on the reels.
Beauty and the Beast Slot special features
The Wild here is a cracked, framed mirror, and as ever it replaces the other icons bar the Scatter, as represented in this game by a rose.
These three perks can be activated at random and are represented by a trio of servant characters, as follows:
- The Butler feature: One of the reels will nudge a place up or down if this improves the winning combo. And if this triggers the free spins (see below) then that will happen. Should the Chef feature be active at the same time, all synced reels nudge together.
- The Maid feature: Between two and four Wild symbols will be added to the reels at random.
- The Chef feature: The central three reels synchronise to show the same mix of three icons for a single spin.
Golden Bet feature
It’s up to you whether or not you want to activate this, and you can do so any time during the main game. It will cost you more for each spin, and you’ll see a hat-trick of options:
Boost: For five extra coins a spin, you can win more in free spins mode by choosing a second character during free spins. (See below.)
Nudge: For 15 extra coins, you can win free spins more often – when a free spins symbol lands just outside the game area, it’s nudged in where that means you win free whirls.
Boost & Nudge: This combines both perks for the best possible wins during free whirls mode.
Land three roses to activate this mode. Three Scatters grants you 10 freebies, as does landing four, although you’ll also get 1,000 coins. Bag five of the free spins icons to enjoy 10 wager-free whirls plus a whopping 5,000 coins.
If you’re operating without the Golden Bet element, choose one character to help you with the free spins mode (Butler, Chef or Maid). With it active, you can pick two.
Land at least three Scatters during the round to retrigger the feature so that the free whirls counter resets at 10 freebies. You’ll also be able to choose one extra servant. Retrigger free spins twice, or until all three servants are in play, in which case you can’t retrigger the round again.
There’s no progressive jackpot here, instead, the top win is €100,000.
Return to Player (RTP)
Beauty and the Beast Slot are of low-to-medium variance, while RTP or Return to Player hovers between 96.3% and 97.1%. (If you use the Golden Bet function, incidentally, that ups the volatility.)
Numerous other slots out there take a fairytale theme, but Beauty and the Beast Slot seems a worthy addition to the collection, scoring high when it comes to entertainment value, and with some fun bonus features.