Beowulf Slot from Quickspin runs with 25 Paylines across five reels and three rows. As the name suggests, it’s based on the ancient epic poem, dating back more than a thousand years, in which our hero journeys to Scandinavia to help King Hrothgar slay Grendel, a monster – and the beast’s mother. Here you can join him on his mission!
The backdrop is a snowy mountain scene. Beowulf himself is the cloaked figure to the left of the iron-framed reels, while the soundtrack is appropriately dramatic.
How to play
Spins kick off from 30p a pop, rising to a high-stakes £300 a go.
You’ll also find the less rewarding playing-card icons, complete with a Celtic-style embroidered finish. Of the more lucrative icons, featuring various characters from the saga, your best payer is King Hrothgar, the monarch who originally asked for help in fighting Grendel. Other characters include Wigalf, Queen Wealtheow and the wicked Grendel.
All the standard Autoplay and Spin functions are here, so just place your bets and you’re good to go!
Beowulf Slot special features
The Scatter symbol is Grendel’s mother, a somewhat grotesque-looking dragon. The Wild is a horn, while a sword and a dragon are important symbols during the free spins round.
Free spins feature
Initiate this in the usual fashion by landing three or more Scatters wherever you like on the reels. And although you kick off with up to 10 free whirls, at the same time Beowulf and Grendel’s mother are battling it out to determine when the spins come to a halt. A multiplier of up to 20x also applies here.
It works like this. If a sword shows up, it remains where it is and one ‘health’ is taken from the dragon’s health meter. When a dragon displays, the sword is taken away and a health deducted from Beowulf’s meter. Once one of the combatants has an empty meter, it’s game over. However, if Beowulf emerges victorious, you’re in line for some additional wager-free whirls.
The sword also serves as a Wild, staying locked in place until a dragon symbol replaces it.
This happens at random in the main game, and you’ll notice it’s about to happen when the sky reddens. Grendel shows up on several positions on Reel 5, which then whirls.
As it comes to a halt, Beowulf comes forward to hack away at the beast, triggering some free goes – the exact number depends on how many Grendel symbols displayed initially.
Equally, stacked Wilds also display and will stay where they are for as long as the round lasts.
Bonus rounds can be lucrative in Beowulf, but there’s no progressive jackpot as such. Instead, there’s a maximum haul of 500 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
The variance here is on the lower side of medium, so expect a string of more modest wins, rather than a high return to player.
You should enjoy Beowulf, not least if you love slots with a historical theme and an engaging storyline. The visuals here have been done brilliantly, and you’ll adore the graphics and animations.
What’s more the innovative bonus features add to the overall playing experience. Give it a whirl in free demo mode before parting with any real money, and let us know how you get on.