Set in a colourful enchanted forest, Yggdrasil Gaming’s five-reel, three-row, 20-Payline slot game Chibeasties Slot introduces us to the woodland-dwelling creatures of the same name. These odd little bug-eyed beings can help you seize free spins plus expanding Wilds.
This Scandinavian operator definitely knows what it’s doing when it comes to gorgeous-looking graphics, and the setting here really is beautiful, complete with whimsical background music which somehow suits the action well. Trees and verdant leaves frame the transparent reels.
How to play
Step into the world of Chibeasties Slot from just 20p a pop, or for up to £40 a spin. Place your bets in the normal way; the usual max bet, Spin and Autoplay functions are all here.
Symbols on the reels include four of the curious Chibeasties Slot in orange, blue, purple and brown, alongside a quartet of somewhat alien-looking plants.
Among the highest payers is the brown Chibeastie – match five to win 750x coin bet.
Chibeasties Slot special features
The Wild is a blue, glowing gem which as usual replaces everything apart from the Scatter. Here, it does not have a payout value in its own right.
Meanwhile, the Scatter is a small creature wearing slightly odd wooden sunglasses, and it triggers the free spins round, as described below.
This is a key highlight of Chibeasties Slot, indeed it’s the game’s only bonus perk, and you’ll need at least three of the Scatter icons, anywhere you like on the reels, to launch it. Your rewards are as follows:
- Three symbols = 10 free whirls
- Four symbols = 20 free whirls
- Five symbols = 40 free whirls
Ahead of this round kicking off, you get whisked away to a clearing where a single symbol (the Wild potentially included), will be chosen at random and dragged into a vortex before being converted into an expanding emblem which takes up the whole reel whenever it pops up during the round.
After every whirl, the reels get evaluated for wins and then they will be evaluated again, meaning you get a couple of chances to win for each spin.
Unfortunately, there are no multipliers here, even in the free spins round.
The maximum win in Chibeasties Slot is €80,000; unfortunately, there is no progressive jackpot here.
Return to Player (RTP)
This is a medium-to-high volatility offering, and you may need to manage expectations when it comes to the frequency and size of the base-game wins. RTP or Return to Player is set at a decent average of 96.2%. Hit frequency is 31% or nearly one in three.
A magical forest is hardly the most original of settings for a slot game. And this one isn’t exactly overwhelmed with bonus features, so it may start to feel a little repetitive after a while. But it was described by one reviewer as a ‘treat for the senses’, and it’s an interesting, entertaining affair with super-smooth gameplay.
Be aware that quirky Chibeasties Slot is a high-speed affair, especially if you choose to play in turbo spin mode. So be sure you can take the pace! Give it a go in free demo play in the first instance to see if it’s a game that works for you.