Try and cook up a jackpot as sweet as honey in Pollen Party. Available on all devices, this Microgaming-powered creation is the developer’s first 5 reel, 720 ways to win video slot. It comes with a pair of bonus feature – a pick ’em feature and a free spins round with added wilds. Stakes start at 50p, rising to £250 per spin.
Pollen Party takes place on a honeycomb shaped set of reels – the hive theme continues with a selection of honey pots and jellies making up the lower value symbols. More lucrative are the quartet of cartoon worker bees. The 1 you’ll be hoping to see is the Queen Bee who is the top payer. The bees are joined by a standard wild that replaces everything bar the bonus and scatter symbols. The game comes with two features.
Babee Bonus feature – this variation on the pick me round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the Bonus symbol anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You’ll then be given the pick of 20 honeycomb symbols. 17 of them will reveal a cash prize. Hope to the avoid the pair of Pop symbols which bring the feature to an end. There’s also a Babee Pop Blocker – find this and it will counteract the Pop and let you continue picking.
Free Spins feature – 3 scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin triggers the feature. Here you’ll be awarded 12 free spins. An extra symbol to look out for here is the special wild – when this lands on the central position on the middle reel, up to 3 extra wilds are added to the reels.
Microgaming’s maiden 720 ways to win video slot is an entertaining one – the bright design is nicely drawn and there’s plenty for the eyes and ears to enjoy. Expect a steady trickle of wins during the base game thanks to the 720 ways to win game engine. More winning chances come via the bonus features, especially the free spins where the added wilds can really come into play.
The sting from these bees isn’t especially nasty for your bankroll as Pollen Party is a low variance game and you can expect plenty of play for your investment. Get lucky with the added wilds during the free spins though and the bees in Pollen Party could still leave you buzzing. I’m quite disappointed with Microgaming’s first 720 ways to win game to be honest – I much prefer more volatile titles and ones that have more complex bonus features, such as the cult favourite Immortal Romance.