Yggdrasil Gaming Beauty & The Beast Video Slot Review

Beauty & The Beast: Demo

It’s been adapted for the stage and screen and now the classic fairy story Beauty & The Beast gets the video slots treatment. Powered by Yggdrasil Gaming, it comes with high spec design as well as plenty of extras including random wilds, nudged and synced reels as well as a free spins feature. With 5 reels and 20 paylines, stakes start at 20p, rising to £100 per spin for the high rollers – it’s also playable on all devices.

As we’ve come to expect from games from Yggdrasil Gaming, Beauty & The Beast is very easy on the eye. A classical theatre is the setting. You’ll see 6 lower value gemstone symbols spinning on the reels. They’re joined by the Beauty and the Beast. Land 5 of each of these and you’ll pocket 250 coins. These 2 symbols can land stacked 2 high. There’s also a standard wild that replaces everything bar the bonus scatter.

When firing up Beauty & The Beast, you’ll be given the chance to play the Golden Bet feature – this costs extra per spins but adds some nice goodies:

  • Boost – this costs an extra 5 coins per spin. In return, you’ll get to choose 2 modifier extras when you trigger the Free Spins feature. We’ll have more on this shortly.
  • Nudge – the reels can nudge up or down by 1 position when you land 2-4 free spin symbols, making it easier to trigger the feature. This costs an extra 15 coins per spin.
  • Boost + Nudge feature – for an extra 30 coins, you’ll benefit from both the Boost and the Nudge.

Land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and with it, 10 free spins. Trigger with 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll also pocket a 1,000 or 5,000-coin bonus. Before the free spins begin, you’ll get to choose 1 servant (2 if you use the Golden Bet feature) who offers a modifier extra:

  • The Butler feature nudges a reel up or down by 1 position to create the optimum winning combination.
  • The Chef feature synchronizes the middle 3 reels so that matching symbols land.
  • The Maid feature adds between 2 and 4 wilds to the reels on each free spin.

If the scatters fall nicely, you can get some more free spins. This will give you another servant and reset your total number of free spins to 10. You can carry on re-triggering the feature until you have all 3 servant features active.

The Butler feature, the Chef feature and the Maid feature can also float onto the reels at random in base game and provide their extra feature for a single spin!

Beauty & The Beast is another impressive all-rounder from Yggdrasil Gaming. The Golden Bet feature certainly spices up the action and is well worth the investment if you can afford it. The design is top end as usual and the novel extras in the feature round make it a very playable proposition. Variance wise, it’s in the middle if using the Golden Bet feature which is recommended. If you like the fairy tale theme, Scruffy Duck by Net Entertainment and Goldilocks and the Wild Bears by Quickspin are worth trying.

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