Take another trip into the woods with Yggdrasil Gaming’s favourite mystery creatures in Chibeasties 2. This 5 reel, 20 payline video slot features the developer’s usual high-end design and comes with different game zones with different wild extras on offer in each. There’s also a bonus feature that awards up to 60 free spins. Play from between 20p and £100 per spin.
A forest backdrop forms the backdrop to the reels here. Joining the 4 lower value toadstool symbols are 4 Chibeasties. The most rewarding of the cartoon critters is the brown one who’ll get you a payout of 12.5 times your total stake if you manage to land 5 on 1 of the game’s 20 paylines.
The first decision you have to make in Chibeasties 2 is which realm to play in – there are 4to choose from and they each serve up a special treat whenever a wild lands:
Expanding Realm – any wild that hits here will expand to turn the whole of that reel wild.
Spreading Realm – any wild that lands in this realm will magically morph and add between 1 and 4 extra wilds to the reels.
Teleporting Realm – any wilds that hit here magically move into the most profitable position on the reels.
Mirroring Realm – a cross covers the reels. If a wild lands on 1 side of the cross, it will appear in the matching position on the opposite side.
Any wild win can trigger the Wild Mutation feature – this means that the wild extra from a new realm can follow straight after the first wild win. This gives a second shot at landing a winner and offers some excellent potential.
Land 3, 4 or 5 of the free spins scatter symbol on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and be awarded 7, 15 or 30 free spins. The free spins take place in the same realm as the triggering spin. Following any wild win in the feature, you’ll automatically be awarded a mutation which offers a second chance to create a winning combination. You can re-trigger more free spins giving you up to 60 free spins in total.
Chibeasties 2 isn’t the most volatile video slot we’ve seen but the wild extras on offer in each different realm keep the pace ticking over nicely. We’d put the variance in the middle. The free spins offers the best winning chances – land a number of wild wins and the mutation can quickly work some magic.
Just like the original (Chibeasties!), Chibeasties 2 combines excellent sound and visuals with some very playable extras. If you enjoyed the maiden outing of these woodland critters, you should find plenty to enjoy in part two.