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Released: February 2017
The Beauty and the Beast slots game is produced by Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil Gaming take their name from Norse mythology where Yggdrasil is a magical tree where dragons lived and Odin sacrificed himself. Yggdrasil Gaming are one of the smaller slot development companies on the market at the moment – with a strong focus on the development of slots games – but have gained a strong portfolio of clients and are now branching out to round out their games offerings with other types of casino games. They lease their games out to casinos using other platforms as a bolt on package. Yggdrasil Gaming publish the Return to Player/House Edge of their slots games within the game help file. The House Edge of Beauty and the Beast is 2.9-3.7%. The House Edge range is presumably related to the different Golden Bet settings and we would take an educated guess that the lowest House Edge is available with the full Golden Bet in play.
A tale as old as time……
The Beauty and the Beast game has 5 reels with 20 paylines and you can bet one coin per payline.
The ‘Wild’ symbol is Wild.
There are five bonus features when playing Beauty and the Beast. The first three bonus feature are all triggered in the same manner, randomly during any base spin. When this happens one of three servants will appear and award one of the following bonus features:
- The Butler – One reel will be nudged up or down one position to provide you with the best possible win.
- The Chef – Reels 2, 3 and 4 will be synchronised so that they all show the same symbols.
- The Maid – Between 2 and 4 Wild symbols are added to random positions on the reels.
The fourth bonus feature is activated when you receive three or more of the ‘Rose’ scatter symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be awarded 10 free spins. At the start of the free spins you get to select one of the servants, detailed above, to help you with their bonus during the free spins. If you retrigger the free spins you get to select a second servant to help you. If you retrigger the free spins again you will have all three servants for the duration of the free spins. Free spins cannot be retriggered again once all three servants are in play.
The fifth bonus feature can be activated at any time by playing the Golden Bet. This feature offers the following options:
- For an additional 5 coins bet per spin when you trigger the free spins you will start with two servants rather than just one.
- For an additional 15 coins bet per spin if a Rose scatter symbol lands one position above or below the reels and it would trigger the free spins feature, it is nudged one position into play.
- For an additional 30 coins bet per spin both of the above features can be played at the same time.
With Beauty and the Beast Yggdrasil Gaming have come up with another fantastic game. Visually stunning with a House Edge that ranges from reasonably attractive to very exciting and a range of bonus features that are well thought out, well integrated into the theme and engaging to play. This would be a game that we’d highly recommend checking out.