Beauty & The Beast is a video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming with 5 reels and 20 paylines. The slot was originally released in February 2017 and is available for play at online casinos such as LeoVegas, ComeOn or PlayOjo.
Once upon a time there was a French tale of a beautiful girl being forced to live with a ghastly beast, who was really a cursed handsome prince in need of love. The Beauty and the Beast is a timeless tale that’s been made into a Disney movie and a live-action movie and last year into a video slot. Whilst the characters of this slot look a little like Disney characters, the servants aren’t enchanted household items. Here they happen to be ghosts: the maid, the cook and the butler. The Beast makes an appearance on the reels and so does Belle.
The setting is the dark and gloomy castle and the soundtrack is also on the gloomy side. Only during the free spins things get brighter: the Beast becomes the handsome prince and the castle glows golden.
The Beast and Belle each pay out 250 coins for a win of 5 of a kind. Additionally, we get six gems as the low-paying symbols, all paying between 50 and 80 coins for such a winning combination.
Even the base game is not very basic here. For instance, you can buy yourself extra features, which can come in quite handy. Select the Golden Bet and pay 5 coins for the Boost, which will give you 2 features to play with instead of one. If you spend 15 coins, you can buy the Nudge feature, which will trigger the free spins more often by nudging the reels just right when the Free Spins symbol happens to be only one symbol away. Finally, for 30 coins you can buy both features together, activating the free spins more often and getting two features when they start.
And that’s not all of it. During the base game, one of the ghostly servants can show up randomly during any spin.
These features will appear regularly and can be worthwhile indeed.
Three or more scatters anywhere on the reels will trigger the free spins. If you don’t have the boost feature on, you will get to pick one of the servants to enhance your gameplay on every spin. With the boost feature, you will get two picks. And if you manage to re-trigger the free spins whilst playing, you will get to pick the third servant as well.
The three servants will give you the exact same feature that they randomly award during the base game: the Nudge, the Reel Sync or the 2 to 4 random Wilds.
Whilst the Maid and the Chef make for a very worthwhile combination, the Butler and the Chef could give you even better outcomes because the Butler will make the most of those nudges.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Beauty & The Beast is 96.3 to 97%, which largely depends on whether you choose a Golden Bet option or not. Whilst you will pay extra for the Golden Bet, the outcome is certainly worth it, especially during the free spins, which will make a regular appearance.
The RTP of this slot is definitely true to form and more than recommends itself as well as the extra charge for the Golden Bet.
Beauty & The Beast is a pretty slot with great features that you will keep playing for a while. Trigger the free spins at least three times and try out the various servants and combinations to figure out which one yields the best results.
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