Beowulf is a video slot from Quickspin with 5 reels and 25 paylines. Released as one of the very first slots from the developer, you can play this game at online casinos such as Casumo, Guts or Unibet.
Beowulf is the hero of an ancient English poem, telling the tale of his fight against evil Grendel and his mother, the dragon. The scene is set in a cold, frozen landscape in the high north. Beowulf, though, still shows up bare-chested, displaying his impressive muscles. This very much looks like the adventure slot that it is.
The soundtrack is just as epic as the rest of the slot looks and sets the mood just right.
On the reels we find King Hrothgar and his wife Queen Wealtheow, the warrior Wigalf and two women, one who looks like an elf and a fierce girl with a wolf’s hide draped around herself. All these symbols are worth between 100 and 150 coins for a win of 5 on a payline.
The most valuable symbol, however, is the regular Wild, which pays out 500 coins when you get 5 on a payline. The low-value symbols are the playing card symbols from 9 to A, all paying between 50 and 75 coins.
You can play this game from 0.30 to 300.00, which makes it suitable even to high rollers.
Every once in a while, the Grendel Attack is triggered in the base game. When that happens, the monster Grendel appears on reel 5. It may land there with 1, 2 or 3 symbols. And the number of times it appears on the reel determines how many re-spins you receive.
Whenever the Grendel Attack plays out, Beowulf wanders over to reel 5, sword raised, slashing at the monster. On his way back to his spot on the left side of the reels, he’ll randomly leave a bunch of locked wilds on the reels (usually between 2 and 4). Those wilds remain in place for however many re-spins you received. Decent wins are possible here, especially when more regular wilds land on the reels.
To activate the free spins, three dragon scatters need to land on the reels. You’ll receive a bonus of 3x your bet when that happens. When you land 4 scatters on the reels, your bonus is 10x your bet. And for 5 scatters you’ll receive a bonus of 20x your bet.
There’s no set number of free spins that will play out. That’s because the free spins only end when either Beowulf or the Dragon emerge victorious. Each character receives a health bar above the reels. For every Beowulf Wild that lands on the reels, the Dragon loses a health bar. For every Dragon Wild the tables are turned, and Beowulf loses a health bar. Additionally, Beowulf’s Wilds remain locked for as long as no further Dragon Wild appears, which makes more wins possible.
If Beowulf emerges as the victor of the battle, you’ll receive three additional spins at the end, giving you more opportunities to win.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Beowulf is 97.22%, which is excellent value. The variance of Beowulf tends to be towards the low end of medium, which makes wins a regular occurrence but rarely big. The Grendel Attack and the Dragon Battle free spins are where the big wins are possible. And you’ll see then every now and then.
Indeed, we managed to trigger the free spins roughly every 100 spins, sometimes more often. And we never walked away with less than 40x our stake in winnings. You’ll likely play about 10 to 15 spins, depending on how many wilds appear for each character.
All in all, the slot feels a little dated with its general mechanics, showing you the winning paylines and stuff like that. It is, after all, one of the first Quickspin slots to be released and as such you can feel the influence of other developers that have been around longer. And whilst it’s not the most modern slot in Quickspin’s portfolio, it is still as playable as most other games from this developer.
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