Chibeasties 2 is a video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming with 5 reels and 20 paylines. This follow-up to the original Chibeasties slot was released in March 2017 and can be played at online casinos such as PlayOjo, Rizk or Casumo.
Chibeasties 2 is the sequel to Yggdrasil’s Chibeasties slot, featuring pretty much the same characters as the original: adorable little forest creatures that almost look like tortoises without shells. Instead, they come in various colours and wear some tribal gear.
Once again, we find ourselves in some magical forest/island setting and this time we can choose among four different ones, depending on which wild feature we would like to play. But more on that later. All four settings are done beautifully and allow for a lot of variety whilst you are playing. You can select your setting after each spin.
The brown Chibeastie is worth the most with 250 coins for a 5-of-a-kind win. The purple one still pays 225 coins for such a combination and the female pays 200 coins, whilst the green one pays 175 coins. The remaining symbols are made up of colourful little mushrooms that smile at us whenever they become part of a winning combination.
There’s nothing basic about the base game in this slot. Things are already more interesting than usual by allowing you to select your own realm. Each of which comes with a special wild feature:
Additionally, a Wild mutation can occur randomly during the base game, resulting in all the Wilds on the reels adopting another of the three other features not currently available in the realm you’re in. For instance, in the Expanding Realm you could also get the Mirroring feature and add additional reels of Wild symbols. This makes big wins in the base game possible.
You need at least three free spin symbols (the tribal mask) on the reels to trigger the free spins. With three scatters, you’ll receive 7 free spins. Four scatters will give you 15 spins and 5 scatters will come with 30 free spins.
Depending on which realm you’re in, the Wild feature will be present throughout the free spins for every Wild that lands on the reels. Plus, every time a Wild shows up and performs its own feature, you can then expect a Wild mutation to follow, which can potentially add lots more Wilds to your reels and bring you some great wins.
Free spins can be re-triggered when you get at least three more scatters during the feature. It also appears as if you can re-trigger them indefinitely, just as long as you get those scatters.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Chibeasties 2 is 96.2%. That’s decent value though not exceptional. Chibeasties 2 can bring you good wins in the base game as well as in the free spin feature, especially with those Wild Mutations. But it can take quite a while for the free spins to be activated. It took us over 350 spins for the first time, whilst we tried out the various realms for best results of the Wild features.
We managed to activate the free spins three times over the course of 600 or so spins and once we even managed to re-trigger them. Our best win, however, occurred in the base game thanks to a Wild Mutation from Mirroring to Expanding Wilds, which gave us over 100x our stake back.
Even without the free spins Chibeasties 2 manages to be an entertaining slot. You can experience four different realms with four different Wild features and even possible mutations. It doesn’t get boring anytime soon and more often than not we felt like winners here.
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