Play’n GO Releases Powerful Win-A-Beest Slot
A majestic and beautiful creature often overlooked despite its raw power and mighty presence, the African wildebeest, or gnu, is the star of Play’n GO’s new Win-A-Beest online slot – the developer’s second new release for July.
The Payways-slot offers a whole new take one of Africa’s mightiest creatures and is described by the developer to be a game that is “all about power”. The latest game is yet another elaboration on a theme that has in and of itself proved wildly popular over recent years, being that of classic Buffalo-themed games.
But Play’n GO’s Win-A-Beest slot is so much more than just clever wordplay and features several fantastic bonus opportunities.
Introducing The Super Symbol
The first of these is the expanding grid. Expanding from a standard 2-4-4-4-2 setup to a 5x4 setup whenever any of the slot’s special features have been activated, landing 5 of a kind of the game’s signature Win-A-Beest symbols is a supreme highlight of the African show, as this awards 5x the player’s original bet.
The famous wildebeest is the game’s “super-symbol” and is joined on the reels by leopards, lions, elephants, and rhinos. Playing card symbols feature as the slot’s lower-paying symbols, and these are comprised of a Jack, Queen, King, and Ace.
The wildebeest super-symbol is the key towards unlocking to special online slot features, namely Beest Mode and Beest Mode Spins. The first of the two, namely Beest Mode, can randomly trigger either during base-play or whenever extra spins are in play. The second of the two, Beest Mode Spins, is triggered whenever 3 or more scatter bonus symbols are landed anywhere on the game’s reels.
Wilds, Free Spins & More
A fantastic inclusion is that of the game featuring two separate wild symbols, the standard wild and the multiplier wild.
The standard wild does what wilds do best by substituting for standard symbols and creating winning combinations. The multiplier wild, however, goes a few steps further by not only substituting, but also multiplying all newly formed wins by two.
Win-A-Beest also features a special free spins feature called Stampeding Spins. The free spins bonus is activated by landing 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during the base-game. Landing 3 scatters awards 8 free spins, landing 4 scatters awards 12, and finally, landing 5 or more will award a stunning 20 free spins.
Since each of the special features makes the reels expand, the Payways too are constantly being increased. These can be increased from 256 up to a maximum of 1,024, making sure Win-A-Beest lives up to its name.