The classic fairytale of Beauty and the Beast got a feminist makeover this year, as Emma Watson stars as Belle in everyone’s favourite story of witchcraft and Stockholm Syndrome.
But it’s not just at the movies that the tale is getting a new outing; this week all eyes are turning towards Yggdrasil gaming, from who it seems we have just got a brand new Beauty and the Beast slot game. The game is just out, and we have the lowdown on what to expect from the game.
Beauty And The Beast
Now, there’s always been to ways to look at Beauty and the Beast – the first is as a classic romance story, in which love flourishes under the most unlikely of circumstances; the other is as a twisted tale of a girl sold to a beast by her father who makes the best of her bad situation.
Whichever way you look at it, it’s a story we’re all familiar with, and this isn’t the first time it’s been committed to our small screens as a slot, but with the new film release, it makes sense that Yggdrasil is cashing in on the moment with a new version.
So what can we expect from the game? Well, this 5 reel, 20 payline game is obviously bedecked in the finery of a castle, and is replete with symbolism from the story (including the famous rose, of course). The game is a treat for the senses with the decadent visuals and a great soundtrack (for which Yggdrasil is becoming increasingly well-known).
You’ll remember from the book/cartoon/live action film the fun and friendly characters which populate the castle, with the likes of the Butler, Chef and the Maid. Well, in the slot, each of these characters has been transformed into symbols on the reels, and when they appear together, they each trigger a unique bonus feature.
Depending on which character is active when you trigger the free spins round, you’ll be able to cash in on Nudge Reels, Synced Reels and Random Wilds. These features have the effect of exponentially improving your chances of earning big in the free spins game, and will always increase your winnings in the round. The real money spinner though is the Golden Bet feature, which makes it more likely in the base game that free spins will be triggered.