Beowulf Features and Symbols
Beowulf is a slot game released 22nd November 2012 by Quickspin a game studio based in Sweden. The graphics and game theme are inspired from Vikings, its mythology and culture. The character, Beowulf, has been animated in 3D and is breathing and fighting in the different bonus levels. Reel symbols are characters and follow the theme. Bonus levels have their own originally produced soundtracks. The game features Stacked Wilds, the random triggered Grendel Attack, and Free Spins with the fight between Beowulf and the Dragon. The player needs to select the total bet which ranges for example from 0.30 EUR to 300 EUR.
Beowulf is the fourth game in Quickspin’s portfolio and is available through Microgaming's Quickfire Platform to several Online Casino Operators. The game is also available to play-for-fun in the Facebook application- “Mirrorball Slots”, operated by UK Social Game Studio, Plumbee.
Bet- The total bet is based on the bet per line multiplied with the number of bet lines active. The Feature Bet has to be played and enabled the Grendel Feature. The total bet is 30 x the bet per line.
Spin- The game starts by pressing the Spin button and stops by pressing it again.
Fastplay- The Fastplay function lets the player play the game in a Faster Mode.
Autoplay- Autoplay function enables the player to play number of game rounds automatically.
The Grendel Attack is a feature that is triggered randomly during the game. It awards a random number of wild symbols, which will remain locked in their positions for a certain number of re-spins. The number of awarded re-spins is determined by the number of Grendel symbols displayed on reel 5.
On appearance of three or more Free Spins Scatter Symbols, there activates the Free Spins feature which only ends with the end of Free Spins Dragon Fight. The Free Spins round is played which is entirely dependent upon the outcome of the fight between Beowulf and the Dragon. For a Sword symbol, 1 health is removed from the Dragon’s health bar and for a Dragon symbol, 1 health is removed from Beowulf’s health bar. The Free Spins Dragon Fight feature ends when one of the health bars is empty. On the win of Beowulf’s fight, the player is awarded 3 additional free spins. During the Dragon Fight feature, the Sword symbol remains in its position until a Dragon symbol appears or until the free spins feature ends. Also, during the feature; the Sword symbol is a wild which can replace all the symbols except for the Dragon symbol and the Free Spins scatter symbol. On the show of Dragon symbol, it removes one Sword symbol and supposedly more Sword symbols are held on the reels; it will remove the Sword symbol which appeared first. Also, the Dragon symbol is a wild symbol during this feature which can substitute all the symbols, except for the Sword symbol and the Free Spins scatter symbol.
Malfunction in the game voids all pays.
Wild Symbols- There are 4 different symbols- Stacked Wild (substitutes all symbols except for Bonus Scatter, Grendel Attack, Sword Wild and Dragon Wild), Grendel Attack (substitutes all symbols except for Bonus Scatter, Sword Wild and Dragon Wild), Sword Wild (appear in free spins and substitutes for all symbols except for Dragon Wild) and Dragon Wild (appear in free spins and substitutes for all symbols except for Sword Wild).
Scatter Symbols- There are 2 different symbols- Free Spin (appears in the main game). 3 Scatter symbols = 3 x the bet, 4 Scatter symbols = 10 x the bet and 5 Scatter symbols = 20 x the bet. Grendel Attack (appear in the Grendel Attack). Each symbol awards one re-spin.
Beowulf slot game is based on an epic old English poem- Norse tale. It tells the tale of how Beowulf travels to Scandinavia to defeat Grendel the monster and his mother. The symbols used in the game are representative of the adventure theme along with using the symbols from Ace to Nine.
Beowulf Pay Table
The Grendel Attack Feature awards a random number of Wild Symbols that will lock to their positions for a set number of re-spins.
The number of Grendel Symbols that appears on reel 5 determines the number of re-spins.
The locked Wild Symbols substitutes for all symbols except the Free Spin Scatter symbol and the Regular Wild Symbol.
The Grendel Attack Feature is randomly triggered.
Wild Symbols substitutes for all symbols except Free Spin Scatter Symbol, Sword Bonus Symbol and Dragon Bonus Symbol.
- 5 Wilds = 500
- 4 Wilds = 50
- 3 Wilds = 20
3+ Free Spin Scatter symbols activates Free Spins.
Free Spins continues until the Free Spin Dragon Fight feature has ended.
- 3 Scatter symbol pays bet x3
- 4 Scatter symbol pays bet x10
- 5 Scatter symbol pays bet x20
Free Spin Dragon Fight
The Free Spins Bonus is played with a number of free spins determined by the outcome of a fight between Beowulf and the Dragon.
For each Sword symbol that appears 1 health is removed from the Dragon health bar.
For each Dragon symbol that appears 1 health is removed from the Beowulf health bar.
The Free Spins Dragon Fight Bonus ends with one of the health bars is empty.
3 additional spins are awarded of Beowulf wins the fight.
The Sword symbol will remain held in its position until removed by a Dragon symbol or until Free Spins end.
The Sword symbol is wild and substitutes for all symbols except Dragon symbol and Free Spin Scatter symbol.
Dragon symbols removes 1 Sword symbols if there are any on the reels.
The Sword symbols will expand to cover the whole reel on which it appears and then is removed for following spins.
If more than 1 Sword symbol is held on the reels then the Sword symbol to be removed is the first one that appeared, of those that are currently held.
The Dragon Symbol is wild and substitutes for all symbols except Sword Wild Symbol and Free Spin Scatter.
The player needs to complete the combinations of identical symbols on the active lines to win that are multiplied by the bet per line. The symbols need to appear from left to right in consecutive order on the reels to count as winning combinations. Only the highest win per active bet line is paid. The combinations payout different amounts depending on the number of symbols used to complete the combination. The only combination which pays multiplier values to the total bet is the one made of scatter symbols.