Free Beowulf Slot Game
Beowulf is a classic Anglo-Saxon poem, the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and considered to be one of the most important pieces of old English literature. The story has been retold many times in books, TV and films and now you can enjoy the epic tale on this online slot by Amaya.
This stylish looking game features many of the characters from the story on the reels, while you’ll also find two very enjoyable bonus rounds in the Grendel Attack and the Dragon fight.
How to Win on Beowulf
The top paying symbols are the delightfully drawn characters from the story, each of these paying between 150 and 100 coins for hitting the maximum 5 in a row. These symbols are joined by the playing card letters and numbers from 9 to Ace.
During the base game, there is a single, ‘regular’ wild. This will substitute for all symbols apart from the bonus ones. This is also the highest paying symbol at the game, worth an impressive 500 coins when hitting the maximum 5 in a row.
Beowulf Slot Features
The first of the two features is the Grendel Attack. This is a randomly occurring feature that can happen after any spin. The sky will turn red and Grendel will appear one or more times on reel five. Beowulf will now walk across the reels from his stationary position to the left and slay Grendel with his sword, this revealing a number of re-spins for each attack. Additional wilds will now also be added to the reels for these re-spins, making them particularly profitable ones.
The dragon symbol is the scatter and will pay an immediate cash prize if it appears anywhere on the reels three or more times, with a maximum payout of 20x your total stake. However, more importantly, you’ll also enter the second screen feature, which is one of the best free spins features you’ll find online.
You won’t have a set number of spins, as the bonus round will only finish at the end of the battle between Beowulf and the Dragon. Above the reels you’ll find a life meter for both of the protagonists and every time the sword wild appears, the dragon will take a hit, while every time the dragon eye wild appears, Beowulf takes a hit. After 5 hits, either Beowulf or the dragon will be slain. The sword wild remains sticky every time it appears, while the dragon wild will fill an entire reel with wild symbols, while also ensuring that one of the sticky sword wilds will disappear. If Beowulf is the eventual victor, you’ll also gain an additional 3 free spins.
Design and Setup
Graphically, this slot is excellent throughout. Beowulf stands to the left of the reels at all times, looking deadly serious – the animation of him attacking Grendel perhaps the highlight of the slot. The backdrop to the reels is a snowy mountain scene, while the impressively designed characters from the story certainly add to the slot. Even the playing card symbols have an eye catching Celtic style backing. The bonus feature is even better still, the battle between Beowulf and the Dragon certainly the highlight visually. The resounding movie style soundtrack to the slot is the perfect accompaniment to the action on the reels.
This slot has a total of 25 win lines, although to unlock all of the features available, you’ll pay an additional 5 credits. Unusually, you’ll set the total bet for each spin directly by simply clicking on the expanding ‘total bet’ button. The auto play button is found directly under the spin button allows you the option of setting the slot to run for 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins quickly and easily. The other option is the fast-play one, selecting this option seeing the reels come to a stop much quicker than usual. In combination with the auto play option making an ideal slot for those who enjoy intensive action.
This Amaya designed slot is excellent from start to finish. On entering, you’ll be immediately impressed with the sound and graphics, but it’s the gameplay that really sets this slot apart. The randomly awarded Grendel Attack feature gives the base game extra excitement as you’ll never know when it is going to land, while the free spins round is certainly one of the most unique you’ll find online. Having landed this feature, you’ll be itching to land it again and again. This slot might be based on a centuries old story, but there is certainly nothing outdated about this slot.