Not to be confused with the pretty decent Beowulf slots game by Pragmatic, Quickspin’s Beowulf is one of the most notable slots games on the interwebs today, with an incredible amount of bonus features, free spins, special symbols, multiple wilds … you name the feature, it’s probably in this Beowulf slot. Thus, on the whole, the game is probably about 1,756 times more exciting than the long verse poem for most…
That’s right, let’s get right to what’s clearly the no. 1 draw to this slot. (What? Did you think it was the overwhelming popularity of a 1,000 year-old epic that most folks recall begrudgingly plowing through in high school?) Quickspin’s Beowulf slots game is packed with special symbols each doing their part to produce some big wins and/or free spins. Here’s how it works.
The horn symbol is a standard wild in that it substitutes for any symbol to make winning combinations, et cetera, but an instant win of up to 500 coins may also be awarded along with any other payouts.
The Beowulf symbol is a sticky wild which will remain in its place on-screen for one spin after paying out on the landed spin as a wild.
The FREE SPINS symbol awards – get this – free spins like a proper scatter, but naturally, there’s more! The player is immediately awarded three, 10 or 20 free spins for landing three, four or five FREE SPINS symbols, but he/she may go on to tack on more, thanks to the “Dragon Fight Bonus.” In the Dragon Fight Bonus, the player must – you’re not going to believe this – play as Beowulf and fight a dragon. (Spoilers: In the epic poem, the dragon kills the hero. R.I.P.) Win the fight and get more free spins tacked on.
Not only this, *not only this*, but within the free spins round, the sword and dragon symbols are introduced to the gameboard. The former is a sticky wild that lasts the entirety of the free spins bonus round – unless the dragon symbol appears to roast it right off the board.
Last but not least, any number of Grendel symbols appear in reel five, the “Grendel Attack Feature” bonus is launched. A random number of spaces on the reels are morphed into locked wilds and anywhere from 1 to 3 free spins are awarded.
That’s an excellent question. No Shakespeare play – not even Romeo & Juliet – gets this much play in online casinos, and ol’ Willie was writing some 550 years after the Beowulf scribe. And we don’t believe there’s *ever* been an online slot based on the Canterbury Tales, a Middle English classic.
Odin knows why…