Based on the famous fairy tale, Beauty & The Beast is a 5 reel, 30 payline slot from Leander Games. Not to be confused with the similarly named game from Yggdrasil Gaming, this version comes with plenty of extras including stacked mystery symbols and 3 free spins rounds complete with loads of wild bonuses and multipliers. Play on all devices from between 30p and £120 per spin.
The design here is done cartoon style. It’s not the flashiest you’ll see but the relatively simple imagery is very easy on the eye. On the reels you’ll see royal values as well as a gold pendant, a jewellery box, a cottage and a palace. The Beauty and the Beast logo is the best of the standard symbols, awarding 16.66 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline. There’s also a wild, the red rose, that replaces everything bar the bonus and awards up to 33.33 times your stake per payline.
Beauty & The Beast comes with a huge range of extras, starting with a pair of modifiers that can strike at random on any spin. Look out for the Enchantress who’ll float across the screen and award one of the following extras.
- Enchanted Reels feature – the game engine transforms so that it spins as 15 individual reels for more winnings.
- Magic Mirror Spins feature – stacks of mystery symbols are added. They all transform into the same matching symbol and a new payout is made.
There are also 3 free spin features which are triggered by landing 3 or more of the Bonus symbol on the same spin. Pick to reveal which feature you’ll play:
- Prince Free Spins feature – multipliers are central to the action here. Depending on the number of Bonus symbols that triggered the round, the multiplier will start at 3x, 4x or 6x. The number of free spins on offer varies. You’ll start with 3 hearts. If the Enchantress lands on reel 3, she can increase your multiplier by 1 or remove 1 of your hearts. The feature continues until all your hearts have gone. Also helping your winning chances here is the presence of a second wild symbol.
- Beauty Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 Bonus symbols and you’ll reward is 10, 15 or 20 free spins. The prince is a second wild in this feature. Whenever it lands, it expands and turns the whole of that reel wild.
- Beast Free Spins feature – 10, 12 or 14 free spins are awarded depending on the number of Bonus triggers. The Beauty and Beast symbols are both wild alongside the red rose. Land Beauty on reel 1 and Beast on reel 5 and you’ll trigger the Jewel Box Bonus feature which is a classic pick me round.
The Beast free spins are played over 4 levels. Collect hearts with Beauty to work your way up the levels. At level 1, Beauty doubles all payouts in which she features. At levels 2, 3 and 4 both Beauty and the Beast (who turns into a prince) award 2x, 3x and 4x wild multipliers.
The fairy tale theme isn’t usually one of our favourites but Beauty & The Beast won us over. The charming sound and visuals are beautifully done and there’s a great variety on offer from the features. It’s during the bonus features that the game really sparkles thanks to the extra wilds and multipliers in play. Get lucky there and this slot could turn out to be a real beauty. If you like the theme, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Beauty & The Beast is worth looking into.