Based on the Old English epic poem, Beowulf is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot powered by Pragmatic Play. Nicely designed, it comes with a bonus feature that offers between 10 and 20 free spins and a Super Respin feature where massive jackpots of 2,500 times your stake can be won. Play from between 40p and £200 per spin.

The design on show in Beowulf is simple but effective – set against the backdrop of a moonlit castle, the deep blue reels feature heart, diamond, club and spade symbols alongside a silver ring, horn and Viking longboat. The highest value symbols are the white-haired wizard who pays up to 800 coins and the flame-haired woman who pays up to 1,500 coins.

The mighty Beowulf (who looks a bit like the Brian Blessed character from Flash Gordon) who awards 2,500 coins if you land 5 on a payline. He pays both from left to right and right to left. There’s also a standard wild that replaces all other symbols bar the scatter.

Beowulf is central to the game’s first feature – if he appears fully stacked on reel 1, you’ll trigger the Super Respin feature. All of the symbols are removed from the reels with the exception of Beowulf – you’ll then be awarded at least 3 respins with just Beowulf and blanks spinning on the reels.

The stacked Beowulf remain frozen on reel 1 – any other Beowulf that lands will be frozen too. The respins continue as long as a new Beowulf is added. The feature ends when no Beowulf symbols land or you fill the whole of the reels. Manage that and a massive payout of 2,500 times your stake is awarded.

Land 3, 4 or 5 of the shield scatter anywhere on the reels and you’ll receive a payout of 1, 5 or 25 times your total stake as well as triggering the Free Spins feature – you’ll also be awarded 10, 15 or 20 free spins. The Super Respin can feature hits during the free spins too. You can also retrigger the feature with up to 40 free spins available in total.

Beowulf is a simple but very entertaining slot – the visuals are well produced and the backing track has a suitably epic feel. The features are pretty handy too and you won’t be waiting ages to trigger them either. The Super Respin feature come along more regularly of the 2 and offer plenty of winning potential.

Combine them with the free spins and the payouts can be epic indeed if the Norse gods are in a benevolent mood! I also recommend you try Quickspin’s Beowulf which is also very good.