Fear the Bear
Playtech has published a video slot game inspired by Australia, most precisely by one of its famous animal inhabitants – the koala bear. At first glance, it looks like a lot of fun, so let’s start dissecting it now! Not the bear, though – the game itself!
The first thing that we notice is the captivating nature. The landscape is based on the Australian wilderness. The picture is painted in a very nice way and the boulders, sandy soil, and lake add to the representation.
Diverse animal sounds in the background make the player feel like he is actually there.
4 tree trunks are acting as reels extensions.
The signs are done in great detail and are pleasant to look at.
The special ones like wild and scatter characters are depicted as a red background square where the endearing koala face can be seen and a red-berried branch.
A regular group of symbols is consisted out of a ringtail Australian possum, Kookaburra bird, platypus which is, to say the least, interesting to gawk at…
…small and green and most probably deadly frog, a frilled lizard which may bring out the smile out of spectators because of its funny appearance, as well as the letters and numbers we are all familiar with like A, K, Q, J, 9 and 10.
Betting Options and Functions
This "Playtech" release has the layout that is made out of 4 rows and 5 reels with a total of 50 winning lines.
Now, the minimum sum that can be placed as a bet would be €0.10, while the maximum amount is €500.
If we focus only on regular signs and not the scatter symbol, out of all of them, the one that is the highest payout is the bird, while the lowest are numbers 9 and 10, as well as the letter J.
Naturally, the auto-play button is also included in this release. The player can even modify its options and that way decide when the spins should cease.
Playtech has added a decent amount of features in this video slot game. By the looks of them, the players will be pleased by their number and functions as well.
The wild character can be used as a substitute for all the other ones, although, it cannot replace the scatter one, which is usually the case.
Whenever a wildlands, the koala will automatically come out of it and climb up on those tree trunks that can be found on top of the reels.
When 4 of them are collected on one single tree, koalas will start falling down on the reels and act as a wild that is staked and occupying the whole reel.
It is possible to have multiples of those rows at the same time if the tiny bears are collected!
As for the scatter symbol, when 3, 4, or 5 of them are shown on the reels, they will reward the player with...
…10, 15, or 25 additional spins!
The general experience is more than positive. Everything from the gameplay to rewards and features is more than satisfying. We would definitely recommend this release to everyone and in case that it is not your taste, there are other Australian themed installments out there to check out.