Welcome to the Kraken’s Lair, where riches are found, but only if you have enough oxygen in the tank. The Beat the Beast mobile slot is not for the faint of heart.
The tones in this newer of the Thunderkick slots are muted. Sat deep in a ships graveyard where lights only just reach the bottom and a soft glow give you faint hints that something hides in the depths.
The reels themselves have an almost mechanical look, with steels blocks holding Ace to 10 symbols as low paying symbols, and then a trident, a pendant, a treasure chest, and a golden statue as the high paying symbols, with the Kraken as the highest of the lot.
It’s not what we would call a ‘fun’ theme, but it’s certainly well made and with enough mystery to make you want to explore a little deeper.
We like writing video slot reviews that might look big, bold and complicated and end up being very simple. Ultimately only one symbol matters here – the Kraken Emblem.
This golden symbol is both a wild and a scatter symbol. It can replace any other symbol on any of the 9 paylines to create a win. And this is a very generous payline, it requires no multiplier to give you the top win.
But what you need to do is get one Kraken Emblem as part of a win, because then the winning symbol will expand and cover the whole reel.
Will you get multiple wins on a payline? Probably, though more likely if you get a win in reel 4 or 5, which is much harder things to do.
What’s great about this casino game is that you don’t need the Beat the Beast free spin bonus to get big wins. You can get them on any spin.
But the free spins help because 1. you get a break to your wallets for 10 spins, and 2. you get one wild symbol or one Kraken symbol in every spin.
It helps that if you get 5 emblem symbols you also get an automatic 500x your bet win. But really, it’s all about the expanding symbols and trying to get as many wins as possible over the 9 paylines.
If you need to head on top because you start losing yourself in these depths, maybe try the 1429 Uncharted Seas slot, but we think that when you’re feeling brave you may hold your breath and dive on down again.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 9 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.88% / 96.12%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||7777x your bet|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatter, Expanding Symbols, Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Myths & Legends|
Wilds and Scatters: The Golden Kraken Emblem symbol is both the scatter and the wild. It will substitute for all other symbols in the base and the bonus game. It also pays regardless of where it is on the reels.
Expanding Wins: When you get a win with the Kraken Emblem symbol, those symbols in the win will expand to cover the reel. This allows you to have potential multiple wins.
Bonus Games: 3 or more golden scatter emblems will trigger 10 free spins. During the bonus game, there is always a single Kraken Emblem symbol in place, meaning your chances of getting expanding symbols increases.
Can you Kraken and survive this underwater world? It's going to be hard work, but you have to be brave and jump in because this has some simple but effective mechanics.
We don't think this Beat the Beast slot on mobile will be for everyone, as it's incredibly frustrating at times. You should use that big betting range of 0.10 a spin to 100 a spin to find a nice low starting point and build up as your luck starts to turn.
And it might not. This beast keeps her treasure safely tucked away in an expansion of symbols and wilds, so if she's holding on tight, it may be worth trying to tackle a lesser monster: the Eye of the Kraken slot maybe?
If are not a fan of very volatile slot machines, it may be worth staying away, but if you like the look of that 7777x your bet max win, jump in. The waters are cold, dangerous and full of thrills.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 26, 2020 - Rating