This Novomatic slot might not contain any traditional beetles, as its title might suggest, but it is a buggy ride of musical notes and other cute insects.
We kind of get where Novomatic were going with this Beetle Mania Deluxe slot machine. Use the name of a famous UK band and use a bug theme as the twist. But you would have thought that they might have added some actual beetle symbols in to the mix of cartoony butterflies, caterpillars, bees and ladybugs.
Yes ladybugs are technically beetles, but it’s pushing calling this a ‘mania’ due to one lonely symbol that most would not recognise as such.
Anyway… niggling annoyance about the title aside, this is still a cute insect mania. You’ll also find some brightly coloured low paying A – 10 symbols making it on to the five reels.
Plus there’s one other symbol that ties the bug band theme together, in the big blue musical note.
This Beetle Mania Deluxe slot game is a simple game. It’s 10 paylines means that it has a low minimum bet of 0.10 per spin.
Perfectly suited for those on a smaller budget you might think. But think again, unless you like to gamble fast and dangerously.
This is a medium to high variance slot, meaning that you are more than likely to see your casino budget slowly decline until you hit the free spins. If that doesn’t sound for you, then you might prefer a game with a little more action in the Thunderstruck II slot game.
However, for those with a bigger budget and are a fan of high limit slots, then this game is perfect.
With a maximum bet per spin of 400, there is potential for some decent returns especially once you hit the free spin.
Much like many more of the online slots we like to play, it all comes down to the bonus games.
3 or more of those musical note scatter symbols from the left most reel onwards give you 10 free games.
These, like most other Novomatic slots, are no ordinary free spin games.
Yes you spin, you might win, but find the lady bug symbol on reel 3 on a spin and it will rock out in a little animation.
And when its finished the amount you have won so far will be doubled, up to a maximum of 100 times your bet.
That, along with the high paying wild symbols, can lead to some decent 80x your bet upwards. However, if the lady bug doesn’t show or you don’t manage to bag a big win before it hits you can just as likely walk away with 8x – 10x your bet.
Not as impressive, but that’s how gambling works some time.
But with a betting range that appeals to many slots players, a cartoony slot theme that is whimsical, if not unique, this is one of those games that is fun, though perhaps not always on the top of everyone’s slot list to play.
Which is a shame, as there is the potential for decent returns in the free spins and is a solid addition to the novomatic range.
In all if you like your slots with bonus games that are simple this is worth a spin.
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