We have to admit, unless it involves Nicholas Cage running around yelling it on top of his lungs, bees isn’t our favorite word.. or insect, for that matter. Still, we manage to get by somehow. It’s a manner of tolerance with our striped friends – they stay out of our office, and we eat the fruit they so happily pollinate during their busy day. That said, Push Gaming managed to turn us around a bit with their 2018 release, with graphics so cute you can’t help but want to save your helpful bee buddies. The gameplay is quite nice, as well, as it gives gamblers something to progress through during normal gameplay. The RTP for this title is 97.03%.
The title is played on a 5x4 playing field with 20 fixed paylines. You will be given several special features to indulge in while you play, including a free spins one, a pick-and-choose feature, as well as a Swarm Mode, which is a long-term reward for gamblers who decide to stick around, pun very much so intended.
Play Wild Swarm
All three bonuses have a seeming end goal of getting you into free spins. The first one we’re going to talk about is the Pick-Me feature. When a chest symbol appears on the playing field, the bonus activates, and you are given a pick between 5 honeycombs. You can win either a cash prize, or a free spins bonus. Said free spins bonus can also be activated by collecting three or more Scatters on the playing field. During free spins, any Wilds that land on the playing field are stuck in place for the remainder of the free spins feature.
Finally, Swarm Mode rewards ten free spins with extra sticky Wilds Unlike the regular free spins, it is activated during normal gameplay, as players slowly collect bees that fill up the hive, increasing its level. Once the hive reaches level five, a bee symbol has a chance of exploding the hive, which activates the feature.
How to Play
While none of the bonuses are particularly amazing by themselves, we quite like the idea of a more long-term reward to incentivize players to keep at the title. After all, it feels wasteful not to make use of it. At the same time, it’s not so obnoxious that you feel like you’re missing out without it, which lets players who did play it and didn’t like it feel like they didn’t waste their time too much.
You can wager between $0.10 up to $100 per spin, which should make high rollers rather happy while giving less profit-driven audiences a decent spread of bets, as well. The biggest jackpot you can win is worth 3000 coins.
The title also has an Autoplay option in which you can set the amount of auto spins, as well as loss limits and win thresholds.
Strategy & Tips
In our opinion, you want to last for as long as possible to net yourself some good pays from the various features. Because of that, you’ll want to budget conservatively, as the bonuses aren’t always easy to trigger.
There’s no major difference between the mobile and desktop versions.