Free Beetle Mania Slot Machine - Instant Play Game
The Beetle Mania fruit machine has become a huge hit in casinos all over Europe and it has been hinted that the game might be coming to Vegas soon. The characters in Beetle Mania are really cute, especially when the beetle blinks at you and also, when you hit a winning line, you get some beautiful and funny cartoon animations.
Did you know that beetles and bugs are actually quite different? Not that it makes a lot of difference when you are standing on a chair with a rolled up newspaper, screaming your lungs out and frantically trying to kill whatever it is that's crawling up your leg. Before you try to terminate one of these little guys (bugs or beetles) just remember that our beautiful planet could do without me and you but not without insects, which can be used as a common name for both groups.
Scientists have revealed that if insects were to disappear, the entire planet would pretty much fall apart – for starters, 80% of plants would be unable to reproduce without the help of incests and it would directly affect the diet of humans and animals.
So, the next time you decide to squash a bug and spray it with a can full of insecticide, remember that you need them and they don't need you. Novomatic has done their share of honouring our little friends and Beetle Mania introduces The Bee, The Butterfly, The Ladybird, The Caterpillar, and The Snail as the main symbols.
To bet level is adjusted through the Choose Coin button located in the left corner, at the bottom of the game screen. Right next to it the players can see the Paytable menu and select the number of active paylines. To activate all the lines and wager the max amount, the players can also use one of the two command buttons to the right - Bet Max and Bet One tabs.
With all 10 lines activated and the coin value adjusted to $10, the maximum wager is capped at $900 per spin (9 coins per line) and the slot offers around 94% return to player percentage. Selecting the Automatic Start icon will initiate auto play which will last until the winning combination is formed, giving players a choice between the Gamble Feature and collecting the winnings.
Opting for the Gamble Feature will transfer the player onto a different screen, with a card facing down - for every correct guess of the card colour, the player will double the amount won. Five guesses in a row are allowed and the player is then returned to the main screen.
The Bee icon is the Wild and can, therefore, substitute all other symbols except for the Ladybird and Musical Note icon. Three Note symbols will activate 10 Free Games, while the Ladybird on the 3rd reel doubles the won amount and the potential payout.
The drawbacks of the slot are pretty obvious - the house edge is pretty high and there aren't plenty of bonus features. Apart from the Ladybird multiplier, Free Spins are pretty much the only thing that you can expect. What's even more disappointing is that the Free Spins cannot be re-triggered.
On the plus side, the bonus rounds have a decent hit frequency and there's always a chance of doubling the winnings if the Ladybird lands on the reel or if you decide to take a risk and use the Gamble Feature.
This is definitely not a slot that will end up under Hot or Popular category in an online casino, however, the appeal that Beetle Mania cannot be denied and you are likely to revisit this unpretentious game, especially if you are a fan of simple graphics or if don't mind a low return to player percentage.