Thunderkick is due to release the game on the 19th of February. This is the first one of the developer’s highly volatile slots, each with a ruling beast on focus. It offers good payouts from the symbols and the wild/scatter. The latter offers great payouts and is the triggerer of the main game features.
Beat the Beast: Kraken’s Liar is inspired by Norse mythology. It is dramatic and involves simple features and gameplay. Punters can win from an Expanding Win feature and free spins that they can re-trigger.
This is a 5-reels slot, 3 rows high with 9 pay-lines. It has high volatility, an RTP of 96.12%. Players can choose bets in the range of 0.10 to 100 credits for the spins and use all kinds of devices. They will relish in an Expanding Win feature and 20 free spins with a lot of wild/scatter symbols on each free spin. The jackpot in the slot is 7,777 times your stake per free spin for those lucky enough to grab it.
The game is focused on the beast that terrorised the sailors of the Norway and Greenland coasts. It is a giant squid. Loading the game, you’ll be taken underwater where on the bottom you’ll see sunken ships. The whole playing area and the background are in different shades of blue – the prevailing colour.
The symbols include card royals from 10 to A, tridents and treasure chests. There are pendants, Kraken idols and, of course, the Kraken himself. There is a typical Thunderkick style that you can sense in the overall game design.
The low-paying symbols are the 10, J, Q, K and A cards. The premium ones are tridents, treasure chests, pendants, Kraken idols. Kraken is the most valuable symbol in terms of payout. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 Kraken symbols on a pay-line to pocket 1.5, 10, 50 or 500 times your stake.
To win you have to land 2 (3 for the royals) or more identical symbols on any of the pay-lines from left to right. There is a gold Kraken emblem which is a double symbol – a wild and scatter at the same time. It replaces any missing symbols and pays a 500x stake for 5 icons.
There is an Expanding Win feature in Beat the Beast: Kraken’s Lair slot. You activate it when you get a winning combination with the help of the Kraken emblem. Then, the winning symbol (let’s say it’s the treasure chest) expands individually. The treasure chest covers the whole reels it is positioned on. This gives you the chance to create more winning combinations.
As mentioned, the Kraken is the scatter symbol, apart from a wild. Land 3, 4 or 5 of it to win 2, 20 or 200 times your stake and activate the Bonus Game. You will receive 10 free spins. A single Kraken symbol will be placed on a random reel before each round begins. This gives you much better chances of triggering the Expanding Wild feature during free spins. It also helps you re-trigger the free spins and win 10 more with a total of 20 free spins to benefit from.
Beat the Beast Kraken’s Liar is a nice slot. It is the first one of a series of 5 games. All of them have high volatility and involve a dangerous beast as the main characters. We recommend Pragmatic Play’s Release the Kraken, which is on the same topic. Wait for the game’s release and give it a try using the free demo.