Beetle Mania Slot Machine
This cheerful online casino slot is straight out of the ‘simple yet beautifully produced’ recipe book that Novomatic do really well. Though the name is a play on words from the 1960’s pop group, this slot is based around garden bugs. The animations and happy looking snail, bee and aphid come to life when you get a win. This does contrast a little with the computer and mechanical sounds that Novomatic use as the basis for their games.
It is the visuals which make this kind of game appealing. The slots play itself is extremely simple, just 10 win-lines and a free spin round. When you add in the blinks, smiles and little dances of the different bugs – the game comes to life. This type of slot will never blow you away with multiple features or extras. Instead the graphics and cartoon-like sounds combine to provide light entertainment while you relax with some spins. One curious addition to this game is the microphone and guitars on top of the reels. These do not fit with the bugs at all, though this does point to the play on words from the title.
There is a notable feature which happens during the free spins. If you get the ladybird symbol (or ladybug, if you prefer) on the middle reel, all wins up to that point are doubled. This can happen more than once if you get lucky.