Beauty and the Beast – Video Slot Review

Beauty and the Beast from Asylum Labs

If you’re looking for some fairy tale magic, then Beauty and the Beast is the game for you. Set in the ivy-covered medieval castle of the Prince-turned-Beast, Asylum Labs brings you yet another innovative slot game with stunning graphics, various in-reel features, and bonuses for days!

On the 5×3-reeled game screen, you’ll see numerous stained glass symbols that fit right into the storyline, of which the game’s logo serves as the highest-paying regular symbol. The lower-valued symbols, as usual, are the card symbols Ten to Ace. The game also features the Rose Wild that substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus. Scoring at least 2 Wilds on any of the 30 winning paylines will award its own payout, with 5 on a payline rewarding a little over x30 your bet amount!

Beauty and the Beast main game screen

Beauty and the Beast super mega winner

In-reel features

In the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, the Enchantress is the one who cursed the prince and all those in his castle. However, in this game, she has nothing but blessings for players! She appears on screen at random to cast a spell over the reels. At times, nothing will happen as she’s sadly stopped and taken away by the dastardly forces of evil. When she’s successful though, one of two effects is triggered.

Magic Mirrors

Beauty gazes into her mirror while the reels turn into magic mirrors. Each mirror will reveal a hidden symbol that is sure to help you win greater rewards! The number of spins remaining is at the top of the game screen. Once all of the spins have run out, you’ll return to the base game.

Beauty and the Beast magic mirrors in-reel feature

Enchanted Reels

In this feature, the 5 reels transform into 15 reels! – each symbol functions as its own reel! Symbols in this feature do not include the low paying card symbols, meaning your wins are guaranteed to be much higher than in the base game. The number of spins remaining is at the top of the screen; the they run out, you return to the base game.

Bonus Games

There are three different Bonus Games that activate with 3 or more Bonus symbols appearing anywhere on the reels. Take note: more than one Bonus symbol appearing on the same reel does not affect the starting feature for each Bonus Game. When triggered, you’ll be taken to a Bonus Selection Screen where you can choose between 3, 4, or 5 options (depending on how many reels had a Bonus symbol) to determine which Bonus Game you’ll be playing.

Beauty and the Beast bonus selection screen

Beauty and the Beast bonus win

Prince Free Spins

The game starts with a x3, x4, or x5 multiplier depending on the number of triggering Bonus symbols. Beauty also makes an appearance as an additional Wild symbol for the duration of the game. Another extra symbol is the Enchantress on the middle reel. When she appears, she will either remain as the good Enchantress or transform into the evil Enchantress. If she’s good, she increases the win multiplier by x1. If she’s evil, she’ll remove a heart from your lives in the game. Losing all three hearts ends the bonus round.

Beauty and the Beast Prince Bonus good enchantress

Beauty and the Beast Prince Bonus evil enchantress

Beauty Free Spins

In this game, you get 8, 12, or 20 free spins when 3, 4, or 5 Bonus symbols trigger it, respectively. Additional Bonus symbols appearing during the free spins can retrigger the feature. Apart from the regular Rose Wild, the Prince also serves as a Wild for the duration of free spins. You’ll want to keep an eye on him – he’s shy but when he does turn up, he expands to fill the entire reel!

Beauty and the Beast Beauty bonus

Beast Free Spins

Like the Beauty bonus game, the number of free spins depends on the number of Bonus symbols that triggered the feature (8, 10, and 12 free spins for 3, 4, and 5 Bonuses, respectively). Additionally, you get three Wilds – the Rose, Beauty, and Beast. The Rose and Beast Wilds start with a x1 win multiplier, but the Beauty Wild starts the game with a x2 multiplier.

Sometimes, the Beauty Wild will have a heart overlay when it appears on screen. Each heart adds to the progress “accumulator” on the left-hand side of the screen. The goal here is to collect enough hearts to reach the green box, indicating that you’ve leveled up. Every level has its own rewards, such as adding a x1 value to the multiplier of each wild and giving 3 more free spins! After you reach the first level, the Beast Wild turns into a Prince Wild with a x2 multiplier.

Beauty and the Beast Beast Bonuns

Having the Beauty Wild on reel 1 and the Beast Wild on reel 5 will trigger the Mini Game, where you pick one of six prizes. Your reward in the Mini Game is determined this way: (bet amount x multiplier award x wild multiplier when triggered). Take the photo below as an example. If you triggered the game with a x3 Beauty Wild and x3 Prince Wild combo, with a £1.50 bet amount and a x8 multiplier award, your payout would be 3 x 3 x 1.5 x 12 = £162. This would then add onto your winnings from the Beast Free Spins for your total Bonus Game winnings.

Beauty and the Beast Beast Bonus mini game

Beauty and the Beast Beast Bonus mini game win computation

With so many video slot games out there inspired by the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast from Asylum Labs definitely stands out! Whether on mobile or desktop, this one’s sure to keep you glued to the screen for hours. Play Beauty and the Beast today!