Spirit of the Beast slot review (Relax Gaming)

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Spirit of the Beast: Relax Gaming stands for quality

Relax Gaming is on its way to becoming my favourite slot studio.

After their releases of Money Train 2Hellcatraz and Multiplier Odyssey, they deserve the fullest attention. And they continue to move on with stunners like Book of 99 and now this slot. And, by the way, many other Relax Gaming slots are excellent as well!

Most of their slots come with the Buy a Bonus feature, which is excellent as you can get straight to where you want to be: lots of action and fireworks.

Spirit of the Beast is perhaps a bit more modest, given the maximum win of 11,531x (which I not very high compared to some other Relax gaming slots), but by no means is this more boring. The gameplay is fascinating.

And last but not least, the animations of the slot. These are very, but very professional.

If you think the wolves of Pragmatic Play’s Wolf Gold looked great, you better watch out for the wolves in this slot!

SLOT: Spirit of the Beast | SOFTWARE: RELAX GAMING 

Number of paylines: 15

RTP and variance: 96.52% main game and 96.71% free spins (Bonus Buy)

Maximum win: 11,531x

Betting range: $€0.10 – $€80

Bonus features: Free Spins, Buy a Bonus feature

Casino Hipster verdict: HOT! The game is challenging without being overcomplicated. The animations are excellent. RTP is better than average.

Gameplay and Features

It’s a 5 reel slot with 3 symbols each, and it has 15 paylines.

The Wild animals are the ones you want to see. So you have the Buffalo, the Brown Bear, the Vulture, the Horse and the Wolf as the high-paying symbols.

The lows are the Stars, Hearts, Clubs, Spades and Diamonds. Furthermore, we have the Wilds and the Bonus Symbols.

Spirit Summoner Feature

Sometimes, the Spirit Summoner Feature triggers randomly. One high-paying symbol is selected and can become stacked on one or more reels. All other highs disappear, thereby increasing your chances to get a win with premium symbols.

How do you win the free spins?

You win 12 free spins if you manage to spin 3 Bonus symbols on the three middle reels.

Alternatively, you buy the free spins with the Bonus Buy feature. It costs 70x the original stake, after which you’ll get the required 3 Bonus symbols in the next spin. 

The free spins – six bet multipliers

There are six bet multipliers, which you see at the top of the reels.

The most lucrative one is the Wild multiplier of 10,000x. After that, the Buffalo multiplier is worth 1,000x, followed by the Bear multiplier of 300x, the Vulture multiplier of 100x, the Horse multiplier of 50x and the Wolf multiplier of 20x.

If, for example, you manage to collect 5 stacked reels of Buffalo’s during the entire free spins, you win the Buffalo multiplier of 1000x. It works in the same way with the other multipliers.

Indeed, it’s incredibly thrilling. Imagine that you have already collected 4 stacked reels of Wild symbols. Will you get the fifth one, which is good for 10000x the bet? If you do, you’ll be over the moon. If you don’t, you end up with nothing!

The payout percentage (RTP) of Spirit of the Beast is 96.52% to 96.71%

The RTP is 96.52% in the main game and 96.71% when using the Bonus Buy feature to activate the free spins. All in all, these percentages are pretty good and well above the average RTP of online slots.

The variance (volatility) of Spirit of the Beast is high

It’s a slot with a high variance.

Wins of thousands of times the bet are feasible, and the Wild multiplier, which is worth 10000x the stake, isn’t there for decoration only.

Pros en Cons

√  Outstanding animations
√  The gameplay is easy to grasp but still original and challenging
√  It’s always handy to have the Buy a Bonus feature
√  The RTP’s are solid

χ  As with most Relax Gaming slots, it’s a risky and addictive slot to play