ChiBeasties 2 invites you to explore four different fantasy realms for up to 250 coins on a payline in Yggdrasil's 5-reel, 3-row and 20 fixed paylines slot.
Quality graphics and musical beat
Yggdrasil is well known as a developer of quality graphics and one look at this slot and you will see why they have built a solid reputation. The forest setting is something out of an animated movie with creative ChiBeasties-eating plants underneath a dark and foreboding carpet of trees. There are four top paying ChiBeasties symbols and a bottom four mushroom-looking symbols. There is a great musical beat that compliments the theme and help sets the tone of the slot. The sound effects are equally effective and become more pronounced during triggered features and winning paylines. There is also some light animation involving winning mushrooms that turn out to be bizarre creatures or ChiBeasties that seem to almost pop out of their space.
Choice of wild, combo wild and free spins mode
One of the fun things about this slot is that you get to choose a Realm which decides the type of wild that you will encounter on your strange journey. There are four realms that include the expanding, spreading, teleporting and mirroring wilds. The expanding wild as the name suggests cause the wild to grow to cover the entire reel. The spreading wild will add anywhere from 1 to 4 wilds to spaces on the reels. The teleporting wild will cause it to shift to the most advantageous position and the mirroring wild cause a wild to reflect on both the horizontal and vertical axis for up to an additional 2 wilds. Once a wild has been used there is a chance that it then mutates into a combination of wilds called a combo wild during the base game. The last feature that we'll touch on is the free spins feature where 3, 4 or 5 symbols will unlock 7, 15 or 30 free spins. Only in this feature will wilds be guaranteed to mutate into combo wilds. The free spins feature can be re-triggered at any time while it is actively running.
Entertaining slot with below average payouts
The theoretical return to player (RTP) of ChiBeasties 2 is 96.2% and you play the slot with stakes ranging from the low end of €0.20 to the high end of €100. Payline wins are calculated by taking the coin numbers in the payout table and multiplying them by the coin value. The top payline prize is 12.5x your total bet, with 11.25x and 10x the next two highest before sinking even lower. Relatively speaking these are not impressive payouts but the expectation perhaps is that with a choice of 1 of 4 wilds, and free spins feature coupled with 20 fixed paylines – you will be able to combine paylines together. The slot itself is quite entertaining which explains why this is the second instalment in the ChiBeasties universe and you have the option of playing the slot for free if you want to try it before playing for real money.