Net Entertainment’s five-payline online slot, Beetle Frenzy, may look like it only has three reels but, because they spin independently, there are effectively nine reels.
The Beetle Frenzy reels are set in what resembles an old arcade game console, complete with flashing lights on the sides and the purple Beetle Frenzy logo above. The lady bugs and other beetles, mushrooms, and flowers of Beetle Frenzy live in a secret world hidden in the leafy green garden foliage.
Beetle Frenzy Betting Lines and Limits
Beetle Frenzy coin values range from 0.10 to 5.00 credits and players may wager between one and five coins per line for a maximum jackpot of 500x the line bet.
Players may also adjust the number of lines in play and may specify exactly which lines they would like to wager on, using the game’s “Single Line” button. Winning Beetle Frenzy paylines can occur from left to right across any of the three horizontal rows and on two diagonals.
Like many gamblers of real money pokies Australia, players may also select the “All Lines” button to automatically play all lines and can select “Clear Bets” to deselect all Beetle Frenzy lines once more.
Lightning and Gold for Wild and Scatter
The wild symbol takes the form of a lighting bug/ firefly and functions in the same way as most other wilds. This means that the Beetle Frenzy wild symbol may substitute any other symbol – except the scatter and bonus symbols – to complete winning paylines.
The slot also features the popular scatter symbol in the shape of a golden apple. If two or more golden apple scatters appear anywhere on the reels, a payout will occur, even if they are not on active paylines. As many as nine Beetle Frenzy scatters may appear, yielding a large payout referred to as a Super Win.
An added perk is that both wins will pay out if a scatter and a regular winning combination are landed simultaneously.
Lucky Spin Match-Four Bonus Feature
Free spins are usually unlocked by the scatter symbol in slot games. But this is not the case in Beetle Frenzy, in which any four matching symbols can activate an extra free spin. The trick is that these matching symbols must appear either on all four corners or on all four middle-side positions. An extra spin on the middle Beetle Frenzy reel will be triggered each time this happens.
Bug Collector and Flower Frenzy Bonus Games
- Flower Frenzy Bonus Game
The first is called the Flower Frenzy Bonus and requires players to land three flowers of the same colour on a payline. Players are then taken to the Flower Frenzy bonus screen, which features four spinning reels, framed by a selection of tiles bearing various Beetle Frenzy symbols. One after the other, each of the tiles will light up in a rapid clockwise motion. Beetle Frenzy players must click on the “Spin” button in order to stop this action in the hopes that the last tile to light up will match any of the four symbols on the four central reels and earn the win multiplier linked to that symbol.
This Beetle Frenzy bonus game comes to an end when the flashing stops on the tile marked “Exit”.
- Bug Collector Bonus Game
The Beetle Frenzy Bug Collector bonus game is triggered when three bug jar symbols appear on an active payline. Players will then be able to choose from a number of jars to reveal a mystery bonus prize.
Again, this Beetle Frenzy bonus game is terminated when a jar containing the “Exit” symbol is selected.