If you want to play a slot that has plenty of winning opportunities, then ‘Pollen Party’ from Microgaming’ is going to be right up your street. It has 720 different ways to win on its five reels that are in a honeycomb formation. Whether you are playing this on your PC or mobile devices, this honey bees themed slot is going to be(e)come a massive favourite of yours, especially when the wins start flowing like some gorgeously tasting Honey (though not Honey B thankfully).
Games that have a bit of a cartoonish look to them are always a delight as far as I’m concerned. Not every game has to have basic looking or extremely sophisticated symbols to make it look good. In the background, we can see the green hills that are just outside a city. Symbols in the game include jelly and honey jars and four honey bees who are the highest paying ones in this game, so let’s hope you see plenty of them.
This is a five-reel game that has a fantastic 720 different ways to get a win. It manages to do that by paying out on matching symbols on adjacent reels. No pay-line structure then, so no need to be working out how many to activate on each spin of the reels. What is required by the player is the stake they want to make. This ranges from 0.50 all the way up to 250 so high rollers will be in their element here. Just work a budget out that you can safely play at and enjoy playing ‘Pollen Party.’
While this is a five-reel game, you will immediately be struck by how different they look. The first reel has three rows of symbols, the second has four and It’s five for the third reel. Then it’s back to four on the fourth reel and just the three rows of symbols for the fifth and final reel. It gives the game a honeycomb look to it which is rather appropriate considering its theme.
In the background, we can see that it’s a sunny day with not a single cloud in the sky. We can see a green hill and in the distance, there’s a city. A few bees buzzing around would have been a pleasant addition to the look of the game. The symbols are rather cartoonish but fun to look at. As you might imagine, it’s bees that make up a fair number of the symbols. There’s the Queen Bee, complete with crown and she pays 160x your line bet if five come along on adjacent symbols. In addition, there are three other bees who are the higher paying symbols in this game. Lower paying symbols include a jelly and honey jars.
There’s not one, not two but three wild symbols in ‘Pollen Party.’ The more the better as each has the ability to substitute for other symbols to get you wins. They aren’t able to substitute for the two scatter symbols contained in this slot. More about the usefulness of this symbols shortly.
There are two bonus games in this slot and both can see you getting some good wins. Firstly, there’s the Babee Bonus feature which is a pick ‘em game. To trigger this, you need three or more of the bonus scatter symbols to appear anywhere on the reels. This brings up 20 items for you to choose from and of those 17 contain cash prizes. Make sure you avoid ‘Pop’ as that ends the bonus game. There is also an extra life to reveal that can extend the bonus round and hopefully lead to more cash wins.
That’s not the only bonus games as there is also a free spins round. 12 games that won’t cost you a penny are awarded to you when three of the bee scatter symbols to appear. Look out for a special wild symbol that can end up on the third reel. If that makes an appearance, then start smiling. That’s because it adds a further three wild symbols to the reels. Those are known as the pollinator wilds and greatly increases your chances of getting winning combinations. If there’s one disappointment here it’s that you can’t retrigger the free spins. Even so, if those pollinator wilds come along, you can get some good wins here.
If the format of the reels in this game impresses you, have a play of ‘Prowling Panther’ from IGT. That also has 720 ways to win and the reels in the 3-4-5-4-3 rows format. In addition, it has free spins and some stacked wilds. Also, try out another Microgaming slot that’s entitled ‘Tarzan.’ This is also a medium variance slot with 12 free spins up for grabs with a 1x multiplier.
An interesting slot from Microgaming. The format of the reels might take a bit of getting used to, but make sure you read the paytable and have some free games to get used to it all. The additional wild symbols in the free spins round make it lucrative to play, so be a honey and give this game a go.