The trailer showing a circle of life story is intriguing, not only because it creates a story, but because the little Chibeastie loses his life at the end after what seemingly looks like playing a game – a bit risky, you would think, to advertise a game like that.
On the other hand, it could act as an incentive; you wouldn't be here after all if you didn't like to gamble.
Chibeasties are small cartoon characters living in a magical forest which also features as the backdrop for this game. The background is accompanied by drum music and as with any other Yggdrasil game the design is well thought through. The colours, symbols, animation, music and graphics all come together to create the full gaming experience.
The slot symbols are made up of four different characters: Toadstools, the Chibeasties (acting as the higher value symbols), the Wild cards and the Free Spins.
The game offers 5 reels with 20 paylines, with minimum and maximum bets ranging from 0.20 to 100.The Chibeasties has a jackpot of 250 coins and a max coin/exposure of 18,000.
Before you start spinning you are presented with four realms to choose from. The realms act as game modes, each coming with its own unique characteristic affecting the wild symbols.
– the wild symbols will expand to take over the whole reel.
– the wild symbols will create between one to four additional wild symbols across the reels in random positions.
– the wild symbols switch positions with other symbols to give you the best win.
– the wild symbols will mirror their values across an axis and give you one to two new wild symbols.
The different wild realms also set the colour scheme and music of the game. You are welcome to switch between them as much as you want throughout the game to ensure you get the most out of its special features.
The Free Spins feature is activated when landing 3 or more of the free spin symbols. Keeping in line with the rest of the game the symbol portrays a tribal wooden mask. The more symbols you land, the more free spins you get.
Three Symbols = 7 free spins
Four Symbols = 15 free spins
Five Symbols = 30 free spins
The sequel doesn't always live up to the hype, but this time it actually works.
Chibeasties 2 offers the familiar magical forest, low risk game, but with added bonuses and the advantage of switching between the realms to increase your odds.
The trailer, albeit thought provoking, also shows you straight up what you'll get in this game. You play and win, maybe several times in a row but at some point you'll probably lose as well. However, this is no different to any other game. Chibeasties 2 has a 96.2%
, which tells you that the joy of winning will overcome any "death by flower" you may experience whilst playing.