When you think of a beehive it sounds a bit scary for most of us, but that is not the case with BetSoft’s latest release. The game is called Mystic Hive and has a very interesting hexagonal 3-4-5-4-3 grid with 30 ways to land a winning combo. The cartoon-style graphics and thrilling features will definitely put a smile on any player's face.
The provider did a great job of making a very unique game, both theme-wise and feature-wise. The design of it is very cheerful and goes well with the topic. When you think of bees all that comes to mind is that they sting, but that will not be the case with this release for sure, as you will be dealing with a bunch of fireflies.
The background of the game is quite blurry, which contributes a lot to the mysterious factor of it and makes the reels the center of attention. It looks like some kind of mysterious room where our little hive is located. The soundtrack is not that cheerful but therefore sounds majestic and mystic. The sound effects however compliment the cartoon-like graphics very well.
The symbols of the game are quite simple, but look great thanks to the way they are designed. The lower-paid ones include the regular royals with honey dripping from them. The higher-paid ones are represented by four different colored gemstones and a very poisonous looking mushroom. The wild symbol appears as a splash of honey with the logo on it. The game does not offer a scatter symbol but you will still have the chance to trigger free spins.
The payouts of the game might not impress most players as they can only go up to 243 times the stake in a single spin. The game’s volatility is set at low and combined with the 96,13% RTP might serve you quite good in this case. The betting range is decent with the minimum bet set at 0,10 and the maximum at 90 coins per spin.
The provider simply outdid themselves with the features and they are what make this game stand out the most. There are some classic features in there as well, but what will impress and entertain the most are the fireflies. Just like most games, this one uses the wild symbol as a substitute for all other paying symbols in hopes of creating winning combinations.
The game has three different colored fireflies in play and they can appear on the gird on any spin. After that, they stay around and move clockwise one position at a spin to collect as much nectar as they can before randomly flying away again. The green fireflies upon appearing call up their friends to raise your chances of collecting more nectar. The nectar that is collected lands in the huge purple bottle on the right side of the reels.
The yellow fireflies will award a raising multiplier that will go up by one every time a new yellow firefly appears and they will be applied to the wins created on paylines containing the yellow firefly.
The red fireflies are very beneficial for you as they are the key to triggering the free spins, once the bottle is full of them.
The Violet Nectar Free Spins feature holds many surprises for us. After you manage to fill the meter with red fireflies you will be awarded 5 free spins. It does not seem like much, but the provider found a way for you to leave with a happy face. Throughout the feature spreading wilds are in play. At the beginning of it, you will be awarded 1, 2, or 3 wilds that will spread on every spin. This means that you could just end up with a full grid of wilds and some truly amazing payouts.