I was inspired by a member's winning screenshot on this Pragmatic Play Beowulf game. He got all 5 Wild Reels of Beowulf, and won himself an handsome win. Never an easy feat, never an easy win to get, especially when it's from Pragmatic Play, whose games tend to play hard-to-win most of the times. I've played and know quite well the older Top Games, getting a very few big wins but lots of big losses, hahaha. So with Beowulf, I'm wiser now and I played more cautiously.
This game plays with 40 paylines with 5 reels and 4 rows. The other Beowulf game from Quickspin plays with 25 paylines, so don't get confused. The graphics used in this game are of standard acceptable quality, nothing outstanding, but could be better with bigger and more prominent icons. Currently, they are too small for good visual impact. Another good thing about this game is that the keyboard's 'Space' and 'Enter' keys can be used to start and stop the spins, not available in other current games, except in old games of yesteryears. I don't use them anyway, so it makes no difference to me.
Beowulf, the Wild symbol, pays 2500x the line bet for getting 5 of them, it doesn't double wins with it, but does come stacked on reel 1 in the base game, and stacked on all reels during the Super Respins Feature game. It also substitutes for other symbols except for the Scatter symbol, and pays both ways with winning combinations. If a fully stacked Beowulf Wild symbol appears on reel 1, 3 Respins are awarded, during which, only Beowulf and blank symbols can appear. This Respin ends when no new Beowulf symbol appears anywhere on the reels. If you've played the game '7 Sins' from Play'nGo, then you would know how this Respins play.
The Shield is the Scatter symbol, paying a very low 25x total bet for getting 5 of them, and getting 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols trigger 10, 15 or 20 free spins with no multiplier. Argh! More free spins can be retriggered, with no limits set, so any number of free spins can be won. Nonetheless, there isn't so true, because the number of free spins coming cannot go on and on, but how many this could be, needs to be played and found out. In fact, I couldn't even get one retrigger during my sessions on this game.
The Super Respins Feature can only happen within the regular free spins. This is the only chance to get all 5 Wild Reels of Beowulf, which pays a good win of 100,000x the line bet, or $1000 for the minimum $0.40 bet, or 2500x the total bet. Someone has already won this 5 Wild Reels win, so it isn't impossible to get. Hmm, wish I could get it too, but not before losing some bags of cash first I guess, hahaha. As for the other symbols in the game, the Queen pays 1500x, the King pays 800x, the Ship pays 500x, the Horn pays 400x, the Ring pays 300x, and the others pay from 200x to 50x, all per line bet for getting 5 of each kind. A low paytable but acceptable for a 5-reels 4-rows game.
After playing Beowulf a few times, I'm still not quite impressed with the game. Mainly because the Free Spins games paid rather poorly for me, awarding wins of between 1x up to 39x total bet amount, still far from being impressive. The Super Respins, on the other hand, did give better wins of up to 175x so far, with the best wins yet to be won and seen, but this is easier said than done. Just as with Play'nGo games, Beowulf can suddenly pay big, or simply go cold and eat big. The lucky players may love this game, but others may hate it. I'm still caught in-between.