Mystic Hive is a magical html5 video slot that developer Betsoft Gaming launched on August 20, 2020. Its prequel is titled The Hive (June 2020). Themes: mysticism, gems, card values, nectar collection, honey extraction, and insects. Similar games from Betsoft: The Bees (January 2012), Faerie Spells (January 2019), The Magic Shoppe (June 2017), Book of Darkness (October 2020), Alkemor’s Tower (November 2015), and Enchanted (January 2010).
Mystic Hive’s rival games include Wild Honey (August 2018) from NetoPlay, Honey Rush (October 2019) from Play’n Go, and Beez Kneez (February 2020) from Eyecon. Nine symbols (emerald, fly agaric, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, A, K, Q, and J) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Mystic Hive Game Characteristics
Set on a blurry pink background, Mystic Hive’s irregular grid is modeled on a black-and-golden honeycomb whose 19 hexagonal cells form an inverted 3X4X5X4X3 grid. It has 30 fixed paylines whose diagonal and horizontal trajectories pay two-way. There are fourteen symbols, eleven total bets, repopulating and locked wilds, progressive win multipliers, free games, no side game, and regular payouts ranging from $0.01 to $900.00.
Mystic Hive has five special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: a swarm-prompting green firefly; a win-multiplying yellow firefly; a meter-filling red firefly; a free games-triggering purple nectar jar; and a “wild” honey jar alongside a honey dipper.
Ordinary symbols: hazy round-cut emerald; leafy red fly agaric; hazy briolette amethyst; hazy diamond-shaped ruby; hazy princess-cut sapphire; and honey drip-inspired A, K, Q, and J.
The Mystic Hive bet sizes: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.50, $1.50, $3.50, $7.00, $12.00, $17.50, $30.00, $37.50, $65.00, and $90.00 (maximum bet).
The $90.00 bet offers this highest range of self-adjusting Mystic Hive payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Emerald pays $180.00, $450.00, and $900.00. Fly agaric pays $135.00, $225.00, and $450.00. Amethyst, or ruby, or sapphire pays $27.00, $45.00, and $72.00. A, or K pays $9.00, $27.00, and $45.00. Q, or J pays $9.00, $18.00, and $27.00.
The green firefly prompts a swarm of fireflies, possibly including the red fireflies that start encircling the honeycomb clockwise; each of these red fireflies push up the nectar for one level out of the nectar jar’s eleven levels, thereby hastening the five free games. During winning spins, the encircling yellow fireflies throw win multipliers into the honeycomb—example: three yellow fireflies offer X4 win multiplier, which is in the basis of 1+ the total yellow fireflies.
Once the nectar jar is filled up, its cork pops off before prompting the five free games that include up to three “wild” honey jars; these locked wilds, which become conjoined, repopulate throughout. Mystic Hive’s non-progressive jackpot is X243, which (90X243) is $21870.00.
The good Mystic Hive software features: compatible with both desktops and smartphones; quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. There is a melodious ambient background and sound effects such as jingling, ringing, popping, and wing beats. The animated 3D graphics include sunburst, nectar rising in the jar, dolly zooming wax cells, splattered honey, glitter effect, and flapping fireflies encircling the honeycomb.
Luck in Mystic Hive
The RTP rate of Mystic Hive, a game of chance, is 96.13% and the house edge is 3.87%.