When Chibeasties was released on June 1, 2015, it laid the foundation of the Chibeasties series. This fairy tale-based game from Yggdrasil Gaming has a twin slot game named Chibeasties 2 (March 2017). In fact, the original Chibeasties paved the way for other similarly themed Yggdrasil-owned online games such as Beauty & the Beast (February 2017), Trolls Bridge (March 2017), and Jungle Books (September 2017).
Examples of Chibeasties’ rival games that are modeled on fairy tales are Pinocchio from BetSoft, Pied Piper from Quickspin, and Wish Upon a Jackpot from Blueprint Gaming. A thoughtful naming, “chibeasties”— its singular form is chibeasty—are the four compound-eyed creatures that resemble aliens, live in a magical woodland, and symbolize the four highest regular payouts. The Chibeasties players are required to match three, four, or five win symbols.
Chibeasties Game Characteristics
Chibeasties has a volatility rating of 50% and a 5X3 grid, supporting 20 fixed pay lines. Unlike the relatively advanced Chibeasties 2 that has thirteen symbols, Chibeasties’ symbols are ten only—four high-paying symbols, four low-paying symbols, and two special symbols.
The most valuable symbols are: an orange chibeasty with white horns; a white-and-purple chibeasty with four multi-colored feathers on its head; a yellow chibeasty in a green skirt; and a blue-and-pink chibeasty with purple hair and holding a flower.
The least valuable symbols are: a flower with purple petals and a blue coiled stigma; a green-and-yellow sunflower; brown-and-cream potato seeds; and a blooming water lily. The two special symbols are: a “Free Spin” chibeasty carved from wood and has a feathered head; and (a substituting) “Wild” blue gemstone with embedded roots.
Chibeasties’ coin values: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.07, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $0.70, $1.00, and $2.00. Total bets: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $1.00, $1.40, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $10.00, $14.00, $20.00, and $40.00 (maximum bet).
Chibeasties’ payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations, respectively, are these ones. The orange chibeasty pays X25, X100, and X750. The white-and-purple chibeasty offers X20, X70, and X400. The blue-and-pink chibeasty pays X15, X60, and X300. The yellow chibeasty has X10, X50, and X200.
The blue-and-purple flower has X6, X25, and X80. The green-and-yellow sunflower has X5, X25, and X70. The brown-and-cream potato seeds have X4, X20, and X60. The blooming water lily offers X4, X20, and X50.
Three, four, and five “Free Spin” symbols offer ten free spins, twenty free spins, and forty free spins, respectively. During the Free Spin mode, any symbol is selected at random, and it starts expanding until a reel is fully covered. The non-progressive jackpot of Chibeasties is $80,000.
The goodness of Chibeasties’ software is reflected on its basis of Chibeasties 2, although the former game lacks the complexity of the latter game. Chibeasties has faint musical chirping sound effects amid magical soundtracks. The graphics are colorful and inventive; for examples, the coin value, spin button and auto play icons are seemingly carved from wood, while the Chibeastie’s game loading indicator is an impression of fingerprints. In general, the simple animated graphics makes it easy to follow the drift of the fairy game plot.
Luck in Chibeasties
The return to player rate of Chibeasties, which is a game of chance, is 96.2% and the house edge is 3.8%.