The Hive Slot Game (Betsoft)
The Hive is a slot developed by Betsoft Gaming, and one of their 2020 summer releases. Just like its title suggests, the Hive is a bee themed slot game.
It’s an interesting concept especially when the game takes you to the beehive, from where it turns them into some reels. For this title, Betsoft has chosen to go with a Cluster Pays system.
Since the slot is a hive-themed slot game, it’s quite natural when the developer decides to build a game area in the form of hexahedron clusters. The game is set up on five rows of symbols, with 3-4-5-4-3 symbols on them.
The Hive Features
Up to 19 symbols are present on the slot’s gaming area, and these are what you will use to form clusters of winning symbols.
However, this is only possible after you collect several matching symbols that must appear next to each other. If you do this successfully, you will be able to form clusters. The number of symbols that you collect will determine the value of the rewards that you will receive.
As winning clusters form, you will notice that they are collected, into a jar-shaped meter on the right side. Fill it up with honey, to get access to more features.
Other features on this slot are the free spins bonus game, Increasing Multiplier, Win Multiplier, Collect Symbols, Wilds, and Expanding Wilds.
Betting and Prizes
I love the fact that NetEnt has offered a very good RTP of 96.97% for this slot game. This is much higher than the average percentage that comes with most modern slots.
For the payouts, the maximum that you can get from The Hive is 378 x your total bet, which I find to be quite low, especially for high rollers.
Theme & Design
With its bee theme, the slot’s action takes place in the hives. The design has transformed it into a set of reels, and the cluster pays system is in place. This means that there is no need for the slot to use the regular active lines.
For its symbols, I was able to work with several including Royals that are made out of honey. Additional symbols include flowers (red, purple, and white) and several tiny insects like bees and ladybugs.
Behind the reels, I noticed some green fields with bees coming in. On the right side of the slot’s screen, there is a jar that collects honey.
For this slot, NetEnt uses a colourful, cartoon-style, coupled with very good features.
The only downside is its extremely low payouts, which may not attract a lot of players.