There are so many different kinds of animals that have been featured in slot games. All shapes and sizes too with huge elephants and giraffes all the way down to ants and every kind of bug you can think of. Microgaming keep on producing some fantastic games and in ‘Pollen Nation’ their stars are bees. It makes for a clever and hugely entertaining game.
This is a five-reel game that has a total of three rows of symbols and 25 paylines for you to try and win some cash on. Those paylines aren’t fixed so you have to decide just what your stake is going to be for each spin of the reels. The minimum cost of playing the game is £0.01 and the maximum £125. Those are figures that will satisfy those who just want to play for fun and the players looking to win big cash prizes.
Strangely there’s no backdrop to the game but the symbols included are really a joy to look at and playing cards are banned from the hive. We get beeswax, honeycomb, royal jelly, a bee who seems to be employed as a postman, honey, a nurse bee, a security guard bee and some breakfast cereal.
The Queen Bee is the wild symbol and can substitute for other symbols in the game. This really helps keep your account balance ticking over nicely. That’ll definitely be the case if you can get five of them on an active payline as it pays 6000x your line bet. It can’t substitute for the baby bee which is the scatter symbol in ‘Pollen Nation.’ Doing so would make it far easier for you to get into the bonus round.
Have a good look through the paytable to find out more about the games. Then enjoy some free games just to see how everything works. The game can be played in regular or expert mode. There’s no much difference between the two but playing in expert mode means you can set some autoplays. That’s handy if you want some time away from the screen or just can’t be bothered to keep on pressing the spin button. The Queen Bee would be ok, she’d just get one of her bees to do it for her.
To get into the Baby Bee Bonus you need to get either three, four or five of the little baby bees anywhere on the reels. That’s important as it means you don’t have to be activating too many paylines all the time. Just one activated is enough to give you the chance to get into the bonus round.
Once it’s activated you’re now taken to a second screen which has a honeycomb structure to it. Your job here is to pick the ones that are highlighted and do your best to fill up the baby’s bottle. You do this until revealing the ‘Stop’ sign. That finishes the bonus round and it’s time to see just how much you’ve won.
It’s a decent theme and one that creates an enjoyable game. The bonus game gives you the chance to get some wins but sometimes doesn’t last that long.