The game consists of 5 reels and 3 rows. There are also 243 pay lines. The minimum bet in the game is 0.10, while the maximum is 100. Play’n GO have rated the volatility of this game as high. As such, there are chances for big payouts, but these are few and far between. And since it is a progressive jackpot, where the jackpot is increased by every player, the prize pools can get massive. The Return to Player percentage is a standard 96%. The game is compatible with both iOS and Android on mobile devices and supports all major browsers and operating systems on desktop.
There are several types of pay symbols in Beast of Wealth. The low-value ones are standard playing-card symbols, such as 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. The major ones are the beasts themselves. These are the four celestial animals from Chinese mythology. They are a turtle, a phoenix, a dragon, and a tiger, and each has a different value. There is a paytable available in the game, but you can also see the values of the individual symbols by mousing over them. There are also two premium symbols, namely Scatter and Wild. Wild can substitute any other symbol, except for Scatter, to help you complete a match. Scatter, on the other hand, is used to trigger free spins, for which you need three Scatter symbols.
Speaking of free spins, let’s see how these work. Upon landing three Scatter symbols, you are given a choice of symbols. You can choose one of the mythological creatures, or a random option for the undecided, and the reels will be flooded with the selected symbol for the duration of the free spins. The number of added symbols depends on your choice, with Tortoise adding 118, Phoenix adding 108, Tiger adding 98, and lastly Dragon adding 88. The number of added symbols decreases as their value increases.
There is also the Jackpot feature, which is triggered by golden reels, activated randomly throughout the game. If a Wild symbol lands on any of these golden reels, it will trigger the event. This takes you to a special screen with 12 coins with 4 different symbols underneath. You flip coins until you have a matching set of 3. This will give you one of 4 jackpots- Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand, depending on the symbol you have collected.
In the end, Beast of Wealth is a highly volatile slot game that offers great prizes and great fun. The theme is appealing, although a bit overused at the moment. The jackpot is a nice idea, but we rarely got anything different from a mini. The larger wins seem to come from regular and free spins. However, as a progressive jackpot, it has the potential to indeed be grand as its name suggests.