Pollen Party is an online slot featuring a bunch of bees buzzing around their little Kingdom. A sequel to Pollen Nation, this slot has an originality that makes it stand out. The game is played out on a set of reels that follows the hexagonal shape of honeycomb. On these reels are a variety of bees with their own roles – the queen and the worker as you might expect, alongside a nurse and a guard.
This game comes with two enjoyable features. The first is a free spins round, where added wilds can bring in some extra wins. The other takes you inside the hive itself, where honey will provide the prizes.
The very first thing you’ll notice when you play Pollen Party is the unusual set up of the reels. Reel one shows just three symbols, which rises to four and five symbols on reels two and three respectively. Reels four and five then lower to four and three symbols respectively. The slot uses the all-ways winning system, meaning you’ll win when you match symbols on consecutive reels, regardless of the position on the reel. All in all, you’ll have 720 ways to win during each spin. The cost of each spin is just 50 credits, which cost from 1c each and up.
The highest paying standard symbol in the base game is the queen bee who pays 400 coins if she appears on all 5 reels – which would be fantastic if you’re playing with real money. Next on the pay table is the guard bee, worth a top prize of 300 coins. The nurse bee and the worker bee pay 250 and 150 coins respectively. Joining the bees as symbols are Royal Jelly, a honey pot, a block of honeycomb, a bowl of honey cereal and honey wax.
The title logo symbol is wild and will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. The wild will pay 500 coins if appearing on all five reels, making it the highest paying in the entire slot.
The first of the two features is a free spins bonus round, which is activated by a bee in mid-sting. Land this symbol 3, 4 or 5 times and you’ll enter the feature. You’ll also gain an immediate win of 1x, 10x or 100x your stake based on 3, 4 or 5 scatters.
The feature sees you awarded with a total of 12 free spins. During the free spins, an extra ‘flower’ symbol is added to the largest centre reel. If this symbol then makes an appearance, it can turn up to three other symbols wild. Wilds can be very useful in all-ways slots, as they can enable many wins at once. Therefore, a series of wilds during any spin can make for some huge wins.
The second feature sees you enter the hive – not for those who are afraid of bees. This is activated by landing the babee symbol (this is the baby bee from the original Pollen Nation slot) three or more times. This symbol has the same immediate pay outs as offered by the bee-sting scatter.
When you enter this feature, you’ll be presented with a large block of honeycomb, showing many hexagonal honey shapes. You’ll now pick each in turn and you’ll be awarded a prize each time. The round ends when you hit the ‘Pop’ symbol. There is a saving grace however, as finding the babee will award you with an extra life.
Pollen Party is set against the backdrop of rolling green fields, with hives everywhere on the landscape. Above the hills are the reels, these certainly looking different with their unusual 3-4-5-4-3 set up. Each of the symbols will bring a smile to your face, as they are all designed in a cartoon style. You’ll feel sorry for the worker bee, carrying three buckets of honey as he buzzes around. Throughout the game a jaunty tune plays, giving you the feel that these bees are hard at work and enjoying it.
Pollen Party is a fun and an original slot. The unusual set up of the reels will certainly appeal to those who like their slot gaming a little different. The fun graphics give the game high entertainment value too. With two features to get your sting into, the game offers much variety too. The free spins round can offer up some real big wins. The pick me feature in the hive adds tension to the game too – just keep avoiding those ‘pop’ symbols and the wins can mount up. Give it a spin, you’d bee mad to miss out!