Beat the Beast: Kraken's Lair Review
Start off the grand conquest in the Beat the Beast series by defeating the Kraken in Beat the Beast: Krakens' Lair. In this mythical slot, you'll dive deeps into the depths of the ocean to find the glorious but terrifying Kraken.
This slot plays on 5-reels with 9 paylines and gives players the potential to win up to 7,777x your stake. Developed by Thunderkick, this slot gives you free spins and expanding symbols to help you battle the Kraken and find the hidden treasure.
Set at the bottom of the ocean, you'll notice that the reels are surrounded by wrecked ships and other various things that have fallen to the bottom of the ocean. There are even little particles around the screen to show the background moving slightly and giving it a little extra life.
Epic and grand music play in between and during spins to create music to get your blood pumping. You'll feel like you've taken on a dangerous quest and it's up to you to defeat the Kraken. Overall, the design isn't anything special but it's exactly what you'd expect for a modern online slot.
There's not a lot to the gameplay of this slot as it plays on 5-reels with 9 paylines. Even the features are minimum and easy to pick up with the free spins and expanding symbols. Anything else such as menus, spin button and bet levels can be found at the bottom of the reels with the spin button being to the far right. You can set up to 5,000 autospins during this slot.
Beat the Beast: Kraken's Lair has a high RTP of 96.12% and features a high volatility level. This means that will receive payouts less frequently but they'll be high when they do - so make sure that you have the bankroll to sustain your gameplay.
The highest win is 7,777x your stake and pays out by filling the reels with the Kraken emblem during the free spins round. Sadly, that's the most that you will get in this slot as there is no additional jackpot available.
This definitely kicks of the Beat the Beast series in style with a decent win potential with the RTP and maximum win. However, it may not be enough for the mighty jackpot hunters. The lack of major features makes the gameplay feel a little lacking at times and it's a mystery as to who this slot is intended for. With a much bigger payout, it'd be clear that this is for high rollers but 7,777x your stake isn't the highest payout we've seen.
If 7,777x is a solid win to you, then it's highly recommended to give this slot a spin. However, if you want a jackpot slot set underneath the ocean with mythical characters, then try out Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss instead.