Beetle Bailey Review
Created by cartoonist Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey is an American comic strip published in 1950 and is set in a fictional US army post. The comic follows the titular character of Beetle Bailey as he quits college at Rockview University in order to join the army.
He is a lazy sort and most of the comic focuses on the inept characters at Camp Swampy. In 2021, Lady Luck Games teamed up with King Features which owns the rights to Beetle Bailey leading to the first collaboration in this partnership with the online slot Beetle Bailey.
Playing on 4-reels with 81 ways to win, Beetle Bailey brings in everyone's favourite characters and transports players to Camp Swampy. During this slot, players will find incredible features such as Wild Wake Up and Camp Swampy Golf Bonus leading to satisfying wins.
As the slot opens up, there is a huge amount going on in the background which brings the slot to life. The game takes place at Camp Swampy and features the military bunks, the guard post and multiple beloved characters throughout the series with Miss Buxley, Otto, Orville P. Snorkel, Amos T. Halftrack and Cookie Jowls.
Amazingly, there are animations throughout the slot with Otto walking in the distance and Beetle sleeping at the gate. All the designs resemble the comic strip but with a slight 3D design to make it look more modern. During the Camp Swampy Golf Bonus, players get a birds-eye view of the camp which is a cool detail for fans of the series.
In terms of the audio, there is triumphant army music with an orchestra playing in the distance. It definitely feels patriotic but there is a slight edge of comedy within the music as well.
During the base game, players can trigger the Wild Wake Up as well as the Camp Swampy Golf Bonus. The best moment in the slot is definitely the bonus game that is thoroughly thrilling to play and a delight for fans of the comic and slot enthusiasts.
At the bottom of the screen, players will find the spin button at the right as well as the bet level on the same bar. The bonus buy button is just above the bet level button but is not available to players in the UK.
The win potential in this slot is definitely hit and miss but starts off strong with an RTP of 96.20%. It's surprising that there is a high RTP considering this is a branded slot but it's always appreciated. There is also a medium volatility level in this slot giving players the best of both worlds with high and low volatility gameplay.
As for the maximum win, this is where players will be slightly disappointed as it's only 500x the stake. Whilst this is lower than the average level, we found our big wins to be quite satisfying but this was just our experience.
Beetle Bailey is one of the most thrilling branded slots that we've come across and it feels entirely faithful to the comic strip but with a unique touch from Lady Luck Games. The design is absolutely incredible and there is a lot of attention put into Lady Luck Games.
The gameplay is just as entertaining as the bonus game and the wild feature throughout the bonus game. This is a must-play for fans of the comic strip or just thoroughly thrilling slots in general.