Dam Beavers Features
The game’s setting is a bird’s eye view of a cartoon beaver’s living room. The gaming grid starts off at 5x5, but this is just the top level, or the lowest, depending how you look at it. Provided you land on the right symbol, the floorboards will give way, allowing you to drop to the next and bigger level.
There are 3 other floors/levels in total, with grids of 6x6, 7x7 and 8x8 respectively. There are 4 different beaver characters, too, coloured blue, green, orange and red and they move up, down, left and right on the board. The colours of these beavers correspond to those of the different fruit pay symbols they can collect.
These pay symbols can be collected by the beavers when said fruits are within a distance of one position. The pay symbols’ standard values are only 0.05x to 0.1x the bet, but they can be upgraded. Players can potentially win 5x to 50x the bet if they manage to get the symbol value high enough.
Feature Meter and Feature Cards
One of this game’s main selling points is its features. First of all, if you look above the game area, you’ll see the Feature Meter, which tallies the number of Wilds and fruits collected. To the right of the meter, there are the Feature Cards. You start off with only one turned over. To see the next card and trigger its hidden feature, you have to fill the Feature Meter and the game area.
What might these Feature Cards reveal? Well, there’s the Wild Scatter, which serves to replace a random number of symbols with Wilds. Then there’s the Refresh symbol, which replaces all the symbols on the grid with new symbols. And then there’s the Symbol Swap feature. When this is triggered, two symbols swap positions on the grid, potentially giving one of your beavers another opportunity to pig out on pay symbols.
Not only are there Feature Metres and Feature Cards but also Feature symbols! These appear on the grid and are activated when collected by a beaver. The Firework symbol upgrades the value of the beaver and thus its corresponding pay symbols. The Passages symbol allows a beaver to move to another position or even swap positions with another beaver.
Wilds function as you would imagine—they substitute for any standard fruit pay symbol. The Blender symbol fills the Feature Metre, and the Breaking Points symbol allows players to progress to the next level, and it upgrades all pay symbols by 1 level.
The TNT blows up floorboards, thereby potentially revealing that level’s hidden symbols, some of which are coin symbols. These function as instant cash symbols and are collected upon being fully revealed. In fact, that’s how players pocket the max win by removing all the floorboards/tiles on the last level.
Beaver Night Fever & Free Spins
If you succeed in removing all the floorboards from a level, the Beaver Night Fever mini-bonus is triggered. When play finishes on whichever level you’re on, all the symbols on the grid drop out and are replaced by new, upgraded symbols.
If the beavers manage to collect 3 Pie Scatter symbols, players are awarded 5 free spins to be used on that level. If 3 more Scatters are collected during the free spins round, 5 more free spins are awarded. Effectively, there’s no limit to how many free spins you can win.
Players outside the UK should be able to benefit from ELK Studios’ X-iter feature. 3x the bet gives you 4x the chance of triggering the bonus round. 10x the bet lets you have a spin on level 2. 25x the bet lets you do the same but on level 3. 100x the bet gives you immediate access to the bonus round, and 500x also initiates the bonus round but on level 3.