Beam Boys Slot Review
Beam Boys from the formidable Hacksaw Gaming offers up another experience that seamlessly aligns with their signature style. The dominant theme once again is dark, and we’re introduced to yet another scraggly yet oddly charismatic cat character, equipped with the terrifying ability to shoot lasers from its eyes.
If sleep paralysis was a slot, then we feel like it would be a Hacksaw Slot. They’re oddly disturbing but in an interesting way.
Will Beam Boys blow us away with lasers and huge potential? Let’s see.
Beam Boys Base Game and Features
Beam Boys is a 6-reel, 4-row Video Slot with 4,096 active ways to win. Forming wins requires a minimum of 3 matching symbols to land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.
Beam Boys can be played for as little as £.€0.10 per spin, up to a maximum of £.€100 per spin, with multiple options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP between 96.35% and 96.26% and a max win cap of 12,500x.
The highest-paying symbol here is the Snake, followed by the Rabbit, Fish, Dead Bird, and Rat. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten.
Wild Laser Cat symbols can appear during any game round on reels 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. When it appears, the Wild Laser Cat will shoot out a laser beam toward the leftmost reel, covering all positions. All positions that are covered by a Wild Laser Cat or beam will become wilds, substituting for all High and Low-paying symbols.
Outside the reel set it a unique Volatility Switch. Flip the switch to change between Extreme and Normal Volatility modes. Normal Volatility delivers smaller wins but more often, and Extreme Volatility delivers bigger wins but less often.
Photonic Fur Bonus
Landing 3, 4, 5, or 6 Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 5, 10, 20, and 40 Free Spins respectively.
During Free Spins, more of the Wild Rows feature can be seen. Landing 2 or 3 Scatters during this time will award an additional +2 and +4 Free Spins respectively.
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy Feature. Players can participate in up to 4 Bonus Buy options from the following.
- Bonushunt FeatureSpins – Each spin is 10 times more likely to trigger Free Spins for 5x your bet.
- Wild Spectrum FeatureSpins – At least 1 Wild Laser Cat is guaranteed to land on reels 2-6 for 50x your bet.
- Narrow Spectrum FeatureSpins – At least 1 Wild Laser Cat is guaranteed to land on reels 4-6 for 200x your bet.
- Photonic Fur Bonus – 110x your bet.
Beam Boys: Our Verdict
The latest offering from Hacksaw stays true to their established style by presenting players with an engaging yet unsettling experience. With a dark theme centred around an interesting character, the slot grabs your attention straight away. This intriguing concept and others like it is what sets Hacksaw Gaming apart from others.
The gameplay is always relatively simple too, and it’s well known that Hacksaw has an affinity for staple mechanics – Multipliers and Wilds. Other innovative outlets like Print Studios and Nolimit City like to think outside of the box, but Hacksaw keeps it quite consistent, and we quite like it that way.
Beam Boys is very simple to understand, yet very effective, capable and alluring. It’s more so appealing to those within bonus buy territory because of the plethora of options, but it’s certainly not boring to those without them. In Beam Boys, the general aim is to get the Wild Laser cat as far right as possible and to land as many as possible. When this happens, it can form large wins rather quickly, and the anticipation when it happens is quite something.
One of the most notable aspects of Beam Boys is its impressive win potential. The game offers a maximum win of 12,500x the stake, surpassing Hacksaw Gaming’s usual cap of 10,000x.
Overall, Beam Boys is another decent offering. It doesn’t feel like an attempt from Hacksaw to take their portfolio to the next level, but it doesn’t feel less appealing than their other great titles.