Benny the Beer Slot Review 2023
Something is brewing in the Biergarten in Hacksaw Gaming’s latest release, Benny the Beer!
Join Benny the Beer and all his pals as they invite us to join them on a foaming forest adventure. Benny the Beer is the latest loveable character to join the Hacksaw clan, but will he leave a lasting impression?
In another life, Canny the Canny and Benny the Beer would definitely be best friends, and who knows, maybe we will see them pair up in their own slot one day, but until then, we’re focusing on Benny the Beer and his gang in an epic adventure that sees the return of the legendary Stackways mechanic.
The Stackways mechanic is a relatively new mechanic that holds a special place in our hearts. Making its first appearance in Mayan Stackways, the Stackways mechanic has since gone on to feature in Ronin Stackways, but will Benny the Beer do it justice?
Let’s play on and find out!
Benny the Beer Base Game and Features
Benny the Beer is a 5-reel Video Slot with up to 100,000 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.
The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.17% and a max win cap of 10,000x.
In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is Benny the Beer, followed by the Bomb, Camera, Clock, and Lock. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, and Jack. Wilds are not present at any point during gameplay.
During gameplay, special Stackways symbols can land at random on any of the 5 reels. When they do, they will fill the entire reel they are on with a stack of paying symbols. There are 2 types of Stackways symbols available to you, as follows.
- Regular Stackways – Awards 2, 3, or 4 Stackways.
- Revealing Stackways – Awards a mystery number of Stackways of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.
The Stacked symbol is determined by choosing a symbol that will grant the longest winning combination out of the symbols on the reels when the Stackways symbol lands.
If more than one winning combination of the same length can be created, the symbol will be chosen at random from those that can create the winning combinations. Stacking only occurs when a winning combination is created.
Benny the Beer Free Spins
Landing 3 FS Scatters on the reels during the base game triggers the Book of Stackways Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.
At the start of Free Spins, 2 High or Low-paying symbols are chosen at random to become your special symbols. When enough instances of a special symbol land on at least 3 reels, indicators below the reels will light up to reveal a number between 2 and 10. These reels will then trigger the Stackways mechanic, awarding the number of stacked symbols shown on the indicator below.
Stacked symbols will pay as if the stacked reels were connected from left to right. If more than 1 special symbol type lands on 3 or more reels at the same time, they will also stack and pay one special symbol type at a time.
Landing 2 or 3 FS Scatters during this time will award an additional +2 and +4 Free Spins respectively. Landing 4 FS Scatters in one spin will automatically upgrade you to the Super Book of Stackways round.
Super Book of Stackways
Landing 4 FS Scatters during either the base game or Book of Stackways round triggers the Super Book of Stackways round, awarding 10 Free Spins.
At the start of Super Free Spins, 4 High or Low-paying symbols are chosen at random to become your special symbols. When enough special symbol instances land, indicators below the reels will light up to reveal a number from 2-10. This number will correspond to the number of stacks that will be added to the reel above it.
Once the symbols have been stacked in this manner, they will pay as if all reels were counted sequentially from left to right. If more than 1 special symbol lands on 3 or more reels at the same time, they will stack and pay one at a time.
Landing 2 or 3 FS Scatters during this time will award an additional +2 and +4 Free Spins respectively.
Benny the Beer Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Hacksaw Gaming has granted players access to 5 Bonus Buy options as follows.
- Bonushunt FeatureSpins – Each spin is 5 times more likely to trigger a Free Spins round for 3x your bet. (RTP 96.39%)
- Double Stack FeatureSpins – Each spin guarantees at least 2 Stackwas symbols land for 25x your bet. (RTP 96.35%)
- Triple Stack FeatureSpins – Each spin guarantees at least 3 Stackways symbols land for 75x your bet. (RTP 96.38%)
- Book of Stackways – 120x your bet. (RTP 96.29%)
- Super Book of Stackways – 300x your bet. (RTP 96.33%)
Benny the Beer: Our Verdict
With introductions out of the way, Benny the Beer charms the pants off us by showing us what the Stackways mechanic is really capable of yet again.
The Stackways mechanic certainly has what it takes to become as popular as the Megaways mechanic if it hasn’t already. The Stackways mechanic seems to be a go-to for Hacksaw Gaming’s new releases, one that we can most definitely get behind.
Mayan Stackways was a great first introduction to the Stackways mechanic, but it really came together in Ronin Stackways thanks to the upgraded Revealing Stackways symbol. Hacksaw Gaming has incorporated this upgrade into Benny the Beer, where it will randomly select a number of Stackways between 2 and 10.
Combining some of the best features and mechanics in Free Spins, Hacksaw Gaming has chosen to deliver the Stackways mechanic in a ‘Book’ style fashion, where between 2 and 4 High or Low-paying symbols are chosen as special expanding symbols, depending on which Free Spins round is awarded.
When a number of special symbols land, they will expand by a number of Stackways, depicted by the number indicator at the bottom of the reel. When Benny the Beer is at his most intoxicated, he may be swayed to deliver max wins of up to 10,000x!