Beast Below Slot Review 2024

Hacksaw Gaming is taking us out to sea in search of sunken treasure in their latest release, Beast Below!

Only the most fearless sailors will dive into murky waters at night, but what awaits us deep below the surface? We’re about to find out as we plunge into unchartered territory in search of sunken treasure and glorious jewels, but will we fall victim to the Siren’s Call?

As far as standards go, Hacksaw Gaming has kept theirs very high. Beast Below is a very appealing slot with quality graphics, a creative design, and a captivating theme for those who prefer Hacksaw’s darker work.

What kind of beasts will we awaken deep below? Let’s play on and find out!

Beast Below Base Game

Beast Below Base Game and Features

Beast Below is a 5-reel slot with 14 fixed pay lines. 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. Beast Below has a maximum win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Purple Sea Creature, followed by a number of other sharp-teethed Sea Creatures. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds substitute for all High and Low-paying symbols in the paytable.

Game Provider Hacksaw Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 14
Release Date 22/06/2023
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Expanding Sirens

During the base game, special Expanding Siren symbols can randomly land across the reels. Siren symbols are Wild symbols that expand upward to the very top of the reel they are on. These symbols will only expand if they would become part of at least 1 winning combination.

Each expanded Siren symbol will reveal a random Multiplier between x2 and x200 that is applied to any winning combinations that the Siren is a part of.

If more than 1 Siren symbol is part of the same winning combination, both Multiplier values will be added together and then applied to the win. Please note that only 1 Siren symbol can appear on each reel at any one time.

Beast Below The Siren's Call Free Spins

Beast Below Free Spins

Hacksaw Gaming is spoiling us yet again with not one but two Free Spins rounds, known as The Siren’s Call and Down Below. More information on these are as follows.

The Siren’s Call Bonus

Landing 3 FS Scatters across the reels during the base game triggers The Siren’s Call Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.

During Free Spins, there is an increased chance of landing Siren symbols than in the base game. In addition to this, a Pink Siren symbol also becomes available.

The Pink Siren symbol, when expanded, will remain on its respective reel but is gradually removed by nudging 1 row upward with each Free Spin. The Pink Siren symbol will appear with a random Multiplier between x2 and x200.

Landing 2 or 3 FS Scatters during this time will award an additional +2 and +4 Free Spins respectively.

Down Below Bonus

Landing 4 FS Scatters across the reels during the base game triggers the Down Below Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.

During Free Spins, a special Expanding Diver symbol will come into play. When it appears, it expands into a full Diver reel. Divers are Wild Multiplier symbols that remain on the reels for a limited time after expanding.

Each expanded Diver symbol will start off with 3 Oxygen Charges. Once a Diver symbols Oxygen Charge reaches 0, it is removed from play at the end of that particular spin.

At the start of each Free Spin, a Diver symbol may move to an adjacent reel by consuming 1 Oxygen Charge. When this happens, the Diver’s Multiplier is also updated. Divers will appear with a random Multiplier between x2 and x200.

If more than 1 Diver symbol is part of the same winning combination, both Multipliers will be added together and applied to wins. Please note, a maximum of 3 Diver symbols can appear on a spin at the same time.

Landing 2 or 3 FS Scatters during this time will award an additional +2 and +4 Free Spins respectively.

Beast Below Down Below Free Spins

Beast Below Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Hacksaw Gaming has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • BonusHunt Featurespins – Each spin is 5 times more likely to trigger 1 of 2 Free Spins rounds for a total cost of 3x your bet. (Volatility Very High)
  • Siren Featurespins – Each spin guarantees that at least 2 Siren symbols land for a total cost of 50x your bet. (Volatility Very High)
  • The Siren’s Call – Triggers The Siren’s Call free spins round for a total cost of 120x your bet. (Volatility Very High)
  • Down Below – Triggers the Down Below free spins round for a total cost of 200x your bet. (Volatility High)

Beast Below: Our Verdict

Let us start by saying how beautifully designed Beast Below is. Hacksaw are known for their stunning artwork, yet the depiction of the stormy seas and the depths below here are really striking. The monsters you see here aren’t like anything you’ve seen before; it’s as if we’ve dived straight into the uncharted waters of the Mariana Trench.

The sea is shockingly horrifying in the best kind of way in Beast Below, but how is the gameplay?

Beast Below is very Hacksaw indeed. If you took away the recognisable characteristics and left only the game then we’d probably have guessed it was their creation on features alone. They’ve once again made use of expanding multipliers which they expand upon in The Siren’s Call Bonus, and once again there’s also a superior bonus round which was rightfully so the most impressive part of the game.

The Down Below bonus shows Hacksaw’s aptitude in expanding multipliers once more and this time they’re much more capable, especially if you land more than one.

Once again, the maximum potential is 10,000x, which seems to be a staple figure for Hacksaw slots.

Overall, Beast Below was a shockingly good instalment from Hacksaw Gaming. They’re slowly becoming one of the most prominent casino providers out there with carefully crafted and very capable games.