Aurora Beast Hunter Slot Review
JFTW (Just For The Win) is launching yet another slot for Microgaming, as part of their exclusive deal, and this time it’s a charming retro-style title, called Aurora Beast Hunter. We have a beast hunter here, going after monsters in the desert, using ninja stars, nunchucks and handguns, among other things, so while it’s not going to make a lot of sense, it does sound like it’s going to be fun.
They designed this slot machine to offer 40 active lines across its 5 reels, but they didn’t go with the typical layout in its case (uses 3-4-3-4-3 symbols). With big wins of up to 5,000x the stake, high volatility, but also with the usual above average 96.27% that we’re always looking for, the game has a lot to offer its players, and I’d expect mostly veterans to want to give it a go. As for the features involved, they range from randomly triggered wilds, to expanding/stacked substitutes that turn sticky, three types of free spins, as well as the scatters needed to get you inside.
Aurora Beast Hunter Betting and Prizes
Spending as little as $0.10, or as much as $50, will get you going in Aurora Beast Hunter, with all 40 active lines at your disposal.
As for the payouts that you can get in a single spin, the regular combinations will offer at most 500x the stake, so those are not impressive. Things get better during the free spins though, where wins of 2,000x to 5,000x the stake are possible, depending on the version that you choose as well.
Volatility is mostly high, though the free spins do let you pick the type of experience you prefer in that regard, while varying the outcome. RTP is set to 96.27%.
At random, while you’re playing the game, you will find that there is a feature which can trigger. You will get from it either guaranteed cash prizes, or one of several types of wilds, including regular and stacked/expanding ones.
You might get the cash prizes, using wilds to guarantee you a win, or you might get up to 5 wilds added to three of the reels, or a sticky wild reel with re-spins. Either way, it’s going to be the main way in which the base game gets a little bit more excitement sprinkled in.
Now, with the scatter symbols showing up on the reels 1, 3 and 5, at the same time, you get the free spins feature. The choice here will be for one of the three types of free spins, each one with a different extra feature, volatility and payout potential.
First, the safest choice is Sandstorm, where you get 12 rounds and lower volatility, payouts of up to 2,000x, and as a feature there is the stacked or expanding wild, paying a small cash prize when it shows up.
Second, there is the Danger Zone, where the volatility is medium. 8 free spins are given in this one, with up to 5 random wild symbols used each round. The potential is up to 3,000x.
Finally, The Sub has up to 5,000x to offer, during its 5 free spins. You can get sticky wild reels, if such a symbol lands in a special column, chosen at random each spin. The volatility is highest here.
Theme & Design
You get a slot machine with a 90s vibe, video game/animation series inspired graphics, and a list of symbols that shows us Aurora, along with her weapons (gatling, handgun, nunchuck, throwing star) and the usual low value Royal icons.
Aurora Beast Hunter looks appealing enough for a child of the 90s, has overall decent graphics, good features, and I’m good with its payout potential as well.