Bear Money Slot
If you go down to the woods today… Bear Money is five reels of online ursine action from developers Inspired Entertainment. This is a slot with its tongue planted firmly in its hairy cheek. It’s fun to play. Its inspiration: more Yogi than Pooh.
- Simple, fun and easy to play.
- Cute graphics.
- Potential to win up to £12,000.
- Perhaps too simple.
- Only one bonus round.
- No Wild symbol.
In the real world, a hungry brown bear would probably rip your head off, for a bite of your egg and cress sandwich or a scotch egg. Fortunately, this picnic-driven carnivore is playing a stealthy game and the death count is refreshingly low. Inspired Entertainment is a publicly traded business, providing content for regulated gaming, betting, lottery, and leisure operators around the world; the focus mainly on hardware gaming machines and virtual sports gaming. It’s also the largest amusement operator in the UK. With Bear Money, Inspired Entertainment has created a beautifully-paced game with real character. Adding to a portfolio that includes online casino favourites, such as: Chocolate Cashpots, Desperados Wild MegaWays, Anubis Wild, and more.
Right: it’s time to go down to the woods and see if we are in for a ‘big surprise’. Is Bear Money’s bite bigger than its roar? let’s explore…
Bear Money Slot Look and Feel
As soon as you open the Bear Money online slots, an unapologetic musical pastiche, of the opening bars, of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, kicks in. Basically: if you go down to the woods today, you will probably end up playing this game.
The game’s splash screen is a shot of our eponymous hero holding a picnic hamper. Click this and five reels pop into view over a bucolic woodland scene. The set-up is simple: a basic five by three grid. Visually, the game is pure Hanna Barbera. This is Yogi Bear territory, with animated picnic hampers, blueberry pie, baguettes, and more. The music is subtle and minimal. The sound effects – cartoon-like. The look and feel of Bear Money is wonderfully rendered; making this game a lot of fun to play. There is one notable omission with this online slot, however. The star of the show features only in the bonus round.
If you are here for the bear, you either need to spin the reels, until you hit a bonus, or prepare for disappointment. He may want the contents of your hamper but he’s a tad camera shy.
How To Play Bear Money Slot
The Bear Money game mechanics are pretty basic. The 5 x 3 grid never changes. There are five reels in play, with a total of ten paylines. You have to play all ten every time you spin. Click the info link to check out the payline detail. All you have to do is match 2, 3, 4, or 5 symbols across adjacent reels, beginning on the left-hand side.
On the main screen, you can set the total amount you want to bet on each spin, from £0.20 to £60. There are also options for audio, game history, left-hand play, and turbo; although the latter feature is probably inactive on many casinos, due to oversight and regulation. There is an autoplay feature. You select how many spins you want, as well as your loss and/or win limits. You can then leave it to the slot to do the spinning for you. Bear Money is one of the few games we have ever played that does not feature a wild symbol. In its place, however, is the multi cash collector bonus. Accumulate picnic hampers and one bear on the right-hand reel – and you are dining in style. More on this in the bonus section.
Bear Money Slot Symbols
Without doubt, the Bear Money online slots has one of the tastiest selection of symbols ever to grace a computer screen. The base level icons are playing card classics, from jack to ace. From here on up, it gets tasty.
The starting level of icons are picnic baskets, jam on bread, and a jug of juice. Five juice in a row nets you 50x your line bet. Next up: the main course of cheese, ham baguette, and blueberry pie. Any five of these on a winning payline is worth 100x your total stake. The jackpot symbol is the Bear Money logo; five of these is worth 200x your line bet. Bon appétit. Finally, the bonus symbol. This magical pot of honey triggers the bonus round, but only when there are more than six picnic hampers on display. Check out the bonus section below for more detail.
Bear Money Slot – In Summary
Bear Money is a slick game that’s charming and fun to play. The Multi Cash Collector bonus round is a rare but beautiful thing. It’s a shame that there isn’t more ursine action in a game, with bear in its title, and the lack of a wild is a shame.
Not our favourite but, with a pretty good RTP of 96.5%, who doesn’t love a picnic. Grab some bug spray and try and tempt a bear to your picnic.