The Hive online slot is set on a 3-4-5-4-3 grid in a honeycomb shape. To land a win in The Hive, you’ll need to land a cluster of three or more matching symbols across any of the thirty paylines. Paylines go horizontally, vertically and diagonally both ways.
Before you join in the fun, make sure you select your bet. Options range from €0.10 up to €90. Once you start playing, bee on the lookout for the different symbols available. At the bottom of the paytable, there are the A-J card royals. Further up in the rankings, you have three different coloured flowers, a ladybird and the Queen bee herself. The Queen pays out the most of any symbol, giving players up to 100x their stake.
At random points in the game, drone bees will show up around the hive and will collect honey to fill the honey meter. Once this meter is full, the Hive free spins will be unlocked. There are twelve levels, and each bee will fill one level per go. Players will receive five spins for a full meter, during which the honey burst wilds are active.
Wilds show up during the base game, but during the free spins round, they’ll spread to adjacent cells with each spin. The bonus round starts off with up to three spreading wilds, and by the end of the free spins, these can lead to some big wins.
Other The Hive bonus features to bee aware of are the worker bees and Queen bees. Worker bees will add a multiplier bonus to any wins, with each bee giving 1x. The Queen bee is found as a symbol in the hive itself, but if she shows up outside the hive, she’ll summon a swarm of bees to improve your chances of winning.
The Hive features an interesting reel pattern, and there are lots of special features to unlock too. Different bees each provide a unique bonus, such as filling the meter or applying win multipliers. The meter unlocks the free spins round. There are also wilds, and during the free spins, these wilds spread to adjacent cells each spin.
No, the game works well on all devices, including mobiles and tablets. Betsoft has made sure the game can run smoothly on mobile devices.
The Hive has an RTP rate of 96.97%. Volatility is rated as low.
While The Hive’s cartoonish design may not be for everyone, the game is actually a lot of fun to play. The unique reels and interesting special features mean that even if you’ve played loads of different slots before, you’ve probably never tried anything quite like this. If you’re still undecided on whether you’d like to play the Hive for real money, you can always try out the free demo which is available now.