Instead of the regular dives into Egyptian tombs full of gold, pursuit after Leprechaun gold cauldrons, or walks in the thick Aztec forests, get ready for a buzzing atmosphere in the Sticky Bees slot by Pragmatic Play. Featuring plenty of free spins, exciting mechanics, and an enticing jackpot worth 10,000x the stake, Sticky Bees provides an unforgettable slot experience.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Most of the action in Sticky Bees occurs in a forest patch full of sparkles, firebugs, flowers, and overgrown vines stretching across the screen. The game includes a cluster pay mechanic where a pack of five symbols is enough to constitute a win. Hitting the spin button will fill up the 7x7 grid with 49 different fruits, crucial aspects of a bee’s life. The game treats players to the many sweets easily found in any rainforest, such as grapes and watermelons, though none can top the classic strawberries, which pay 125x the bet for a cluster of 20+ symbols.
Mathematically, Sticky Bees is packed with a medium-high RTP of 95.96%. Although not as impressive as other slots, the RTP is still enough to trigger the high-paying features in the game. Despite its cheery, shiny appearance, Sticky Bees is an unforgiving slot with dangerously high volatility. However, this might be an intended design to balance out the colossal jackpot of 10,000x the bet.
To balance out the risky nature of the gameplay, Sticky Bees brings many features to the table. First is the Super Wilds. Bees are Super Wilds in the game, and during any stage of gameplay, 12 to 19 positions will be randomly marked on the grid. When Super Wilds land on the marked positions after a tumble or a regular spin, they become active, transforming any symbols they contain into Wilds. The mechanic is maintained for the entire duration of Tumble in the base game.
Players need 4 Scatters anywhere on the screen to get 7 Free Spins at the start and trigger the bonus round. During the bonus event, 12 to 19 randomly marked symbols appear on the screen, and they maintain their power throughout. On each free spin, 1 to 3 Super Wilds are guaranteed to land on the marked positions, activating them for the rest of the round. Additionally, any 3 Scatters landed will award players +1 Free Spin.
And for those who can’t wait to get into the action, the bonus buy-in is available at 100x the stake.
Although the bee-theme might not sound very edgy or adventurous, don’t let that fool you! This game packs some serious punch! The position markers and Super Wilds go hand in hand in creating some of the longest strings of tumbles I have ever seen. There is a sense of satisfaction in watching symbols get destroyed and collected. One of the few drawbacks of the game is the modest free spins number. Regardless, Sticky Bees is still a good slot that I’d recommend to anyone.