Beat the Beast - Quetzalcoatl's Trial by Thunderkick released on 17.08.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 9 paylines and a 96.16% RTP. This is an Aztec Legend-themed game offering players a max win of up to 5555x their stake. Beat the Beast - Quetzalcoatl's Trial can be played on all devices from €0.1 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
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Where to play
- 4th in Thunderkick’s Classic “Beat the Beast” Slot Series
- Win up to 5,555x
- Highly Volatile Action
Quetzalcoatl’s Trial is the 4th in a series of 5 ‘Beat the Beast’ games commissioned by Thunderkick. Thunderkick promised “classic slots taken to a new thrilling level”, a series of highly volatile slots with an old school look and feel. Quetzalcoatl’s Trial, like the others, stays true to this directive. Like the others, it benefits from a Gold Coin triggered free spins round and 9 paylines.
Also like the others, it is, well, like the others. This time the ‘Beast’ hails from Mesoamerican Legend; the Quetzalcoatl is the Nahuatl name for a Feathered-Serpent deity, the Aztec God of ‘Wind, Air, and Learning’.
How to win big in Beat the Beast: QUETZALCOATL'S TRIAL – Free Spins
Wins of up to 5,555x are possible, and to reap those sorts of rewards you’ll need to access the game’s only feature, a free spins bonus round. As in all other Beat the Beast games, a Gold Coin acts as both the wild and scatter. However, in this game, the Gold Coins are referred to as ‘Quetzalcoatl Emblems”. 3 scatters triggers 10 free spins. 3 scatters landed in free spins retriggers 10 free spins. During free spins, a second wild symbol comes into play, a large, green ‘W’. Landing 5 ‘W’ symbols during free spins fill a meter above reels 1 and 2. When the meter is full, the lowest of the high pay symbols are replaced by the symbol directly above them on the paytable. Furthermore, 2 extra spins are added upon filling the ‘W’ meter. Each time 5 more ‘W’ symbols land during free spins the lowest remaining high pay symbols are replaced by the next lowest paying and 2 more free spins are added. This continues all the way to the highest value symbol. A player’s symbol upgrade progression is shown on a meter above reels 4 and 5.
Look and Feel of Beat the Beast: QUETZALCOATL'S TRIAL
True to form, the look and feel of Quetzalcoatl’s Trial are very much that of the previous three Beat the Beast outings, Kraken, Mighty Sphinx, and Cerberus. The gameboard is the same dimensions and design and the symbols have a similar look and feel (although the highs, as with the other games, represent artefacts from the game’s chosen theme). As with others in the series, the free spins round is triggered the same and takes the same format with its own unique twist. I say unique, as in unique to this series because of course, a symbol upgrade feature such as the one at play here is hardly unique in the world of online slots. Once again, the low-value symbols are the playing card values 10-A. The highs are cups, axes, headdresses, a golden dragon statuette, and the Quetzalcoatl’s head. All the symbols and their relative values are shown below
The table above shows the awards for the high-value symbols, based on a bet size of €1.
The table above shows the awards for the low pay symbols, based on a bet size of €1.
As well as the Quetzalcoatl’s head symbol, 5 scatters on a paylines also award 250x the bet size, as do 5 ‘W’ wilds. Landing 5 scatters anywhere on the board, however, pays a little less at 200x the bet size. The board aside, the visuals this time around focus on (presumably) Quetzalcoatl’s mythical home high up in the clouds, with the tops of ancient temples visible in the distance. If you’re a fan of the Beat the Beast series, then the chances are you’ll like this as well. If you were hoping for something a little different, then you’re going to be disappointed. It’s hard to be scornful of Quetzalcoatl’s Trial for being unoriginal, as that’s pretty much what we’ve been led to expect. It is still kinda fun, purely because it is so similar to those old school, low on pay lines but high on variance slots which some of us grew up on.
Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.