Sticky Bees slot is a visually impressive cluster pays slot that was released by Pragmatic Play in 2023. As the name suggests, it focuses on a community of bees that have ventured deep into the woods to gather what they can from a variety of sweet fruits.
Every spin makes it possible for Super Wilds to appear, and every win triggers a tumble feature that makes it possible to win again and again.
An exciting Free Spins round can deliver some sweet wins on the house, and if you get really lucky you could buzz off with a top prize of 10,000x your bet.
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Sticky Bees Slot Overview
|⭐ Year Released:||2023|
|⭐ Provider:||Pragmatic Play|
|⭐ Game Features:||Tumbles, Super Wilds, Free Spins, Bonus Buy feature|
|⭐ Paylines:||Cluster Pays|
It's All Happening in the Woods
This is a 7x7 grid slot that is played in what appears to be the middle of the woods, where shafts of sunlight poke through the thick foliage overhead. The background is superbly animated with butterflies leaving trails of what looks like fairy dust, leaves swaying to and fro in the gentle breeze and similar atmospheric details.
All of the visuals in this game are impressive, but the soundtrack wasn't quite what we expected, given the theme. It could just be our mistake, but we hear the distinct sound of tribal drums in the rather generic soundtrack, and that isn't something we would normally associate with bees or nature in general. The track isn't terrible by any means, but we would have preferred something more relevant to the theme.
There are no pay lines because this is a cluster slot. Instead, you need to get a cluster of at least five matching symbols to win a prize. The larger the cluster of matching symbols, the more you can win.
The four symbols with the lowest values in this game are the playing card ranks of J, Q, K, and A. There are also six fruit symbols that pay increasing amounts, and those are cherries, grapes, oranges, watermelons, plums, and strawberries. A wild symbol appears on all seven reels, as does a BONUS scatter. A special Super Wild can also appear, as we will discuss very shortly.
Land a winning cluster and a Tumble feature will be triggered. This will cause the winning symbols to disappear and new symbols to take their place. If those new symbols help to create another winning cluster, another tumble will be triggered. This continues for as long as the wins keep coming.
Each spin of the Sticky Bees reels will create anything from 12 to 19 randomly marked positions. If any of those positions is occupied by a Super Wild, it will activate that particular position. A Super Wild is impossible to miss because it appears as a large golden bee. When a position has been activated, other Super Wilds may arrive to activate other positions. All activated positions will serve as wilds for the duration of the tumble sequence.
The main special feature in the Sticky Bees game is the Free Spins round. This will be triggered when you get four or more BONUS symbols on the grid at the same time. Alternatively, it can be purchased outright by clicking the Buy Free Spins banner to the left of the grid and paying 100 times your current total bet.
The Free Spins round will give you 7 free spins plus 1 for every additional BONUS symbol obtained on the triggering spin. Before the round begins, anything from 16 to 19 positions will be randomly marked and those will remain for the duration of the free spins. 1, 2, or 3 Super Wilds are guaranteed to hit marked positions in the round, and activated positions remain active until the free spins have concluded.
Sticky Bees has an RTP of 96.06%.
Sticky Bees: Our Verdict
We love the theme of this game and the visual design is very impressive. The gameplay is just as good, and the Super Wilds feature does a great job of giving the cluster slot format a fresh new feel.
The weakness, in our opinion, is in the soundtrack. It's a perfectly acceptable piece of music, but the tribal percussion elements and generic melody do absolutely nothing to enhance the sense of atmosphere.
If the developers had chosen a more fitting soundtrack, this impressive slot would be a lot more immersive. It's still a very good online slot, for sure, but it could have been even better.