The Bees are Back: Push Gaming Release ‘Wild Swarm 2’

The Bees are Back: Push Gaming Release ‘Wild Swarm 2’

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Creating a popular slot that has players eager for a sequel is ideal for a slots company. London based Push Gaming have enjoyed this kind of success with their ‘Wild Swarm’ game. Such was its popularity, they’ve now released ‘Wild Swarm 2.’

The original game first hit online slot sites in the UK like these in 2018 and the bee-themed slot was a big success. Now we have the sequel and if given a grade reviewers are likely to give it a mark higher than a B. Animals are a popular theme, whether it be a slot or a video game.

Such a theme is likely to prove popular with young players. In the UK, this September sees the maximum stake limit for players aged 18-24 reduced to just £2 per spin..

We’re back in the forest that the bees call home. It has several hives in the trees that can be seen. The actual grid of symbols (in a 5×4 format) are set in the middle of the screen. They aren’t the largest you’ll see but they have a great look to them and allow us to see plenty of the surroundings. The bees have a cartoonish look to them and are bound to put a smile on your face.

Three matching symbols are required to get a winning combination in this slot. There’s 20 paylines available and it’s a high volatility game. The RTP is 96.67% and although it will take a while for the big wins to come along, there’ll be plenty of smaller ones that will keep your account balance ticking over. The dream will be to get your hands on the maximum win of 10,000 x your stake.

As you may have guessed from the title of this game, wild symbols play a key role in this impressive slot game. There’s not one but two of them in ‘Wild Swarm 2.’ The Honey Wild has the ability to replace all of the symbols with the exception of the Scatter and the Chest Symbol. The second is the Sticky Wild and only makes an appearance when the slot is in the Swarm Mode or the Free Spins round has been triggered.

For a slot to be successful, it needs to include some strong features. Players will be keen to try their luck on the slot and be longing to trigger the feature and get some big wins. That’s the case here with the Chest feature.

When this is triggered, players are presented with five mystery options, one of which will be won. These options include free spins being won and reels turning wild. All of which can help create some good winning combinations.

There’s also the Collection feature that can help boost your account balance. Players need to collect the Queen Bee and Bee symbols and keep a close eye on the meter. When five are collected, the Swarm Mode is then unlocked.

This begins with you receiving ten free spins. Above each reel are multipliers and these range from 2x all the way up to 8x. A helpful stack of Sticky Wild symbols are randomly placed on the reels just before the free spins begin.

Free spins are always appreciated by slot players. Landing at least three of the Scatter symbols on the reels will trigger this bonus. Three Scatters will see you receive seven free spins and three guaranteed Sticky WIlds. Four awards an additional free spin and Sticky Wild. If you’re lucky enough to get five Scatters, you’ll be playing with ten free spins and five guaranteed Sticky Wilds.

During the free spins you’ll be wanting to see a bee symbol make an appearance. This will see them become a Sticky Wild and that’s certainly going to help you get some wins.

Even better news is that either the second or fourth reel can become a wild one then a multiplier of either 2x or 4x is awarded. It’s important when releasing a sequel that you don’t just copy what was seen in the original game. With this sequel, the fact that there are more multipliers available makes this different from the first ‘Bee Swarm’ release.

Amit Samji is the Principal Game Producer at Push Gaming. He’s delighted with this new release by the company. Speaking about this new release, he said: “Wild Swarm 2 encapsulates our ambitions when producing a sequel.”

He added that while important to “deliver recognizable elements” for those who enjoyed the first game, “adding fresh features” is vital so the game can “appeal to newcomers.” He believes that the “fun, colorful theme” and the “progression meter” will “keep players engaged long after its initial release.” He’s certain this new release will “cause a buzz among players.”