Released: 21 Aug 2019

Start a tree-climbing adventure with the koalas which are the stacking wilds in the Fear the Bear slot. This is a Playtech production with five reels and four rows which spin across 50 always active paylines. The game can offer up to 25 free spins with five scatters, which can be retriggered. The 25,000 jackpot prize is won with the biggest bet that triggers five matching scatter symbols. 

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Fear The Bear Slot Review

Play Fear the Bear slot for a chance to win a part or all of the game’s £25,000 top cash payout. 

Fear the Bear Introduction

There are species of bears that are to be feared and some that can only be adored, like the panda bear or the Himalayan moon bear. Fear the Bear slot is dedicated to the koala and we suspect there isn't a single thing in the world that fears it, save for eucalyptus leaves. 

The slot game that has the Australian bush for its theme features a number of animals and a reel-set that features wild koalas that can climb atop the eucalyptus tree. This is a Playtech game, so we can expect a fun and entertaining time on the reels. 

The game starts with five reels and four rows that spin across 50 always active paylines. The defining feature of the game are the koala wilds, which appearing on the reel, will stay sticky and move up with with each spin. They will reside up on the tree until four have become stacked. 

Fear the Bear Design

The game offers an unusual design in that it's been optimized for mobile and tablet but not quite for your computer screen. The reel set is very vertical and the eucalyptus stalks too tall. Nevertheless, the game is fun to play and the graphics are decent.

The free spins bonus changes the game's background and that is about the only thing that Fear the Bear slotdoes differently from the usual. None of the symbols, except the koala bears, are animated, so whether it is a winning or a losing outcome, the animals are as if taxidermied. 

How to Play Fear the Bear Slot

The reel set has the standard features and all of the buttons are in play sight, except the autoplay. To make the reels spin once hit the Spin button, which is to the right of the reel-set.

If you wish to set the automatic spins option on, press or click and hold that button and a menu will open up with a number of autospins presets. There isn't an option to set a stop on a specified single win limit or aggregate loss limit, so it is best to just mind the balance and the selected bet per spin.

To set the bet, use the big minus and plus buttons that are located on the left side of the reels. The smallest bet that can be selected is £0.10 per spin and the biggest amount is £500, for it is a Playtech game. 

Fear the Bear offers a paytable button in the bottom left of the reels, and this is where you can view all of the symbol pays and game rules. 

How to Win Fear the Bear Slots

The game makes the pays with three or more matching symbols falling on a payline from left to right. The paytable is dynamic and reflects symbol wins according to the selected bet. With the biggest wager of £500 Fear the Bear slot can turn up the jackpot prize of £25,000 when five scatters stop on the reels. 

If we consider a more sane bet of £5.00 per spin, the scatter prize is £250.00. Otherwise, the best paying of the game's standard symbols is the finch with £12.50 for five. It is followed by a chinchilla with £10.00, the platypus with £7.50 and the dragon lizard with £5.00.

The rest of the symbols are the high cards and these pay significantly less for five of the same on a payline.

The koala bear doesn't pay any, but it substitutes for any symbol except the scatter. 

Fear the Bear Bonus Features

The game has only one bonus feature. It is triggered with three, four or five scatter symbols falling anywhere on the reels. Respectively, the reward in free spins is ten, 15 or 25. The bet is the same as the triggering bet and the bonus feature can be retriggered with additional three or more scatter symbols stopping on the reels. 

The wild koala drop feature is still active during the free spins, and this is where the biggest opportunity for making the possible big win lies. 

Fear the Bear Free Play

The game can be played free at the online casinos that offer demo versions of their games. But even without the demo version, the players can bet with the smallest amount and get a feel for the game’s behavior. 

Closing Thoughts

Playtech can do better in their productions, as they have certainly done better with all, but better say, most of their previous releases. Fear the Bear slot is really an oddball in how it is designed. But even the stacked reels with wilds didn’t warrant a vertical layout for the sake of having that feature. This comes at the cost of the game appearing weird, but in and of itself it is just a normal online slot.

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