Updated December 10th 2020
Bet UK’s Animal-Themed Slots
There are many slot game themes that crop up time and time again across Bet UK, from Egyptian casino games such as Cleopatra slot, to Irish slots such as Rainbow Riches. However, another popular series of online slots are those with an animal theme, and it’s those games that we’ll be exploring today. We’ve chosen ten at random to focus on, which are listed below in alphabetical order, but we’ve mentioned a few similar games along the way. It’s up to you to decide which sounds like it will suit your needs the most, but we’ve given you some useful information about bonus features and general layout in order to help you decide. Remember that they can all be played in free play demo mode, on mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, once you have registered on Bet UK.
There’s plenty of buzz around Core Gaming’s Beehive Bedlam, and it’s easy to see why. It’s an absolutely astounding slot game, which takes its theme from a highly popular game available on Sky in years gone by. A friendly-looking bee character welcomes players to the honeycomb reels, which are set up on a 7x7 grid that features Tumbling Reels, which can potentially form multiple wins from a single spin.
It’s not just Tumbling Reels to keep a lookout for though, as this is a slot packed with bonus rounds and features. Forming beekeeper combinations will lead to the honey jar being added to, and if it’s filled then the Honey Jar Bonus minigame will be accessed, where players will be tasked with ensuring a bee makes it safely past obstacles while collecting coins. The Free Falls feature can also see players win the progressive jackpot if they’re lucky enough.
There are also a host of achievements to be collected, and 10 different worlds to access, leaving plenty to uncover here. For another slot that features bees, check out Honey Rush.
In a change of pace from the other offerings in the list, Birdz slot focuses on animals of the avian variety. We have placed this slot a little bit too close to Lucky Fortune Cat in the listings for their liking, but they are still happy to have their own game.
The Birds themselves act as the symbols in the game, flying away when the reels spin. Across the 5x3 reels, there are 30 paylines available. There is also the chance of winning with special features like cascading reels. Bird Blitz may help you out too, and it can occur on any losing spin. In this case, watch the birds fly in and out of the reels until a win is landed.
You could jump on the Bonus Trail too, so that each time a win is landed all the winning symbols are removed and replaced with new symbols. With each win, you’ll move further up the Bonus Trail!
Elephant King slot is a great online casino offering from the game developers at IGT. The name kind of gives away the main attraction and star of the show, as the Elephant King symbol itself can provide you with bonus features if it lands in the right reels.
Set on the sunny plains of the African Savanna, players will be immediately greeted by the light yellow and orange tones of the sunlight beaming down from the sky as well as a soothing soundtrack. In addition to the Elephant King, other animal symbols include zebras and rhinos to give an excellent African theme.
With a bit of luck, the plains could provide up to two added bonus features: Prize Disk and Elephant King Free Spins. Prize Disk is activated if the Elephant King appears on reels 1, 3 and 5, while the Free Spins game begins when the ‘Extra Spins’ symbol appears.
Good Feathers is a slot based on the seedy underworld of Manhattan and the like. Taking its inspiration from films such as Scarface, The Godfather, and predominantly Goodfellas, this online casino game from Blueprint Gaming offers a whole host of bonus rounds and base game modifiers that give a fresh twist to fan-favourite features, across 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 fixed paylines.
Bonus rounds are triggered based on random selection in the Briefing Room bonus, where players can gain access to Prison Escape - in which you’ll be tasked with trying to free birds from prison worth multiplier values, Warehouse - a ‘pick me’ feature that’s similar to Deal or No Deal as players choose between briefcases for instant cash offers, or the three Free Spins rounds in ScarBird, Infeathergation, and Crime Scene.
The Birdfather’s wilds and Cascading Reel Wins are not to be overlooked either in this fantastic slot.
The Great Chicken Escape
It’s not just Good Feathers that features our fine feathered friends, as Pragmatic Play explore the theme this time in the outstanding Great Chicken Escape, which has more than just a passing similarity to films such as The Great Escape and Chicken Run. Packed full of bonus features, modifiers, and poultry puns, this mobile slot is definitely worth a play, even if you do so for free in demo mode just to get a taster.
The base-game modifiers see a mixture of wilds and mystery symbols added to the reels, but the magnificent bonus rounds are really where this game comes into its own. Get Clucky and To the Other Side Free Spins rounds can prove highly valuable, while the Poultry in Motion multiplier path, and the Secret Tunnel instant cash wins both contain a lot of winning potential. However, The Great Escape Big Money Bonus is where the game excels, as 500x multipliers can be won more than once in a single round.
Pragmatic Play have explored other animal themes with Wolf Gold and Great Rhino, but for a slot with a similar chicken theme, Hippie Chicks should fit the bill with the potential to trigger up to 200 Free Spins.
Hot Cross Bunnies
Realistic Games are our next developer on this list, with Hot Cross Bunnies. The layout of the reels may look pretty basic, with just the three reels and three rows being reminiscent of something that you may find in traditional land-based casinos, but there are some valuable bonus features lurking within this slot, and therefore it’s certainly worth a second look.
The Hold After Win feature sees between one and three Holds possibly offered at random following any win. Bet UK players are given the option to nudge the reels manually or automatically, although if you make an error the Autonudge feature will take over to ensure you are given the best available win if any. The Super Spin will lead to a guaranteed win, but the main event - Bunny Money - can fill up various meters depending on the symbols that land, which can lead to large payouts.
If you’ve played Hot Cross Bunnies and you’re in dire need of some more rabbit-related slots, mercifully, this game has a sequel. Hot Cross Bunnies: Loadsabunny once again sees a Bunny Money feature where lucky players can land in the region of 250x their stake.
King Kong Cash
Lions may have the official title of ‘King of the Beasts’ but any fans of the King Kong Cash slot will know that there is only one true king! This 5 reel, 20 payline slot can provide you with the platform to smash your way to riches.
Kong begins the game deep in his slumber but if he is awakened during any spin, one of 4 different Sleepy Kong Bonuses will be triggered. These bonuses are; Banana Cannon Wilds, Golden Barrel Super Spin, King Kong Spin Streak and Bonus Boost.
That’s not all though, as there are plenty more bonus features available in the King Kong Cash slot. Whenever three bonus symbols land anywhere on the reels, the Bonus Wheel is shown. You can then spin this for the chance to claim one of these different bonuses; Barrel Blast, King Kong Trail, Empire Free Spins and Golden Kong Free Spins.
Every time you win a feature, there will be the option to either collect or gamble. If you decide to gamble, you may get a bigger bonus or you lose the bonus entirely. Kong is a stern but fair King, and you’ll find that he is on your side all the way through.
Lucky Fortune Cat
Whether you’re a cat person or not, the Lucky Fortune Cat slot does have a particular charm. With an Asian theme, this game offers the potential for big wins to be claimed.
An offering from popular gaming provider Red Tiger, the more Lucky Fortune Cats you see, the more you could win! If there are two or more, the Random Wilds game will be triggered as fish enter the fray. If you see three or more, multipliers can be added to the wilds up a maximum of 18x!
The Lucky Fortune Cat game is played on 5 reels and has 20 paylines. Could it provide you with good luck?
Paws of Fury
Blueprint Gaming are back up to the plate for this one, as Paws of Fury becomes the first in this list to feature their incredible Jackpot King feature, arguably one of the better examples of progressive jackpots on Bet UK. The ‘paws’ of this game refer to panda paws, as the main character is remarkably similar but - for legal reasons - crucially different from Po in the Kung Fu Panda series of films.
If the panda wakes up, there’s a chance that any of several modifiers will occur, including wilds and/or mystery symbols appearing, alongside winning respins. The Paws of Fury bonus sees one of five fantastic features triggered, with a variety of Free Spins, instant cash wins, and multipliers potentially leading to big wins. Awarded features can be gambled to try and work your way to the Big Money bonus round, but be aware that you could lose out on a bonus round altogether if you lose.
Paws of Fury isn’t the only game on this list to feature Blueprint Gaming’s Jackpot King feature, so until we get to those we’ll recommend a different Blueprint game that’s still on theme with Safari Gold Megaways.
Piggy Pirates is Red Tiger Gaming’s first contribution to this list, but it’s not their last. More on that in a moment, but Piggy Pirates sees the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs taken to the high seas, with the 5x4 reels set between two ships. Generally, the basic symbols are a mix of live casino card suits given a jolly roger makeover, and pirate-themed icons from maps, to anchors, to bottles of grog. However, there are three Pig bonus symbols to keep an eye out for, as they can trigger the Unlimited Free Spins bonus round if all three land at the same time.
Failing that, the Pig symbols will scamper across the reels from where they appeared until they fall off either side into the drink. In terms of the bonus round these little guys can trigger, the Unlimited Free Spins does exactly what it suggests, awarding players Free Spins until such point that a Big Bad Wolf symbol appears and throws a bomb onto the reels.
The theme here is very light-hearted, but the winning potential is significant. Blueprint Gaming’s The Pig Wizard is another slot with pigs as its main motif, and includes the aforementioned Jackpot King feature.
In the heart of the rainforest lies one of the most dangerous predators in the world. The Prowling Panther slot is the home of the infamous black cat, who could help you on the way to winnings.
With bright green rainforest and jungle related imagery, the game is extremely easy on the eye. Parrots and toucans appear as symbols alongside the panther itself. Playing the game is a little bit different to our previous entries, as the Prowling Panther slot offers 720 ways to win for 50 coins.
Hunting down those big wins is helped by the Stacked Wilds and MultiWay Xtra features. Free Spins is the Prowling Panther bonus on offer, and can be triggered by landing a Bonus scatter symbol in any position on five consecutive reels.
Puss ‘n Boots
We said that Piggy Pirates wouldn’t be Red Tiger Gaming’s only contribution to this list, and Puss ‘n Boots is another stellar contribution to the world of mobile casino games. Again, this character is loosely based on one from an animated film - in this case Shrek - but the Puss in Boots also has its origins in an Italian fairy tale about a cat with human qualities that uses cunning to gain notoriety and prestige.
The slot itself sees a blend of modifier features such as Reel Swaps, Tile Swaps, Matching Symbols, and Mega Reels, that can all potentially improve winning potential for players. However, the most valuable feature is the Free Spins bonus round, where you’ll be granted a random number of Free Spins along with one of the aforementioned modifiers applied.
Puss ‘n Boots isn’t the only slot on Bet UK that features cats, as both Red Tiger’s Wild Cats Multiline and Lightning Box’s Astro Cat Deluxe contain feline themes, along with a casino game that will feature slightly later in this list. But first...
Return of Kong Megaways
Return of Kong Megaways is the only game on this list that features the Megaways mechanic, a system through which as many as 117,649 ways to win may be present on any spin within the game. Seen in other slots such as Rainbow Riches Megaways and Tiki Treasures Megaways, Return of Kong features a gorilla character reminiscent of Donkey Kong from the Nintendo series of games.
This Megaways slot sees a few different bonus features on offer. The first are Cascading Reels, a well-known and popular feature that sees winning combinations drop from the reels and new symbols fall into their place, potentially creating further wins with no limit. Mystery Symbols can also land on the reels, and will all change into a matching symbol at the conclusion of a spin. Finally, the Free Spins Bonus awards players a minimum of 12 Free Spins, with an Unlimited Win Multiplier in play for the duration of the round, which can lead to huge jackpots.
This game bears several similarities to Blueprint’s earlier King Kong Cash, including the main character, and lucky players can win up to 1000x their total bet in the Big Money Bonus. SG Interactive’s Gorilla Go Wild is also similar in theme.
We’ll start off this list with an online slot title that not only holds an animal theme but takes place deep in the freezing wilderness, Siberian Storm slot. Players can feel the chill with the frosty imagery and light blue background.
The real intrigue comes when the reels are set into motion, as the majestic Siberian Tiger acts as a few of the main symbols. Included in this is a close up of the eye of the tiger itself.
There are 720 possible ways to win with the Siberian Storm slot on a beautiful 5-reel interface, and you could make a lot of noise in the hunt for winnings.
We teased this slot when talking about Puss ‘n Boots before, but Top Cat is the indisputable leader of the gang, and Blueprint Gaming have turned the source material into an amazing online slot packed with bonus features. Predominantly set in the alleyway where T.C and his cronies spent most of their time, players can benefit from Respins, four base game modifiers and five spectacular bonus rounds that range from instant wins and multipliers to free spins and wilds.
Top Cat slot sees the titular character and his friendly flock of felines conjuring up several plans designed to help them and players walk away with the loot. When Officer Dibble isn’t getting in the way of their schemes, the team of Benny, Brain, Choo, and Spook discuss their Master Plan, where one of five bonus rounds are available. These include Diner Free Spins, where players are given an unlimited number of spins until five meal tickets are collected; and Maharajah Heist, in which players select one of the characters to advance higher on the multiplier trail.
The final animal-themed online casino game on this list sees us heading underground to visit the worms. But these aren’t just any worms, these are Worms Reloaded, as Blueprint Gaming base this slot on the world-famous series of video games. The worms are well known for creating chaos and mayhem wherever they go, but players can utilise their bizarre weaponry to assist them as they search for grand payouts and the potential to become the Jackpot King.
The first piece of weaponry is the hand grenade, and when it explodes it will offer a base game modifier such as Concrete Donkeys - where wilds will land on the reels, or Holy Hand Grenades - which adds extra bonus symbols to the reels. The latter can help to trigger the main bonus rounds, such as the Jetpack Bonus - in which players have to try and advance along a multiplier path to reach the Big Money Bonus, or Super Sheep Free Spins - which sees wilds in play, with the chance to retrigger the round.
This is the only online casino game that features worms, but Blueprint do have a final couple of animal-themed slots up their sleeve, with Fishin’ Frenzy and the arguably upgraded version, Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways.
Bet UK’s Animal Slots
This list of animal-themed online casino games is by no means extensive, as there are plenty more online slots that contain animals just waiting to be uncovered on Bet UK, such as Royal Goose, Frog Grog, and Raging Rhino Megaways. Remember that all of these games can be played in demo mode for free so that you can get an idea of their excellent features.
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