Under The Bed will take advantage of one of the things that a lot of children will go through, the fear of the dark and of the things that might hide in it. Whether it’s about something that hides in the closet, or a monster under the bed, children often tend to imagine that things exist where they’re really not. In the case of Under the Bed, we get two children and there are also the monsters that are hiding in their room. As for the actual gameplay style, the game will have for you 5x3 reels, with a maximum of 30 active lines present on them. You get rewards of up to $1,250, while for its features it will use free spins, scatters and wilds.
Each aspect of the betting system is open to you, but with limits, same as in every other slot machine. You will get a number of paylines, up to 30 available, and for each one you will be able to use a maximum of 5 coins, with denominations getting up to $0.50. You spend at most $2.50 for a single line and for all 30 you can go to $75 per spin.
I love the idea of the monster theme, particularly like it was created here, since it’s not entirely a new one. We see the two children, brother and sister, in their pajamas, sitting next to the bet. The monsters are popping out from different corners of the screen, always out of sight. They’re monsters with long beaks, with lots of yes, or even with a single eye, and while they should look scary, they’re actually bordering on the cute. The reels are placed against the bed, and in the background we see a little of the rest of the bedroom. For its symbols, we’re going to find that the game uses images with the two children, with their feet, with four types of monsters, a lamp, the full moon, the wild logo, the bed and the door. Everything is fit to be used in such a theme, so I feel like they were chosen well. As for the design quality, this is Betsoft that we’re talking about, and this is one of their 3D Slots series, so you know that it’s good and that there will be animations for the main characters as well, not just still images.
You will find that the four regular symbols which show you monsters will have a special yellow and orange border around them. These bordered symbols will give you wild symbols, whenever they manage to form a regular winning combo. Rimmed symbols will flip over, and will reveal one sticky wild which will have a number on it. The number tells you for how many spins you’re going to get this feature. The wild symbol stays in that position for multiple paid spins. If you form multiple combinations with rimmed symbols, then you have multiple sticky wilds, each one with its own random number of spins in which it is present. For the bonus round, you need the Bed symbol, appearing at least three times in scattered spots on the reels. You have to join the two kids, Jane and Jesse, in fighting the monsters that are hiding under the bed. The Door symbol is not a scatter, being required to appear just once and in a specific position, on the 3rd reel, in the middle spot. Get it there, and you win 12 free spins, which will take place in the monster bedroom, now lopsided. Overall, I found myself enjoying the features offered. I love how you can get those sticky wilds to help you out for multiple rounds, and all you need to get them is to form a combination with monster symbols. The wilds are used as substitutes for pretty much all regular symbols, meaning the ones forming combinations on lines.
Jane, the girl, is the symbol which delivers the biggest regular payout of the game. She can pay 500x the line bet, meaning at most 2,500 coins in Under The Bed. With coins at $0.50 or lower, you can win at most $1,250 cash. Despite the relatively low payouts, we know that the average Return to Player sits at 96.40%, so you’re getting a decent paying slot in the very long run. It’s in the usual range for Betsoft and for a lot of other big developers.
Under The Bed manages to deliver the usual attractive graphics that I expect to find in a 3D slot from Betsoft, and I think that they did a great job in turning this theme into a slot machine. You’re not going to be excited about the game’s jackpots though.