Beat The Beast Kraken’s Lair – Thunderkick

Today we are rewinding to the year 2020 to learn all about a forgotten Thunderkick slot release. The Beat The Beast slot series was a big success last year, with multiple games included and a big range of mechanics seen in each. Today we learn all about one of these slots, titled ‘Beat The Beast Kraken’s Lair’, originally released 7th February 2020.

This game is set deep beneath the sea, with the background showing ship wreckage and terrain on the ocean floor. The Kraken is the main aspect of the theme and is seen as premium symbols. The visuals seem basic compared to previous games but represent the theme well in the artwork.

Beat The Beast Kraken’s Lair has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 9 set pay lines. This game is medium-high variance due to the max win capped at 7,777x and set RTP of 96.12%.

Beat The Beast Kraken’s Lair Symbols & Paytable

This game has 11 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by tridents, pendants, chests, Kraken idols, and krakens. In addition to these paying symbols is a golden scatter/wild. This symbol substitutes for any other symbols and generates both scatter pay and pay line wins.

Beat The Beast Kraken’s Lair Features

There is one mini-feature you will benefit from during spins. This feature is ‘Expanding Win‘, which occurs when a pay line includes a golden scatter/wild symbol. The expanding symbols will expand individually. The golden scatter/wild does not expand. Expansion only occurs once per symbol.

Central to this game is the ‘Bonus Game‘. This is triggered when you land 3 or more Kraken emblems during one spin. This will award 10 Free Spins, during spins a Kraken emblem symbol is randomly placed on the reel set before each spin.


Overall, I think this game plays well thanks to the addition of a mini-feature. The bonus feature does remind me of old game releases but the mini-feature makes it more unique. Thunderkick always tries to use different features in games and it shows in this release. There is great volatility on offer and it is a fun game to play. Be sure to try the game for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.