Fear the Bear

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1 Reels 5
2. Paylines 50
3. Progressive No
4. Maximum coins 50
5. Jackpot 3000
6. Maximum jackpot in coins 500
7. Multiplier No
8. Scatter symbol Yes
9. Free Spins Yes
10. Betting range from $0.1 up to $60
11. Coin Bet Range from $0.01 up to $6
12. Coins per line 1
13. Bonus Game No
14. Wild symbol Yes
15. Payout percent 96.50

Take a virtual trip to the Australian outback in Fear the Bear, a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot from Playtech. Despite its name, there is nothing scary on offer here. 

Collect koala symbols to bring Stacked Wilds into play. The game will feature plenty of other forest creatures though, and it does a good job at turning the wildlife theme into something cute.

There is also a bonus round that awards up to 50 bonus spins. Play this low variance game on your computer, tablet, Android or Apple device from between 0.10 and 500 per spin.

Are you ready to give it a go? 

But before you do, read our full review below to learn everything about this unique reeled machine by Playtech


The design of the game is very impressive. The action takes place in Australia on the ground with a beautiful lake seen behind in a clear blue sky. Five tree trunks represent the 5 reels on each of which the koalas will climb. The tree trunks reels are set on the ground. Behind them, you see a light-blue lake with pinkish stones spread around.

What’s more...

… while you are playing you will hear sounds of different wild animal species. The whole theme of Fear the Bear is wildlife and wild animals. The graphics are exceptional, and gameplay is very original and unique.

Betting Options

The developer has turned the non-progressive game’s five by four reels into an area with 50 active lines. It is going to offer a lot of opportunities to create combinations, and in a best-case scenario it appears capable of delivering wins of up to 125x total stake. 


With a Koala bear as a main character, and with plenty of other wildlife and nature related images, the game ends up looking like it’s going to be enjoyable. The major icon is the Koala, the Scatter is present as well. It is also the Wild and appears on the 3 middle reels – it replaces all symbols except for the Scatter.

On the low end of the pay-table are the six playing cards. The 9, 10, and J have a return of 0.30, 0.40, and 0.50 times your bet for scoring 3, 4, and 5 identical on a win-line. The A, K, and Q pay a bit more – 0.40, 0.50, and 0.60…

... when landing 3, 4, or 5 on any of the winning combinations.

On the high end are the wild animals of Australia.

The frog pays from 0.50 to 0.80x your bet when landing from 3 to 5 on a win-line. The exotic reptile returns from 0.60 to 1x  your bet. 

Moving forward, you will find

... a platypus and another animal which pay 1.5 and 2x your bet when landing 5 matching on a bet-line. 


The best paying symbol from the regular ones is the Kookaburra bird. It returns 1.20, 1.50, and 2.50x times your stake for scoring 3, 4, or 5 on a win-line.

Autoplay is also included in this installment and it is possible to modify its settings in a way that determines when the autorotations should stop.

Special Features

If you land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters you will trigger the Free Games Feature. According to the number of Scatters you landed with the triggering spin – 3, 4 or 5, you will win…

... 10, 15 or 25 free games. You will be playing with the same bet that activated the feature. If you land another 3, 4, or 5 plant scatter symbols you will re-trigger the mode. During the free games, you continue to add koala bears for the Wild Drop Feature which is active during it too.

But wait, there is more!

The Wild Drop Feature is collecting koala bears on reels 2, 3, and 4 on which they may land. When you land a koala on any of these 3 reels, it climbs to the top of its reel and stays there. The wild may also be part of a paying combination which will give you a win. You must collect 4 koala bears on 1 reel to activate the mode.


... they will drop down over their reel on the next spin before you get paid for the win that you may have scored. The koalas will stay on the reel for the duration of the spin. 

On the next round, the koalas will jump off the reel. If you have the luck and collect 3 reels with 4 koalas on each you can get 3 fully wild reels at the same time.

Our Take

Fear the Bear is different from the other slots with its original play and amusing graphics. The Wild Drop Feature makes the difference. This game is suitable for new players who have just discovered slot fever and want to practice. Being with low volatility, the video slot does not offer enough for high rollers. Its max payout is only 125x  your stake. But the design and features ensure a pleasant time.

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