Beetle Mania Deluxe comes with graphic improvements on the classic Beetle Mania slot machine and makes for quite the amusing game. The video slot was created by Novomatic and it is based on five reels, on which players can select up to 10 paylines for every spin they make. Based on the background image, the action takes place in a music hall, where various bugs and beetles can be found. The main protagonists show a butterfly in the spotlight, a snail that is also the highest paying regular symbol in the game, a bee that acts as a wild and more. As mentioned, the smiling bee is a wild and can substitute for any regular symbols with the goal of creating the highest paying combination on the active lines. It cannot however substitute for the scatter symbol, which is the musical note. These pay regardless of their position on the screen and at least three are needed to trigger the free spins mode. If the beetle with a blue face appears on the middle reel during the 10 free spins, the game will pay again the amount that was already won during this mode, basically doubling the resulting winnings until that point. Aside from the happy bugs, Beetle Mania Deluxe also has five card symbols that help complete the list and have lower payouts while being grouped on two levels; 10, Jack and Queen in one and King and Ace in the other. The sounds are reminiscent of retro video games and go very well with the overall style of the slot machine, which despite the fact that is a deluxe version, maintains some of its classic features that made the original very popular. When the symbols are part of winning combinations, they come to life with short animations.