Graphics - 91%
Gameplay - 91%
Bonuses - 93%
Value - 93%
Whats not so hot?
Slot games often become tangled with over the top visuals, poor in-game features and extreme volatility that they become lost in translation. If we look at Yggdrasil’s 9K Yeti, and not wanting to get ahead of ourselves, we think it’s going to be another top-shelf release.
9K Yeti is the creation between Yggdrasil and London-based iGaming house, 4ThePlayer. To the best of our knowledge it is the first time that Yggdrasil joined forces with another online slots provider. With 4,096 paylines, 6 reels, 4 rows and it can now be played at our instant reward mobile casinos from £$0.10 to £$25 per spin.
9K Yeti is a high variance video slot with a maximum winning potential of 9,012x (£$225,300) your stake on a single free spin. We can clearly see why Yggdrasil calls it “The mountainous maximum win“! Theme wise it’s an adventurous themed slots where the main protagonist is the Yeti, or abominable snowman. Central to its mechanic is a Free Spins bonus that awards up to a gargantuan 880 free spins and a Snowstorm Feature! Is it one of those slots that’s filled with plenty of ‘Aha’ moments? Let’s find out.
9K Yeti’s RTP or average return to player percentage is 97% which is phenomenal for a slots that’s as high as this one on the volatility scale (9/10). Without throwing in too much jargon, we noticed that 4ThePlayer added a ‘Big Reel Portrait Mode’. Basically it uses 60% of the reel screen instead of the standard 20%, the reels are also stacked and they spin from right to left. The aim of the innovative streak is to heighten the player experience, or so we’re told. The Himalayan mountains serve as the backdrop for the reel set and you’ll see symbols such as ice picks, tents, Sherpas, mountain climbers, ropes, cards from 10 to Ace (low value), the Yeti, wild (Mount Everest symbol) and the footprint scatter. The premium symbol is the Yeti, 5 of them any position on the reels offers a cash prize of 8x your stake.
The Wild symbol is Mount Everest, winning combinations are completed by it when it fills in for adjacent symbols (reels 1-4) except for the scatter (footprint).
Big Reel Portrait Mode
What better way to showcase the latest mobile phone technology with the ‘Big Reel Portrait Mode’. Players can decide if they want to play 9K Yeti in the classic or the Big Reel Portrait Mode. When the latter mode is active not only are the reels stacked but they use 60% of your mobile device’s screen. The feature makes the slots more entertaining and nicer looking.
Snowstorm Free Spins Bonus
The good news is that 9K Yeti is armed with a free spins feature. To get into the feature you meed 3, 4, 5 or 6 footprint scatters. The free spins you receive are proportionate to the scatters:
The free spins round gets even better! It can be re-triggered to such an extent that it allows you to pocket up to an incredible 880 free falls!
The Snowstorm bonus is initiated when the Mount Everest Wild and the Footprint scatter appear simultaneously on a free spin. A snowstorm mixes the Wild and the Yeti symbols with the other symbols which guarantees you a payout. The purpose of the Snowstorm feature is to ensure that a non-paying free spin is transformed into a winning free spin.
Yggdrasil/4The Player’s 9K Yeti with its Big Reel Portrait Mode deviates slightly from the formulaic slots design. In a sense of the word it’s a brawler with a maximum jackpot win of 9,012x your stake. Built into its mechanic is a re-triggerable free spins and Snowstorm features that makes gameplay as smooth as it is empowering. 9K Yeti is a simplistic masterpiece that’s a true testimony to interactive achievement. If you had fun playing the slots we highly recommend Net Entertainment’s Finn’s Golden Tavern.
What’s the jackpot’s size?
9K Yeti’s jackpot (non-progressive) is more than 9,000x your stake that’s won in the free spins. Although we haven’t played the slots with real money yet, the feedback we received is that the average payout in the free spins is around 40x your stake. It’s not great but not bad either.
How in-game features are there?
There are 2 in-game bonus rounds namely the Free Spins and the Snowstorm feature. The free spins requires 3 or more footprint scatters to trigger it and the Snowstorm feature is played on a non-winning free spin. The footprint scatter and the Yeti Wild combines with the other symbols which guarantees you a winning free spin.