|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Loads of free spins can be won||Not for low rollers|
|Wins are boosted by wilds|
|High variance slots ideal for high rollers|
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IGT’s Icy Wilds is a 50 payline, 5 reel video slots with a Northern Lights theme. If you don’t know what causes Northern Lights it’s caused when charged particles from the sun strike atoms in Earth’s atmosphere, in turn electrons in the atoms move to a higher-energy state.
A photon (light) is released when the electrons drop back to a lower energy state which is responsible for creating the beautiful aurora or northern lights (http://earthsky.org/earth/what-causes-the-aurora-borealis-or-northern-lights).
Right back to the task at hand. The slots can be played at a minimum bet of 50 pence up to £1,000 per spin on mobile phones such as Andoids, iPhones, iPads, tablets and PC desktops for free or for real cash.
The symbols on the reels can appear as stacked, when this occurs on the next spin the reel becomes fully wild. The Icy Wilds’ main selling point is its free spins feature that awards up to 45 free spins. As the name of the slot’s implies the wilds play a prominent role here so pay special attention to them. The them of the slots reminds me a bit of Disney’s ‘Frozen’ which was okay I guess for an animation film.
Paying symbols that appear across the reels are cards from 10 to Ace, ermines, snow leopard, jewellery, the snow princess, snow owls, rings, crows and pendants. The Prince symbol offers the biggest cash prize, 5 of them at the maximum wager pays you 500x your stake. The slot’s offers a return to player (RTP) percentage of 95.6%.
This is a high variance slots that can be played by players with various sized bankrolls, however, if you’re a low stoked players discretion is advised because it’s relatively volatile. The usual customization options such as coin, line bet, audio, Max Bet and an Auto Play feature are at your disposal.
The wild symbol is the Princes it completes a winning combination when it substitutes all the other symbols except the bonus symbol. In the event the ermine, snow leopard, snow oil, pendant or crown appear stacked the following reel will become fully wild. Should you land 3 or more of these icons you’ll receive a big payout.
In typical IGT fashion the game’s free spins feature enjoys top billing. It’s initiated when 3 or more Polar Bear Free Spins symbol pitches on three different reels. If the Polar Bear icon appears stacked on the reels you’ll get 20 free spins. The more Polar Bear symbols the more free spins you’ll get-3 Polar Bears awards 10 free spins and for every ensuing Polar Bear another 2 free spins will be added to your tally.
However, I must warn you though that it’s very hard to trigger the free spins mode, so a loads of patience and I might add a sturdy bankroll is required. Should you manage you’ll win a pretty petty, the biggest win per free spins is 500x your stake. As the old saying goes patience is a ‘virtue’ which certainly applies here. The wilds also play a prominent role through the free spins feature and responsible for some big wins here.
Icy Wilds is a high variance slots by IGT that does not take kindly to low stake players but favours high rollers. The slots offers a decadent yet hard-to-trigger free spins feature where wins are boosted by wilds. Not a bad game but not one for players with limited bankrolls.