Icy Wonders Video Slot
Icy Wonders is a NetEnt Video Slot game with an Arctic theme. An assortment of animals populates the frozen landscape of the game, which features 5 reels and up to 30 paylines. The game offers 2 Bonus Features and 2 Progressive Jackpots, all presented with smooth functionality and well-rendered graphics that Slots enthusiasts should find immersive and entertaining.
Game Look and Feel
The Arctic atmosphere is seen throughout Icy Wonders, with the reels themselves set in an icy cave. The amusing regular reel symbols include cheerful-looking animals like a Husky, a Walrus and a Polar Bear triumphantly holding a fish, as well as an Igloo that comes complete with a chimney. The usual playing card symbols, encased in solid blocks of ice, complete the line-up. Typical land-based Slots game sounds make things more authentic, and different character animations help players to celebrate every win.
Playing Icy Wonders
Icy Wonders can be played with Canadian and US Dollars, as well as with Euros and Pounds. Up to 4 coins can be wagered on every activated payline, and their values can range from 0.01 to 0.5. This creates a betting range of 0.01 to 60 for every spin, with a theoretical RTP of 93.5%.
The top Jackpot in the base game is 7,500 credits per line bet, and it can also be played for free. This gives players the chance to practice their skills before putting any money down, which is especially valuable for the Penguin Bonus round and the game’s general Skill Stop Feature. If they choose to activate this feature players can control when the reels stop which, with some practice, can really help them spin paying combinations.
The reels can also be turned automatically in the AutoPlay mode, with settings that can be customised, and general game setting such as sound effects and background sound can be controlled for a more personalised experience. Players can view their game history as well, which helps them to decide what to do next.
Special Features and Symbols
The game’s Wild Symbol is a friendly-looking Whale, who can stand in for all regular reel icons to create paying combinations on enabled lines. The first of 2 Scatter Symbols is the sassy Eskimo Girl, who grants players 10, 20 or 30 Free Spins when she appears on the reels 3, 4 or 5 times respectively. The Free Spins Round can be retriggered indefinitely, and anything that is won during the game is doubled.
The other Scatter Symbol is an amiable-seeming Penguin who is wearing a red hat. Unlike the Eskimo Girl the Penguin Scatter does have to appear on active paylines to trigger the Penguin Bonus game. When 3 or more line up this way at once, players are taken to another screen that shows a large number of penguins. They are required to keep choosing the water birds to reveal cash prizes, until they choose the one that shows a fishbone. At this point, players will be returned to the base game and all their Penguin Game takings will be added to their total wins.
Icy Wonders features 2 Progressive Jackpots; the Wonder Jackpot and the Mega Wonder Jackpot. The first is triggered by landing 4 stars on an active payline and the second by landing 5 stars. Every time anyone in the world spins for real money, a fraction of their wager is added to the Progressive Jackpot totals. They are also linked to NetEnt’s Geisha Wonders and Tiki Wonders, for even greater payouts. Winning such a Jackpot can be really life-changing, and the constant prospect keeps things even more exciting for players.