Icy Wilds is powered by IGT and has 5 reels and 50 paylines. Playable from 50p to £1,000 per spin across all HTML5 compatible devices (including laptops, PCs, Android and iOS amongst others), this ice themed game benefits stacked wild reels and up to 45 free spins.
Visually, Icy Wilds is what you’d expect – reminiscent of Disney’s Frozen set, it has snow-capped trees with the Northern Lights as it’s backdrop. The clear skies showcase some beautiful illuminations and stars. Symbols on the reels include regular playing cards (A, K, Q, J and 10) as well as snow owls, snow leopards, ermines and jewellery fit for a snow princess (pendants, rings and crowns).
There is also a Princess symbol which appears stacked and gives you 500 times your line stake for 5 on a payline. The wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the bonus symbol (more on that below). A full stack of the snow leopard, ermine, snow owl, pendant, crown or ring will transform the reel into a fully wild reel for the next spin. Ig you 3 or more, prepare yourself for huge wins.
However, Icy Wilds is all about the Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 or more Polar Bear Free Spins symbols on at least 3 different reels. With the Polar Bear symbol landing staked on the reels, you can get up to 20 of them across the 5 reels.
The more you get, the higher your free spins tally. You will get 10 free spins for 3 free spins symbols and 2 more for every symbol after that. If you get 20 for example, you will be rewarded with a massive 45 free spins. Saying that, it’s extremely hard to trigger the feature so be patient. There are wins of up to 500 times your total stake on each free spin.
During the feature, the wild rule applies meaning you can get plenty of wild reels – this is the key to winning big in Ice Wilds. I consider it to be a high variance game and it’s one of IGT’s better releases in recent times. Just be patient triggering the feature though. I also recommend you try Play ‘N Go’s Wild North which has a very similar theme.