Snowflakes is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot powered by NextGen Gaming. Playable on desktop, mobile and tablet devices (including Android and iOS) from 30p to £600 per spin, this winter themed offering benefits from 3 bonus features including frozen wilds in the free spins feature.
Visually, Snowflakes is stunning with a frozen tundra as it’s backdrop – with beautiful stars in the night skies, symbols on the reels include 10 different snowflakes (blue, green and purple). Look out for the 8-point snowflake which gives you 400 coins for 5 on a payline. The wild symbol and is the most lucrative giving you 500 coins for 5 on a payline – it also substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter.
When it comes to bonus features, there are 3. The Icy Wild feature is randomly triggered in the base game with up to 5 symbols (1 per reel) transforming into wilds. The Wild Wind feature is also activated at random in the base game with up to 5 wilds (1 per reel) added to the reels.
However, Snowflakes is all about the Frozen Wilds Free Games feature which is played when 3 or more scatters land simultaneously on the reels. 3 will give you 7 free spins and 5 times your total stake whilst 4 gives you 20 times your stake and 10 free spins. If you get 5 scatters, you will win 100 times your total bet and 15 free spins.
More importantly, any wild symbol landing will become frozen for the remainder of the feature! There’s more good news – 3 or more scatters appearing during a free spin will retrigger the feature giving you up to 15 extra free spins which can take your total to 30 free spins in total.
With a beautiful and calming soundtrack, Snowflakes looks stunning and has lucrative bonus features to match. It’s nice to have 2 randomly triggered base game features with up to 5 wilds awarded in each but it’s all about the Frozen Wilds Free Games feature where the frozen wilds can give you huge wins.
I found it to be a medium to high variance offering and one of NextGen Gaming’s better offerings of late. If you like frozen/sticky wilds, WMS’ Frozen Inferno and ELK Studios’ Sam on the Beach are recommended.