Arctic Madness is an unusual 3 reel, 5 payline slot powered by Pariplay. The developer’s usual high-end design is on show here alongside a cascading reels game engine and a pick’em style bonus round. Head to the frozen north from between 25p and £10 per spin.

Surrounded by shark infested waters and giant icebergs, the stars of Arctic Madness are a group of 6 cartoon creatures known as Cubies. These brightly coloured critters appear encased in blocks of ice. To create a winning payline, you need to land 3 of matching Cubies on 1 of the 5 paylines.

3 of the scared looking orange Cubie will get you a payout 2 coins. A 6x payout is on offer from the pink Cubie. The snarling green creature awards 12 coins with 25 coins on offer if you land 3 of the headphone-wearing purple cubie in a line. The prizes really pick up with the goofy red Cubie who awards 100 coins. Best of the gang is the shades-sporting blue Cubie who awards 200 coins. By far the most lucrative symbol is the wild – land 3 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket 1,000 coins.

Arctic Madness is played using a cascading reels game engine – after every winning spin, the successful symbols are blasted from the reels and replaced by the symbols above. A new payout is then made. These cascades keep on coming as long as a new winning combo is created.

Also on offer here is a pick’em style Bonus feature – to trigger it, you have to land 3 gift box symbols on a payline. You’ll then be taken to an ice cave where the Cubies are walking around. Pick an icicle – if it drops onto 1 of the Cubies you’ll win a multiplier prize. The more Cubies you manage to skewer, the bigger the potential rewards on offer.

The design in Arctic Madness is very well done – the cartoon graphics work well and there’s a catchy little tune playing away in the background. The gameplay is pretty simple but again works rather well. The cascading reels keep the action ticking over nicely and the picks round offers some decent potential.

It’s not the most exciting slot you’ll see but for a simple, well-crafted offering, Arctic Madness is worth a look. If you like the arctic theme, Playtech’s Ice Run is recommended.