Playtech’s Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice Slot Review

The Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice slot is by Playtech and has 5 reels and 25 paylines. Part of the Kingdoms Rise network, you can spin away from 10p to £2,000 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Set in an Ice Kingdom, it comes with Hammer Respins where you freeze wilds and benefit from multipliers up to 5x for big wins. In the Kingdoms Rise Shop, you can purchase the Barbarian and Valkyrie Respins feature which give you respins with multipliers and cash prizes. Lastly, there’s 3 jackpots to be won.

Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice Theme/Symbols

To look at, the Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice slot is superb like the other games in the series. Set in an Ice Kingdom, you’ll see a wall of ice behind the reels. Symbol include 4 low value gemstones as well as 3 different weapons. You have 2 character symbols – the Ice Valkyrie and the Ice Barbarian.

The Ice Barbarian is the highest paying symbol with 3, 4 or 5 in combination rewarding you with 3, 6 or 12 times your total stake. The blue crystal logo with the golden frame is the wild symbol – it replaces any symbol except the Hammer wild. It appears on reels 3, 4 and 5 only.

Hammer Respins feature

The iced hammer is the Hammer Wild symbol – it only lands on reels 2 and replaces all symbols. If the Hammer Wild and either the Ice Barbarian or Ice Valkyrie symbols land on the reels simultaneously, they will try to release the hammer from the ice.

1 Hammer Wild can be released per Ice Barbarian or Ice Valkyrie symbol to give you up to 4 Hammer Wild symbols. The released hammers are then collected in the multiplier bar above the reels. Each hammer will give you a 1x, 2, 3x and 5x multiplier respectively (for 1, 2, 3 or 4 Hammer Wilds).

If a hammer is released, the Hammer Respins feature is triggered. Once in the feature, wilds can land on reels 3, 4 and 5 – when they appear, they will freeze to the reels. If a Hammer Wild symbol lands on reel 2, it unfreezes all regular wilds with the leftmost hammer from the multiplier bar used. Basically, the Hammer Wild becomes a multiplier wild.

If 1 or more hammers are available in the multiplier bar and if 1 or more normal wilds are on reels 3, 4 or 5, 1 of the regular wilds is randomly chosen to freeze and remain frozen for the next respin session. The Hammer Respins feature only ends when there are no more hammers in the multiplier bar.

Kingdoms Rise shop

With Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice being a Kingdoms Rise online slot, you can trigger the Hammer Respins feature from within the Kingdoms Rise Shop. You have 2 options:

  • For 400 tokens, you can buy 1 hammer from the multiplier bar
  • For 1,500 tokens, you can buy up to 4 hammers from the multiplier bar (the number is chosen randomly)

Barbarian Respins feature

You can play the Barbarian Respins feature by purchasing from the Kingdoms Rise Shop – you will need 800 tokens. With only Ice Barbarian symbols appearing, 1 or more of them will activate the meter in the multiplier bar. The more Ice Barbarian symbols, the higher the multiplier. The active multiplier will be applied after every respin if new Ice Barbarian symbols land on the reels.

Starting with 3 respins, all Ice Barbarian symbols freeze until the feature ends – each Ice Barbarian symbol landing resets the respins tally to 3. The respins continue until you run out of respins or you fill the reels with Ice Barbarian symbols. This is particularly good as it’s the highest value symbol.

Valkyrie Respins feature

You also have the option to buy the Valkyrie Respins feature in the Kingdoms Rise Shop for 1,000 tokens. During this feature, the frozen 5x multiplier is located above every reel with just Ice Valkyrie symbols appearing on the reels. Every Ice Valkyrie symbol that appears will freeze and give you a cash bonus.

When 3 Ice Valkyrie symbols appear on a reel, the 5x multiplier is triggered. No Ice Valkyrie symbols will reduce the respins counter and a new Ice Valkyrie symbol resets the respins tally to 3.

Kingdoms Rise Jackpots

As with all Kingdoms Rise slots, there is a Kingdoms Rise Jackpot feature – this is entered randomly on any spin but the bigger your stake, the higher your chances. You can then win 1 of the jackpots:

  • Daily Strike Jackpot – this jackpot is won by the date/time displayed every day
  • Power Strike Jackpot – this jackpot is won by the time is reaches a certain figure
  • Epic Jackpot – this is the big one and can rise infinitely

Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice thoughts

The Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice slot is another impressive slot from Playtech. Visually superb, it’s high variance. Filling the reels with the high value Ice Barbarian symbol will give you a 300 times stake payout. If you add in the potential 5x multiplier from the Hammer Respins feature, you can win an impressive 1,500 times your stake on each respin.

I would suggest you try the other Kingdoms Rise slots as they all look great and come with great bonus features – you can click on the Kingdoms Rise map at any time to play any of the other games. I really like Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest as you can win a huge 11,520 times your stake.

Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice Slot Information

  • Game:
    Kingdoms Rise: Reign of Ice
  • Software:
    Playtech
  • Type:
    Jackpot Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    25
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 2,000
  • Jackpot:
    Progressive
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    NA/NA
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.

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