Ice Breaker is powered by Push Gaming and has 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Playable from 25p to £100 per spin, it can be accessed on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. This ice themed game comes free spins and collapsing reels where you get multipliers for matching fish symbols.
Visually, Ice Breaker is set on frozen water with an ice-covered cliff in the backdrop. With an upbeat soundtrack playing, symbols on reels include ice block letters (A, K, Q, J and 10) as well as 5 different coloured fish inside ice cubes – the red fish is the most lucrative giving you 250 coins (or 10 times your stake) for 5 across a payline. There is also a clam with pearl wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols except the scatter – it appears on all reels except reel 1.
The game uses a Collapsing Reels feature which is played when 2 or more matching fish symbols appear on any reel – the fish symbols then collapse downwards to give you 1 fish symbol. As a result, the multiplier increases to the number of fish symbols that were combined on that reel.
For example – if you were to get a full reel of the same fish symbol, you’d get a 3x multiplier. New symbols drop from above to replace the empty spaces giving you the chance to get more matching fish symbols – this can also increase the multiplier. If that fish (with the multiplier) is part of a winning combination, that multiplier is applied to your win.
The scatter symbol is the hammer inside an ice cube – when 3 of them appear on reels 1, 3 and 5, you will trigger the Free Spins feature where you’ll receive 6 free spins. During the feature, the 5 fish symbols as well as the wild and hammer appear on the reels.
This greatly improves your chances of winning bigger due to the Collapsing Reels feature due to a multiplier applying to each free spin. You can also get 3 Hammers to give you a further 6 free spins to take your total to 12.
Ice Breaker is definitely different in a good way and you need to be lucky with the Collapsing Reels feature to get a decent multiplier – you then need the symbols to land to give you a win with that multiplier. I’ve managed a 5x multiplier with red fish giving me a win which resulted in a 240x stake outcome – that was from just 1 spin.
Medium to high variance, you’ll find it hard to trigger the Free Spins feature – you just need to be patient. Alternatively, I recommend Lucky Angler by NetEnt which has a similar feel.