Quickspin’s Polar Paws Slot Review

Polar Paws a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Quickspin that can be played across all devices (including smartphones) from 25p to £100 a spin. Quickspin’s first ever Christmas game, it comes multiplier wilds and a free spins feature where polar bears turn into wilds. It has an RTP of 96.84%!

Head to a beautiful winter wonderland

The Polar Paws slot takes you to a beautiful winter wonderland where you’ll see snow-covered mountains in the backdrop. With stunning artwork, symbols include A, K, Q, J and 10 royals. You’ll also see 4 cute polar bears – the one with Santa’s hat is the most rewarding giving you 0.8, 4 or 10 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

The bauble is the regular wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter, Christmas Elf progress scatter and multiplier wild. 2, 3, 4 or 5 regular wilds in combination will give you 0.2, 2, 10 or 40 times your stake respectively.

Multiplier wilds

Polar Paws comes with a multiplier wild symbol – every multiplier wild adds a multiplier to your total win. 1, 2 or 3 multiplier wilds will result in a 2x, 3x or 4x multiplier being applies. This is known as the Multiplier Wild feature. Like the regular wild, it replaces all symbols bar the 2 scatters.

Free Spins feature

There’s also a Free Spins feature which is played when 3 free spin scatter symbols (depicted by the generous elf) appear on the 3 central reels (2, 3 and 4). With 10 free spins awarded, you’ll also get a cash prize of 3 times your stake. Keep an eye out for the elf progress scatter as this brings the Bears Turn Wild feature into play.

When you collect elf progress scatters, you will turn polar bears into wilds – these wilds remain in place for the duration of the Free Spins feature:

  • Collecting 3 of these scatters will turn the high value polar bear into a wild and give you 2 extra free spins.
  • Collect 5 more scatters for 2 more free spins and the next high value polar bear into a wild.
  • Collect 5 more scatters for 2 further free spins with the 3rd high value polar bar becoming wild.

Basically, collect elf progress scatters will reward you with up to 6 additional free spins as well as up to 3 extra wild symbols. This makes it much easier to win the maximum amount available.

Good for a Christmas slot

I do like Polar Paws as it looks fantastic and is exciting. Variance wise, it’s in the middle with maximum wins of 819 times your stake on each spin or free spin. It does offer you a high RTP of 96.84% though which should give you plenty of entertainment long term.

Overall, it’s a decent slot if you like the Christmas theme – I would also try my luck with iSoftBet’s The Nutcracker which comes with potential wins of 5,000 times your stake in the Fairy Free Spins feature.

Polar Paws Slot Information

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    Polar Paws
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    Video Slot
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  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 100.00
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    Yes (2)
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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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