Fantasy inspired slot games are really getting popular which is why Yggdrasil added another one to the list. The game is called Ice and Fire and it is a 10 reel slot, with 5 rows and 120 winning ways. The features sound pretty fun and promising as well. The title says it all and if the game is as intense as the infinite battle between fire and ice, it definitely is worth trying out.
The providers choose a good theme and built greatly around it making a very unique looking game. Incorporating fantasy creatures was a great addition to the theme. Players will get to enjoy 2 sets of 5 reels, the left one representing ice and the right one representing fire. It definitely is one of the better-looking fantasy inspired games out there.
The icy side of the reels has a very pretty and majestic looking background. There are mountains and evergreen trees covered in ice and snow. The side representing fire is a bit scarier looking with volcanoes filled with lava in the background. It is a nice contrast made and makes the game feel like a competition in a way. The soundtrack is very intense raising the anticipation for the next winning combination to land.
The symbols are probably the most interesting part of the design. Both sides have the same type of symbols but with a different design which is something new to see. The symbols include the regular royals as the low paying ones and dragons and queens as the high paying ones on both sides. The icy side also includes rings, owls and polar tigers, while the fire side includes magical orbs, horses and foxes. A locked book is the wild symbol and a dragon egg is the scatter.
Players are going to be satisfied with the payouts as well since they go as high as 19,139x the stake in a single spin. The minimum a player can bet is 0,12 and the maximum is 30 coins per spin. The betting range is definitely something for the players that like to bet on the safer opposed to the higher side. This is a medium to high volatility game which is great in combination with the 96,64% RTP that the game offers.
The features of the game are interesting, to say the least. First to mention is the Cascading Symbols feature that, after a win has occurred, removes the winning symbols from the grid allowing new ones to fill their positions and hopefully create new winning combinations.
Then there is the Shared Wilds feature that has the wild symbol performing its regular duty of substituting for all other symbols except the scatter. When the wild lands on one side of the grid, it is copied onto the other side hopefully creating another win. The wilds do not get copied if a scatter symbol is in the way.
The game also has a Free Games feature that is triggered when the player manages to land 4 winning combinations in a row. When activated, the player picks the ice or fire dragon getting up to 15 free spins and 150 additional wilds. The feature can be re-triggered the same way.
Last but not least, is the multiplier feature that is triggered when the player lands 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The player then gets 10, 15, 20 or 25 free spins with a multiplier that increases by 1 whenever a winning combination happens.
The game has definitely lived up to expectations. The theme is great and the designers made it even better with the characters. The features are creative and make the game really fun to play. The betting range is not that wide, but it is perfect for the players that like to take it slow.