Winter has certainly been a theme among popular culture lately. Much thanks to Disney, and that hit adventure series from HBO where we have been teased for six seasons that "winter is coming." Not one to be left behind the hype is Yggdrasil with its northerner inspired slot game, Winterberries.
The backdrop to Winterberries is one of the best ones I've ever seen. Admittedly, as a lover of winter and colder temperatures I am a bit partial but the snow-covered trees with a northern light in the background is simple but stunningly beautiful.
The folklore, well-composed and inspired music, with an added sound of wind in the background brings it all together. It has an addictive tune that unlike many other games doesn't become annoying after a while.
The symbols are made up of an assortment of winterberries. The berries are pretty with their bright advertisement-style, blast of colour. The red and blue variations are the most common berries, whilst the ones that give you the highest reward are the yellow and multi-coloured berry symbols.
There are seven berries in total and you win when landing three or more on a payline. The winning berry symbol freezes to an ice block which is a nice touch and fits well with the theme.
The game offers 5 reels with 25 paylines. The minimum and maximum bets ranges from 0.25 to 50 with a 62,500 max coin win. You receive a jackpot of 500 coins if you receive 5 symbols of the cloudberry (yellow berry).
Winterberries is available for laptop, mobile and tablets. To get the full effect of the beautiful graphics Yggdrasil constantly makes make sure you view it, at least once on a larger screen.
Winterberries doesn't come with an abundance of bonuses or surprises but it does have two features:
When you land a winning spin of three or more symbols, the symbols freeze to an ice block and stay in place for the next spin. The reels will keep on spinning as long as you receive another symbol as the frozen one. When your streak ends, the ice cubes explode into snowflakes and you'll receive your reward.
The multiplier factor gives you extra pay outs when the winning symbol is filled from the left hand side. If you fill two rows you'll receive double win; three rows equals x3, and so on.
We may be well into the warmer months now but with an
of 96.7% winter seems to still have a strong grip on players. It is a fun game to play and the in-game features give you a strong chance of hitting the jackpot. But it should be highlighted that without the opportunity of free spins, you'll probably end up going through money faster here than in some other games. Don't let that deter you from trying the game though, the graphics in this are amazing and well worth a spin or two.