Microgaming has created a stunning looking slot in Arctic Magic. Set against polar mountains and pine trees with the Northern Lights shimmering above it’s a terrific setting. On the reels you’ll find A to 9 royals as well as a collection of polar animals. In order of value are the hare, fox, reindeer and wolf. The polar bear is the most lucrative standard symbols. It pays just over 83 times your stake if you land 5 across a payline.
2x multiplier wilds
The Arctic Magic logo is the wild. As usual, it substitutes for all the standard symbols. It also pays a whopping 1,111 times your stake if you land 5 in combination. If a wild forms part of a winning combination with a standard symbol, the payout receives a 2x multiplier boost and is doubled.
Free spins with payouts trebled
The main bonus is the Free Spins feature. It’s triggered by landing 3 or more of the snowflake scatter on the same spin. After an award equal to 5, 20 or 500 times your total stake you’ll go on to play 15 free spins. Each winning combination that hits in this round is boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled. Re-triggers are possible here too with 30 free spins available altogether.
Simple yet volatile slot
There’s a minimalist feel to the design in Arctic Magic which is very nicely done. That clean simplicity is maintained in the gameplay which is equally straightforward. You won’t find a massive range of extras here. The wild multipliers and free spins with the 3x boosts are a tidy enough combination.
It’s volatile too – if you were to get a screen full of wild symbols, you’d win 10,000 x stake. If you did this on a free spin, the 3x multiplier would give you a 30,000 x stake payout. However, the max win is 3,333 x stake so it’s been capped. Microgaming has missed a trick here as this could have proved to be a real cult favourite.
If you fancy playing a winter themed slot but can do without the Christmas accoutrements, then Arctic Magic does the job just fine. If you do like Christmas themed slots, iSoftBet’s Raging Reindeer game is perfect to play.