A frozen land is what you get when you play Alaskan Husky, but did you really expect anything else? Husky are renowned and associated with this part of the world, so it makes sense to show them in a representation of their natural habitat.
Even though there’s an element of truth embedded in the reels, the aesthetic is animated and cartoony, to add a more friendly and inviting atmosphere to the game. It doesn’t try to con you into thinking you’re in a different place, it’s not that gimmicky, but it instead presents you a snapshot of what life could be like there.
The graphics themselves don’t look that fresh, but nor do they look old either, invoking us to ask whether this is a deliberate design characteristic or an unintentional one…? We may never know the answer, but the unique design makes for a stimulating if not awe inspiring playthrough.
Playing in the Snow
We’ve all seen the videos online, but now we get to watch for ourselves as these fluffy dogs play about in the snow; three or more scatter symbols activate the Free Spins Feature. Although this is a standard reward, you can only play the icon upon the second, third and fourth reels, making it a challenge unique to this title. Moreover, you can retrigger the spins during the 10 rounds you’ll win, a number not affected by your combination size.
All wins are multiplied by the number of credits you’ve played with, so how explosive this level is is really down to what you bet, and so you’ve only got yourself to blame if the prizes leave you feeling short changed.
Wild in Nature
Is it only us that gets excited to see two wilds in action? There’s something about knowing that two different outcomes are available that gets you all rallied up to play; in Alaskan Husky you have Expanding Wilds and Random Wilds. The names of the symbols go a long way in explaining what each of them do, but just in case, we’re here to help.
The expanding version of the symbol can cause the symbols to take over the reels, potentially filling them with the same icon, while the random tiles pop up out of nowhere and change a symbol into one of their own. It’s not exactly a spectacular surprise, but it makes the gameplay more interesting.
That figure of 10,000 credits we mentioned earlier isn’t a sum of money available to all who play, and no we’re not referring to a random occurring jackpot, but we’re talking about what you bet. When it comes to Alaskan Husky, you need to stake the max amount for that win to be part of the paytable, otherwise the win is reduced to 500 credits instead; quite the difference.
The issue here is who is going to want to wager 250 credits when the chance of getting five huskies in a winning combination is such a volatile feat? We’d love to see someone manage it, but we doubt it’ll be anytime soon.
A Cold Night
Alaskan Husky can help introduce newcomers to the Cadillac Jack brand, but it won’t help put it on the map, for the gameplay is too generic and conventional to generate high interest. We enjoyed the snowy theme and features, but we could have just as easily been playing any other branded slot machine.