When you load the Winer Queen slot machine, it’s as if you’ve taken a trek across the polar ice caps, thanks to the icy theme on display. The symbols on the reels come to life and can appear stacked to fill an entire reel. Kingfishers, huskies, polar bears, the Winter Queen wearing next to nothing, Winter Queen logo, mystical orbs and card values of J, Q, K and A can be found spinning around the reels.
The left and right of the screen highlight the various paylines and the control panel allows you to select your bets with ease. Use the adjusting arrows to increase or decrease your bet, activate the autoplay feature, view the paytable and keep track of your bankroll – all in one handy and convenient place.
Based on minimum stakes of 40 coins per spin, you can win a maximum of 800 coins by playing the Winter Queen slot machine. If you can manage to tempt 5 of a kind of the scatter symbols onto your reels, you will be awarded that jackpot instantly. With bigger bets comes bigger money, adjust your bet to suit your budget and watch as the coin value increases via the paytable.
High paying symbols are the Winter Queen, polar bear, husky and kingfisher. Minimum stakes have the potential to return 300 coins via the Winter Queen, 150 coins via the polar bear and 120 coins via the husky and kingfisher. All remaining card value symbols offer between 60 and 80 coins for a payline full.
Winter Queen logo is the wild symbol of this game, when this fall on the reels, it can replace all other symbols (bar scatter) to help form winning paylines. Now, the scatter is the mystical orb symbol; 3 or more of these will activate the free spins bonus. When you have initiated the free spins bonus, you will be awarded 10 free spins – the special symbols of kingfishers, polar bears, huskies and the Winter Queen have the ability to appear huge – up to a size of 5×3 to give huge winning potential.
Gamble is the only other feature offered; any base game wins will allow you to enter the 50/50 card game of chance. Go head to head against the dealer and try to guess the next colour card to double your money. Guess correctly and your cash will instantly be doubled, this is where you can decide to cash out or gamble again, but one incorrect guess and you will lose everything.
Like it cold? BetSoft also have a slot machine that offers cold and hot in the same game – 4 Seasons it’s titled and it’s a cute oriental themed slot machine with 5 reels and 30 paylines. Follow the cute creatures as they progress through the changing seasons from as little as 0.30 a spin. You will encounter bouns games, free spins, multipliers, wilds and scatters as you try to trigger the huge jackpot of up to 750,000 coins.
Novomatic have stepped out from their usual comfort zone with the Winter Queen slot machine and it’s certainly worth a try. Stacked symbols will no doubt offer big cash to your bankroll, but these come into play via the free spins bonus. Thanks to the slot machine being a medium variance, the wins fall regularly on the reels, without having to spend too much cash. Sadly, you won’t find a demo version of the game to play, so you’ll have to stake your cash to see if you like it or not.