Narnia Meets the Slots
Although this is no more than a generic fantasy game, bookworms won’t be able to resist noticing the similarity between this and the Chronicles of Narnia. A make believe world where you’ll need to wrap up warm, this game could chill you to the bone if you don’t take care! The graphics are beautifully drawn and with detail but don’t pop off the screen with 3D definition.
Despite this, the unflinching stare from the Viking-esque queen herself will certainly seem real enough! From her blue-white hair to the frosty horizon, there’s not even a fleck of heat in this world although judging from the queen’s lack of attire you’d think it was a summer’s day…
Check out the Queen’s Treasure Chest
The queen may well be showing off her buxom figure but it’s her treasure chest that you’ll be more interested in if you want to win cash prizes. Before you start spinning the reels, take the opportunity to visit the paytable for a good rummage around first. You’ll need to click on the “paytable” button immediately below the reels on the left. This is greyed out and if you don’t know where to look, this can make it difficult to spot.
The paytable is an interactive resource so will reflect the prizes payable given your current stake. If you want to see what else could be won, change your betting level and observe the table instantly update itself. You’ll need a line of at least three symbols to win on most categories and the more you match, the bigger the payout will be. For the top two value symbols, the queen and the Celtic knot shield, just two matches are required to win.
Sledge to Victory
Once you’ve worked out what you need to do, get ready to defrost those frozen reels and get them in action. But just before you start you’ll need to set up your betting levels. There are 5 reels and just 5 paylines; these are fixed and can’t be reduced. You can, however, decide the value of the coin using the controls on the main screen. You’ll be setting the total bet, rather than the bet per line as in most slots. Choose from a total min bet of just 0.10 and increments up to a total max bet of 20.00.
Look Inside the Icy Heart
Queen of the North is a game which doesn’t appear to feature many extras at first glance but if you look more carefully you’ll find there are ways to win some more prizes from the reels. There’s no special bonus feature but if you land three or more scatters, you’ll be handed 15 free games. In the regular base game you’ll also have wilds to help you make a match. In the free games, these transform into expanding wilds to give you an enhanced advantage.
If you enjoy playing your heart out in the depths of winter, another game with a similar theme is Ice Queen by Slotland. More closely associated with Narnia itself, this game is slightly bigger with 21 paylines and bonus features too. If you prefer to stick to smaller games, Cold as Ice by BeeFee has five reels and five paylines and a similar range of betting to Queen of the North too.
With an RTP of 96.09% and medium volatility, Queen of the North by Bally Wulff promises to give decent returns if your budget can last for long enough to see the wins. The graphics aren’t cutting edge but they’re high quality and this is a game which will inexorably draw you in to play.