Climbing the Mountain
So, alright, there isn’t really any kind of mountain to climb when spinning the reels of this game, and the layout should be fairly familiar as well, considering it’s five reels and three rows large. Upon these reels, you’ll find the game’s selection of different icons, and these exist first of all in the form of the regularly used A, K and Q symbols. These are joined by three other lower paying icons, which appear to be tribal drawings and ornaments – two of bears and another of a fish. The last four icons, which pay higher, are of four different bears, those being the Panda, the Black Bear, the Polar Bear and the roaring Grizzly, which pays out a maximum of 400 coins for five on a pay line.
High 5 Games have also included a total of 40 different pay lines alongside the reels, rows and icons as well, but you do have the option of customising these to suit your own personal preferences. This is done very easily by utilising the arrow buttons at the right hand side of the ‘Lines’ box. Furthermore, you can increase your wager per line with the remaining arrow buttons, and this is adjustable between $0.01 and $10. Therefore, if you have all lines active and you play the highest bet per line, you’ll be wagering a maximum overall amount of $400 per round.
The Bear Necessities
You’ll find that there are a couple of nice added extras incorporated into this game, starting with its bonus symbol. This is represented by the totem pole head of the bear, and if you spin five of these onto the very first pay line with the maximum bet in play, a maximum pay out of 30,000 coins will be paid out. Any three or more of these appearing on the reels in scattered locations will trigger the freespins round. Three of them award you with seven freespins, four provide 10 freespins and five give you 15 freespins.
There’s also a wild symbol included, which is represented by the game’s logo. It will substitute for all other icons on the reels, with the exception of the B, O, N, U, and S symbols. Five of the wilds on a pay line will provide a pay out of 500 coins at maximum.
Speaking of the aforementioned freespins round, you’ll find the B, O, N, U and S symbols are scatter symbols. They appear on reels one, two, three, four and five respectively. If you collect all five of these during the freespins round, it will initiate the ‘Mountain Multiplier Feature’. This occurs at the end of the freespins round, so you’ll need to select a paw to win a two times, three times, four times, five times or 10 times multiplier.
As far as animal games are concerned, Bear Mountain is one of the better offerings in the genre. This is all thanks to its high quality graphics and animations, its special feature inclusions and its overall game play. We highly recommend it to all animal lovers…and all slot game lovers. In fact, we recommend it to everybody!