Calling it exactly how we see it, the slots market of today doesnu2019t really scream excitement like it used to, and that is in part down to the lack of output from the development big guns in recent months.Play for free
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Icy Wilds Slot Review
Calling it exactly how we see it, the slots market of today doesn’t really scream excitement like it used to, and that is in part down to the lack of output from the development big guns in recent months. With the lack of output from the so-called superstar names being deemed a bad point in today’s market, there is no denying that this has pushed some of the responsibility onto the old blood developers to showcase what they can do. Enter IGT, an industry old face that is attempting to show the young guns how it’s done with Icy Wilds.
Admittedly, in the past we have not been excited by much of what has been released by IGT, but with this release it has seemed like something has clicked and they have returned to form. The question on everyone’s lips is, can Icy Wilds help the realm of online slots break this cold snap?
Frozen Fun Throughout
Over 5 reels and 50 fast-paced paylines, Icy Wilds has a very authentic feel to it, drawing inspiration from the northern lights coupled with a very icy underlay. This game is available on most devices, where gameplay can begin from as little as 0.50 per spin, with coin values maxing out at a high-end 1000.00. Symbols can land stacked and in this game too, with the higher value one becoming wild. On top of that, this game also throws an abundance of free spins into the mix, as players can win up to 45 free spins with a frozen wild.
Credentials wise, the appeal of this game is clear to see, as IGT has stepped things up on the entertainment front, which we will explain in greater detail after the jump.
Taking Notes from Disney
From an aesthetic point of view this game is not what one would expect, with it being very reminiscent of a Disney film. No guesses to what that Disney film is either, as the game appears to be very Frozen-esque. Set within the backdrop of picturesque ice filled plains, with the northern lights featuring very heavily in the night sky. Honestly, when you address the imagery of Icy Wilds, you can help but be in awe of the level of depth it presents. Our hats are well and truly off to IGT here, as they’ve certainly hit the mark in our honest opinion.
Symbols are very prominent in Icy Wilds, as the game features pendants, rings, crowns, and a variety of low-value card symbols. Keeping your eyes locked on the reels has never been more enjoyable than it is here, as the graphics used are attention grabbing to say the very least.
Free Spins for All
Icy Wilds goes in heavy on the free spins feature, which is always a plus in our eyes. When you get 3 polar bear symbols you will begin to activate this feature. Once you get 20 of these you will begin to trigger the 45 free spins for a chance to win a big windfall.
Free spins are certainly a big favourite in our eyes, so we love the fact that Icy Wilds doles them out in seemingly big numbers.
Pulling out Some Wild Moves
There is a wild in effect here, which means you get lots of wild reels and this is paramount to winning big in Ice Wilds. A medium to high variance game at heart and by the looks of it IGTs better releases in recent memory.
Keeping Things on an Even Keel
While they are by no means available in abundance, there are a few similar games to Icy Wilds out there worth taking note of. Speaking on particular releases, we would recommend that you take a look at both Cat Queen and Roaring Wilds if you’re looking for more of the same.
Chills and Thrills!
Icy Wilds can be seen as all over the place as far as real money slot games go, but that actually isn’t a bad thing in this instance. Generally speaking, this game is taking the right steps when it comes to graphics and theme, which is a big improvident on other IGT releases. The let downs of this game are actually fairly minimal, with this sort of being counteracted by the basic controls that are in effect.
All in all, we certainly believe that Icy Wilds as a game is worth a go, as if you like a good theme and graphics you will like this title for sure.