|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.20 - 50.00|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Free Spins, Bonus Feature|
The Ice Picks slot game from Rival will take you to frozen winter lands, with an ice cave on display in the background for you to imagine navigating through. As icy slot games go, Rival has done a good job with this one, providing imagery that will make you shiver and some funny animations throughout. The graphics aren’t the greatest in the world but they work well enough for Ice Picks. Of course, online slot games aren’t all about the visual side of things, and this one has some appealing inbuilt features to compliment the base gameplay.
When you load Ice Picks, you’ll see that it all takes place on a setup of five reels and three rows. These are joined by a total of 20 pay lines to place bets on, yet you can reduce the active number of these lines if you would like to. Just make use of the “Select Lines” button and you’ll be able to set your preferred number. Then you can choose a specific coin value for your bet between 1p and 25p. Up to 10 of those coins can be brought into play per active line, allowing you to place a maximum wager of a cool £50 per spin in Ice Picks.
You’ll see that the symbols upon the reels are often found to be encased in iced. These actually operate as the slot’s higher paying additions to the game, but before you get to them, you’ll see a symbol of a climber’s helmet and a rappel. Then come some ice boots and some necessary Arctic goggles. As you move on to the iced-up symbols, these start out with the skulls and other bones, while the ice age hammer is also present as another. Then comes a frozen piece of jewellery and finally, a gold statue in ice. This one is able to multiply your overall bet by up to 600x.
Rival Gaming has made sure to imbue this online slot with various special features, starting with the addition of a wild symbol. This comes in the shape of the wooden crate, and whenever this one comes into view on the reels it will stand in for all other basic symbols. Therefore, it becomes quite helpful when forming winning combinations.
Furthermore, if the wild does manage to contribute to a winning combination, it will multiply your pay-out by 4x in base gameplay.
Box of Jewels
Amongst all of the other standard symbols, there’s the inclusion of a jackpot symbol in Ice Picks. It’s the wooden chest filled with trinkets and other jewels, which is frozen in ice.
As long as at least two of this jackpot symbol are in view, you’ll receive a pay-out from it. Five of them showing up across the reels will reward you with a bet multiplier of 1,000x.
All ice explorers need a map to know where they’re going, and the map symbol in this slot game operates as its bonus symbol. You’ll need to spin three or more of this one into view in order to activate the slot’s bonus feature round.
It will first provide a pay-out of up to 50x your in-play bet before the bonus function starts up. This allows you to improve on that win by playing a special side game.
You should also keep a close eye out for the appearance of the compass icon. This is the one that will activate the Super Round, which is a free spins function.
Three of the compass symbol will reward you with seven free spins, while four of them reward you with 15. You’re able to get the maximum of 30 free spins from the appearance of five compass scatters.
During the Super Round, the wild symbol’s multiplier on wins will increase to 8x.
Ice Drop – During the game’s Super Round Free Spins, the Ice Drop feature will also come into play. This sees all of the icons that are frozen in cubes (including the jackpot symbol) shatter when they form part of a winning combination.
The symbols will then disappear from the reels and new ones can fall into the spaces. Should additional winning combinations form, then you will receive an extra pay-out for those, too.
Ice Picks has a wonderfully chilly theme behind it, and Rival Gaming executes that theme on a decent enough level. The graphics could do with being a bit crisper, but considering the slot was released in 2011, the way it looks to the modern eye is understandable. The inclusive special features make up for any downfalls, we’d say. Essentially, Ice Picks operates as one of this developer’s best products.