|Min Bet Per Line
|0.30 - 600
|Wild Symbol, Sticky Wilds, Scatter, Free Spins
Snowflakes is probably one of the most accurately descriptive names you could come up with for this NextGen Gaming online slot, and that’s because it is exclusively all about snowflakes – there is literally nothing else on the reels but these beautiful snow crystals. In fact, you may even find it difficult to tell them apart, since there’s no clearly visible line between the different classes of symbols. Our hint is to distinguish them by size and intricacy. The bigger the snowflake and the more complex and detailed its structure, the higher its payouts. In addition, it helps that the graphics are really honed with a lovely quality. There’s a dreamy soundtrack to help create a very cozy winter wonderland style vibe.
Now we can move on to the setup of this title, and we’ll start with the layout. It features your regular grid of 5 reels and 3 rows and these come with a fixed number of 25 paylines. The paylines will therefore not be subject to adjustment. Stakes are also a little bit on the expensive side. As you will find, the minimum bet will set you back some 30p per single spin, but that’s mainly due to the special features you can benefit from throughout your session. In addition, the largest amount you will be able to stake here is £600 per spin.
Snowflakes boasts a total of 3 special features, two of which are random features. This means that they can take place at literally any point during the game, and what’s more, both of these features revolve around the Wild. The first is the Icy Wild Feature, which will transform up to 5 symbols on the screen into Wilds. The second is practically identical and it’s called the Wild Wind Feature. It will add up to 5 Wilds to the reels on any spin.
The Wild symbol is carved in a block of ice, so you won’t have any trouble distinguishing it from the rest of the icons. It is also the second most lucrative symbol in this game, making it especially attractive. But above all else, the Wild will be able to substitute for any of the other symbols, and thus it can help form winning sequences whenever possible. However, the Wild will not be able to replace the game’s Scatter.
This brings us to the final and most important special feature of the game – the Freespins Bonus. You can trigger it with the help of the Scatter, which also offers dramatically higher payouts than the rest of the icons here. Landing the minimum of 3 Scatters required will award you 7 freespins; if you activate the bonus with 4 Scatters you can count on a total of 10 freespins; 5 Scatter symbols will grant you 15 freespins.
This Bonus comes with Sticky Wilds, meaning any Wilds that appear on the screen will remain there for the following freespins. This can be especially convenient if one of the random features triggers during that time. In addition, you also have the opportunity to retrigger this feature and gain up to an extra 15 freespins.
Snowflakes is a great offering with high quality graphics and a tranquil, peaceful atmosphere. However, gameplay is far from it. The variance is pretty high, so be sure to tread lightly.