|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.20 - 50|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
The penguins are waiting for you to arrive in the Arctic and Playtech will get you there with the Wild Gambler: Arctic Adventure slot game. It’s full of quirky imagery and the theme on the whole is very appealing, too. Playtech makes sure to use some of its best graphics to ensure that you get a visually stunning round of gameplay, while a frosty-tinted soundtrack compliments your spins. Naturally, you will be able to see the Arctic in the background, with chilly waters and snow-covered land clearly on display. Upon the reels you’ll be able to see icy symbols starting off with the regularly-seen playing card icons. Then come the Arctic animals – the penguin, the snow fox, the moose, the walrus, and of course, the white tiger. These have all been designed with the quality imagery in mind.
Turning our attention to the overall layout of the game, you’ll get to see five reels and three rows on display. At the same time as this, the game contains a total of 20 different pay lines. These lines have all been set in position so you don’t have the option of changing them. You can, on the other hand, adjust the stake that you place on these lines. At the bottom of the reels is a line bet box and using the plus and minus buttons you can change the wager between £0.01 and £2.50 per line. This means that a maximum wager of £50 per spin can be brought into play.
Before we get started on the inbuilt special features of this slot, it’s important to note that Wild Gambler: Arctic Adventure is one of Playtech’s ‘Lock & Spin’ series of games. This gives you the opportunity to click on any of the game’s standard icons and turn them into locked wilds for the upcoming spin. This does, of course, increase the bet that you place, and you can click on an icon more than once to make it a double wild, triple wild and so on, right up to a wild with a five times multiplier.
Speaking of the slot’s wild symbol, this is represented by the white tiger symbol. As such, it has the ability to substitute for any other icon that appears on the reels, helping you to create winning combinations. The only exception to this rule comes in the form of the scatter symbols. If you bring five wilds into view on a win line you will be given a maximum reward of 1,000 times your in-play bet.
The slot also contains its own freespins round, which triggers whenever three or more of the scatter icons come into view. This icon is represented by the silver coin. If you spin three into view anywhere, you’ll receive seven freespins; four of them will give you 12 freespins; while five provide the maximum reward of 20 freespins for you.
Any locked wilds that you have in place and any multipliers on the reels when the freespins round triggers will be held in position for the duration of the freespins round. Additionally, any new wilds coming into view or increased multipliers will automatically lock into place for the remainder of the round.
The Arctic fun that takes place in this Playtech slot game is perhaps one of its best features, but when you combine the overall theme with the inbuilt Lock & Spin feature, the wild, and the freespins round, it all pulls together to form a thoroughly entertaining offering. The high-quality graphics make it all the more appealing, while the soundtrack just adds to the impressive value.