Ice Cave Mobile Slot Review — Sticky Ice Wilds Galore!
Playtech’s version of ‘Winter is Coming is here and it is taking the whole slot world by storm. Called the Icy Cave, this slot is inspired by the Norse Mythology. As one could expect, pretty much everything in this game is ‘Wild’ and sometimes bordering savage. Just like those who lived in the era, the stakes in this game are high too.
You either live an average life or you live one with everything that you can imagine – wealth, power and victory. With this game, Playtech has emulated the lives of Vikings for you to relive. With the assistance from the loyal Wilds and the increased RTP rate from the Feature Bet, will you be able to come out victorious?
The Ice Cave by Playtech is a five reel slot paired with 20 customizable paylines. Players may start playing this game from anything between 20p and £2,000 per spin. This super wide wager range should accommodate both casual players and high-rollers just the same, although we are not entirely sure if anyone in the world would be wagering more than £100 per spin.
As mentioned previously, the paylines are also customizable, so you can adjust to the number of your preferred paylines at the bottom of your reels. Here, we highly recommend that you utilize all 20 of them as there are many Wilds in this game.
Judging from the payout patterns in Ice Cave, we can confidently say that Playtech has set the variance of this game to medium/high. Payouts are rare to come by, but whenever they do, they come in massive amounts. You should be prepared to endure streaks of non-winning spins before you trigger some of the bonus features that will catapult your bank balance. You didn’t expect Winter to go easy on you did you?
Ice Cave has got a sufficient amount of bonus features to keep you entertained in this chilly theme. Including the Wilds, there are a total of three bonus features. Unlike many other games, Ice Cave comes with two Wilds that will replace all other symbols on your reels to create winning paylines.
The first bonus feature in this game is the Feature Bet. You can choose to play this game with it turned on or off, but if you do decide to turn it on, all bets will cost you 1.5x more. When turned on, this feature will enable Ice Wilds on your last reel.
Speaking of Ice Wilds, it is the final feature of this game. You will not need any bonus symbols to trigger this feature as they are randomly rewarded during your spins. On every occasion you get the Ice Wilds, they will reward you with a 3x win multiplier on top of being sticky.
Then, there are the Hammer Wilds. Similar to the Ice Wilds, they will also come with a 3x win multiplier. Yet, unfortunately, they will remove all the sticky Ice Wilds from your reels, making The Hammers the symbols that you shouldn’t really be wanting to appear on your reels.
The fact that we started this review with the saying ‘The Winter Is Coming’ isn’t really that inviting. In fact, we ourselves were not that convinced with the Icy theme that this slot was based after. But once we started playing the game, we realized how much fun the theme actually was. The Ice Wilds coupled with the destructive Hammer Wilds makes the game a whole lot more exciting.
Made by an experienced developer that is Playtech, this mobile slot performs flawlessly as it should. Compatibility wise, you may play this game on almost every device under the sun, namely on PC’s tablets and mobile phones regardless of software platforms. The game also loads pretty quickly even on older devices which simply means more playing time.
We absolutely loved how Playtech designed the features in this game. What they have done is put two features against each other. On one hand, you have the Ice Wilds that remain sticky to give you colossal wins, and on the other you have the Hammer Wilds that destroy all of them. Put them both together in the same game and what you get are features that are greater than the sum of its parts.
On paper, this is a simple game with two types of Wilds and a Feature Bet. In reality, it’s a different beast altogether. It generates more excitement and adrenaline that any one of us thought was possible. It’s especially true when you have four Ice Wilds on your reels that pay out at least 15x your wager every spin and you start praying to every God that you knew, just so that you don’t get the Hammer Wilds.
All in all, we had a terrific time playing the Ice Cave mobile slot. The only downside is that Ice Cave does not pay out that frequently, but if you are patient enough to wait for the Ice Wilds to come by, we highly recommend this game to you.
|Release Date||July 2017|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.1%|
|Volatility||Medium – High|
|Reels/Paylines||5 Reels and 20 paylines|
|Min/Max Wager||20p — £100|