A simple 5 reel 25 payline game, this Arctic Race slot may not be particularly fancy but it has a wintery charm that will appeal to classic gamblers.
Novomatic slot machines can go one of two ways: they can break the mould and re-invent how we think of casino slots, or they can be classic, easy to understand machines.
This Arctic Race mobile slot is definitely in the second category. With snowfall falling softly on the five reels, mountain vistas and wild huskies, you get a real feeling of a cold brisk day ready for the big race.
You’ll only know if you’ve won the race, however, if you manage to catch the free spins.
Usually, in a casino game like this, you’d catch 3 scatters and you’d win maybe 10 spins with a 3x multiplier or something – see games like Microgaming’s Agent Jane Blonde or even Novomatic’s own Lord of the Ocean.
Not so with this Arctic Race game, where catching 3 scatters will not trigger traditional bonus games.
Instead, you get 3 re-spins where you try and catch as many scatter as you can. If you do catch some, the counter resets to 3 spins, and so on, until you catch no scatters for 3 spins or you fill the screen full of scatters.
Each scatters will then pay out somewhere between 2x and 100x your bet… each. So it can be a very lucrative little bonus.
This Arctic Race online slot is a slow-paced game, which has some decent pays on 5 of a kind wins. In fact, we calculated the top win to be around 2,000 times your bet, which is not bad for a medium to low variance game in our opinion.
Generally, however, expect lots of little wins of around 20x your bet, keeping you going along this cold artic marathon, hoping that the next trophie will be the one to give you a big payday.
Don’t underestimate this little game, but at the same time, take it for what it is: a simple 25 payline slot machine with decent 5 of a kind wins.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 50|
|Free spins||3 Respins / Sticky Symbol Wins|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Respins, Instant Cash Wins|
Wild: The Husky is the wild symbol and will replace any other symbol on a payline in order to get a win.
Scatter and Re-spins: The trophy is the scatter symbols and 3 of them will trigger the re-spin feature where the 5 reels will spin, but only the trophy symbol will land.
You have 3 spins, to begin with. If a trophy lands, the counter is reset to 3 spins, and so on, until you run out of your 3 spins by getting no more trophies or filling the whole screen with trophies.
At this point, every trophy on screen will pay out between 1x and 100x your bet, each.
Sometimes, the hardest mobile slot reviews to write are the simple games.
This Arctic Race slot on mobile, on the other hand, doesn't try and break any mould. In fact, with its generic theme and easy to understand mechanics, it's a great real money slot for beginners to get started on their casino journey.
Not a standout, but still a pleasant charming walk along the cold northern hemisphere.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 2, 2019 - Rating