This Black Ice slot won’t win any contest based on its looks, and it might just freeze your heart too.
Realistic Gaming love creating slots that make you feel like you are playing at your local pub or fruit machine.
Which is fine, especially when they have inventive themes like in Hot Cross Bunnies game, but here it feels like they’ve made little to no effort.
Why name your game after a surface that literally creates hundreds of car accidents a year?
What you get here is a 5 reel slot, with 10 paylines and gem symbols, all set on the background of an icy cave. So far, so dull.
Something a lot of gamblers don’t pay too much attention to is the number of symbols on the reels.
Here you only have 7, including the wild; giving you far greater chances of catching wins as fewer symbols mean less of a mix.
Which you need as this Black Ice slot depends on the wins to bring just an edge of excitement to a fairly sluggish game.
This is the main draw of this Realistic video slot game; when you get a single win, all non-wilds used in that win are changed into wild symbols and added to the reels.
You then get another re-spin of the reels, and so on, until you have no win.
What this means, in theory, is that you are watching for stacks and stacks of wilds to appear – like in the Play’n GO Golden Legend slot.
What it means, in reality, is that you get a free re-spin with the chance at catching a reel of wilds. Maybe. But not that often.
Basically, with only a top win of 500 times your bet, a fairly uninteresting look, and a slightly fun single feature, this online slot is for those looking for the simplest of casino games.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Free spins||1 Free Spin / Extra Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Re-spins, Stacked Wilds|
Wilds: The diamond symbol is wild and replaces all other symbols on the 5x3 reels to create wins.
At the start of each spin, there are 8 stacked high wilds on reach reels that could potentially land but rarely do.
Free Re-spin Bonus: After a win, all non-wild symbols used in that win are changed to wilds. A free re-spin is then awarded with those wilds now added to the reels.
This continues until no more wins are found, but you rarely get a second win, never mind a chain reaction like in the Gem Rocks slot machine.
We wanted to like this Black Ice slot on mobile because it does some things right.
You get stacked wilds. You get fewer symbols over 10 paylines. You have frequent re-spins with richer reels.
Yet, it never quite recovers from the poor theme that leaves you feeling quickly bored or the fact that you rarely get to actually experience those 'richer reels'.
It's not without merit, but we doubt many will come back to play here. Better head to the Ice Cave by Playtech if you are after wintery slot fun.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 13, 2019 - Rating