Prepare to enter a polar cavern, where you’ll still find true Vikings of the North, in this Playtech Ice Cave mobile slot.
As far as Playtech phone slots go, this Ice Cave game graphics isn’t as impressive as, say, Age of the Gods Goddess of Wisdom.
Set in an underground icy cave, you get 5×3 reels with 20 paylines full of runes and generic Viking symbols. Ships, wolves, ravens and warriors, as expected, as represented.
So why on earth did we give this Ice Cave slot review 4 stars?
If we put aside the fact that the graphics are merely OK for Playtech, you are still left with an atmospheric game with interesting features.
Namely the Icy Wilds. These stay frozen on screen for as long as you get wins.
That’s right, you don’t have to wait for bonus games like you do in the Codex slot machine.
So why don’t you end up with a screen full of wilds? Because every so often, the Hammer wild shows up and ruins your fun by removing all the Icy wilds on screen.
We’ve still managed to get up to 9 wilds on screen, hitting win after win after win. So it’s not like that hammer wild shows up that often.
Add that all wilds come with a 3x multiplier, and you can’t help but want to enter this Ice Cave slot game.
Some slots make you pay a little more for extra features.
You’ve got the like of the Big Bet Games such as Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix, or NextGen’s more famous Foxin Win’s Again or Merlin’s Magic Respins.
But both of these require you to pay more to enjoy the machine to its fullest. Not so with this Ice Cave video slot.
Sure, you have better odds if you pay a little more in order to get Icy Wilds on reel 5. But keeping the feature bet off still leaves you with a great Playtech mobile game.
Not one to play for hours on end, but for some quick spins in between chores, this is very cool entertainment.
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.89% / 96.11%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 20|
|Bonus rounds||Freezing Wilds, Multipliers|
Ice Wild Symbol: The blue 'wild' symbol is the main wild on screen. It replaces all other symbols on screen and comes with a 3x multiplier.
These show up on reels 3 and 4, and when they do, remain on screen until removed by the hammer wild.
Hammer Wild: This symbol shows up only on reel 2, and when it does, removes all the icy wilds on screen.
It replaces all other symbols on screen and comes with a 3x multipliers.
Feature Bet: Activating this feature bet (a button next to the spin button) will increase your bet by 1.5x.
Why pay extra in this Ice Cave slot machine? Because it then adds Ice or Frozen wilds onto reel 5, making it more likely you'll hit 5 of a kind wins multiple times.
This Ice Cave slot on mobile is not the best looking Nordic Viking game out there.
That honour is probably left to the likes of Play'n GO's Viking Runecraft machine or even the iconic Thunderstruck II Microgaming slot.
Still, what it lacks in looks, Ice Cave makes up for it in personality, providing you with one frequent feature that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Not many casino slot games dare give you sticky wilds on every and any spins, a feature we generally love, so for that alone, we will probably be back.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 12, 2018 - Rating