The well-respected Playtech studio is behind the Ice Run Video Slot, which has 5 reels, 25 paylines and a theoretical RTP is 93.83%. As is typical of Playtech, the betting range should suit almost every budget, starting at 0.01 and going all the way to 1250.00 on every spin.
For those wanting to practice and build up their confidence and skills, or simply wanting to relax, the game can also be played for no deposit while an AutoPlay feature keeps the reels spinning for busy players who need to carry on with other things at the same time. The top Jackpot in the base game is 4,000 coins, and there are Bonus Features where players can win even more.
Ice Run is winter-themed, and set among the Inuit people. Standard reel icons include high-quality renditions of a Seal, a Fish, a Campfire, and an Eskimo Girl as well as the usual playing card symbols represented in an icy font. The background to the reels is the Arctic Sea, and the animations on the reels enhance the theme even more. Typical Slots background music and sound effects will also make the game immersive and enjoyable for players.
Special Features and Bonus Games
Ice Run’s Wild Symbol is the Eskimo Boy. He can appear on Reels 2, 3 and 4 only, and can stand in for any regular symbols to create winning combinations. If he is spun in the central position on Reel 3, a shattering-ice animation follows and he expands to cover all 3 positions on the middle reel. Players the get 2 Bonus Spins with the entire middle reel locked as Wilds. If the Boy appears anywhere on Reels 2, 3 or 4 at the same time, these Wilds also expand for 1 Free Spin where no less than 3 reels are completely covered in Wild Symbols. These Locked Wilds create many more opportunities for players to win big.
As in some iPhone pokies, there are 2 Scatter Symbols in Ice Run, which are the only icons that can’t be substituted by the Eskimo Boy. These can appear scattered anywhere on the reels and as long as 3 or more are spun, their Bonus Rounds will be activated. The Igloo Scatter Symbol will trigger 10 free spins and a 3x multiplier, which can be infinitely retriggered.
When 3 or more Husky Dog Scatters appear anywhere on Reel 1 and Reel 5 simultaneously, the Ice Run Bonus is triggered. This is a pick-and-win round, where players need to hit 3 Snowmen out of a possible 7 and enter 1 igloo. Each Snowman yields different cash rewards, and entering the Igloo triggers the multiplier. This is variable and the amount that specific winnings will be multiplied by is only revealed upon entering the Igloo. A Snowball Feature can also be randomly triggered during the round’s Snowman Stage, which will award lucky players with the cash amounts behind all 7 of the Snowmen. The Bonus Features of this game can really boost takings, and players should take advantage of the no-deposit options to refine their skills and increase their chances of winning big.