Icy Wilds is a slot machine game which doesn’t have one particular theme to boast of. In fact, it has a combination of several themes all rolled into one. Those themes include furry critters, precious jewels and the Norther Lights. Yes, Icy Wilds is that kind of video slot. Developed by IGT, this game dishes out 5 reels and 50 paylines of action, with players able to select total bets which range from 50p per spin, right up to £1,000 per spin. If you can overlook the rather jumbled theme, Icy Wilds could very well be a high-rollers paradise, especially since it offers a non-progressive jackpot which is worth up to 500x your total bet.
Princess symbols appear stacked in this slot machine game, and they are important since they are amongst the best-paying icons in the game. Wild symbols, on the other hand, can replace all other symbols in the slot barring bonus symbols. If you can land a full stack of leopard, ermine, owl, gemstone, ring or crown symbols, those symbols will transform into a stacked wild reel for the following spin. That is a nifty feature and it is totally unlike IGT to include it.
As for the proper bonus round, that is triggered if players can land 3 of the polar bear icons on any reels. Of course, the more scatters you locate, the greater the number of free spins you will receive.
Players will start Icy Wilds’ free spins bonus with a total of 10 free games if they landed 3 scatters. If they manage to bag 20 scatter icons on the reels (not likely, but possible since they are stacked), you can start the bonus round with 45 free games. Wilds are more frequently occurring during this feature, but that is about all.
One would have imagined that with a title like Icy Wilds, this slot would have been able to chuck out a few frozen wilds onto the reels. There doesn’t appear to be any, though, and that, as well as its mediocre theme, may be something that IGT has perhaps overlooked.