• Ice Ice Yeti

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    • Software

      NoLimitCity
    • Type

      Video Slots
    • Reels:

      5
    • Paylines:

      16807
    • Payout Percent:

      96.16

    The Ice Ice Yeti slot by Nolimit City is a great example of a game that steps outside of what you normally think about when it comes to the layout of a game and how it's a key part of the overall experience. It has a fun, ice-based theme with a few different animals and an interesting take on how a title should be laid out.

    On the gameplay side of things for this video slot, it uses the layout as an interactive part of the experience, and that's something that we wish we could see more of in the industry as a whole.

    Game Layout

    This title starts out as having five reels and three rows of symbols. It uses the all ways approach, which means there are 243 ways to get paid from left to right on this slot whenever you start playing. As you'll see below, however, that format can change in a number of different ways to give you more opportunities to get paid on each spin.

    You can wager as little as $0.10 per turn in this game, but the betting goes up to the $100 level. There are 15 total bet sizes to pick from, so it's pretty easy to find an option that fits what you're comfortable with.

    Yeti Shake Feature

    The Yeti Shake feature is triggered at random on any given spin in the main game. The way this works is that the game board will start to shake, and you'll see that between two and 10 of the positions covered with ice above and below the reels will become uncovered. This opens up extra spots for that spin to have more ways to win, and that translates directly to a better value than you might expect.

    The expansion of the game board in this way and others is the key element of the gameplay for this slot that makes it stand out, and it's an innovative concept as far as having board expansions happen frequently. It's also a serious source of value.

    Ice Ice Respins Feature

    If you get the Yeti wild symbol on an active position, then you'll trigger the Ice Ice Respins feature. The way this plays out is two or three blocks will free up to give you more active positions. A respin will then happen, and if you get more wilds or increase your win, you'll have all of those symbols stick in place to allow yet another respin with more spots falling active. This continues until no new sticky symbols are added according to the rules listed above.

    Animal and Card Rank Symbols

    You'll notice that the payouts for this game are fairly flat, and the payout table as a whole is based on the idea that you'll get a particularly high hit-rate with lots of spins where you'll win multiple times on the same turn.

    The orange fox brings you a win of 25x for five of a kind. The purple polar bear is worth 16x for five, and the wolf earns players 12x for five of a kind combinations. You can take down a 10x win for five of the blue cat animal as well.

    There are five card rank symbols with the A, K, Q, J and 10 all encased in ice blocks. These all pay out 5x for five of a kind.

    Our Thoughts

    Whenever we see a title with a fun gameplay mechanic that we haven't seen used much, we usually get pretty excited about it, and that's why the Ice Ice Yeti slot stands out to us. Nolimit City has done a really great job with bringing together some features that incorporate this mechanic, and we like how it all comes together into one cohesive package.

    Players who enjoy high hit-rates in their slots will get more out of this than players who prefer a higher volatility since the swings are minimal. With that having been said, the respins feature does offer chances for some pretty solid value once all of your wins are combined.

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