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The wombat says: Horned helmet? Check! Blond wig? Check! A job lot of axes? Check! Alright, we’re ready for yet another Viking-themed slot. After their Norse-themed blockbusters Thunderstruck and Thunderstruck II, Microgaming (the people behind the Stardust slot machine) still seems to think that anything with long boats and broad swords are the ticket to Valhalla, and have treated us with another installment of this niche genre. So let’s get stuck in there, and pillage that village!
Look & Feel
As the name Arctic Fortune sort of gives away, this slot is inspired by the exploits of the brave Viking warriors in the Arctic region and things have come a long way for Microgaming since the Kathmandu slot. On this game we are rampaging our way through the ice cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and we encounter following symbols on the reels of fate: arctic wolves, Viking longboats, treasure chests bursting with loot and the obligatory horn of plenty. Then there are also different types of Viking warriors, and also a female one (apparently equal opportunities back in the 10th century, too).
The soundtrack features a pounding drumbeat and stirring violin strings, which resonate with epic adventures – Conan the Barbarian would certainly approve.
Arctic Fortune slot is a 4 row, slot with 5 reels and a mindblowing 1024 ways to win- even more than the Wild Catch slot that has 243. In addition to the standard symbols, you’ll also find a Wild symbol in form of the Arctic fortune icon, which can appear on reels 2 and 4. Of course there is also a Scatter, which in this game is an old map. Land 3x or more of the Scatters and you’ll trigger the bonus game, which can be hugely rewarding indeed
Arctic Fortune Bonus Game
Once you find 3x or more pieces of the map, you’ll hop off your trusted boat, trudge though snow and wind until you finally find the secret treasure vault. Once there, your first task is to take care of the nasty -looking spiders blocking the entrance. Personally, this wombat isn’t convinced about the historic accuracy here – as to the best of our knowledge Vikings weren’t known as the pest exterminators of the Seven Seas, but there you go.
Anyway, you’ll gain Free Spins by shooting the black spiders and increase your multipliers by shooting red spiders. The maximum you can get here is 40 freespins and a x6 multiplier for the bonus round. Not too shabby I’d say!
After you have bagged your Free Spins, it’s time finish off the big mumma spider. If you manage to send her up to spider Valhalla, you’ll get a bonus of up to 9,000 coins, and that’s on top of your Free Spin wins! I’d clink my drinking horn to that!
Arctic Fortune has some spectacular graphics, and the innovative bonus round in this crazy game is a thoroughly enjoyable spider-busting experience. It may not have the same atmosphere as Thunderstruck II, but it’s state of the art with its sleek animations and the interactive bonus. And, this slot can quickly turn into a proper horn of plenty for you, too. We recommend dropping your anchor and going after those Arctic Fortunes asap!