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The wombat says: Pack up your snowsuits and crampons Wombat Fans as we’re heading to freezing Antarctica for some very icy action in Penguin Splash slot from Rabcat and Microgaming- the people behind the Asian Beauty slot and Forsaken Kingdom. Unsurprisingly, Penguin Splash has an polar snowy feel, and we’d put the game firmly into the cute animal category, but there are a couple of ‘cool’ (get it?) extra bonus features which liven up proceedings while you play, too. Let’s take a look and see if we can’t bump into Sir Ranulph Fiennes while we’re at it! If he’s not on this game, you might find him on the Arctic Fortune slot unless the Vikings have got to him.
Look and Feel
The animated graphics in Penguin Splash slot are pretty good. The reels are set between between 2 craggy icebergs and there a load of comedy Macaroni Penguins on the left of the screen that waggle their tails, raise flippers, hop from foot to foot and stare out to sea while you play.
If you land a winning spin, they will go proper bananas – and the bigger the payout the more funky their dance moves become.
Penguin Splash is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 25 pay-lines slot. Sadly there’s no David Attenborough voice-over in the background (well, you can’t have everything) but you’ll soon get to feel very fond of these weird and wonderful birds.
Your symbols on the reels are the usual objects you might find in the freezing cold temperatures of the South Pole (and North Pole for that matter but that’s probably more Secret Santa slot if we’re being picky) and they are made up of; friendly-looking killer whales, wistful polar bears, walruses with the biggest teeth we’ve ever seen, and some cute sea lions. Then there’s the usual 10, J, Q and K playing cards that make up the lower value icons. These are all done up in ice cubes which adds to the Antarctic theme rather nicely
The Wild symbol in the game is represented by the Fish. This chilly chap will substitute for all other symbols across the reels ( except for the Scatter symbol) to complete any winning combinations that appear on a spin.
Penguin Splash Free Spins and Scatters
The Free Spins bonus feature in Penguin Splash is set off by landing 3x or or more of the Penguin Scatters anywhere across your reels. Next you’ll be given between 5 and 25 free spins – and it’s here that the crazy penguins to the left of the reels come into play. A random number of them will dive into the icy water to reveal the number of free spins you’ll receive. And, if 2 of the penguins remain on the iceberg, all your payouts during the Free Spins feature will get boosted by a 2x multiplier. Icetastic! Thanks Microgaming (well the games made by Rabat actually).
Penguin Splash slot has some great graphics and the jazzy soundtrack is top notch, but it’s pretty simple fare as far as features go. We’d rate it as a low to medium variance slot which means you’ll pick up plenty of smaller wins in the base game to keep your coffers topped up while you wait to trigger the bonus. Overall a fun slot with easy game-play and frequent pay outs.