The wombat says: Brrrrrrr! It’s bloody freezing in here! I just made Mrs Wombat whack up the heating. Released by NextGen Gaming at the end of the winter, playing Snowflakes slot is making wombat one very chilly marsupial. The design is big improvement on older NextGen game like the Owl Eyes slot and Irish Eyes (what is it with the designers at NextGen and eyes?)
If the cold and snowstorms float your boat, then this frozen-themed game could be the one for you. Or there’e also the Lucky Angler Slot (A Snowy Catch). But that’s a whole lot wetter. Hopefully you’ll scoop some big wins that’ll warm you right up!
You know what they say, that ‘each and every snowflake is a unique’, well that’s a bit like the slot itself where you’ll find 3, yes 3 wintery Wild bonuses to play with! Wrap up warm Wombat Fans and let’s spin!
Look and Feel
A frozen Arctic landscape makes up the background to your reels in this game, along with twinkling stars in the night sky, and some snow steadily falling onto the screen. The design is nice enough, but lacks the impressive 3D graphics we’ve seen from competitor slots. We do love the ethereal soundtrack to the game though…it kind of puts us in the same mood as the music from the Red Dragon slot– but that’s an entirely different kettle of fish.
Snowflakes slot is a 5-reel, 3 row, 25-payline slot. As you can tell by the name, your symbols are all made up of snowflakes (10 of the chilly buggers to be exact) in green, blue and purple that come in different shapes and sizes.
As a rule of thumb, the bigger and more fancy snowflake looks, the more it will pay you out. Simples! The high roller in the slot is the 8 sided pale blue snowflake which will shell out a cool 400 coins if you land 5 of them on a payline.
The Wild symbol in Snowflakes slot is the logo sculpted out of ice, and there are 3 different ways in which the Wilds can work:
Icy Wild These are randomly triggered during the base game, where after any spin, up to 5 symbols can turn into Wilds, giving you the chance to make more winning combos.
Wild Wind When that cold wind blows, get ready to win! As it will bring up to 5 extra Wilds onto your reels for 1 spin.
Frozen Wilds Any Wild symbol that lands on the reels during the Free Spins feature will become frozen in their place for the rest of the round!
Scatters and Free Spins
Your Scatter in the slot is the sparkling colourful orb symbol. Land 3x or more of these gems and you’ll set off the Free Games Bonus. The number of spins you’ll receive will depend on how many Scatters you landed in the first place. So, 3x Scatters will earn you 7 Free Spins, 4x Scatters will give you 10, while 5x of orb-like Scatter symbols will award you with 15 free spins. Oh, and don’t forget, the Wilds are frozen in this round too.
A great game to play in the middle of summer to cool you down, or just if you fancy some variety with your Wilds. Snowflakes slot isn’t the best-looking game we’ve seen, but the Free Spins Bonus triggers quite often meaning you’ll never get bored.
Wombat score: 4/5
Loses a point for the design which is a bit on the shoddy side