Ice Wolf

 

The Ice Wolf slot is brought to you by ELK Studios and is played on a 6 reel, 729 ways to win reel set. Playable from 20p to £100 a spin on all devices including smartphones and tablets, this wolf inspired online slot is all about getting consecutive wins as this brings iced symbols into play and increases the number of ways to win. There’s a Wolfpack feature which creates a trail of wilds and brings the top reel in play – here, there are more respins to be won as well as sticky wilds and multipliers up to 50x.

Ice Wolf Theme/Symbols

The Ice Wolf slot looks superb – as all ELK Studios slots do. With a treacherous arctic landscape in the background, you battle chilling winds and eternal snowstorms. With a mountain behind the reels and wolf statues either side of the reel set, there’s a chilling soundtrack which adds to the arctic effect.

Symbols include A, K and Q royals as well as Viking shields, hammers, aces, golden eagles, golden reindeers and golden wolves. The latter is the most lucrative with 3, 4, 5 or 6 in combination giving you 2, 2.5, 4 or 5 times your stake respectively. Winning combinations are formed by getting matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from reel 1.

Normal & Respin modes

When you start playing the Ice Wolf slot, you will begin in Normal mode. Here, only the bottom reel section is open which offers 6 reels, 3 rows and 729 ways to win. When you get a winning combination, you will trigger Respin mode with the removal of ice on rows above – you then get a free respin.

The more consecutive wins, the more symbols cleared from ice in their respective reel. There’s up to 7 rows per reel which can lead to a whopping 74,088 ways to win. The Respin mode continues until no more new winning combinations are formed.

Ice Wolf symbol

The beautifully designed slot has an Ice Wolf symbol – when it lands, a wolfpack will clear away all ice on that reel. This is known as the Wolfpack feature. Furthermore, a trail of wild symbols from its position upwards will be created as the whole wolfpack runs North (upwards). Finally, 1 free respin is awarded. This makes it easier to form more winning combinations which will lead to more respins and more ways to win. The top reel is then brought into play.

Top Reel feature

Once the top reel is in play, you will benefit from a few extras – these can take your winning potential to a whole different level. Here is what can land on the top reel:

  • Wild symbols – sticky wild symbols until the end of the respins.
  • +1 Spin symbols – the +1 Spin symbol remains sticky until used for a respin.
  • Multiplier symbols – you will see multipliers of 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x and 50x. If you get a winning combination with any multiplier symbol, you win total is subject to that multiplier. The multiplier value will apply to any win formed (and not on that particular reel).

Ice Wolf slot thoughts

The Ice Wolf slot is well designed – no questions there. It’s all about getting consecutive winning combinations with shatters the ice in the middle section and brings more symbols into play with more potential ways to win. If you see an Ice Wolf symbol, the trail of wilds can lead to decent wins and will also bring the all-important top reel into play.

This is where Ice Wolf excels – with sticky wilds and lots of chances to win more respins, the bigger wins will come from the multipliers. The 50x multiplier is the best one obviously and can lead to payouts of 2,500 times your stake on each respin.

With an RTP of 96.1%, Ice Wolf is basically a respins slot which focuses on getting big multipliers from the top reel. High variance, Ice Wolf is a decent slot from ELK Studios that is simpler than other similar slots like Voodoo Gold – however, Voodoo Gold can pay up to 5,000 times your stake on each spin so is more appealing. Overall, a nice-looking and entertaining ELK Studios slot which is a decent addition to their portfolio.