Snowshoes and a thick coat might be required to play this frosty game, as Microgaming takes you to the frozen mountains, deep in some mystical fantasy world. Where the Northern Lights scrape the very tips of the frigid peaks, strange magic is unfolding involving iconic beasts of the wintery north. This game designed by South African studio Microgaming, is played on a 5-reel, 3-row board with nine bet ways. To win combos, players must match the chilly symbols in matching formations across the board from left to right. Bonus features for Arctic Magic include an intriguing wilds feature, multipliers of different sizes and a Free Spins feature. Bets for Arctic Magic range from 9p to £45 per spin. The maximum win achievable for Arctic Magic is 3333x you stake. Arctic Magic is a high volatility online slot game from the dark and snowy wilds with a return to player percentage of 96.1%.
Graphics and Theme
The design and overall feel of Arctic Magic is crisp and clean, with well-executed graphics and symbols. The sharp detailing from the background to the symbols gives the impression of a well thought out theme from start to finish. The background for the game is a mountain-dominated landscape, blanketed in deep snow. The dark fir trees and steep gorges contrast starkly and impactfully with the ephemeral northern lights that dance in the night sky. The board is a very faint set of blue lines, which almost blend into the background to give the impression that the symbols are levitating in mid-air. Cold blue numbers and letters represent normal symbols. Simultaneously, special symbols take the form of the various distinctive animals found in extremely cold environments. For example, there are moose, polar bears and arctic foxes. The music is a graceful melody which harmonises with the gentle surrounds.
There are two main bonuses for Arctic Magic. The first concerns the impact of the wild symbol in the game. This symbol is represented by the game’s logo of a snowy summit with the game’s name labelled on it. This symbol can replace any symbol of the game, apart from the Free Spins scatter. Landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination will give you 1.11, 22.22, 222.22 or 1,111.11 x your stake respectively. If it is involved in any win with other symbols, the base rate determines that it will at least double your stake. This is why in this game the wild is referred to as the Multiplier Wilds feature.
The other main bonus is the Free Spins feature. Players can activate this feature by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the snowflake scatters on the reels. After landing one of these combinations immediately, a pay-out sequence will follow of 2, 5, 20 or 500x your stake respectively. The free spins round then starts in earnest, with 15 free spins awarded. Every win that you achieve once within this bonus feature is subject to a 3x multiplier, meaning that free spins can be especially lucrative in this game. The Free Spins round can also be retriggered from within the feature. You can therefore be given a maximum of 30 free spins at any one time.
Game How to Play
Microgaming makes setting up and playing Arctic Magic easy with a range of betting options provided along the bottom of the screen. Using this menu, players can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits. Once these parameters are set, players may spin the reels. This can be done either by using the manual spin button or by setting up automatic spins. To win, players must match symbols across pay lines from left to right.
Arctic Magic on Mobile
Arctic Magic can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.