Arctic Magic Slot
Arctic Magic Slot Review
Arctic Magic Slot Overview
Snowshoes and a thick coat might be required to play this frosty game, as Microgaming takes you to a frozen landscape under the ghostly glow of the Northern Lights.
This five-reel, three-row slot is a simple slot with many basics you'd expect from your average online slot but no stand-out features.
Released in 2019, this perfectly acceptable but bland slot made us suspect that this title was made by another studio and released under the Microgaming name.
Unfortunately, we couldn't reach a conclusive answer one way or the other.
Slot conspiracy theories aside, you can look forward to a 3333x max win.
The Bonus round presents you with 15 free spins, all with a 3x win Multiplier attached.
Besides that and the high-but-unlikely payouts for five-of-a-kind Wilds and Scatters, there's not too much going on.
Our favourite part of the slot is the visuals and soundtrack.
Both are quite pretty and well-made, though the soundtrack may be a little too relaxing for some of you.
Design and Layout
Besides our positive view of the audiovisuals, we haven't got anything overly good or bad to say about Arctic Magic. Considering it is a Microgaming slot, we expected a little more. Still, the solid Bonus round and 3333x max win make it worth a few spins. The relaxing soundtrack and clean visuals make this a great slot to relax to, but sadly there's not much else it excels at.
Great Graphics and Soundtrack
Gameplay A Bit Too Simple
How To Play Arctic Magic Slot
Microgaming makes setting up and playing Arctic Magic easy with a range of betting options provided.
You can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits using the in-game menu. The betting range is £0.09-£45.00 per spin.
Then you're ready to play normally or set up auto spins using the in-game menu.
Just remember that if you're a UK player, the auto spin option won't be available due to UK legislation.
To win, players must match three or more symbols across paylines, which pay out from left to right.
The maximum win achievable for Arctic Magic is 3333x your stake.
The high-paying symbols take the form of the various distinctive animals found in extremely cold environments.
These are the Moose, Polar Bear, Arctic Fox, Wolf and Arctic Hare symbols.
The Wild symbol is a simplified version of the slot background, the mountain under the aurora, with "Arctic Magic" text over it.
The Scatter symbol is a simple Snowflake symbol. You'll need three or more of these to get to the Bonus round.
Arctic Magic Slot Features
There is a two-fold Wild feature and a Free Spins Bonus round that gives this frosty slot a little magic.
Multiplier Wilds Feature
In addition to substituting for all symbols besides the Scatter, the Wild symbol is particularly important if you're after lucrative wins.
Firstly, when you complete any winning symbol combination using the Wild, your payout will be doubled.
Secondly, landing several Wilds on a payline can give you some very high payouts, which ramp up very quickly the more Wilds are involved, as shown here:
- Two Wilds: 1.11x
- Three Wilds: 22.22x
- Four Wilds: 222.22x
- Five Wilds: 1,111.11x
Bonus and Free Spins
The main attraction is the Free Spins Bonus round.
Players can activate this feature by landing three or more Scatters on the reels, while landing two or more Scatters will reward you.
- Two Scatters: 2x payout
- Three Scatters: Bonus round and 5x payout
- Four Scatters: Bonus round and 20x payout
- Five Scatters: Bonus round and 500x payout
The Bonus round then starts in earnest, kicking off by giving you 15 free spins.
In the Bonus round, every win gets a 3x Multiplier, meaning this is where you can make your biggest wins!
The Free Spins round can also be retriggered from within the feature.
As a result, you can win up to 30 free spins in a single Bonus round.
Sadly, Microgaming decided to cap the max win at 3333x.
The Bonus round would otherwise have had a much more exciting theoretical max win of around 30,000x!
Arctic Magic Slot RTP & Volatility
Arctic Magic is a high-volatility online slot game that offers an approximately average return to player of 96.1%.
Considering how generic the slot is and the okay-but-not-great max payout, we were hoping the RTP would be a little higher. Or the volatility would be a little lower.
Sadly this wasn't the case, but if you're purely talking numbers, the slot is perfectly reasonable to play!
Arctic Magic Slot on Mobile
Arctic Magic can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.
Graphics and Theme
The design and overall feel of Arctic Magic is crisp and clean, with a slight undertone of mystery and magic.
The background is simple and pretty, showing frozen mountains with patches of dark forest set underneath the northern lights.
Visually everything is all fine and dandy, but nothing too exciting.
The music is a bit more whistful and magical but relaxing to the point that it might fit an online slot less than it would a meditation playlist.
Overall, the audiovisuals are completely fine but not anything exciting, and some of you will enjoy the graceful melody the soundtrack provides, while others may find themselves falling asleep.