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Get random base game prizes in NexGens' winter wonderland!
NextGen Gaming’s Snowflakes may be a little too late for the winter season, but given that most of us are lucky if we get a couple of days’ snow and a week of melting roadside sludge every year it’s still a welcome addition to SlotsInc’s line-up.
It’s lit up by an impressive starscape, and comes with the Icy Wild feature as one of two base game bonus rounds. This is triggered at random and transforms up to 5 symbols into wilds; the Wild Wind sister feature (again, triggered randomly) adds up to 5 wilds, with a maximum of one per reel.
We love base game bonus rounds and usually have to look to NetEnt to find them so we were delighted to see them on offer here – though if you want a more traditional free spins round you’ll be more than happy with Snowflakes’ Frozen Wilds Free Games feature.
This round offers a maximum 100 times stake from 15 free spins, though re-triggers can leave you with up to 30 – and any wilds becomes frozen (otherwise known as sticky) for every subsequent free spin.
Saddle up and gallop your way to riches with Golden Mane
Golden Mane is another NextGen creation. It’s an equine-themed 10-liner set in a beautiful patch of hilly countryside bathed in glorious sunshine with trees, mountain and horses keeping the high value card symbols company.
The golden mane is the wild symbol, substituting for all others except the scatter, and also delivers the highest line wins with 100 times stake on offer for 5 in a row.
The horseshoe is the scatter symbol and only appears on the middle 3 reels; there is also a Scatter Run feature which is triggered randomly on any base game spin.
Two scatters will give you 2 free spins whilst three will give you 6 free spins, however during the 1st free spin, the white horse transforms into a wild for the duration of the feature. On the 2nd free spin the black horse becomes wild; on the 3rd free spin the mountain symbol becomes wild, whilst on the 4th free spin, it’s the tree that turns into a wild.
In addition, landing 2 or 3 horseshoe scatters will retrigger the feature giving you the possibility of 12 free spins altogether.
You’ll need to put in some effort with this game, but like anything in life that’s a little more demanding you’ll eventually start to reap the benefits.
Golden Mane is typical of what you’d come to expect from NextGen Gaming – however, it’s all about the Free Games feature where 5 wilds in total can really send your wins galloping away. I found it to be a medium to high variance offering where you need to be patient. If you like the theme, IGT’s Fire Horse is worth trying.
Go for a rumble in the jungle and enjoy 243 ways to win
NetEnt’s Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild slots marks relatively new territory for the popular Swedish slot-making powerhouse. It’s one of just a few 243-way slots that they’ve produced, so they’re clearly aiming themselves at an area of the market currently dominated by Microgaming – fact it very much looks as though Microgaming’s Untamed series with its high end wildlife themes and all-way betting were the benchmark NetEnt’s designers had in sight when they got to work on Jungle Spirit.
The reels are housed within a dense, lush rainforest environment that plays home to a huge variety of predators. These are the kind of creatures that are best admired from afar, and they’re given the full cinematic treatment from NetEnt with expanding reels to help show off their full destructive capabilities which makes for a thrilling experience that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat irrespective of what happens to your bankroll.
In common with all 243-way slots you can make winning lines from left to right via any route no matter how haphazard. The symbols just need to match up from left to right no matter where they actually appear on the reels, though as with all NetEnt slots, there’s plenty of genuine feature play on offer in the base game as well:
At any point in the base game a randomly-applied set of butterflies can circle a reel and turn it entirely wild if it’s used as part of a winning combination. In a 20 line game that might not have much impact but with 243 lines on offer it then becomes very easy to make subsequent wins.
Free spins are awarded when you land three or more of the purple Lotus flower, and at this point an additional row appears which means you’ve got 1,024 ways to win. If you’ve ever played Microgaming’s Terminator 2 you’ll know how exhilarating this can be, and it makes it even easier to score huge multiple line wins.
Wins of 7,678 times stake are possible on this slot when in free spins mode, and it’s got a 400 coin top jackpot - so this is clearly one slot that has plenty of bark and a decent amount of bite to match.
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