A mystical frozen land is full of hidden surprises in Icy Wilds, a 5 reel, 4, 50 payline video slot from IGT. Treats on offer here include stacked symbols that transform into wilds and a bonus feature that offers up to 45 free spins. Play, on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, from 50p to £1,000 per spin.

The design in Icy Wilds has a magical feel – blues and whites dominate the screen. The reels are overlooked by a snow-capped forest with the Northern Lights shimmering away above. Symbols on the reels include lower value A to 10 playing cards which offer a top payline prize of 25 coins.

Next come a trio of animals who call the snow-capped forests home. Look out for a rodent, a wise old owl and a big cat. These offer payline prizes of up to 100 coins. A trio of gemstone related objects come next. The heart-shaped brooch and silver ring award up to 125 coins with the crown paying up to 150 coins.

The princess is the most lucrative symbols – she spins in a stacked formation and can land 4 high. 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the princess in the same payline will get you 5, 25, 100 or 500 coins.

It’s here that we usually mention what symbol is wild – things are a little different in Icy Wild. There’s isn’t a single wild symbol. Instead, if you land 1 of the 3 animals, or 1 of the 3 gemstone symbols fully stacked 4 high, they will transform into a frozen wild for the spin that follows. You can get multiple wild reels which will really give you massive wins.

The game’s only other extra is the Free Spins Bonus feature. To play it, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the polar bear on 3 different reels. The polar bear can land fully stacked too – the more polar bears that land, the more free spins on offer.

For example, a single polar bear on reels 1, 3 and 5 would get you 10 free spins. If the polar bear was stacked on reel 1 and landed in conjunction with singles on reels 3 and 5 you’d receive 16 free spins. Fill all 5 reels with stacked polar bear symbols and your reward will be 45 free spins. The wild rule applies meaning that your free spins can benefit from multiple wild reels.

IGT have created a nicely designed video slot here. The cute theme won’t be to everyone’s taste but if you like that type of thing then what’s on offer here is well done. Throw in the transforming stacked wilds and a bonus feature where you can win up to 45 free spins and this chilly looking realm can deliver some pretty hot action.

I must warn you – this game is highly volatile so it will freeze you out more often than not. Other games that have a similar theme include WMS’ Frozen Inferno and Play ‘N Go’s Wild North.