Arctic Magic Video Slot Review

Arctic Magic: Demo

Head to the frozen north in Arctic Magic, a beautifully designed nature-themed slot from Microgaming. Played using a 5 reel, 9 payline game engine, look out for 2x multiplier wilds and a free spins feature where all payouts are trebled. Stakes in this high variance winter adventure range from between 9p and £45 per spin.

Superb visuals

You won’t find many better-looking slots than Arctic Magic. With the shimmering Aurora Borealis above, the reels are set against a backdrop of polar mountains and pine trees. It all looks rather lovely. Joining the lower value A to 9 symbols are higher paying polar animals. They include a hare, fox, reindeer and wolf. The top paying standard symbols is the polar bear which will get you just over 83 times your bet if you land 5 in combination.

Doubling wilds

By far the best payer is the Arctic Magic logo which is the wild. This pays 1,111 times your total bet if you land 5 of them on a payline. If a wild makes up part of a winning combination with a standard symbol, the reward is doubled. This is called the Multiplier Wilds feature.

Free spins with 3x multiplier

Land 3, 4 or 5 of the snowflake scatter on the same spin and you’ll receive a payout of 5, 20 or 500 times your total bet. You’ll also activate the game’s Free Spins feature. On offer here are 15 free spins with all payouts boosted by a 3x multiplier. You can retrigger to play with 30 free spins in total.

Missed opportunity from Microgaming

We found plenty to like in the Artic Magic slot. The design is terrific. The gameplay is on the simple side but the multiplier wilds and the free spins still offer plenty of potential. The setting might be ice cold but the action here can get pretty hot.

This is a volatile slot where a screen full of wild symbols would pay 10,000 times your bet – do this on a free spin to win 30,000 x bet. However, the max win only goes up to 3,333 x bet. This is a missed opportunity by Microgaming to deliver a stunning slot with the potential for whopping wins.

We’re writing this review with Christmas just a few weeks away. If you fancy something with a wintry feel but can do without the baubles and schmaltz, you won’t go too far wrong with Arctic Magic. However, if it’s big win potential you’re after, you are better suited to playing Microgaming’s Game of Thrones slot (where you can win 20,250 x bet on each free spin).

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