Novomatic Winter Queen Slot Review and Free Play

Winter Queen: Demo

Pay homage to the ruler of an icy realm in Winter Queen, a wintry theme video slot from the Novomatic stable. This icy adventure is played using a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline game engine and comes with a feature round that awards up to 20 free spins, complete with giant symbols that can fill 12 spaces. Don your virtual woollies from between 40p and £100 per spin.

Winter Queen has the unmistakable look of a Novomatic-powered game – the visuals are a big improvement on some of the developer’s previous efforts but this still lacks a little of the wow factor we’ve come to expect from Yggdrasil Gaming, Thunderkick and the like.

The plain blue reels feature lower value A to 10 playing card values. They’re joined by a range of animals – the kingfisher and the husky award up to 200 coins per payline while the polar bear can get you 300 coins if you land 5 on a payline.

The most lucrative of the standard symbols is the Winter Queen herself – she looks like she’d catch a chill in her winter realm given her scanty outfit. That’s by the by. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Winter Queen and you’ll pocket 40, 100 or 500 coins. There’s also a wild, the Winter Queen logo, which can land on all 5 reels and replaces everything bar the magical crystal ball which is the scatter.

When 3 or more of the magical crystal ball drop onto the reels on the same spin, you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and be awarded 10 free spins. Spicing up the action is the addition of a series of colossal high value symbols – the kingfisher, husky, polar bear and Winter Queen can all land in massive, 12 symbol configurations that can fill 3 whole reels. These can hit on reels 1-3, 2-4 and 3-5. Landing 3 scatters will trigger another round of 10 free spins. Once again, the giant symbols will be in play.

Winter Queen ticks pretty much all the boxes when it comes to a Novomatic video slot. The design is functional rather than beautiful. There’s not much in the way of features but they manage to sneak in an impressive extra into the free spins round which can deliver big rewards in the relative blink of an eye. The action is fast-paced and offers some potentially big thrills, especially during the free spins.

Novomatic fans will find plenty to like from the Winter Queen. They also offer you Autumn Queen and Spring Queen which has different bonus features.

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