Polar Paws Video Slot Review

Polar Paws: Demo

Quickspin invites players on a Christmas trip to the North Pole in the superbly designed Polar Paws. This festive adventure is played on a 5 reel, 25 payline machine and comes with some top extras. They include multiplier wilds that can double, treble or quadruple payouts as well as a free spins round. Collect scatters there to turn standard symbols wild. Stakes here range from between 25p and £100 per spin.

Fantastic design

Polar Paws is yet another superb looking and sounding video slot from Quickspin. They really are among the best around when it comes to design. The setting is a wintry polar village. On the reels are A to 10 royals plus a quartet of more rewarding polar bears, each wearing something festive. The most lucrative is the bear wearing glasses and the red Santa hat. This awards 0.8, 4 or 10 times your total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

2 wild symbols

Polar Paws comes with 2 different wild symbols. The Christmas wreath is the standard wild. This offers awards 0.2, 10, 20 or 40 times your stake if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination. It also replaces all the standard symbols. The bowl full of sugary festive sweets and cakes is the second wild. This doesn’t award any payouts itself.

It does provide a multiplier boost when it forms part of a winning combination with a standard symbol. The more wreath wilds, the bigger the boost. Land 1, 2 or 3 in the same combination and the payout is boosted by 2x, 3x or even 4x. This is the Wild Multiplier feature by the way.

Free spins with symbol upgrades into wilds

Santa’s smiling elf is the scatter. Land 3 of these on the same spin and you’ll activate the Free Spins feature as well as receiving a payout equal to treble your total stake – you’ll begin with 10 free spins. Each time an elf scatter hits, it fills up a position in a meter.

Fill the meter with 3 elves and 1 of the polar bear symbols will turn into a wild. The meter then resets. Fill it with 5 scatters and another polar bears turns wild and 2 more free spins are added. The process is then repeated. It’s possible to turn 3 polar bears into wilds. Multipliers can also come into play if you collect multiplier wilds on the reels.

Christmas cracker

There’s plenty to enjoy about Polar Paws. The sound and visuals are top notch and the simple gameplay works well. The multiplier wilds can pep up the base game and the added wilds in the bonus round can get things moving. The volatility is just north of medium.

You can win 1,000 times your bet if you fill the reels with the highest value symbol – add in the 4x multiplier for 4,000 times bet payouts. If you fancy playing a simple, festive-themed video slot that doesn’t overload on schmaltz, then Polar Paws is a pretty good choice.

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