Are you in a mood for the Christmas holidays? Polar Paws will get you in such with its winter tale. Here, a generous elf and a happy polar bears’ family will open the festive season for you. The elf loves to throw sweets around. This amusing game has various Christmas characters. It combines a happy holiday topic with modern gameplay and features.
Polar Bear is planned for December 12, 2019, by Quickspin after the release of Xmas Goldilocks. This is the first slot by the studio themed after the holidays celebrated at the end of the year. There is a free spins bonus game with progressive symbol transformations. There are also several wilds with and without multipliers. The slot offers over 800 times your bet max payout.
Polar Paws uses the standard grid of 5 reels, 3 rows, and 25 fixed pay-lines. You will win for combinations of 3 to 5 matching symbols from left to right. You can use mobile and desktop devices with wagers from 0.25 to 100 credits per spin. In the base game and free spins, you can increase your winnings with the help of multiplier wilds. They combine producing a boost of from 2x to 4x.
The max win from the symbols in the game comes from the wilds. Getting a full screen of the regular wild gives you 1,000 times your stake. The top cash reward is 100,000 when playing with the max allowed stake. During free spins, the Bears Turn Wild feature is active. It collects scatters and transforms normal bear symbols into the standard wilds. You can win 10 free spins and add 2 extra for each bear transformation you do. The game has low to medium volatility and an RTP of 97.84%.
When you load the game you will see a mountain landscape. Pristine snow covers all surfaces. The elf will be your host welcoming you into his igloo house on the other side of the lawn with his cute furry friends. On the background around the playing grid, you will see a pink-purple candy festive scene. There are all kinds of sweet scattered and arranged for the Christmas holidays.
On the reels, you will see the 10 to A card symbols each with a different colour and a lot of ornaments on white planks. All members of the furry family are here: a teddy bear, a bear cub, a mother and father bear. The Christmas wreath is the wild, the multiplier wild is the bowl with candy and chocolates. The friendly waving elf is the scatter. The graphics of Polar Paws are excellent and provoke the Christmas spirit.
On the low end are the card symbols from 10 to A returning 3 to 4 times your bet for 5 identical on a pay-line. The members of the polar bears family pay from 8 to 10 times your stake for 5 symbols of a kind in a lucky combination. There are 2 kinds of wilds taking part in the game. The standard one is the Christmas wreath with ‘WILD’ marked on it. As usual, it substitutes for all regular missing symbols.
The Christmas wreath wild is also the highest paying symbol – 40x stake for 5 of a kind. The multiplier wild is the bowl with candy and chocolates and it appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 only. The friendly elf acts as the scatter. Quickspin has included two main features to be your gifts under the Christmas tree for the festive season.
The Multiplier Wilds are active both in the base game and free spins. They can appear on the middle 3 reels only boosting your wins. Landing 1, 2, and 3 of these symbols in a combination increase the multiplier to x2, x3, and x4. Before the next spin, the multiplier’s value resets to x1.
Landing 3 of the elf scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 in a single spin triggers the Free Spins with Bears Turn Wild feature. You will receive 10 free spins and you cannot re-trigger them. During the rounds, the scatters landing will transform into collectible Goldilocks Progress Scatters. These turn all bear symbols on the reels into extra wild symbols. If you collect 3 to 5 scatters you will turn one bear into wild. Moreover, you will receive 2 more free spins for each bear symbol that you have converted. This is how you can add more free rounds to the ones you got initially.
Polar Paws is the first Christmas-themed slot by Quickspin. It is based on the studio’s previous game Xmas Goldilocks. It is a game with low to medium volatility and a top cash reward of 1,000 times your stake per spin or £100,000. The features and payouts in both slots are similar, but the graphics and design differ. So, if you like Xmas Goldilocks you will probably have fun playing Polar Paws as well. Play it after its release in December.