|Symbols||Norse deities and Runes|
Ice Cave is a newer Playtech online slot that was launched in 2016 and is available for playing on both mobile devices as well as desktops.
A true modern game, Ice Cave features high-quality graphics with adjustable paylines and a unique switch that can turn an extra Sticky Wild bonus symbol on or off.
But despite its name, this is not a slot that showcases animals living in the caves of Antarctica but a game inspired by Norse mythology.
Look and feel
Ice Cave is a 5-reel slot game with 3 rows of symbols and it can be played with 10 or 20 paylines. It is inspired by Norse folklore and features mythical creatures and symbols of fortune from the era which are enclosed in a stone frame set against a frozen ice cave.
An accompanying eerie backing track calmly plays in the background as you spin the reels and gets only briefly interrupted by quiet arcade sounds when you land a win.
The highest paying symbol in the slot game is Jarl, son of the god Rig, followed by other picture symbols like Valkyrie, Fenrir, Raven, and a Norse Longship. The lower paying symbols are all Runes representing Power, Victory, Protection, Wealth, and Joy.
Ice Cave is a medium to high variance game with a theoretical return to player RTP percentage of 96.1%. The game only lets you choose whether you want to bet on 10 or 20 paylines but there is no option to bet in-between.
Ice Cave also has a Feature Bet button that lets you switch on an extra Wild symbol for an additional 50% of your bet size. Therefore, the bet sizes range from £0.10 as the minimum bet for 10 active paylines to a maximum bet of £20 for 20 active paylines, or £30 when you turn on the Feature Bet button.
This slot isn’t very heavy with bonus features. There are no bonus games or Free Spins rounds to win but only two types of Wild symbols with multipliers. The first is the Ice Wild symbol which only appears on reels 3 and 4, and the second is a Hammer Wild which appears on reel 2 only and disables the Ice Wild.
The Ice Wild symbols regularly appear in the base game and can multiply your wins by 3x. Once they appear on your reels, they will stay sticky until a Hammer Wild appears and knocks them off the reels.
The Hammer Wild also has a multiplier of 3x and it will multiply your winnings after it disables the Sticky Ice Wild. If you activate the Feature Bet button, the slot will also allow Ice Wilds to appear on reel 5, apart from reels 3 and 4.