The Winter Berries Video Slots Game
Winter Berries is a 3D video slots game, designed and released by Yggdrasil Gaming, that initially seems like a traditional fruit machine, but with a modern twist. The game features five reels and twenty-five pay lines for players to play on, and features an icy winter world filled with juicy and colourful winter berries amidst a Finnish Polka music sound track. Styled with high quality graphic images, the slot aims to be as realistic as possible, and provides players with enhanced gaming pleasure and various special bonus features.
The background of the slots game portrays a winter landscape, complete with mountains, glaciers, water, and a forest. The reels lie in the outlines of a frozen pine branch, with the ice cubes frozen on the side of the branch depicting the numbers of the available pay lines.
The Winter Berries video slots game offers players a maximum jackpot of one thousand coins and a payback percentage of 96.75%.
Winter Berries Symbols and Combinations
Most of the seven types of symbols in the Winter Berries video slots game are different types of winter berries. These include blue berries, red currants, black currants, bilberries, and cranberries. Winning combinations are formed by landing at least three matching symbols on an active pay line. Winning combinations are paid from the left to the right.
The highest paying symbol in the Winter Berries video slots game is the yellow berry, and landing five of these on an active pay line will reward players with a payout of five hundred coins. The next highest paying symbols are the blue berries, followed by the red berries.
Winter Berries Bonus Feature
The Winter Berries video slots game by Yggdrasil does not have any traditional bonus features per say, but it does offer a unique freeze and re-spin feature that allows players to receive extra free spins and more winning chances.
With this freeze and re-spin feature, all winter berries that form part of a winning combination will freeze under a layer of ice. The rest of the reels will then spin again, that is, engage in a re-spin, while the frozen berries remain stuck in position. If further matching winter berries are landed, these will, again, freeze, and players will receive another free re-spin. The re-spins will continue until no new matching winter berry symbols are landed.
This freeze and re-spin feature gives players the chance to continuously hit winning combinations without having to engage in another spin.
Winter Berries Re-Spin Multipliers
In addition to affording players further chances of landing winning combinations, the re-spin feature also comes with a multiplier added value. Every time players fill up an entire column of the reels with one matching winter berry symbol, they have the chance of receiving more multipliers. This added multiplier function comes into play as soon as players have filled up two columns. The multiplier value will be equal to the number of columns filled, and so will range from a two-time multiplier to a five-time multiplier when all five columns are filled. The filled columns are taken from the left to the right and will need to run consecutively.