The action in Arctic Agents slot is plenty, but unusual because of what’s involved. The main actors here are various wild animals from the Arctic region, but they are turned into secret agents by the developers from Microgaming. There are five agents total, including a polar bear, a couple of penguins, an orca whale and two arctic foxes. It’s not a great design unfortunately, even though the idea is a good one. Free games, scatters and wilds are included in the slot and the action takes place on 9 lines, which can bring you prizes of $22,500.
Betting and Prizes
Given that only 9 lines are used, the bets don’t go very high, even if you max out the line bet. Each of the 9 lines accepts a bet of up to $2.50, composed of up to 10 coins of $0.25. The total wager for such a game would be at $22.50.
You can get a decent payout if you land scatter symbols five times on the reels, which would get you up to $2,250. There is more to be won during free spins, where multipliers of up to 15x can bring you prizes of $22,500 from the wild.
Arctic Agents Slot Features
The Penguin with the suitcase next to him is the one to be used by the game as the wild feature, and the one to offer the biggest prize if you look at the ones that form regular combinations. It can pay you 600x the line bet, which isn’t much, but it can go way up during free games. These wilds double prizes, if they happen to be part of another symbol’s combo.
The Iogo is the scatter, and having 3 to 5 present anywhere will get you a prize of up to 100x the bet, plus a feature with free spins. You pick one of the five agents shown, and you get a random mix of free spins and multipliers. The extremes of the five options will be 20 free spins with 2x multipliers and 3 free spins with 15x multipliers. Unfortunately, there is no chance to retrigger the free spins while you’re using them.
Should the Iogo appear in any position on the reels 1 and 5 at the same time, during free spins, you will get a random prize between 2x and 50x the bet.
Theme & Design
Though I liked the idea behind this slot machine, I didn’t enjoy the way the game was designed. The images are a bit crude, they lack the quality that I’ve come to expect from slot machines which are released these days. The poker cards don’t help either, being very bland looking icons, identical to the ones that are part of many other slots.
Thanks to the theme and its potentially high multipliers, the game has its merits, but its payouts in the base game are too low for a Arctic Agents slot with 9 paylines.