Arctic Valor is one more slot machine that we’re seeing released at Microgaming casinos, and which is actually designed by one of their partners for them, as an exclusive release. The partner in question happens to be Crazy Tooth Studio this time, and this is the first game they’ve created for this provider. As for the theme, it’s an ice/fantasy mix, and a fairly enjoyable one if we go by the slot’s design.
For Arctic Valor, the developer chose a setup with 6 reels and 4,096 ways to win, which allows the player to go after fairly large payouts, of more than $400,000. Among its features, you get the free spins, scatters, wilds and a randomly triggered Icicle bonus.
Betting and Prizes
With so many ways to win, you might be expecting something a lot more expensive wager-wise, but Arctic Valor is actually quite cheap to start with. The minimum bet is set to $0.15, while the maximum one is $150, so the line bet appears to be ranging from $0.01 to $10.
The game doesn’t give away the biggest prizes around, as its best winning combinations only seem to be offering about $100, or 10x the line bet. You do get a lot of ways to win, over 4,000 of them, so in theory the game has potential to pay over $400,000 (unless the developer limited the amount it can pay in one round).
One more point, to make in the game’s favor, relates to the RTP that’s been announced. At 96.7%, the game should be paying back enough to players, to make it a decent pick. Keep in mind, that’s for its entire lifespan, not for your particular gameplay sessions.
Arctic Valor Slot Features
On the feature side, the game will offer several regular features, along with some which are a bit rarer. Stacked symbols will appear as well, which makes it a bit more likely that you will create several winning combinations at a time.
The wild symbol is present in the game, and may also be used in the creation of new winning combinations. You can’t use it as a scatter’s replacements, but that’s not unusual at all for such a feature.
A bit more random, the Icicle feature may pop in at any point, as you’re playing through Arctic Valor. The game gives you 1+ icicles, which drop on the slot’s reels, covering a maximum of three positions. It’s not an exciting bonus game though, as all you have to do is click on those icicles, to find out how much you’ve won (wilds may also be revealed).
The slot’s other bonus feature will give you 7 free spins, in exchange for which you need a minimum of three scatter symbols to land anywhere. During this feature, you get the Icicle bonus to trigger during every single round, so the potential is higher for them.
Theme & Design
It’s got the fantasy style going on, but it also gets a more arctic-like look, with plenty of ice incorporated next to images of female warriors, swords, bows and shields. Several symbols appear as stylized snowflakes, colored in blue and red. Overall, it’s a good looking design, though nothing that would really make you pay attention.
Arctic Valor is one of the many Microgaming slot machines available at their casinos, with plenty of ways to win and decent potential top payouts, though individual rewards prove quite disappointing.