It's getting chilly outside, but the action on your screen is heating up, thanks to Ash Gaming's Wild Gambler: Arctic Adventure. The game transports us to the top of the world, where we get to experience the icy weather and wildlife that dots the landscape while also providing a unique and fun layout for players to experience with its unique locking wild symbols feature.
Wild Gambler: Arctic Adventure is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that features a theme that includes arctic animals as well as snowy and icy weather. The game's symbols are (paying from low to high): 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace, penguin, arctic fox, moose, walrus, and the polar bear. The game's features include free spins, locking wilds, and multiplying wilds.
The multiplying wilds and locked wilds are built into the same feature, which is something that I don't think I have ever personally seen before. The game looks great and the polar bear symbols bring a lot to the game as there is the opportunity to control the payout of the game to an extent. You can click on any symbol to set it to be a locked wild, and clicking on the same symbol multiple times can increase the multiplier on the wild up to 5x. Of course nothing comes for free and doing so will increase the cost of a spin. You can even make every symbol on the reels wild. Just don't expect results doing this - believe me, I tried, and the game will pay back less than what it costs to spin (with a €0.01 line bet it costs €235.74 to spin for a €200 win with all symbols wild). But the game certainly does have some perplexing ways to make you think about what you want to do.
Playing Arctic Adventure I had a lot of fun as I waited to see what kind of combinations the game could give me with various locked wilds. I only ended up getting the free spin bonus once, but there were so many locked wilds in that round that I ended up winning a good amount of money. If you're the type of player who is looking for something different to play, then I highly recommend you checking out Wild Gambler: Arctic Adventure as it adds a little layer of strategy and choice that is all too rare in most slot machines.