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Snowflakes Slot: NextGen Gaming plays in the snow with cool Wilds

Maybe one or the other has enough of snow again, but we recommend to make an exception here. NextGen Gaming has developed the slot machine Snowflakes and brings the players into an icy dream landscape with thousands and thousands of different snowflakes. For Arctic explorers, hobby lugers and figure skaters this is the right slot machine, but also for everyone who wants to win generously. NextGen Gaming doesn’t disappoint most of the time and guarantees good chances for the players. This slot machine might make us shiver a bit, but on the other hand the winter landscape reminds us of the movie classic “Dr. Zhivago”, in which Omar Sharif has to fight his way through the ice hells of Russia, which was shaken by the October Revolution. The younger players won’t know the film, it was shot in 1965. Our tip: watch! But of course only when luck has been put to the test with Snowflakes. Or you can press Autoplay. Here we go!

Technical features

The Snowflakes slot machine from NextGen Gaming is relatively average at first glance. There are five reels and 25 paylines. As soon as you open the slot machine, the ice crystals glitter for the bet. Because they all look different, NextGen Gaming has put the snowflakes under the microscope. So there are snowflakes in all shades and all geometric shapes. The background of the rollers is an evening or night snow landscape, shortly before one sees northern lights. At the beginning of the game the wild symbols are displayed, which are different in this slot machine. There are Icy Wild, Frozen Wild and Wild Winds. We’ll get to the features later. Players can play from as little as 0.01€. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the bet can be increased to only 20€, then it’s over. NextGen Gaming has set the lowest minimum bet that is possible, which is nice as players with a small budget can also play. However, the maximum bet is clearly set too low. From time to time you have a lucky streak and then of course want to use a higher bet to make it pay off.

The symbols on the reels are snowflakes and vary in size from small to large. The colours also differ slightly and are ice pink or snow white. The larger ones have a higher value than the smaller ones.

bonuses and winnings

The scatter symbol in Snowflakes is a huge round ice crystal (we assume it is one) that shimmers blue-pink. A payout takes place in any position, regardless of which reel the scatter symbol is on. Scattered winnings are multiplied by the bet. Once 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols appear, the player receives 7, 10 or 15 Free Spins, depending on the position. All wild symbols on the reels remain on the free spins and the free spins feature can be re-triggered.

The wild symbols in this game work slightly differently than in other slot machines. The Icy Wild feature can be assigned at any round. Up to five symbols (one per reel) can become one game. The Wild Wind feature and the Frozen Wild work similarly.

NextGen Gaming has designed a nice slot machine that doesn’t come as a surprise visually, but contains a few nice features. We didn’t get nothing out of the test game, but you can accept a few more sub-zero temperatures, or?

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Slot: Yggdrasil Plays the Sherlock

You like to look crime scene and Indiana Jones is one of your favorites? That’s a good thing, because in Holmes and the Stolen Stones you and Holmes go in search of the stolen gems. But watch out, the thief could be lurking around every corner! The suspense is so high that the screen almost bursts as you piece by piece collect the fractions of gems to get close to solving the 5 jackpots.

In the past, we were never disappointed by Yggdrasil’s expertise in developing slot machines. Yggdrasil has always managed to captivate players with fresh designs, modern graphics and appropriate music. Hunger, thirst, back pain? That’s all secondary when Yggdrasil’s machines turn your head! But is that also true of Holmes and the Stolen Stones? We’ll find out for you.

Technical Features

Although you won’t see any reels or reels in Holmes and the Stoles Stones, it’s a classic 3 row, 5 column slot machine. You play with fixed 20 paylines on which you can bet anything from €0.01 to €2.00. This makes bets from €0.20 to €40 possible. If you have chosen your favorite bet, you can also simply use the Autoplay mode, which Yggdrasil has provided with a variety of options.

Graphic is Holmes and the Stoles Stones a little reticent. It has to be mentioned that the animations of the symbols are well done. If Holmes is part of a payline, you can watch him make a move out of his pipe. If you win with Watson, he lowers his head and pulls the glasses down to the tip of his nose, then puts them back on again. We love these details in slot machines and honestly, that’s one of the reasons why we prefer video slots to physical slots in the casino.

The good artwork combined with the exciting music makes us feel like Holmes took us on a quest for the gems. In the middle of it instead of only thereby, rarely a slogan fit better to a slot machine like this. If you want, you can play Holmes and the Stolen Stones on your laptop. But if you get too excited, you can also grab the phone, walk around the living room and play Holmes and the Stolen Stones. Sounds like a great Sunday afternoon to us!

bonuses and winnings

Yggdrasils goes all out! On the search for the gems Holmes ends up in a warehouse where boxes are stacked. Well, does that sound like a bonus game? That’s right, and there’s a cash prize or a smoke bomb in every box. Of course a smoke bomb can’t promise anything good. And so it is. If you catch the smoke bomb, the bonus game is over. Until then you can unpack all the boxes and bag the coins. And how do you start the bonus game? For that there are the scatter symbols with door lock. Three or more scatters open the door to the warehouse directly.

Of course there are also free spins in Holmes and the Stolen Stones. With three free spins scatter symbols there are 10 free spins for you. If you find four or five of them, there is an additional high coin amount. But that’s not the only way to win free spins. The name-giving gems can be collected, or more precisely, the gem splinters. Five of these splinters make an intact gem after you glue it together with a glue stick. Or something like that.

When you have collected a gem, there are another 10 free spins and an x3 multiplier during those free spins. Collect five matching gems and win one of the jackpots. This is exciting! But not only that, you can win a lot with the very high quality symbols. 5 Holmes symbols in a payline make you the proud owner of 4,000 coins!

When we review our experiences with Holmes and the Stoles Stones, we can think back on many beautiful memories. Especially the free play mode, the bonus game in the warehouse and the search for the gems have pleased us very much. The presentation is as usual from Yggdrasil, quite excellent. We can recommend this slot machine with a clear conscience!

Theme Park Slot: NetEnt with cute bonus slot machine

The Swedish game developer NetEnt is known for his ability to implement very different topics in the slot machines again and again. Sometimes the player may collect fruits, then it is about football and finally you go into an adventure with Gonzo and other great characters. Another idea was pursued for Theme Park. In this video slot you are invited to an adventure park, where the party is overflowing, but rather among the very young among us…

Squeaky ducks, colorful, sausage-shaped balloons and boxing cars are just some of the interesting symbols you will encounter at Theme Park. Have you ever dreamed of flying over the countryside in a propeller plane and throwing a party with the birds? The fact that we both had this dream makes it a shared dream that we share with many other children and adults. Can Net Entertainment deliver a slot machine that excites young and old alike?

Technical features

Theme Park is brightly colored. Yellow and blue dominate the exterior of this vending machine. Every now and then pink, purple and a little green are scattered. This candy effect is reinforced by the bright animations and effects and makes Theme Park a dream come true for children and adults who like to remember their childhood.

However, the slot machine is designed in an adult 5 reel, 15 symbol architecture. Stakes can be set up to the nouveau riche height of €250. If one has the money or wants to go risk, well, but if not, then one may also moderate employments of €0.25 transact. The 25 profit lines then regularly ensure winnings, which are often not too high. Basically, Theme Park is a machine that continuously makes winnings possible, but which is more likely to be found in the range of 1-5 times the stake.

Only when it comes to the bonus rounds or when the grab arm makes an extra win possible, Theme Park really pays off. But more about that now. You can either play each round yourself or use the Autoplay mode, which offers a perfect combination of control and freedom with excellent settings. This machine is also perfect for putting our tricks for more winnings into action.

bonuses and winnings

Children also need a reward in the theme park. How about an ice cream or a delicious lollipop? But there must also be something for the adults. For example Wilds, Scatter and bonus games. And lo and behold, NetEnt has delivered!

The first positive surprise of the game is the Stacked Wild symbol in the form of one or more roller coasters. It can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and covers one to all three symbols. For those who are new to the fascination of the slot machine, we would like to mention that a game replaces all other symbols except the bonus or scatter symbol and thus provides more winnings.

Do you still know the devices with the plush animals that you had to get out of the glass box with a grab arm? Of course, this device must not be missing in an adventure park. Cuddly toys that hide under the automat can be pulled out when the symbol of the gripper arm appears on roll 5. The reward? A cuddly toy and 2 to 15 times the sum of the stake as a profit!

Now it’s really wild! Theme Park has several bonus games. One of them, the ticket game can be won by the appearance of three scatters. The ticket game consists of a wheel of fortune which, depending on when it stops, releases another ticket to win. With this ticket the player can then enter an attraction on the map of the adventure park.

However, there is a second wheel that can be played. The Theme Park Bonus Wheel can be rotated if the bonus symbol appears on the fifth reel. Then the bonus wheel can either be used to gain direct access to one of the attractions, or to win a round with the ticket game.

The actual bonus games are then the attractions, of which there are a total of six. Punch Bag, Can Tower, Sledge Hammer, Skee Ball, Fishing and Duck Shoot are all great winnings. So we advise everyone to lure scatter or bonus symbols onto the reels in order to try out these attractions.

All in all Theme Park was a lot of fun for us. The many fun bonus games and the cuddly design set Theme Park apart from the other slot machines. Well done, Net Entertainment!

Peek a Boo Slot: Microgaming makes you a Ghost and Bonus Hunter

“Trick or treat” will be what the creative heads of Microgaming thought when they developed the online slot Peek-a-Boo. We’re not angry about that at all, because the Halloween-themed slot is extremely cute!

Are you afraid of ghosts? A confrontation therapy can sometimes work wonders, our therapist has betrayed us. If you want to dare, grab a flashlight and some Valium (of course only after consulting your doctor or pharmacist) and simply mutate from being afraid to a Ghostbuster!

You will quickly notice that you should face your ghosts, then it is not so creepy anymore. Especially if you are rewarded with a big profit account. Feel like a child who goes from door to door on Halloween day and comes home with full bags.

We have tested the game for you, are still alive and have found a new favourite slot!

Technical features

Peek-a-Boo comes with sporty five rollers and 40 paylines and with 0.40 up to 100 coins you are there. Become a Ghost Hunter and help the main character eliminate all creepy creatures!

Once you’ve overcome your first fear and licked blood, you won’t be able to get enough of it anymore. So it’s good to know that you can play the game (almost) anytime and anywhere from your smartphone or tablet. Whether in the waiting room of the doctor, therapist or tax consultant, in the university or – only recommended for advanced students – even in the dark cellar. If you don’t have a cellar and are really in the mood for a test of courage, you will surely find an empty demolition house somewhere.

In our opinion the soundtrack sounds like a funny mixture of Dracula and Casino – Lobby. We can’t describe it properly, just listen to it for yourself. We find the music to be very special but definitely appropriate.

You’ll find not only the creepy ghosts in this machine, but also lots of cute prize symbols in the form of sweets. On Halloween day you should have them in your house in multiple versions. And also in this slot machine it is worth it, because three times the same candy on your screen gives you plenty of profit on your account!

Your hunting instinct will definitely be awakened here, because with every ghost you successfully extinguish, neon light flickers and the ghost meter on your screen fills up. The main player on your left side of the screen helps you to win 10 free pins as fast as possible. If you’re lucky, three more will be added during the free spins round. Now please calculate for yourself how many free spins you can reach?

Wuuuuuuuuuu, yes, we admit…that’s a bit scary! It gets really exciting when you discover the smaller brothers of the big spirit on the reels. That smells like a lot more free pins!

bonuses and winnings Game description

If you play Peek-a-Boo, you have a whole 1024 ways to win. You now know what to do. You are a ghostbuster and help the main character with the neon weapon to defeat the ghosts and collect them in the ghostmeter. You will be rewarded with super cash prizes until the Ghost Meter is finally full and you can receive your well-deserved 10 Free Spins, which may even be increased to 13. 40 profit lines ensure maximum chances of winning!

The candy symbols stand for the slightly smaller winnings, the four differently colored ghosts pay a little more.

During the free spins it becomes particularly exciting when the first three symbols are the same. Then the fourth and fifth reels spin again. If the same symbol appears again on reel number four, you get another chance with a Respin of the fifth reel. This mysterious phenomenon is called the Spooky Reels and is just like the Super Stacked Wilds a special feature in Peek-a-Boo.

We think we don’t have to tell you more to convince you that Peek-a-Boo is great fun and brings very nice winnings. Never before has horror been so worthwhile!