Icy Wonders is an online video slot machine game from Net Entertainment that was released in September 2006. This video slot game has 5 reels and 30 pay lines. The theme of Icy Wonders is inspired by the life of penguins and other creatures in the snowy and icy Arctic.
Icy Wonders may be chilly in their theme, but the game play is definitely guaranteed to be hot! Icy Wonders slot game features two progressive pooled Jackpots that will surely whet your slot gaming appetite! All of the symbols used perfectly complements the theme of the game – polar bears, walruses, whales, Alaskan huskies, Eskimos, and of course, the cute penguins!
A nice attribute about Net Entertainment is that they always allow everyone to play instantly on their slot machine games, without requiring them to download anything at all. With two progressive jackpots in one game – Wonder Jackpot and Mega Wonder Jackpot, a Free Spins Bonus Feature game wherein all your winnings in the Free Spins are multiplied x2, scatter wins, and with a neat payout ratio of 93.1%, you will definitely love your arctic vacation stay at Icy Wonders! So don that traditional garb which Eskimos have once worn in the cold Arctic winter, learn to fish, say hello to the penguins, have a great time playing, and grab the chance to win great prizes at Icy Wonders!
Graphics & Sound
Even if Icy Wonders seems like a pretty simple online video slot game, Net Entertainment usually tries their very best to give to all of their online players only the finest and top-notch quality of graphics and sound. In Icy Wonders, you are taken to the always-winter area of the Arctic, where you will find penguins everywhere! The reels are surrounded by ice and the background of the reels is a deep color blue. The symbols are drawn in a cartoon-like manner. Mostly common in online video slots, animated programming is used on some symbols to make the game much more interesting and appealing for players. When you manage to get winning combinations, for instance, with the Wild Symbol (Whale), the Whale will flip upside down for you and you will also hear a sound that you would imagine it is snorting out water! The overall graphic design of Icy Wonders displays many colors such as blue, green, purple, pink, red, gray, black, brown, white and orange.
Icy Wonders, obviously, has sound effects that will truly make you feel like you are in the wonderful icy and snowy areas of the Arctic – the home of walruses, polar bears and penguins. You will constantly hear the sounds of penguins, birds, and the waves of the ocean while playing this game. When you hit 3 Scatter Symbols and activate the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you will hear drumming sounds with faint singing in the background.
In Icy Wonders online slot game, the card deck symbols used are J, Q, K, and Ace. Other regular symbols perfectly complement the theme of Icy Wonders such as the Polar Bear, Alaskan Husky, Walrus and the Igloo.
The Wild Symbol is the Whale. It acts as a substitute for all the other symbols, except for the Scatter Symbol and the Jackpot Symbols.
In Icy Wonders, there are 2 Scatter Symbols – the Eskimo Girl and the Penguin Bonus scatter symbols. Scatter symbols mean that they do not need to appear in a line (on an enabled pay line) for you to win.
• The Eskimo Girl scatter symbol can be scattered anywhere on the 5 reels for you to complete winning combinations, as long as there are 2 or more Eskimo Girl scatter symbols that appear. Your winnings are calculated by multiplying the Eskimo Girl scatter symbol combination payout (see Paytable) by the total number of coins you have bet. If you hit 3 or more Eskimo Girl scatter symbols, you will activate the Free Spin bonus game.
• The Penguin Bonus scatter symbol can be scattered anywhere on the reels, as long as you get 3 or more of these scatter symbols to appear in consecutive order and on an enabled bet line to win. If you hit 3 or more Penguin Bonus scatter symbols, you will activate the Penguin Bonus Feature game. Do take note that the Penguin Bonus scatter symbols do not give out any winnings, but these are your ticket to enter the Penguin Bonus Feature game.
Do take note that if you obtain a scatter win and a regular win, you are paid out for both of these wins, because the Eskimo Girl scatter symbol is not required to appear on an active pay line in order for you to win. The scatter rewards are independent from pay line rewards and are therefore added to the pay line win.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
The Icy Wonders online video slot game has a progressive jackpot to grandly reward its loyal and valued players! A progressive jackpot is described as a continuously-accumulating prize, and the most recent value of the Progressive Jackpots are showcased in the top left and right corners of the Icy Wonders video slot machine game. You get the chance to win 2 Progressive Pooled Jackpots when playing just one slots game. If 5 Jackpots symbols are obtained, the player will win the Mega Wonder Jackpot. If 4 Jackpot symbols are obtained, the player will win the Wonder Jackpot. Whenever there’s a progressive jackpot up for grabs, you will always be reminded that in those games, the more you bet, the greater your chances of winning the Progressive Jackpot! Please be reminded that only Real Money Players are qualified to win the real money Progressive Jackpot games.
Icy Wonders offers 2 Bonus Feature games for their valued slots players:
Icy Wonders Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – If you get 3 or more Eskimo Girl Scatter symbols (found anywhere on the 5 reels), you will activate the Free Spin Bonus Feature game. If you hit 3 Eskimo Girl Scatter symbols, you will win 10 Free Spins; if you hit 4, you will win 20; and if you manage to hit 5 Eskimo Girl Scatter symbols, you will win 30 Free Spins!
What’s even more exciting is that if you manage to get 3 or more Eskimo Girl Scatter symbols while you are playing the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you will be rewarded another set of 10, 20 or 30 Free Spins! The extra Free Spins are included to your remaining number of Free Spins, and you can obtain an infinite number of additional Free Spins while playing the Free Spin Bonus Feature game! When the Free Spin Bonus Feature game has ended, you are then taken back to the regular Icy Wonders video slot machine game and your winnings obtained from the Free Spin games are included to your total win.
Hint #1: All of your winning combinations obtained during the Free Spin games are doubled (multiplier x2), with the exception of the Progressive Jackpot wins.
Penguin Bonus Feature Game – If you get 3 or more Penguin Bonus Scatter symbols (found anywhere on the 5 reels) in consecutive order and on an enabled pay line, you will activate the Penguin Bonus Feature game. Once the Penguin Bonus Feature game is active, you will be taken to another screen where you will see a penguin colony of 12 members perched on icebergs. Pick on any of the penguins, and if they show a fish, you will win random bonus prize amounts. The Penguin Bonus Feature game will end once you pick a Penguin with an “already-eaten fish” (fishbone). When the Penguin Bonus Feature game is over, you are then returned to the main Icy Wonders online slot game and your Bonus game wins are included to your total wins.
Hint #2: The Penguin Bonus Feature game can also be activated while playing the Free Spin Bonus Feature game; however, the Free Spin multiplier does not multiply the winnings you’ve won in the Penguin Bonus Feature game.
Icy Wonders online video slot game has 5 reels where you may bet on 30 pay lines. Icy Wonders is a progressive jackpot slots game, which means that every time it is played, a portion of the player’s bet is included to the total Jackpot. What’s great about Icy Wonders slot game is that it shares the same Progressive Jackpot with two other “Wonders” slots – the Geisha Wonders video slot game and the Tiki Wonders video slot game. This means that there are 2 jackpots that can be won! You can either get the Wonder Jackpot (worth €500) or the Mega Wonder Jackpot (worth €10,000). The more you bet, the greater your chances of winning! The minimum bet amount is 0.01 and the maximum bet amount is 0.50 per line. You can wager from 1 up to 4 coins per line.
Icy Wonders is equipped with an Autoplay function so that online slots players are able to set how many spins they would like to be played automatically by the game. The number of spins they would like to be automatically played can be from as low as 10 up to as high as 1000 spins! Players can even fine tune their Autoplay settings by clicking on the Autoplay button and going to the Advanced Settings menu. They can select to Stop Autoplay whenever they manage to win on any spin, if they have won Free Spins, if the Bonus game is won, if the Jackpot is won, if a single win exceeds a specified amount, or if their cash increases or decreases by a specified amount. When they are contented with their Autoplay setup, they just have to click the Start button and the Autoplay function will do the rest of the automatic spinning for them.