Valkyries fly gloriously to bring riches and entertainment in the Microgaming’s release named Arctic Valor launched in February 2019 with Crazy Tooth Studios. With the Norse mythology theme, the game showcases stupendous graphics and high-end animations, backed up with an intense soundtrack. To support the gameplay, features you will be looking at are Wild Substitutions, the Icicle Feature and a Free Spins Game, offering payouts up to 40,500 coins.
This 6-reel, 4-row slot offers stunning 4,096 ways to win and supports wagers from $0.15 to $15.00 per spin. Once you’ve configured the wager, click on the Spin button or activate Autoplay to get the reels going. If you wish for the game to play out a bit faster, enable the Quickspin option. To get prizes you only need to land a minimum of 3 symbols on adjacent reels, regardless of where they are positioned.
As Aurora Borealis prevails over stone-clad reels, four breath-taking Valkyries work as top-paying icons awarding somewhat disappointing prizes of merely 0.66x your bet if 6 appear in a row. Swords, Bow and Arrows, a Helmet and a Shield deliver 0.60x the wager for 6 of a kind, while there are but 3 low-value symbols in the form of icy gems that award 0.53x the total stake each if 6 matching icons land in adjacent positions. Wild appears on all reels and is capable of replacing all other symbols when completing winning combinations. Scatter is depicted with an ornamented gem, appearing in the base game only, to open the doors to the Free Spins Feature.
Up to 3 symbols high Icicles could crash randomly on the reels to bring cash prizes or put extra Wilds on the grid. To get to the Arctic Valor Bonus, you are to reveal at least 3 Scatters anywhere and thus obtain 7 freebies. Throughout the duration of this round the Icicle feature is triggered on each spin. Furthermore, Valkyrie stacked icons that are present during the Bonus increase chances of wins since they cause the Icicles above them to become 3-rows high.
Despite the excellent design and an interesting Icicle Feature which does occur frequently, Arctic Valor seems like an under-achievement due to extremely low payouts. The Arctic Valor Bonus offers a greater winning potential, but those truly hefty payouts never seem to land. Taking into consideration the modest betting span, this game is certainly worth trying out as it won’t cost an arm and a leg to give those reels a whirl.