The chilly weather, the wind howling and the frostbite make a person just want to stay at home and stay warm, drink hot chocolate and rest by the fireplace. Why not face the winter charms from the comfort of your home, visit one of your preferred online casinos and play some of the best winter-themed video slots? They will show you the good sides of the coldest season and remind you of the times when you were a child and you rejoiced at the sight of snowflakes and snow-covered streets. Winter is not that bad! Here are the slots you can play for real money that have the winter theme all figured out.
The brilliantly designed video slot Snowflakes from Nextgen Gaming introduces the winter magic through the beauty of snowflakes, those tiny pieces of clouds that fall down on our heads, noses and coats and contribute to the holiday spirit. Snowflakes has 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 fixed paying lines. The backdrop shows a starry winter night and the symbols are all snowflakes of different shapes. The special symbols are the Wild and the Scatter, both frozen and glowing. The bonus features include Free Spins, the Icy Wild feature (extra Wilds) and the Wild Wind feature. Snowflakes is an atmospheric and soothing game with lovely graphics and nice sound effects.
Yggdrasil’s re-imagining of the fruit machine resulted in the impressive Winterberries slot. The game is visually amazing and it features an icy background with mountains in the distance. Against it, there are five rows of fruit symbol, each one with a frosty orb surrounding it. All the symbols are berries, namely blueberries, cherries and cranberries, among others. These images create winning combinations across 25 paylines, as the player clicks the Spin button. Winterberries lack a Wild symbol, but compensate in creative bonus features. Every time you land a winning combo, the matched symbols will freeze into position and there will be a free re-spin, which could go on forever as long as there are more winning combos on screen. Fill the columns with identical fruit symbols, and you can also add a multiplier to your sweet winter fruit salad.
Icy Wonders is a great-looking Net Entertainment slot machine that takes place in the land of the Eskimos and winter critters that live together and share the icy landscape. The slot has an extreme visual appeal, despite everything being encased in ice. All the symbols are friendly and include a husky, a walrus, a polar bear that’s just caught a fish, and an igloo. Icy Wonders features are regular 5×3 reel grid and 30 win lines, and there are three special symbols you ought to look out for: a whale Wild and an Eskimo girl Scatter, and also a penguin bonus symbol. The Eskimo girl triggers free spins, while the penguin activated the Penguin Bonus pick-me game. Other than these rewarding features, Icy Wonders comes with two progressive jackpot prizes as well.
A slightly different take on the winter theme, the White Buffalo slot from Microgaming deals with the wildlife in the northern parts of the American continent. Animals that live in such cruel conditions are special and unique, and so is this slot. The colors white and blue dominate the screen, and the symbols are either majestic animals or playing card symbols. You can see the moose, the ram and the elk across the reels, as well as the rare white buffalo. Special symbols are a talisman Wild and a buffalo skull Scatter. The main feature of the slot is free spins, and they are activated randomly. The round starts with 6 free spins and all the animals turn into white buffalos. The Scatter is only present to pay out Scattered wins.
A bit similar to Icy Wonders, Microgaming’s Cool as Ice slot also depicts Eskimos, polar bears and walruses on ice, but this time you can see them enjoying a ray of sun. They all have sunglasses and the ice around them seems to be melting. The walrus even has a Hawaiian shirt on. Cold as Ice is a 5-reel slot game with 3 rows and 25 lines, fixed. Apart from the walrus, the Eskimo and the polar bear, there is also a penguin on the reels, and low value symbols are 9, 10, J, Q and K made out of colored ice. The Wild is represented by a fishing hole, and there is another, special, Wild in form of an iceberg. Two more special symbols make up the paytable, an ice square, a husky and the Cool as Ice logo. Each of these symbols is responsible for one of the bonus features: Iceberg Wild (appears on reel 3, can expand to cover reels 3, 2 and 4), Ice Fishing (the Eskimo breaks the ice square and reveals another symbol or cash prize), Husky Racing (husky pull the sleigh across the reels and leave Wilds on their path) and Igloo Free Spins.
Ice World deals with the expeditions on the South Pole and shows all kinds of items left trapped in the ice. It looks like the background is some kind of an icy cave, and inside you can find a compass, a bottle of brown liquid, a lamp, an ice-picking axe and a diary probably left behind by an explorer. The green fish is the game’s Wild and the rope is the Scatter. Ice World is a great-looking winter slot played on the standard 5×3 reel grid, offering 20 paying lines. The fish Wild can appear stacked on reel 4 and thus enhance the winning potential even more. The main feature, however, is the free spins round which is triggered by three or more rope symbols. The player gets 10 free spins, with the possibility to retrigger the round. Although the title doesn’t reveal much, the Ice World slot has a really interesting take on the winter theme. What better place to experience winter than the Antarctic, right?