You’d best warm up, because Ice Cave has a chilly gaming experience to offer you. This is an online slot game by software manufacturer Playtech and it centers on elements of Norse mythology. The offering comes with great quality graphics. And it truly does take you to the inside of a massive ice cave.
You can see a couple of human figures standing in the corner below for scale. There’s a very powerful backing track in this slot, which may be a little overwhelming. But thankfully, you can control the volume at all times or just mute it altogether.
Ancient Runes, Ferocious Beings & Mythical Characters
Ice Cave features a layout of 5 reels and 3 rows, with a total number of 20 paylines. Players are also free to regulate them with the help of the + and – buttons below the reels. With that in mind, you can also benefit from a fairly wide betting range. It spans from a minimum of just R0.20 per single spin and up to a whopping R2,000 per spin.
This brings us to the symbols, which start off with five Scandinavian runes. Each has its specific meaning, described in the game’s paytable. And there are five higher value icons, starting with a Viking longship and a raven. Next is Fenrir – the giant mythological wolf; and Valkyrie. And last but not least we have Jarl as the highest paying icon.
Ice Cave also features a total of 2 different Wild symbols. One is the Ice Wild, which can multiply your winnings by 3x, when it takes part in winning combos. In addition, whenever they land on the reels, they remain sticky, until the Hammer Wild removes them. However, the Ice Wilds can only appear on the reels 3 and 4. If you would like, you can use the Feature Bet to also enable them on reel 5. But this will increase your stake by 1.5x. In turn, the Hammer Wild can only land on reel 2 and also comes with a 3x multiplier.
Ice Cave – The End Result
Gameplay in Ice Cave is rather simplistic, with the main attraction being the two Wilds. They also appear at very decent intervals, which makes for some pretty great wins. As for the game’s variance, we would put it in the medium to high range.