Winter-themed slots are the games of the day, with two new offerings at NJ online casinos. Celebrate the holidays with Jolly’s Gift, courtesy of gamemaker Side City Studios, or head to the frigid arctic with the animals in IGT’s Icy Wilds.
Both games will make you wish you had a cup of hot cocoa (or a tasty hot toddy) to keep you company as you play.
This slot would clearly appeal to the younger set, if it were legal for them to play, as it features a wind-up tin soldier, gingerbread man, wooden toy train, as well as doe-eyed reindeer and a very cute kitten in a Santa hat. Then there is the main character, Jolly, who is just shy of being a full-blown anime character. But as this is an adult game, let’s take a look at what the game has to offer during play.
The game features Stacked Wilds and Floating Wilds, Jolly’s Wild Re-Spins, Mystery Gifts, and the typical Free Spins bonus game.
Most notable is Jolly’s Wild Re-Spins, which are triggered randomly. She will expand to take up a whole reel and then award up to five re-spins. Since it is the holidays, she’s nice enough to guarantee wins on the last two re-spins and on each spin she will leave 1-3 Wilds on the reels. Pretty nice bonus, eh?
- 5 reels/40 paylines
- Stacked Wilds, Floating Wilds
- Jolly’s Wild Re-Spins
- Jolly’s Mystery Gifts
Truly, almost everything in this game—save the beautiful arctic background with the Northern Lights—is white. There’s the snow leopard, snowy owl, ermine, and polar bear.
The Ice Princess is wearing white and shares the background’s shades of blue as well. Only the 10-Ace and the Ice Princess’s jewels enjoy color.
But don’t let that stop you, as each one of these symbols can be Stacked, allowing for bigger wins over multiple paylines. Additionally, when you do get a full reel of a stacked symbol, during your next spin that reel (or reels) becomes Wild.
The best paying features are the Ice Princess and the polar bear. The Ice Princess can take up a whole reel, and you only need two reels (or 1 plus a Wild reel) to get a win – and it doesn’t have to start on the left side!
The polar bear is the key to the Free Spins round. While the polar bear does show as a Stacked symbol, the catch is that you need it to show up on three reels.
However, if you get any Stacked polar bears within those three reels, the number of spins increases, all the way up to 45 spins (with 20 or more polar bears).
- 5 reels/50 paylines
- Stacked Wilds
- Free Spins Bonus Game