Each month you are going to find that Playtech, one of the best known designers and suppliers of online and mobile slot games launch a range of brand spanking new slot games, and launch them on all of their gaming platforms at the same time.
One new slot game that has just gone live on their gaming platforms is the Ice Cave slot, which is an unusual slot from Playtech, as players are going to be given the option of placing a side bet alongside their base game stake.
We shall take a look at just what that bonus bet will activate when you place it shortly, however let us first give you an insight into the playing structure and format of this Viking themed slot game.
There are five video reels you will see displayed on the slot game screen, and spread over them are twenty fixed pay lines. That does of course mean that being fixed pay lines you have no option what so ever other than to put all of those lines into play on each base game spin you send into live play.
When playing off any base game spin if you spin in on reels number three or four one of the Ice Wild symbols those symbols will stand in for all other reel symbols as displayed on the pay table, and will then lock themselves onto the reels as you play off your next spins.
The only time those Ice Wilds symbols are going to become unlocked and get removed from the reel positions they initially spun in on is when you get the Hammer Wild symbol spinning in and making an appearance on reel number two.
So with some luck in playing, if you do manage to get both of those Ice Wild symbols spinning in on reels number three and four they can stay in place for several consecutive spins and possibly help you form plenty of winning combinations too.
That bonus bet option is going to cost you an additional 50% of your base game stake amount, and if you do decide to place it then Ice Wilds symbols are going to be added to reel number five, and they will also stick in place whenever they have been spun in, much like they do on reels three and four.
Sadly, there are no additional bonus games that you can trigger when playing the new Ice Cave slot from Playtech, so it will be offering you a rapid fire type of playing structure and format with no bonus games to slow the slot game down!
The long term expected payout of the new Playtech Ice Cave slot is actually a fairly decent one and that payout percentage has been independently certified as being 96.13%, so over time you should get a fair amount of your stakes returned to you as winning payouts if you do decide to give it any amount of play time.