Snowflakes simply takes the winter season for inspiration, and especially the beautiful snowflakes that help make this period of the year a favorite for a lot of people. The snowflake might be considered unique and special on its own, the saying being that there are no two that are alike, but it doesn’t make for a very interesting slot machine, as I’ve quickly found out when looking at this game. The creator of the slot is NextGen Gaming.
You are going to have 25 lines to get combinations formed on, with 5 reels to spin each time. You can get top rewards of $50,000. The slot also has the wild, a scatter, the Frozen Wilds Free Games, the Wild Wind and the Icy Wild features.
Betting and Prizes
The way it often happens in NextGen Gaming’s titles, there will be more coins required per spin, then there are active lines. 30 coins are needed for every single round of Snowflakes, being needed to cover 25 lines. You are the one setting up the value for those coins, between $0.01 and $20, and so the total bet range will be from $0.30 to $600.
By far, the most impressive reward you could get in Snowflakes will arrive via the scatter symbol, which promises to deliver 2,500 coins under the right conditions. With the highest coin denomination chosen, there could be a prize of $50,000 waiting for you in this game. I also know the RTP of Snowflakes, which is at 96.579%, and I for one am satisfied with it.
Snowflakes Slot Features
One of the simpler features presented in Snowflakes is the wild. It’s a piece of ice which has the Wild logo inside, so it shouldn’t give you any trouble to recognize it. There are combinations that can be formed out of wilds alone, with the rewards bringing you up to 500 coins. Most of the time, you will use these wilds together with other regular symbols, helping them form combos.
The scatter’s a bit more unusual, showing a round piece of ice, which has a lot of facets, sort of like a round diamond might look like. This is the one that will grant you the best payouts, even up to 2,500 coins being offered if you have enough scatters visible.
You may use scatters to trigger 7, 10 or 15 free spins, depending on how many symbols contributed. The wild symbols that appear on the reels are going to become frozen on them until the free spins are over. Retriggering the free spins is a possibility.
The slot has two random features that it can trigger, called Icy Wild and Wild Wind. Icy Wild is going to add up to five wild symbols to the reels, transforming some of the regular ones that are present at the time. As for Wild Wind, it will add up to five wild symbols directly to the reels, at the beginning of the round. In each case, only one wild per reel can be added.
Theme & Design
The snowflake theme doesn’t look that bad, and a lot of it is because the individual symbols look great. Overall, there is not enough variety to make a snowflake theme look interesting, even though each one you see is unique. There is a lot of light and dark blue in the design, as well as plenty of ice.
Snowflakes will not give you much of a theme or an interesting design, but the features work well enough for it and the theoretical RTP isn’t bad either.