A battle for control over the weather is happening in this new Rival Gaming slot game, though it’s not some futuristic themed title like you might imagine. Instead, you have a battle between Jack Frost and Harold Heat, two brothers with the ability to bring winter and summer, respectively. We appear to be rooting for the winter option in this game, but the battle between the two makes for some interesting action as you advance inside.
Otherwise, the game seems pretty regular in other ways, delivering 5 reels & 25 lines, while for major features you get bonus games, free spins and sticky wilds. The most impressive payout that it can deliver will be worth $31,250, though obviously it’s going to be reserved for the players with maximum bets selected.
Betting and Prizes
In the case of Rival Gaming, the betting system we see used here has been chosen in the past, so it’s not a surprise. You have control over the entire wager, building it up or down as needed by selecting 1 to 25 active lines, using between 1 and 10 coins on each one, and then modifying the denomination as well ($0.01 to $0.25). This gives you a betting range of $0.01 to $62.50.
The payouts are not impressive, they only reach 500x the stake even if you fill the reels with the highest paying symbols, but there are several features which could improve the game for you in the long run. About the best that you can do is $31,250 in one spin.
Another element that I’m not crazy about is the average RTP of the game. It’s expected to pay 94.26% back to the players, while the better games start at 96% and go up from that point.
Jack Frost Slot Features
The features introduced in this game will revolve around the two sides, with cold and warmth being represented through the two characters and through features as well.
Drop symbols can appear during your base game rounds, and if they do show up, they make the winning symbols disappear, others falling down from the top to replace them.
The Cold Wild is for the base game, where it’s a simple feature, to be used as part of various winning combinations.
The Tropical Wild will be sticky, and will appear on the reels during free games. They stay there and give you re-spins for as long as they contribute to wins or if new sticky wilds appear.
As for the way to reach free spins, you need the symbols with Harold Heat, the scatters which are useful provided that they appear three times or more. You win 5, 10 or 20 free spins, with those additional wilds that I just mentioned.
The last feature comes via Jack Frost, and it’s the Ice Block Bonus. 3+ symbols get you this feature, where you can win cash prizes or access to the free spins.
Theme & Design
This battle for control over the weather, between Jack Frost and Harold Heat, will bring you from the regular game mode to the free spins. There are different versions for the symbols, depending on whether you’re in full winter mode or if you’re enjoying a tropical vacation. For example, base game gets Christmas decorations, wrapped gifts, card suits with Christmas tree decorations, ski goggles, skate shoes, candy cane, winter hats and Jack’s assistants. From the free spins, we have coconut drinks, unwrapped gifts, card suits with tropical flowers, beach slippers, sunglasses, bananas, baseball caps and Harold’s assistants.
Jack Frost is fun enough to play, particularly where the battle between the two sides is involved and it brings along various features. I wasn’t excited about the 94.26% RTP or the 500x maximum payout though.