The Arctic Enchantress slot from Neon Valley Studios and Microgaming is part of their Link&Win range.
This volatile fantasy game is a 5×3 reel, 243 ways to win game. Stacked wilds can nudge into view in the base game at randon. In the bonus, they always nudge into a fully visible position. This game is a new generation design compared to classics like the Rainbow Riches slot from Barcrest. Things have really moved on, haven’t they?
The Link&Win feature is powered with Column Boost™ and jackpots that go up to 5,000x your stake on the Mega. The max win on this slot is 5,416x your stake.
Neon Valley Studios continue to make waves with their games, and Arctic Enchantress is a nice addition to their range. This game is set in the icy and snowy north, with the Enchantress as a stacked wild that may nudge fully onto the reels during base game play. The graphics are incredible- just compare it to a more traditional game like the Sweet Bonanza slot and you will see what we mean.
In the bonus round she always nudges in, but that aside, the main stroy is the Link&Win feature.
With an Ice Castle behind, you’ll collect Ice Orbs in a meter at the top of the reels to set off the Link&Win feature.
This game really scores highly in the graphics department, I’d say it is right up there with Thunderstruck Stormchaser from Stormcraft Studios.
Arctic Enchantress Game Play
The highest paying symbol is the polar bear. The stacked Enchantress Wild will land partially or fully on the reels, and the symbol will at times nudge into view to cover the whole reel in the base game.
Trigger the Bonus Round and land 10, 15 or 20 free spins when you get 3, 4 or 5 scatters across the reels with a win straight off the bat 2, 5 or 10 x your stake.
You can retrigger the free spins in the bonus round and stacked Enchantress Wilds always nudge fully in place in the feature.
The Link&Win feature can be set off at any time in the game: you will need at least 6 Link&Win Ice Orbs. You start with 3 re-spins, and all cash orbs stick in situ. The re-spins reset for each new orb you land.
Cash symbols are valued between 1 and 50 x your stake, and filling a column sets off the Column Boost feature which boost the wins for the column (or columns). You can also land 3 different jackpot orbs with a Mini, Minor and Major jackpots, which pay 15, 75 and 250 x your stake.
If you manage to fill all 15 positions with orbs, you win the Mega Jackpot worth 5,000x your stake.
Pros and Cons, Arctic Enchantress
The stacked wilds nudge in at random in the base game
In the Free Spins Bonus, the Stacked Wilds always nudge in
5,416x your bet max payout
Neon Valley Studios
The Arctic Enchantress slot theme is not a hugely original one, but it’s an entertaining game thanks to the quality of the production
The best feature is probably the Stacked Wilds that nudge in – a nice touch. Worth a spin to see if you can get lucky.
Is the Arctic Enchantress Slot Volatile?
Yes. This is a high variance game so make sure you plan your strategy to see you through any dry patches
What is the top payout?
You can win up to 5,416x your stake on this game.
What exactly is Link&Win
You may have seen this mechanic on other games. If you land 6 or more Ice Orb symbols, you will set the feature off (or at least 5 if you have the “Win Booster” switched on). You get 3 re-spins that will reset for every new sticky orb you land. Watch out for Jackpot Orbs (up to 250x win multiple). If you fill up all 15 positions on the reel set with Orbs you will trigger the 5,000x Mega Jackpot.