Polar Paws review
With Christmas only a few short weeks away, the top game providers are starting to give us tantalizing glimpses of their Christmas slots which are to be released in the coming weeks. QuickSpin’s contribution to this years’ Christmas is called Polar Paws and will hit casinos on the 3rd December 2019. Inspired by QuickSpin’s 2012 slot entitled Goldilocks, it features a family of 4 polar bears and a number of fun features that are sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. So check out our Polar Paws slot review to see what to expect once it is released.
Polar Paws slot features
Polar Paws follows the usual set up of 5×3 reels with 25 pay lines. Populating the reels are the family of four bears with papa bear having the highest value. The family shares the space with the royal card suits J, Q, K and Q, and the numbers 9 and 10.
This slot comes with 2 different wilds: a regular wild represented by a Christmas wreath with the wild logo and a special wild, represented by a bowl of sweets that comes bearing gifts every time it makes an appearance. The special wild is also known as a multiplier wild as it multiplies winnings by x2, x3 and x4 depending how many you land. This particular wild can land only on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. To increase your chances of winnings both wilds can make an appearance in the base game and the free spins bonus games.
Polar Paws slot free spins
The most interesting feature of the Polar Paws slot game and what players will be aiming for is the free spins bonus games. This feature is triggered when 3 scatters land on the middle reels. The scatter in Polar Paws slot is represented by Santa’s elf that throws sweets every time it makes an appearance. Once the 3 elves land on the reels, players will get 10 free spins which can be retriggered.
A meter on the right-hand side of the reels will collect the scatters as they start appearing more frequently during the free spins’ bonus game. If you collect 3 elves, papa bear will turn into a wild, 5 more scatters will turn mama bear into a wild and an additional 5 elves will turn the little bear into a wild and award you 2 additional free spins. This is only possible if you manage to reach the levels before the bonus game ends. If you manage to turn the entire bear family into wilds, the possibility of hitting the jackpot increases significantly.
Polar Paws slot bonus
Once this game is released on the 3rd December, players can claim a welcome bonus from the casino of their choice that may consist of bonus money or free spins, which can be used to play this slot. Furthermore, as it is a Christmas slot, some casinos may even include it into their Christmas promotions and tournaments. So, follow our Special offers section to stay updated about Christmas promotions. In the meantime, the below casinos are sure to feature the Polar Paws slot once it is released.
Where to play Polar Paws slot
Polar Paws slot min/max bet, RTP, volatility and maximum win
This cute slot game comes with medium volatility and a high RTP of 97.84%. Players can place a bet between £0.25 and £100 for each spin. On a maximum bet, the max payout is x819 which amounts to £81,900.
Polar Paws slot graphics and sounds
The graphics of this game draws you right into the Christmas spirit. The background of the game features a peaceful snowy landscape with a wooden house to one side with a smoking chimney. We assume that it is the house of the polar bear family that inhabits the reels of this game in true Goldilocks fashion. The family of 4 bears is designed with friendly faces and there is a lot of Christmas cheer about the whole slot.
The background of the game changes when the free spins feature is triggered, and it takes you into what looks like the bears’ parlour inside the house.
The music reminds us of a Home Alone Movie, turning Christmas like when there are wins. A roar can be heard when the bears turn into a wild.
Polar Paws slot review – What we think
The QuickSpin Christmas slot comes with a lot of Christmas cheer. We especially loved the high RTP and the medium volatility of this game as it means we can play this slot without breaking the bank during Christmas time. The game also brings fond memories of the 2012 Goldilocks and the Wild Bears’ slot by the same provider. We’ll be looking forward to its release on the 3rd of December!