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Arctic Enchantress Slot (Microgaming)

Arctic Enchantress Slot (Microgaming)Neon Valley Studios and Microgaming have teamed up once more to develop Arctic Enchantress, a slot machine that offers an Arctic landscape and native animals from the area. However, the storyline is pretty different, and it’s all about magic.

Ice Orbs and the lovely Enchantress appear stacked on the reels, and they are our drivers to the magical storyline in this slot. Below is my unbiased review of this intriguing slot:

Game Set-Up

Arctic Enchantress offers 243 ways to win on its 5x3 reels design. This title has several great features that include free spins, stacked wilds, wild nudges, as well as the Link & Win respins.

Betting and Prizes

Arctic Enchantress can be both profitable and fun to play. I was happy to spin it for several real money rounds, and I could do so with bets of as little as $0.20 per spin.

If you want to challenge yourself with bigger wagers, you will be allowed to place real money wagers of up to $50 per spin. With a Win Booster option, you get a bet boost of up to 50% (range between $0.30 - $75), and you start with 1 collected Orb, with better chances of hitting respins.

In terms of the rewards available in this game, a top jackpot of 5,416x the stake ($270,825) is reasonable, but given the high volatility associated with the slot, I would have preferred more.

The RTP doesn’t do badly though, and the developer has given it 96.1% which is pretty good for a modern slot.

Arctic Enchantress Slot Features

The first symbol to notice is the stacked wild and it takes the form of the Enchantress. This symbol can land on all reels, and you will likely get it on 1 to 3 positions, and this all depends on how much of the stack is visible.

Wild Nudges can trigger at random times during the paid spins, and at this point, the stacked wilds will be pushed to take over the whole reel where they land.

With the help of scatter symbols, I was happy to trigger up to 20 Free Spins. However, to do this successfully, I needed to land the scatters between 3 to 5 times, on as many reels. With the retrigger feature, you can activate more free spins.

The main feature of the game is Link & Win, which players identify as Hold & Win from other slots. To activate it, you must have 6 to 14 Ice Orbs on the reels. When the Win Booster bet is used, the number of Orbs needed is reduced by one (5+ are needed to land).

The feature begins with the standard three respins, but more can be acquired if extra Ice Orbs land (the activating Orbs are sticky). New Orbs then become sticky, and the respins are reset to three.

At the end of the feature, once you run out of respins or if the reels are full, you get paid for every Orb that lands. A few of them award regular cash rewards, while others may award one of the smaller fixed jackpots.

Theme & Design

The Arctic theme isn't particularly unique, and the magic link has been done before. Nonetheless, I found Arctic Enchantress to be a fun game, thanks to the high-quality workmanship that the developers have given it.

Major symbols that you get to work with include feature triggers such as the stacked Enchantress wild, Palace Scatters, Ice Orbs, and top-paying symbols such as the Polar Bear, Owl, Fox, Pine Cone, and Red Rose, and Pine Cone. The last four are Royals (J to A) that represent low-value icons.

Conclusion

Overall, I believe that Arctic Enchantress is an enjoyable game, but you should not expect it to offer any new features or massive jackpots. However, everything else looks good and it is a slot that I can recommend to all levels of players.