Polar Picnic Online Slot: A Single Spin can Strike Avalanche of Base and/or Bonus Wins!
Polar Picnic online slot by Fuga Gaming offers 40-paylines built on a 3×5 slot grid. Cartoon graphics of North Pole denizens having a picnic in the middle of a snowy landscape, appear as reel elements. When three or more images of the same kind align in a payline, starting from the leftmost reel, a winning combination is formed. Such an occurrence not only awards a corresponding payout but also triggers the game's Avalanche Feature. Any spin, whether wagered or free, can set off the feature.
The Polar Picnic Man walking to and fro across the slot grid, has an important role. If by chance he stops on a reel carrying a Wild Symbol, he will strike that icon. The Wild will then expand and become a full-reel Wild Symbol. Additional Wilds available as substitute icons, heighten the possibility of hitting at least one winning combination that will set off the Avalanche Feature. Moreover, striking a payline win that includes an Expanded Wild Symbol has an incrementing effect. An Expanded Wild in any reel comes with a corresponding Win-Multiplier.
Polar Picnic Online Slot ; Avalanche Feature
Each cell constituting a reel, is a block of ice that crumbles and disappears if the image held is a component of a winning combination. The Avalanche Feature causes symbols coming from above to cascade and fill spaces created by the shattered ice blocks. The occurrence therefore results to new alignments that may yet produce another, or additional winning combination/s.
The disappearing and cascading movements stirred by the Avalanche Feature could go on repeatedly. In the meantime, all coin credits earned as winnings on payline matches, accumulate. The awarding of those winnings will take place once the avalanche of symbols fails to produce another win. Once awarded, all non-winning icons will be removed. Launching a new spin will bring on a fresh set of reel symbols.
Polar Picnic Online Slot: Wild Symbol and Expanded Wild with Win-Multiplier
The regular Wild icon can represent all Polar Picnic reel-elements except the Bear and the Free-Spins. The Bear is the highest paying symbol. It awards coin credits of 10, 100, 500, or 3000 on a win outcome consisting of 2, 3, 4, or 5 Bear images. The Free-Spins emblem on the other hand, is a Scatter facet that can trigger a round of free games.
When a regular Wild expands into a full-reel Wild icon, the transformation also brings on a Wild-Win Multiplier. The factor though depends on the reel on which the Wild Expansion occurred, which is as follows:
• Reel 1 Expanded Wild = 2x Wild-Win Multiplier
• Reel 2 Expanded Wild = 3x Wild-Win Multiplier
• Reel 3 Expanded Wild = 4x Wild-Win Multiplier
• Reel 4 Expanded Wild = 5x Wild-Win Multiplier
• Reel 5 Expanded Wild = 6x Wild-Win Multiplier
Wild Symbols that expand during an ongoing Avalanche Feature stay locked in place until such time when the succession of wins ends.
The Wild Expansion Feature and Win-Multiplier though is not available during free games. That is because the Polar Picnic Man is not part of the Bonus Board configurations
Polar Picnic Online Slot: Free Games
A wagered spin that produces three, four, or five Free-Spins totems anywhere across the game board, brings on 3, 4, or 5 free-spins accordingly. Winning another round of free games during the bonus bout is not possible, since the Free-Spins icons are absent in all bonus reels. Another element excluded as bonus reel element is the top-paying Bear image.
In order to optimize each bonus spin, the Polar Picnic Bonus Round adds a random win-boosting feature. Any one of the following features may power-up the Bonus Game board:
All-Wins Multiplier of 2x, 3x, or 4x will increase all bonus winnings earned during the free round. The factor awarded though depends on the number of Free-Spins icons that set off the bonus game.
Extra Wild is a bonus feature that empowers a random symbol to act as substitute symbol independently, and in conjunction with the regular Wild icon.
Special Symbols are regular paying icons with Scatter-paying capabilities. This denotes that a symbol randomly designated as special, is not subject to pay-pattern restrictions; enabling it to form a winning arrangement while in any position.