Frozen Queen is a four-reel, 81-ways-to-win game set in a frosty winter wonderland, where amongst snow-capped mountains an icy castle rises from above them, with polar bears wander across the screen’s edges. It looks visually stunning, and amongst the features are free spins where the mysterious Frozen Queen appears as an expanding wild icon and awards players with more ways to win.
Players will observe icons of polar bears, snowy owls, Arctic foxes and Siberian tigers. The top-paying icon is the latter paying out prizes worth x8 the total bet when it lands on the first, second or third reels, with x16 paid out on all four reels.
A magic crystal functions as the wild icon, replacing for others to form winning lines – although it is worth nothing on its own. Any time players land at least two wilds simultaneously, not only will it boost the chances of building combinations, but players are also granted ten free spins.
Here is where the Frozen Queen begins to come into play. The Frozen Queen becomes a fifth middle reel, remodelling the game from one way to win to a whopping 81 ways to win across it, so the game has five-reels with 243 ways to win. The Frozen Queen also acts as a sticky wild icon that remains locked in place for all the ten free spins, acting as all others to help turn this into a highly profitable round.
The only negative of the free spins bonus feature is that they can’t be retriggered. So, once all ten have played, players are sent back to the base games. However, with the Frozen Queen helping out during the feature, players should obtain plenty of winning formations appearing on the reels before the end of the spins.
Getting set up and ready to play is very straightforward, and the icing on top is the wide bet stake range that makes the game ideal for both casual novice gamblers and high rolling punters. There are no paylines, so the entire game is active at all times.
Players can save time scrolling through the bet options by pressing the Bet Max button if they like, and even save a little effort by choosing the Autoplay option that sets the reels spinning automatically for up to one hundred times on their own without interruption, although players can’t preset any win or loss limits. So, they will need to keep an eye on the bankroll as the auto spins play out.
With 81 ways to win across only four reels, players should find that winning spins come thick and fast in Frozen Queen. Some beautiful animations accompany each win, along with a jingle-type music soundtrack that celebrates players wins each time.
The stunning animations apart, the main draw of Frozen Queen is the free spins bonus round, whereas the Frozen Queen makes her arrival on the middle reel, sticking around and completing additional win lines over 243 diverse paths. This alone should be enough to satisfy all types of gamers; it alone is a stable and rewarding feature.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring