The story of the Snow Queen is getting rather old now, first seen in 1844 Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale of the magnification of one’s good or bad sides in a magic mirror is still a source of inspiration. 2by2 Gaming have been the latest to fall for its charms, spinning the story into the form of an online video slot.
Presented over a typical 5x3 reels setup with a standard 25 paylines, Snow Queen Riches lays its symbols across opaque reels that standing in from of a scene that encompasses the cold and frozen bakdrop of a fairy-tale land. Icy castles, solid ice lakes and cold hearts await.
Looks like trouble
The symbols throughout the game play well into the themes chilly vibe, with the high value symbols consisting of the two child characters from the original story, with a reindeer, a mirror and some roses to boot. Lower value symbols take cover under the safety of the familiar playing card symbols and run from 10 to ace.
The wild in the game comes in the form the Snow Queen herself, appearing only across reels 2, 3 and 5, she’ll substitute all other symbols to form wins, except for the ice castle scatter.
Trigger this by getting the Snow Queen wild over reels 2, 3 and 4. The queen will expand to fill the reel and hand you a free respin. You’ll get extra spins for as long as your winning streak continues, and with these wins come an increased 4x multiplier.
Snow Queen Bonus
Three of the ice castle scatters will trigger this feature, when they land over reels 2, 3 and 4. When this feature hits you’ll get a choice of two bonus options.
The bonus wheel is the first, it’s a wheel of fortune style lottery for picking up multipliers, you can get up to 100x your win. Choose this one if you’re after a reduced risk but a guaranteed prize.
The second option is the free spins. Her you’ll get a standard 10 free spins with the chance to get the Frozen Wild feature appearing throughout with higher frequency. You can add to that number of spins by landing three more scatters whilst the round is playing out. Choose this one if you are less worried about risk, are aware that a win is now guaranteed, but want to go for higher payouts.
Snow Queen Riches is a cracking little slot with a solid set of graphics and a bearable soundtrack. The colours are pleasant and when played in a darkened room it gives off a nice cobalt hue. We recommend that you opt for the free spins when given the choice, because although it’s a bit riskier, it’s a lot more fun.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring