Is there anything as beautiful as the Northern Lights? Maybe not, but the next best thing is coming to our casino in the form of Arctic Magic, a new online slot game!
Due out almost slap-bang in the middle of December, Arctic Magic boasts a wintery theme with a difference. The 5 reels and 9 paylines may be set in the cold climes of the Northern Hemisphere, but you won’t see Father Christmas or an elf in sight. Oh, there is a reindeer that is quite magical, but you can forget all that nonsense about glowing red noses. Instead, there are Wilds, Multipliers and even Free Spins to get excited about. Keep reading to find out why Arctic Magic is going to be one of the most exciting additions to our online pokies collection this year. Here’s a clue – the company behind it is none other than Microgaming, one of the world’s leading online slot producers.
Celebrate Natural Magic
Until it was explained by science, the phenomenon that inspired Arctic Magic has long been thought of as a supernatural event. The ancient Finns believed that the Northern Lights were linked to the Siberian jay, a bird they thought of as a guide for the soul after death.
Some Finns also believed the aurora was caused by the magical fur of the fire fox, a mythical creature whose flaming tail set the sky on fire. Canada’s indigenous people had a similar myth about the caribou. The Inuit of Greenland, on the other hand, thought the Northern Lights were the souls of dead children playing with one another.
According to science, the multi-coloured flares are caused by disturbances in the magnetosphere due to solar winds. The winds can change the trajectory of protons and electrons, which then enter the upper atmosphere, and this causes ionization, which is what creates the coloured light. Play the new online slot game, and you will see that landing wins and triggering special features cause this phenomenon too!
Powerful Animal Symbols
The Artic Magic reels are transparent, which means you can appreciate a stunning view of a mountain under a blanket of snow. The themed symbols that land in front of that view include majestic polar bears, fearsome wolves, fleet-footed reindeer, crafty foxes, and speedy hares. A game logo and orb Scatter also can be seen, as can 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A playing cards.
The polar bear pays out the biggest rewards of all the regular symbols in this online slot game, but still is not the most generous icon on the slot reels. The orb Scatter can create some powerful payouts, but the very best of them are awarded by the game logo.
Special Symbols and Features
One of the important things to remember about the Arctic Magic logo is that it is not an ordinary reel symbol. At least 2 need to land on a payline to form a winning combination. However, if only 1 logo lands, all will not be lost – you still might win something.
The symbol is Wild, so if 1 makes an appearance, it could act as a substitute for any of the other icons except the orb Scatter. It also acts as a 2x Multiplier. This means it can help those other symbols create wins, and then it can double those payouts.
The orb Scatter is also generous enough to create winning combinations of only 2 symbols. However, unlike all the other icons, it can form wins from any positions on the reels. The results are even more exciting when 3 or more Scatters land. They will trigger 15 Free Spins.
Played in a gorgeous new screen that the Northern Lights dance across, the slot game Free Spins round comes with a 3x Multiplier that is applied to any winnings that land.
Basic Slot Details
According to Microgaming, Arctic Magic has a 96.10% RTP and a 31.37% hit rate; both of which indicated that the new game will deliver action that is generous and rewarding. It also has a high volatility, which is a sure sign that it will get your adrenalin pumping. Depending on your preferred bet settings, you will be able to play the slot for between 0.09 and 45.00 per spin.
Get Ready for Icy Wins
Microgaming was established in 1993. The following year, the provider played a major role in the launch of the first true online casino in the world. Since those early days, the company has continued to prove it is a driving force for quality, innovation and reliability in the gaming world.
The provider’s pokie game, Arctic Magic, is set to go live at Gaming Club Casino on 12 December 2019. Make sure you set a reminder so you can experience it with us on the day!