The Arctic Valor Slot is another team up between Microgaming and independent gaming studio, Crazy Tooth. It delivers an interesting twist on the story of the Valkyries. It focuses on impressive visuals, smooth animations and a ridiculously rewarding free spins feature. Move over Asgardians, the Valkyries of Arctic Valor have arrived. And they mean to stay.
There’s a reason this slot is called Arctic Valor Slot. First off, there’s an ice cold feel to the game that’s evident from the second it loads up. It looks like we’re transported to the top of a mountain, with views of the Northern Lights in the background, before taking us to the freezing interior of an icy cave. There’s the arctic aspect front and centre. The valour part? Why it’s the brave Valkyries that appear as the high paying symbols. They appear with various coloured headgear on, striking a pose fit for a photo shoot. However when they are fully stacked, we see full body shots of the Valkyries in action – for instance the blue one firing her bow. Now we have the valour.
We don’t mind the cold though, especially those huge icicles at the top of the screen. When they fall down, which they do quite often, we trigger the Icicle Feature (but more on that below). The high paying symbols in fully stacked form also help to create winning paylines, which is even more doable as we’re playing over 4,096 Ways to Win coupled with Microgaming’s generous RTP at 96.7%..
The Icicle Feature is one of the slot’s main bonuses and is triggered at random during the base game. It happens quite often, which is even better! When it does, either one, two or three icicles will fall down and we click on them to reveal either an instant cash win or extra Wilds added to the reels. Even better, these can be used when the Free Spins are active. But how do we get Free Spins? Easy. Simply land three or more of the Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and we instantly get seven Free Spins. While we use these spins, the Icicle Feature is active on each and every spin. Symbols can also land fully stacked so we can bag more than one icicle on each spin. Forget about cold, this slot is ice cool, especially when we could win up to 2,700 times our stake on any given spin!
Microgaming knows how to create an atmospheric slot, even if the story aspect is lacking (despite an epic intro). And it looks like Crazy Tooth Studio isn’t filled with toothless hillbillies (we think) as it shows off real quality with super smooth graphics and seamless spinning. Arctic Valor gives the Valkyries an adventure of their own and the background music and warrior poses keep the gaming experience intense. Which is what we need when battling Viking Gods for supremacy. And, by Odin, Microgaming does a pretty good job.