Arctic Fortune is a winter based online slot with a lot of animation and 1024 way to win instead of the usual paylines. All of these lines are always enabled, but the coin value ranges from one to ten coins per line, so it accessible to players of all budgets. MicroGaming have not skimped at all on the graphics in Arctic Fortune, and although they are not totally realistic they are exceptionally well drawn. All the symbols animate which adds to the beauty of the game.
The reels have a slightly different layout as well, with instead of the usual three columns, Arctic Fortune has four. This means that to create a winning line you have to line up three or more symbols on consecutive reels starting from reel one. The symbols also don’t have to be in a totally straight row either. Arctic Fortune is a slightly more advanced slot game, and may be a bit confusing for beginners, especially with its different way of paying out.
1024 Ways to Win
MicroGaming has gone in a totally different direction with Arctic Fortune when it comes to paylines and winning combinations. The 1024 ways to win theory has both its pros and its cons. Since there are so many different ways to create winning lines, almost every spin holds a win of some sort. These are however proportionally smaller due to the multitude of ways to win. A direct result of this is that the games standing jackpot is only a pretty paltry 1500 coins.
The theme for Arctic Fortune is a Scandinavian or Nordic one. The reels are set against a snowy back drop and even have icicles dripping decoratively off them. Despite the chilly theme the online slots Australia is relatively bright and cheerful, with the buttons at the bottom of the screen and the symbols both sporting bright colours. Arctic Fortune has only theme-based symbols in it, there are no generic deck of cards found here. The symbols include a horn filled with wine, a Viking longboat, a white wolf, a treasure chest and three Viking warriors, one female and two male.
Arctic Fortune has a few special features up its sleeve, the first being the game’s wild that replaces all other symbols in the game except the scatter. This is the Viking shield and only appears on reels two and four. The games scatter is a worn looking map. Two maps award a player with a payout equal to the total bet, whilst three or more will launch the interactive second screen bonus game.
A bit randomly the bonus game involves giant spiders. Three or more map scatters will find you taken to a second screen where you will have to kill off giant spiders with just a bow and arrow. Each spider will reveal an amount of either free spins or multipliers. Once you have slain all the overgrown arachnids, a really big one will appear. Take out the mother of all spiders to get to the doors behind her. Open the door levers and you will find your rewards of multipliers and free spins waiting for you to collect them.