Christmas-themed video slot Polar Paws Slot, powered by Quickspin software, features a standard five reels over three rows, along with a sizeable 25 Paylines. It was released, with understandable timing, in December 2019. The design transports you to a wintry landscape at the North Pole, where you’ll get to meet a very cute polar bear family!
Look forward to multiplier Wilds plus free spins galore here – all set against a background of snowy peaks.
How to play
Polar Paws Slot is playable across all devices, mobile or otherwise, and you can get stuck in from 25p to £100 per spin. Set your bets, use Autoplay or Spin and you’re good to go.
The standard playing-card icons A, J, Q, K and 10 are there as the usual lower payers, shelling out up to 4x stake for landing five on a Payline. Alongside them are four delightful polar bears. Look out for the one in the Santa hat and glasses; it’s the most lucrative at up to 10x stake for five on one Payline.
You’ll get 8x stake for the bear with mistletoe, plus the same for the baby polar bear, as well as the one in a scarf.
Polar Paws Slot special features
There are not one but two Wilds to be found in Polar Paws Slot, a regular one plus a multiplier version. The regular one (a bauble) replaces all icons apart from its multiplier counterpart, the free spins Scatter symbol and the Christmas Elf Progress icon (also a Scatter).
Five regular Wilds on Payline grants you 40x stake.
As for the multiplier Wild, each one, as the name suggests, adds a multiplier to your overall winnings. For one, two or three of these you get a 2x, 3x or 4x multiplier respectively. It also substitutes for all icons save the Scatters.
This is definitely the main attraction in Polar Paws Slot. As ever, you can play this when you get three of the generous elf Scatters, which must pop up on Reels 2 through 4. Along with 10 free spins, you get an x3 multiplier.
Meanwhile, the other Scatter icon, the elf progress symbol, helps you turn the polar bear symbols into Wilds, and they stay in place for as long as the free spins round lasts. If you’re lucky, you can turn all three bears Wild!
Collect a hat-trick of these symbols to convert the high-value bear into a Wild, and enjoy two additional free whirls. Gather five further Scatters for another two free goes as the next highest-value polar bear becomes Wild. Do the same again and get the same reward.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in medium-volatility Polar Paws Slot is a decent average at 96.84%.
This is a fun and cosy game with a cute design and a generous RTP, even if some players may just find the whole thing a wee bit childish. The maximum payout has a cap of 819x wager, so it may not make you a millionaire, equally, there’s no progressive jackpot, but there is the chance to win pretty handsomely nonetheless.
But, as we say, it is entertaining, and it isn’t necessarily just for Christmas! (Although it should help you get in the festive spirit come the holidays.) Give it a go any time you fancy unwinding with a relaxing game. Play it for free first – and let us know what you think.