Cheery video slot Yeti Battle of Greenhat Peak is the brainchild of Scandinavian operator Thunderkick and offers the standard five reels over three rows with 11 Paylines. It takes the Yeti or Abominable Snowman as its theme, but, in a slightly bizarre twist, this Yeti will only eat carrots, and works with, er, a traditionally dressed Bavarian on the bonus payouts!
As ever with this provider, you can expect some cartoon-style, almost childlike graphics, alongside Thunderkick’s trademark humour and imagination. The game (released in summer 2018) is set against the icy backdrop of a snowy Himalayan mountain landscape, and it offers the chance to pick up some tidy wins while having great fun.
How to play
Set the reels in motion by hitting Spin or Autoplay; as with all similar Thunderkick slots, Yeti Battle is available across all devices from a mere 10p a pop.
Lower-paying values include the playing cards A, K, Q and J, while you’ll also find melons, cherries and lemons among the symbols line-up. Paying 35x stake for five of a kind, the Yeti himself is the most lucrative emblem.
Yeti Battle of Greenhat Peak special features
The Bavarian man in the green hat, complete with moustache and lederhosen, serves as this game’s Wild. Like the Yeti, it pays out at 35x. As ever, it acts as a substitute all icons save the bonus Scatter symbol – a golden carrot.
Free spins feature
Land at least three of the shiny carrots to launch this one, which can win you between 10 and 20 freebies, according to how many triggering icons you had. Bag three further carrots during the round to enjoy an extra five free goes, up to a maximum total of 20.
This nifty little perk crops up during the bonus game and the Wild Attack feature described below. It means that a Wild stays in place after landing on the reels until it either helps create a winning a combination or the round ends.
Wild Attack feature
This activates at any point in the main game when two Scatters show up on the reels. It means any Wild NOT forming parting of a winning combo becomes sticky. At the same time, one, two or three extra Wilds arrive on the reels. You get further respins, with the Wilds fixed, until a winning line forms.
Beneath the reels is a Wild Attack meter, depicted by the holes in the ground from where the carrots emerge. Every time you bag a Scatter, the meter moves up by one. For every three places you advance, you get a further sticky Wild on the reels plus a couple of further free whirls. Fill up the whole meter and enjoy five additional freebies, up to a total of 31.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player is a Thunderkick bog-standard average of 96.1%. With low to medium variance, it may not be your ideal game if you generally prefer slots that are more volatile. But it’s a solid choice whenever you fancy playing for longer at less risk to your budget.
Thunderkick fans have come to expect unusual, idiosyncratic themes and sky-high production values from this operator’s games, and Yeti Battle is a slick game that won’t disappoint. It’s a simple, eminently playable game, so it would suit a novice gamer, although its features are activated often enough to make it worth your while whatever your level of playing experience.
So grab a warm jacket and prepare for a relaxed adventure which could just land you some hot wins!