Casumo Casino has over the last few days added a brand new slot from WMS/SGi titled Frozen Inferno, the slot uses a 5×4 reel layout and has 40 fixed paylines, the slot is themed is a magical setting with both fire and ice reel sets and upon the loading the game you are given the choice of which version to start playing on.
There are slightly different mechanics to each version and the bonus rounds once triggered will also behave slightly different too, for the Frozen version you initially start with a frozen symbol in the middle of reel 3, as you are playing in the base game any additional wild symbols that land on the reels are held in place increasing your chances of wins, once you have collected 5 of the frozen wilds on the reels the main bonus round is triggered.
The Inferno wilds act slightly differently and will move around the reels with each spin, the same bonus triggering mechanic is in place those and you must collect 4 of these roaming wilds to trigger the main bonus round.
The bonus rounds give you 5 free spins, with the mechanics of both the inferno and frozen wilds coming into place, you have unlimited spins on offer, but the bonus round ends when you have recieved 5 wins from the bonus round, the wild symbols are much more prevalent in the bonus round, so to score any decent wins you basically need lots of the wild symbols which initally dont produce wins (i.e landing on the 4th and 5th reels).
Frozen Inferno slot – Just how bad is it?
The first thing we noticed whilst playing Frozen Inferno is the almost micro like pays on offer from this slot (just a shade over 6x Stake for a wild line), with the held wilds and roaming wilds the hit frequency of this slot is very very high, on the flipside though the pays it actually produces can be less than the money staked for lots of symbols on the reels.
These micro pays get slightly better as you collect more of the wild symbols and get closer to triggering the bonus, but in general, there’s really not much going on in the base game that will cause any excitement for the player.
The theme of the slot is nice, the sound is ok and reminiscent of Nemo’s Voyage, but the paytable is pretty horrific for an online slot from WMS, it might just be an amazing slot for wagering bonuses on with an RTP (Return to Player) of 96.36%, but there are not many more reasons we could think of to recommend playing this slot in preference to the much better older slots from WMS.
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It’s very rare for us to not find any redeeming features for an online slot even if it isn’t to our personal preference, and whilst the graphics and sound are fine, I can’t honestly recommend even trying this slot, when there are amazing releases from WMS such as Raging Rhino, Montezuma, Bruce Lee and the Wizard of OZ Ruby Slippers are on offer at Casumo casino.
Do yourself a favour when searching for slots to try at Casumo type WMS into the search bar, and play any of our recommendations above in preference to this, or check out the newly added range of Novomatic slots, that just went live for UK players at the casino (search for Novo in the search bar to list them all!).
SG interactive/WMS has a lot of work to do, with mediocre online slots releases this year, a shift to a very poor user interface for desktop players, that has obviously been designed for mobile players and a constant stream of uninspiring releases, from a company that has produced some of the very best online slots on the market.