Gifts of Ostara Slot Review – new release from Iron Dog Studio
Videoslots Casino has just added the latest title from a fairly new developer Iron Dog Studios to their casino titled Gifts of Ostara, this is the 3rd release from the studio which includes previous titles such as Paint and Cherry Blast.
Gifts of Ostara uses a regular 5×3 reel layout and 20 fixed pay lines and comes packed with special features that include sticky wild reels, mini-free spins, and a special free spins bonus round.
The basic reel set-up is a mixture of regular low and high paying symbols with some really big coin wins for 5 of a kind pays and plenty of action thanks to the unique easter egg-themed feature.
The main focus of Gifts of Ostara is the special egg-meter found to the right of the reels, not only does this trigger the main bonus, but it also contains a variety of special eggs that include sticky wilds, wild reels, bonus scatter eggs, multipliers, and regular symbol eggs.
To trigger the main free spins round you need to match up 3 identical symbol eggs in a row from this meter, which randomly pops out eggs as you spin the reels, but given the wide variety of other mini bonuses there always seems to be something of use popping out frequently.
Whilst some inspiration may have been taken from Egg-o-Matic (NetEnt) in the design, the mechanics and bonus features are quite different.
|Gifts of Ostara Slot - Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Free Spins
Special Scatter Pays
Sticky Wild Reels
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.70%|
Gifts of Ostara Slot – Free Spins Bonus Round
The main bonus round is triggered by collecting 3 matching special eggs in the collection meter to the right of the slot, (10, J, Q, K, A) the higher the symbols value the greater rewards during the bonus round where the triggering symbols act as a scatter type pay.
Along with the main bonus feature, there are a number of other special symbols that can be collected, these include the following.
- Wild Reels
- Sticky Wilds with 3 re-spins
- Multipliers up to 10x
- Silver Bunny – 1 Free Re-Spin
- Golen Bunny – 30 x Scatter pay
Once the bonus round is triggered you are awarded 10 free spins with regular pays awarded on the reels, along with Scatter like pays awarded for the triggering symbol that lands on the reels during the bonus round, these are all collecting and easily tracked above the slot during the bonus round.
Gifts of Ostara Slot
The Gifts of Ostara slot is our favourite release from Iron Dog Studios so far, this is mainly down to the wide variety of mini and special features packed into the slot which definitely keeps you interested whilst playing.
There are some really high paying 5 of a kind symbols on this slot and some huge multipliers on offer too, add to this a main free spins bonus round with scatter pay symbols and a “mini” sticky wild reel bonus and there’s plenty to check out on this game.
The visuals might not be to everyone’s tastes, and we still have a few gripes with the user interface and tiresome win-count animations present in this slot, but overall it’s a fresh and interesting release from this new developer.