‘Tis the season for Christmas themed online slots and Quickspin is unleashing their winter wonderland offering in the form of Polar Paws. This slot looks to keep you entertained over the festive period with popular mechanics such as Free Spins, Wilds and Multiplier Wilds with the help of a friendly elf and cute polar bears thrown in for good measure. Playable at LeoVegas Casino, one of our favourite casinos for Quicskpin slots.
The Polar Paws slot uses a regular 5×3 reel set and comes with 25 fixed paylines, regular wilds and also special multiplier wilds are present in the base game allowing wins to get multiplied up to 4x when three of these land in view.
The main bonus round, however, is where the best action can be found with even more unlockable extra wilds being converted from the high paying polar bear symbols on offer in a collection meter style affair, extra free spins are also added as you collect and covert each polar bear into a wild.
It should be said that while this all sounds lovely, we did have a familiar feeling about this slot, it would seem to be a Christmas re-skinned version of the very popular Goldilocks slot from Quickspin released several years ago, so if you have played that slot you will know exactly what is on offer mechanics-wise.
As a standalone slot release you have a very graphically polished slot, certainly not the most volatile machine you will ever play, but with a very high RTP of 96.84%, it should offer some decent playtime if you bet sensibly and is capable of wins over 100x stake.
If you are unfamiliar with the special mechanics on this slot then be sure to check out the gameplay video and screenshots below to see this slot in action.
Polar Paws Slot – Gameplay and Features
|Polar Paws Slot - Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Extra Spins|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.84%|
Special multiplier wilds are present on the middle reels and when landing in view will add a multiplier value to any wins, additional multiplier symbols will increase this value up to maximum 4x.
The free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3 Scatter symbols on the middle reels and awards an initial 10 free spins, the main extra feature on offer during the free spins is that the Polar Bears can be converted into additional wild symbols by collecting the Elf Scatter symbols and filling up the progress meter at the side of the slot.
As well as converting the polar bears intro wilds for the rest of the bonus round you will also earn extra free spins at each of these levels.
Polar Paws Slot
The Polar Paws slot from Quickspin is an enjoyable festive release, definitely not the most volatile or big-hitting slot you can play and our playtests showed us this, with bonus end results in the range of 10x up to 150x stake. The excitement and win potential does ramp up when you manage to convert the 3 polar bears into wilds for those final free spins though!
Having played the original Goldilocks slot makes trying to review this difficult as we knew all of the features and win potential before even really testing this slot out, if you have played the previous release you will probably just pass this by, if not its a very solid 25 payline low-medium variance release.
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