Vikings and their vast legends of old are of great inspiration to all slot developers, but none more so than Rabcat. They have designed an icy mountain scene filled with Norse mythology and a pretty impressive bonus feature. So head to North Storm and brace yourself for the oncoming storm and head out to those snow-capped mountains in a bid to unearth the Viking treasure beneath.
North Storm is a 5-reel, 25 fixed pay line slot that offers players an RTP of 96.13%. It is set atop the lofty snow-capped mountains, with mist surrounding the Viking Guards carved from stone. The reels themselves also looking carved from stone and hover in front of this scene. The game offers a cascade fall feature which you can read about below.
Symbols in North Storm are all forms of runes and Viking items, with higher paying symbols being the three Viking emblems in gold, silver and bronze. Lower paying symbols are the runestone inspired K, Q, J and 10 usually found on playing cards. There is an epic sounding music track backing the game as the reels are in play, giving an awesome overall feel to the game.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 25p per spin and can be increased up to £50 per spin. This makes North Storm one of our more affordable games to play and places it in the mid-range cost. To amend your bet you need to click on the arrows that are on either side of the stake amount, found just to the left of the spin button. Once you have settled on the desired stake simply hit spin to resume your game.
Wild Symbol – Your wild symbol is a grey square with a wolfs face carved into it and the word wild underneath. It can land anywhere on the reels and will substitute for all other symbols in the game, except for the scatter symbol.
Scatter Symbol – A Viking helmet with glowing eyes is your scatter symbol in North Storm. Landing three or more of these symbols triggers the bonus spins feature, but there is a twist involved as it doesn’t act in the same way as a normal scatter would. You will need three scatter symbols landing in succession from reel 1, reel 2 and on reel 3 to trigger the bonus spins. More is explained below on how this will work for you and we think you are going to love it.
Cascade Fall Feature – Rabcat have engineered an awesome treat for players in the form of the cascade symbol fall feature. All this means is that every time you complete a winning combination of x3 or more matching symbols, they will be removed from the reels. New symbols will then drop down to fill the spaces left behind, but if they then complete a new winning combination the process is repeated. This will continue until no new matches are made and then you resume normal game play until a win is triggered again. It is a great addition to any game and gives players multiple win chances from single paid spins.
Bonus Spins Feature – As mentioned above the scatter symbol works in a different way in North Storm, than you may be used to in other games. If you land x3 scatter symbols on a pay line and in succession starting from reel 1, to reel 2 and finally ending on reel 3, then you trigger the initial x8 bonus spin award. However, land another set of scatters on a different pay line and you will be awarded an extra x2 bonus spins. There is a maximum x20 additional spins that can be awarded in this manner. This wholly depends on the cascade feature awarding more scatter symbols in the format needed to trigger the extras. This being a scatter symbol on reels 1, 2, 3 and being on a pay line as well. Whilst this seems overly difficult to achieve it actually isn’t and you may be pleasantly surprised at the ease of which the bonus spins can be triggered. You can’t retrigger the bonus spins feature from within the round. Also, once the full x20 extra spins have been awarded, you will not receive any more spins for this bonus round even if you land the required scatters.
North Storm is quite an engaging slot to play, thanks to the cascade feature. There are plenty of chances for wins and they come fairly often, but more on the lower end of the pay scale. The bonus spins are pretty effective in as much as you get your initial 8 spins and can increase it by x2 for every subsequent trio of scatters you land on a winning pay line. But you will find that those extra x2 spins are harder to trigger than the initial allocation, not that this is a huge loss as x8 spins is still a fair amount to be awarded. Overall North Storm has a lot to offer players by way of features and enjoyability so it’s certainly one that you should pay a visit to.