It is winter all year round in this next game, and lurking in the cold climate are animals and characters you wouldn’t normally meet. But, Barcrest has joined forces with SG Digital to brave those icy wastelands and bring you the Snow Leopard. It may be cold outside, but these reels are about to get hot as there is not only a base game, but also the legendary Big Bet game to choose from.
Snow Leopard is a 6-reel, 40 fixed pay line slot that offers an icy RTP that varies from 94% to 97.75%. Your reels are set against a wintery backdrop that just brings chills to the bones, and there is a very unwelcoming sound track playing along which we advise to switch off. Mainly because it distracts greatly from the gameplay and Snow Leopard is much more enjoyable without it. Symbols range from the Snow Leopard and the wintry huntress, a brown leopard, a squirrel and a rabbit in your higher paying icons. Lower paying are all your card denominations topped with snow and include the A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Snow Leopard begins at 10p per spin in the main game and can be increased up to a whopping £500 per spin if you wish! To amend your stake, you will see the box to the right of the spin button with a plus and minus sign either side. Adjust your bet with these buttons until you reach your desired stake, easy as pie isn’t it?
Wild Symbol – The Snow leopards face is the wild symbol and will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter. It is also the joint highest paying symbol along with the huntress. Winnings range from a x60 coin win up to the maximum of x3000 coin wins for landing x6 wilds in a combination.
Scatter Symbols – A paw print is your scatter symbol on Snow Leopard and landing 3 or more of these will trigger the bonus feature. In the bonus feature you can be awarded between 8 and 50 spins in the base game and up to 100 spins if in the Big Bet games.
Wild Reel Feature – During the game you will notice that there is always one totally wild reel. Not only is this in the base game but it is on offer in the bonus spins also. The wild reel will move on each spin within the base game, however in the bonus spins it becomes a sticky reel. Wherever the wild reel was when the bonus spins was triggered, is where it will stay for the duration of your spins.
Big Bet Feature – This is a feature you may recognise as some games have a similar thing. Big Bet feature allows a player to spend a little extra on your stake for a few added benefits. With Snow Leopard one of those benefits is to have a double set of reels, no matter which big bet option you choose.
You must first decide which big bet game to play:
- Matching Wilds – all wilds that land will be in the same place on both sets of reels,
- Matching Spin and Wilds – all reels are synchronised and land symbols in same places,
- Independent Reels – the reels are not connected and will land symbols at random on both reels.
You then have to choose your big bet stake amount and each one brings with it a set of extra’s as shown here:
- £20 big bet – no added features,
- £30 big bet – adds wilds with a x2 multiplier,
- £40 big bet – adds wilds with a x2 and a x3 multiplier,
- £50 big bet – adds wilds with x2, x3, x4 and x5 multipliers and removes the 9, 10 and J from the reels.
Bonus Spins Feature – Having landed three or more of the paw print scatter symbols, you will enter the bonus spins round. There you will be allocated spins according to the amount of scatter symbols you landed. This is also available within the Big Bet games but as you will see below all spins can be won in both games except the last option, which is only allocated within the Big Bet feature.
- Three scatter symbols will award 8 bonus spins,
- Four scatter symbols will award 20 bonus spins,
- Five scatter symbols will award 50 bonus spins,
- Six scatter symbols will award 100 bonus spins (only available in Big Bet Feature).
Wherever the wild reel landed upon triggering the bonus spins it will now remain for the rest of the feature. More wilds can be landed during the round meaning the spins can be very rewarding. Bonus spins can be retriggered from within the spins also.
Snow Leopard is an interesting game there is no doubt about that. It can be difficult to get your head around all the different extras, but once you get there it is easy enough to follow. We really love the addition of the Big Bet feature as it increases that variable RTP up to the 97.75% and we like those kind of odds. Wins come fairly regular across the board and the bonus spins were easy to trigger which was great fun for all.