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Released February 2019
The Arctic Valor slots game can be found at Microgaming casinos. Microgaming as a standard now publish the slots house edge information of all their games at any online casino that holds a UKGC license (this is a requirement for all UKGC licensed casinos). As such we can say that the House Edge of Arctic Valor is 3.3%. When playing at any venue that does not hold a UKGC license and does not specifically publish the Return to Player information for their game, this information should be used as a guideline only as we cannot confirm whether or not this game is configurable.
Arctic Valor is a 6 reel game that is 4 symbols high. The game does not use traditional paylines, using way wins instead. You form winning combinations if you can reveal 3 identical symbols in a row across adjacent reels. There are 4096 different win ways available.
Wild – The Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols other than Free Spins.
Free Spins – The Free Spins symbol is the “Circular Jewel”. You need to reveal 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the feature.
Icicle Feature – This feature will trigger entirely at random. When it does one or more icicles will fall onto the reels, landing on 1, 2 or 3 symbols positions each. By selecting the icicles or by pressing stop, you will reveal their prizes. Icicles will contain either wild symbols or cash prizes
Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins feature you will be given 7 Free Spins. During every Free Spin the Icicle feature will be triggered and landing a full stack will increase the number of icicles up to 3 positions.
Without any game notes, I can only assume that Arctic Valor is Microgaming’s take on the Norse myth of the Valkyrie, that sees winged female warriors take to the field of battle and choose those who may live and those who will die in battle. In some ways the game flatters to deceive. The open sequence is dramatic, with sweeping Arctic mountains flying past at great speeds along to the sound of equally dramatic music. Yet, take a closer look and the mountains appear too sharp, a little pixilated and not quite as dramatic as you might have first thought. The game itself also lacks the kind of visual aesthetics that you might have hoped for, although winning combinations do move into action on the reels. You get 2 features, Free Spins and a random feature that is also present during the Free Spins. However, the best part of this game has to be the low house edge. Sitting below what we would consider to be average Arctic Valor is offering excellent value for money and whilst the game might look a little underwhelming and lacking in terms of features, it won’t cost you too much to go check it out.