Ice Hockey Slot by Playtech
Ice Hockey is an online slot developed by Playtech and available in a free demo version at NeonSlots. Members of national hockey teams of two countries take part in the game with 5 reels and 15 paylines. The slot comes with bonus symbols that trigger a round of free spins and a bonus game.
Free Spins in the Ice Hockey Game
Appearing of two identical Free Games icons opens up the free spins round. You are awarded with 12 free spins. The game features playing card symbols, the Wild icon and the pictures of the players of that team, the flag shown in the Free Spins box. All the pictures form combinations in both directions. You cannot go to the bonus round during the free spins session or extend the duration of free spins.
The bonus round is a mini game. Two combinations can activate the round:
- The picture of the puck on the second reel + the player from the first team to the left of it
- The picture of the puck on the fourth reel + the player from the second team to the right
When the round is activated, the puck moves between the players of the corresponding team. Every hockey player touching it pays 3 times the total bet. You need not play the bonus round manually. All the actions are done automatically. You just watch the game and cannot influence the results of the round.
How combinations are formed
The Ice Hockey online slot by Playtech features an unusual algorithm of forming combinations. Before the game starts a list of hockey teams of different countries appear on the screen. Your task is to choose two of them.
The pictures of the players of the first team form combinations from left to right starting with reel 1. The pictures of the members of the second team form combinations from right to left starting with reel 5. Letters and numbers earn the payouts in both ways.
Symbols and multipliers of Ice Hockey
To view all the symbols of this sports-themed slot you need to open the Info section. The slot features 4 bonus icons which form combinations in a non-standard way:
- The picture of the goal is the Wild symbol. It can replace regular icons by helping form combinations as well as making those of its own. Appearing of 2, 3, 4 or 5 icons on the line, starting with the first and fifth reels, pays 10, 200, 1,000 or 10,000 times the line bet
- The slot's logo is the Scatter symbol. This icon pays the win regardless of the arrangement in the boxes. The multiplier is applied to the total bet. 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these icons earn you 1, 5, 25 and 125 times the line bet, respectively
- Free games is one more Scatter symbol. This icons has two types in line with the selected teams, appearing on the first and fifth reels. Simultaneous landing two identical icons opens up the free spins round
- The picture of a puck is the bonus symbol which appears on reels 2 and 4. It triggers the mini game
Regular symbols form combinations according to the rules listed above:
- The hockey players holding sticks. A combination of 2, 3, 4 or 5 icons pay 5, 100, 500 and 5,000 times the line bet, respectively
- The hockey players aiming with sticks - 5, 75, 250 and 1,000
Other icons pay the winnings if at least three icons appear on the line:
- Goalkeepers - 50, 125 and 500
- Combinations of the icons of any players - 10, 60 and 120
- А and К – 10, 50 and 300
- Q and J - 5, 25 and 200
- 10 and 9 - 5, 15 and 100
If several combinations land, the winnings are added up. Credits are transferred to your account. The risk game is unavailable.
How to Play the Ice Hockey Online Slot
Before starting the spins of the reels, you need to adjust the game settings:
- The number of lines. You can activate any number of lines up to 15. You can adjust the settings by clicking the Lines button or the corresponding number near the reel
- The bet size. You can make changes in the Bet Per Lines section. You can bet from 0.01 to 1 credits for each line
The total bet size is calculated automatically. The result is displayed in the Total Bet window. You can start the reels by hitting any of the 3 buttons:
- Spin - makes a single reelspin
- Autoplay - enables the auto spin mode
- Bet Max - instantly sets the maximum bet and launches a single reelspin at the same time
Your current parameters of the slot are displayed in the Balance and Win sections - your balance and the amount of the win, respectively. Experienced players give positive reviews of the Ice Hockey slot. According to their reviews, the non-standard approach to realization of the basic options make the gameplay more exciting. They also note high frequency of forming combos.
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