Winterberries Slot

winterberriesYggdrasil Gaming is easily among the most promising and exciting i-Gaming developers in business today. Being new in the market with just a handful of games, they have already created the right buzz in the Nordic market, which essentially remains their target. ‘Winterberries’ is their second slot launched in February and offers multiple good reasons for players to be happy. This is a 5-reel slot that comes with an average return to player at 96.75%, which is decent enough.

The Winterberries slot is available at the Vera & John online casino!

Theme and Design

Winterberries slot is a fruit machine, but don’t expect the run-of-the-mill fare here. Instead of using those cherries and lemons that has been used in endless games for umpteenth time, Yggdrasil has changed the game with berries that are clearly more pleasing. The theme isn’t anywhere near to any of the fruit slots you have seen so far, so kudos to the makers for their innovation. The sounds are pleasing with a winter wind sound, but it’s the graphics that will catch you by surprise. Just like their Jokerizer slot, this one too has extreme detailing and runs on proprietary software.

Basics and Features of Winterberries

As mentioned, this is a 5-reel slot that comes with 25 pay lines. Strangely, Yggdrasil slots have fixed pay lines, which remains the same in Winterberries. The symbols of the slot are, of course, berries of all kinds. The yellow berries are the highest paying symbol and offer you the regular jackpot of 500, when five of them appear on the reels. All the frozen berries are clear enough to distinguish and easy to spot. The user-interface is great and you have the game rules and pay table buttons on the screen for quick help.

With 25 lines fixed, you have to decide on the coin size. The minimum coin size is 0.01 and the maximum is 2.00, which is a decent range with the largest bet at just 50.00.

Bonus and Wins

To win in Winterberries, you need to have at least three of the symbols of one kind starting from the reel on the left. Whenever the same happens, the symbols will freeze in their place and offer you a re-spin. As more and more of the reels are filled, you will get a multiplier. When the two reels from the left are filled, you get a 2x multiplier, and the multiplier keeps increasing by 1 as you fill more reels to a maximum of 5x. The re-spin feature will continue till al the reels are filled.

Your sole disappointment can be the absence of wilds and scatters. There are no special symbols that can scatter or substitute for more wins, which is not expected for a new slot as advanced and innovative as this one. Also, there are no additional bonus rounds. However, keeping the multiplier feature and fixed symbol, many players did find themselves playing for hours. The game is available in the free version with good amount of credits, with an intention of offering a fair idea of the real money journey.

In general, Yggdrasil Gaming has done a pretty good job with Winterberries, especially in the graphics and sound department. The detailing of their online slots is always commendable, but the lack of basic additional features may be a trouble for some players.

The special wins and multiplier is best enjoyed when one gets the same early in the game play, and if that doesn’t happen, you will probably find yourself chasing the madness with more bets. If that works for you, Winterberries is the right call. Apart from that, one has to praise the makers for the twist in fruit slots, which otherwise appear and feel the same.

June 24, 2014 - Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.