Snowy’s Wonderland is a textbook slot, comprising of a set of bonus elements that truly define video slots. Produced by 888Games, part of the established 888Holdings, you won’t come across it at many online casinos. Your only options are 888 Casino and 777 Casino. These are not bad options at all! However, our topic is Snowy’s Wonderland slot, or better said the Snowy’s Wonderland slot review. The first thing on the agenda is the basic details such as RTP and wager limits, and then, we will move to the slot game bonus features.
|Snowy's Wonderland Details|
|House Edge: 6.22%||Return to player: 93.78%|
|Autospin: Yes||Softwares: Windows download, no download - instant play, mobile, Mac|
|Released: March 1, 2014||Min Bet: 0.3|
|Max Bet: 300||Scatters: Yes|
|Gamble: No||Max Coins: 1|
|Reels: 5||Paylines: 30|
|Spins: Yes||Bonus Rounds: Yes|
|Wild: Yes||Software: 888 Holdings|
|Snowy's Wonderland comparison|
|House Edge:||6.22 %||3.68 %|
|Return to player:||93.78 %||96.32 %|
No Deposit Bonus of $20 - The Bonus Funds are Credited Automatically following successful registration.
The $20 consists of the following bonus elements:
Welcome Bonus of 100% up to $200.
Both the wager options and the game rules are quite simple. Even a novice slot player will find it easy to understand the game rules, and to place a bet without any difficulty. However, simple wager rules mean there's not much flexibility. Or that's what we thought until we saw that the minimum bet value is £0.30 and the maximum goes as high as £300. You can't change the number of coins per line or manipulate the coin value, but such a wide range of bet options is enough on its own.
Snowy’ Wonderland has 30 paylines and a 5x3 symbol grid. As we said, a classic video slot. Not classic in terms of the game rules, instead in appearance.
If you are in it for the bonus games only, we recommend using the Auto Play option. You can launch between 10 and, well, unlimited number of spins. Make sure you are in control at all times. It can eat your cash balance in no time at all.
The (RTP) return to player of Snowy’s Wonderland slot is approximately 93%. We say approximately because it was impossible to find the exact RTP. In other words, it’s not made public. However, even with a 93% RTP, it’s still a good enough slot, if we consider the Snowy’s Wonderland jackpot. In general, jackpot slots have a lower than average RTP, to make up for the jackpot prize, under 95%.
The background music, which includes Snowy mumbling and the snow cracking as he walks is a nice touch. However, although the graphics are bright, they are by no means close to being advanced. Yes, the reels move smoothly, but the moment the 4th and the 5th reel start spinning “fast”, the illusion is gone. It’s clear that the game engine is not as advanced as what the competitors have to offer. Despite this, Snowy’s Wonderland still fares well.
The area where the slot game excels is symbols, including the Wild, the Scatter, the high paying symbols and even the low paying ones, which although are represented with 10 to A, still fit the theme. Snowy is part of the main Wild and Scatter symbols, whereas his skiing gear, along with his mittens, boots and his coffee mug represent the high paying symbols. Here's a breakdown of how much you win for a 5 of a kind.
Unfortunately, the Scatter symbol does not pay any wins by itself. However, it still gets you free spins!
On the other hand, the Wild symbol, besides paying 10,000x your bet, when it lands on reel 3, it expands to cover the full reel and doubles all wins associated with the Wild symbol. The Wild will not expand if there are no winning lines on the reels. Strangely though, the Wild also triggers another bonus feature, which we’re going to discuss in the next section in way greater detail.
Not one, not two, but three bonus features are up for grabs. We already stated, all of them are simple, and easy to understand, which is a considerable advantage, especially if 888Casino promotes the game in time for Christmas or the Winter season. Nevertheless, here they are, how they work, what triggers them, and which is the one you want to see most of.
Don't be frightened, as even with 3 scatter you still get Free Spins or bonus rounds. However, you won't get 30 free spins.
Although there are no multipliers associated with the bonus rounds, nor you can retrigger the Free Spins feature, still, it’s Free Spins. Nobody can say no to free bonus rounds. This is why we still have high hopes for any Free Spins triggers.
At first, it sounds like a bonus game that you get to trigger with a Bonus Symbol. As a matter of fact, this is the bonus game that we mentioned that is triggered by the Wild Symbol. However, you need to get the Wild symbol on reels 1 and 5. The trigger mechanism might be complicated, but in the Pick Me Feature, you're supposed to reveal one of the 3 symbols, and you win a random prize. You might be offered to Pick Again. Either way, not exciting at all.
Lastly, the standard bonus game is way different than the ones we mentioned. The game is triggered when you land the bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4. Snowy trusts you, and he wants you to help him put on his clothes. The prize depends on how well you dress Snowy. It's unclear, and there are not enough details. The fact that we couldn't trigger the game ourselves says a lot about how often you get to see it.
Before we jump to the conclusion, there's another somewhat important element we haven't talked about, the jackpot. Unlike the leading progressive slots like Mega Moolah and the Age of the Gods line of slots, there is no particular trigger for the jackpot. Instead, it is triggered randomly in the base game. However, the tricky part is that the amount of your bet determines the odds of the jackpot. Playing with the highest bet comes with the highest chances of winning the jackpot. Then again, this can be very expensive, and we can't think of a slot player that would gladly do this. For what it's worth, even with the lowest bet value, you can still land the Snowy’s Wonderland slot Jackpot!
On the surface, it looks like a simple 5x3 slot, but the moment you open the paytable, you realise, that was only the tip of the iceberg. It hides so many details, including the rules and the win potential of some of its, supposedly, most rewarding bonus games. You can see which ones we're talking about in the Snowy’s Wonderland slot review above. It never had the opportunity to become a popular slot, in spite of its jackpot, and its bonus game arsenal, but only because it’s a proprietary slot of 888casino.