Icy Wilds

If you've always wanted to see the magical natural phenomenon that's known as the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights), Icy Wilds by IGT is ready to treat you to a visual feast of colour.

With beautifully designed graphics and a charming snowy theme, this mobile-friendly slots game also has some sensational special features. For example, the Wild Rule allows six of the slot's high-value symbols to transform into Full Reel Wilds, and the majestic Polar Bear scatter can award you as many as forty-five free games.

You can play Icy Wilds with bets of 50p to £100 which means you can enjoy its charms whatever your budget. And, as the top jackpot is worth five hundred times your bet, it's a slot that can melt your heart as well as stoke your account balance.

More about the Software Provider

IGT (which is also known as International Game Technology PLC) is a multinational gaming company that produces slots for both the land-based and online casino industries. It was founded in 1981 under the name A-1 Supply, and debuted its first progressive jackpot slot – Wheel of Fortune – in 1996.

In mid-2014, IGT was acquired by an Italian gaming company known as Gtech for $6.4 billion which combined both parties to continue using the IGT name for its future ventures.

The brand's most popular online slots include Wolf Run, Golden Goddess, Siberian Storm, Cleopatra, Black Widow, and Kitty Glitter.

Appearance and Sound Effects

It would be hard not to be impressed with the appearance of Icy Wilds, as it's one of the very few online slots (N.B., Great Wild Elk by NextGen Gaming being another) that perfectly captures the beauty of the Northern Lights.

The reels sit in front of a shimmering background of electric-blue swirling lights that fill the skies over a snow-topped forest. And, to reinforce the wintry theme, the game's manufacturers have added icicles to both the top and bottom of the reels.

A gentle soundtrack of keyboards, xylophones, and chimes creates an almost ethereal atmosphere as you spin your way through the game while aiming to create wins using some excellently illustrated symbols, such as a polar bear, an owl, an ermine, a crown, a ring, a locket, a snow leopard, and an Ice Princess.

Bonuses and Special Features

Rather than using just one wild symbol, Icy Wilds (as its name suggests) comes with several. However, through the Wild Rule Feature, wild symbols are only produced by the Crown, Ring, Locket, Snow Leopard, Ermine, and Owl when one of the six symbols lands fully stacked on the reels. And, the stacked wild stays in place for the next spin. Wild symbols can substitute for all of the symbols on the Icy Wilds paytable except the Polar Bear.

You'll need three or more Polar Bear scatters to land on at least three different reels to trigger the Free Spins Bonus, which gives you a minimum of ten and as many as forty-five free games.


Icy Wilds uses five reels, four rows of symbols, and fifty paylines, and has an RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 92.15% to 96.15%.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Enter the wintry wonderland of Icy Wilds, and you'll find a host of special features to keep you warm despite the plunging temperatures. The stacked wild reels and Free Spins Feature that makes it possible to win up to forty-five free games at a time are almost as impressive as IGT's breathtaking images of the Northern Lights!