Polar Heatwave by Dragon Gaming is based on one of the most unique and scenic premises you will come across in terms of visuals as well as gameplay. Based against the backdrop of melting polar glaciers, the game celebrates the arrival of summer in the South Pole, which allows animals to step out of the dead of winter and enjoy the fresh warmth of the sun.
The reels display an interesting variety of symbols, including low paying playing card symbols as well as medium and high paying polar animal symbols like seagulls, seals, and penguins. The Wild symbol is represented by the penguin, which can replace substitute all regular symbols on the reels and not the Scatter. The Scatter or Bonus is represented by the Sun. Landing more bonus symbols means you not just unlock more free spins to get rewards, but also raise the temperature bar gradually, bringing summer warmth to the pole. As bonuses augment, the temperature bar progresses from 20°C to 0°C to unfreeze both game elements and opportunities.
The Polar Heatwave slot game, however, has a fairly small betting range of 0.20 to 90.00. Add to that the medium volatility of the game a below-average RTP of 95.5%, and it becomes clear that the game is not meant for high hitters and seekers. And yet, the unique gameplay makes for one of the most enjoyable and distinct slot game experiences you could have these days.
As the warm summer months approach the inhospitable environment of the frozen land, change is inevitable. a whole new landscape is revealed as the ice caps melt, and it is in this scenic beauty that the Polar Heatwave slot game is set to take place. it is not just the snowclad peaks that are unfreezing, but also an array of amazing prizes. The more you heat the surface up, the bigger and better your rewards will be.
It is with this unique premise that Dragon Games has brought its all new video slot game that goes by the name Polar Heatwave. Polar animals are just out and about in their winter coats in the dead of winter, but whenever the bonus symbols representing the sun appear on the reels, everything becomes a little bright and cheery.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols simultaneously unlocks 10, 15 and 20 free spins respectively for the players. More And more bonus symbols keep appearing during this feature game, taking the progress bar from -20°C to 0°C. As you keep achieving progress points, you also unlock new levels each with its own special feature that can add more free spins to the count.
Level 1, for instance, offers 1 free spin only with a sticky wild reel feature. Next up, Level 2 brings 1 free spin along with a 2x multiplier. The 3rd level brings 2 free spins to the table along with a second sticky wild reel, while level 4 offers 2 free spins again but with an added both ways win feature. Lastly, the 5th level awards players with 2 free spins and a third sticky wild reel.
As the temperature progresses more and more up the bar and the sun shines brighter and brighter than ever, the glaciers start to melt. It is now then that the polar animals can take part in warm summer activities, leading to unravelling of further bonuses and further gains. You can even end up creating massive, highly rewarding combinations that make for a highly profitable Polar adventure.
Coming to the symbols on the reels, the Polar Heatwave slot game has four low value symbols represented by the playing card royals A, K, Q, and J. There is a set of mid value symbols as well, including a seagull and a seal. The Wild on the game is the Penguin symbol, which can substitute all other regular symbols on the reels.
The bonus symbol is what the Wild cannot replace, and this is represented by the sun, as mentioned earlier. The game follows a format of 5 reels and 3 rows, with ten fixed paylines paying left to right only. However, landing level 4 bonuses do allow for paylines to pay both ways. The medium volatility slot game of Polar Heatwave has an RTP of 95.5%, which is slightly below the industry average. Anyway, the interesting and rewarding gameplay, along with a suitable betting range of 0.20 to 90.00 make the game fairly enjoyable for those who are not seeking big hits.