Get into the mood for the holiday season on the slot from Quickspin. Polar Paws will take you to a winter wonderland where an elf and a bear family will greet you for a festive reel session. Multiplier Wild and a Free Spins round with progressive symbol transformation will be your sweet surprises under the three that can lead to wins in excess of 800 times your bet.
Polar Paws is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right. You can join the holiday festivities on desktop or mobile from 0.25 to 100 credits per spin. The game has low to medium volatility with an RTP of 96.84%.
A dreamy mountain scene covered in pristine snow will open up when you load the game. The elf will welcome you to his house for a festive reel session with the cute family of furry friends, who live in an igloo on the other side of the meadow, joining in on the fun.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 3x to 4x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by the bear family – a teddy bear, the bear cub as well as mama and papa bear. Hit five on a line to win 8x to 10x your stake.
The game has two wilds with the standard version being a Christmas wreath marked with the word itself, substituting for all regular symbols except multiplier wilds and scatters. It is the top payer with 40x your stake when five land across the reels. A bowl with candy and chocolates is the multiplier wild, appearing on reels two, three and four only. The friendly elf acts as the scatter.
Quickspin is giving us a light and breezy festive surprise that won’t go too cold on you or your playing balance, making sure that you can enjoy extended holiday gaming sessions. Low to medium variance, the game comes with two features that will be the main gifts under the Quickspin Christmas tree.
The Multiplier Wilds are in play in the base game and free spins, appearing on the three centre reels only and multiplying any winning combination they are part of. One, two and three wilds in a combo will raise the multiplier to x2, x3 and x4. It will reset to x1 before the next spin.
The main event is the Free Spins round with the Bears Turn Wild feature, which is triggered when you land elf scatters anywhere on reels two, three and four in one spin. The game will award 10 free spins which cannot be retriggered. During the feature, the scatter changes into a collectable Progress Scatter that will progressively turn the three bear symbols into extra wild symbols (they are not multiplier wilds). You will need to collect between three and five scatters at each level and will receive +2 free spins for each converted bear symbol.
Cloning an existing game and giving it a Christmas theme is not new. There are dozens of slots from other developers lurking in the casino lobbies and rising from the ashes every year during the holiday season as most casino operators offer free spins on the seasonal games. Polar Paws is the first Quickspin slot for the festive period and is based on their classic Goldilocks slot. They left the math model, payouts and features unchanged and only gave it new graphics, hence, if you like the original then you most probably like the Christmas version too.