Ice Hockey Slots
Tie up your ice skates and strap up your shoulder pads for this full throttle video slot by Playtech. Ice Hockey is themed on the high-octane winter sport in which 12 over-sized men slam and bash into each other on freezing cold ice while trying to hit a tiny little puck into a tiny little goal.
It’s definitely the kind of sport that we prefer to watch from the sidelines, or from the 5 reels of this ice hockey themed slot machine. With 15 paylines which pay in both directions and a whole load of bonus action, spinners are sure to enjoy the action of this game, even if they’re not a huge fan of the sport!
Pick your teams
If you are from a country in which ice hockey is a popular sport, then you will know just how important the national rivalries are – especially when it comes to that golden medal prize at the Winter Olympics. Well, this Playtech video slot gives spinners to chance to spark up those intense rivalries by allowing them to choose two teams to face off against each other during the base game. The pool of teams include some of the world’s most formidable ice hockey playing nations, such as Finland, Sweden, Canada, USA, Russia, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
This isn’t just for fun, however, because it will actually change the gameplay of the slot machine since the player icons from one of the selected teams will only pay wins from left to right while the other team’s players will only pay wins from right to left. Each team will put forward 3 players onto the reels, and they will even work as a team to offer mixed pay wins when three or more different players combine upon a payline.
Free games bonus
During the base game, there will be two sets of scatter cards, both of which appear on reels 1 and 5. These two scatters are depicted by the two flags of the chosen countries; so if you’re selected teams are the USA and Canada, then the scatter will be represented by the Stars and Stripes and the Maple Leaf. Should two matching scatters appear on the first and fifth reels on the same spin, then players will be treated to 12 free spins, during which time the reels will feature only players from the same country as the triggering flag scatter. What’s more, those players will offer wins in both directions during the free spins.
The prize money
Players can play with one single payline or all 15 paylines, while the “Bet Per Line” options range from 0.01 to 1.00 credit. So, the smallest possible total bet is a measly 0.01 coins per spin while the biggest bet on offer is a decently sized 15.00 credits.
Pass the puck bonus
Playing with more paylines may mean that you have to spend more wagers as a total bet, but it might just pay off in this slot machine. That is because there are a couple of ways to win prizes which multiply the value of your overall bet rather than just the value of your bets per line. The first of these features is a simple scatter logo icon that offers total bet prizes of 1x, 5x, 25x, and 125x when two, three, four or five appear on the reels in any position.
The other feature is a little bit more complicated, but it could be just as rewarding. This is the “Pass the Puck” bonus which is activated whenever a puck symbol appears on the second reel with a left sided team member on the reel position to the immediate left, or vice versa with a puck on the fourth reel. This will cause the puck to be passed to each player icon on the same team as the player who triggers the feature, awarding a 3x total bet multiplier for every team-member that touches the puck.
Full on spinning action
Ice Hockey is a slot machine that just keeps on giving when it comes to the bonus gameplay features. There are all sorts of unique and interesting ways to win prizes with this Playtech game, making it very entertaining to play – even if you don’t have a slightest bit of interest in real life hockey!