Things are really heating up in Britain right now! Whilst we don't want to one of those people who complain when it's cold and then complain when it's hot — it really is quite hot isn't it? It's a when-will-my-face-stop-sweating kind of hot. A get-the-fan-out-of-the-attic kind of hot. An investing-in-a-paddling-pool-sounds-like-a-great-idea kind of hot.
Beating the heat is becoming a creative sport. Whether your weekend plans are to crack some cold beers or simply sit in a dark room avoiding the sun all together, you need to have an action plan to stay cool! Luckily, here at GoWin, we've come up with our own ingenious solution: play all of the cold-themed slots you can! We've compiled three of our favourite icy games to help you chill out and cool off this weekend.
With a name like Cool Jewels, it seems entirely fitting to include this slot from WMS Games in this list. Launched last year, Cool Jewels was the first game from the brand to include their Exploding Pays engine and it features a unique layout of six reels and six rows. You can play the game from as little as 50p a spin, up to £200, and it's available across all devices.
The Exploding Pays feature gives you multiple ways to win and some great graphics! Wild symbols explode, blast and shock throughout the game, giving it a fast-paced and exciting feel. To create a winning combination in Cool Jewels, you need to land matching groups of four or more of the same symbol, connected horizontally or vertically. Matching symbols will then explode to give you new symbols, and another chance to land another win.
The slot also benefits from a Extra Spins feature, which is activated when you destroy four or more bonus symbols. Four bonus symbols will give you eight extra spins, five symbols will give you ten extra spins, six symbols will give you fifteen extra spins, and seven symbols will give you a whopping 20 extra spins! Every additional bonus symbol after than will trigger a further five extra spins too.
Siberian Storm is a classic slot brought to us by IGT and it set, as you may of guessed, in the depths of Siberia. We can't think of a cooler place on earth, and to be honest we'd take a snowy retreat over a day in a boiling hot office right about now! The game is a five reel slot, with the option of playing 1,440 or 2,880 ways to win. The game also features stacked wilds, which can stretch to 10 symbols high, as well as chances to pick up extra spins.
The difference between the traditional Siberian Storm game and Siberian Storm Dual Play is the reel layout. As the Dual Play name suggests, you can play this slot with two machines active. Spin just the top machine and you'll be playing with 1,440 ways to win, or double your stakes and play the second set of reels too for 2,880 way to win. The two machine are linked by the middle reel, which is what offers you those 10-symbol stacked wilds too.
The extra spins round is triggered when five or more of the bonus symbols appear on successive reels in either the top or bottom machine. Five symbols will initially give you eight extra spins, but the feature can be re-triggered to give you a further eight, and there's up to 160 extra spins available in total!
How does deep sea fishing sound? More refreshing than a cool shower and a Callipo? Yeah we thought so too. Unfortunately, frozen lakes may be hard to come by in Blighty this weekend, so instead take some relief in the form of this great slot by NetEnt. Lucky Angler is a five reel slot with 15 paylines. It's playable from as little as 30p a spin up to £150 so it's the perfect game for all sorts of budgets.
Lucky Angler features the kind of high-quality graphics we've come to expect from NetEnt,and the reels are decked out with symbols such as fish, lobsters and fishing paraphernalia. The game also includes sticky wilds, which appear on reels two and four. The feature is triggered when a wild is part of a winning combination and you will see the fish being caught and frozen in an ice cube. The wild will remain frozen for as long as you keep creating winning combinations.
What makes this game even more exciting is the fact that the sticky wild feature can be triggered during the extra spins rounds too. The extra spins rounds will be activated when you collect three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels; three symbols will reward you with 10 extra spins, four will give you 15 extra spins and five will give you 20 extra spins. The sticky wilds in the extra spins round will appear on the middle three reels, giving you plenty of chances to create some huge wins!