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Polar Themed Slots Games Online

By: Fabian Rictor, Sunday November 18th 2012
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The polar regions of the earth comprise the roughest landscapes, yet with awesome beauty. They are the habitat to a motley group of creatures. It is hardly surprising that man has pushed the limits of his endurance to explore these regions. This article reviews some of the best polar themed online slots that bring out different aspects of these regions.

Polar Explorer from Realtime Gaming is a recently released online slot game. The reels are set in a polar landscape and the symbols have a background of snow. The wild symbol is the polar explorer and the scatter symbol is his ship. The high paying symbols are polar bear, whale, seal and compass. The playing card icons have been used for the low paying symbols. Polar Explorer has a unique feature trigger. When the card symbols appear in the middle three reels during the main game they may contain part of a snowflake pattern in the background. If the patterns are arranged as to form a complete snowflake then one of three bonus features will be randomly triggered. Polar Explorer also has the Realtime Gaming Feature Guarantee with Instant Trigger Chance.

Polar Pioneers is a similar themed slot game from Microgaming. The symbols on the reels include explorer, ship, boots, compass, huskies and pick axe. The playing card symbols have been crafted as colored ice sculptures. The explorer is the wild symbol and the huskies is the scatter symbol. The innovative feature in Microgaming Polar Pioneers the 2nd Chance Respin Bonus Game. It is triggered by two huskies symbols appearing anywhere on the reels. The reels containing the huskies are held and the other reels are spun again. Players receive credits for winning combinations both before and after the respin. Polar Pioneers also offers a free spins bonus and the popular Microgaming Gamble Game.

Another Microgaming slot game Polar Bash takes a humorous look at the denizens of the polar region. The animals are having a party. The animals are polar bear, penguins, walrus, husky, whale and fish all dressed to kill. The other symbols include North Pole, Polar Bash logo, igloo, snowman and martini. In keeping with the theme the animations are fantastic and extend to all symbols. Watch out for the husky raising his glass in cheers. The fish and the North Pole symbols award scatter payouts and trigger bonus games. The fish triggers the Ice Fishing Bonus in which players pick three fish to win bonus credits. The North Pole symbol awards 25 free spins at double payouts.

One of the oldest polar themed online slot games is Northern Lights from Cryptologic. The polar bear is the wild symbol. The other thematic symbols include Eskimo, whale, seal and igloo. The playing card symbols have been crafted with snow on them. The Northern Lights or Aurora is the scatter symbol. In the unique polar atmosphere there is often a display of light in the sky because of charged particles. This can be seen in the animation of the symbol. Three or more Aurora symbols activate the bonus game. Players have to choose an iceberg for the polar bear to leap on. They are awarded bonus credits for each successful leap. If the bear falls into the water then the bonus game ends. Northern Lights is a Cryptologic Rapid Fire slot game. It has a randomly triggered progressive jackpot that is frequently hit.

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