Northern Sky is an engrossing, fun, and visually stunning slot game from Quickspin. With - literally! - crystal clear graphics and a chilled, almost Zen meditation soundtrack, Northern Sky is a great way to calm things down in the middle of an intense slots session.
The game takes place in front of an Arctic mountain landscape with the Aurora Borealis shimmering in the background. The game symbols are beautiful, crystalline images of animals and gems. The animals are the high paying symbols and represent the Spirit Animals of ancient folklore - from the Owl, Wolf and Bear to the elusive Deer, the highest paying symbol of all - well worth hunting down!
The free game below gives you 5,000 credits to play with, and with bet sizes from 0.10 to 100, you can explore the Arctic wastes to your heart's content!
As is the trend with modern slots games, you don't need to select how many lines to play, or alter the coin size per line. Instead, you choose an overall bet, from 0.10 per spin all the way up to 100. That way, you're always playing every line.
A great feature of Northern Sky is that when you get a winning payline, the winning symbols are locked and the reels are respun. That way, you're always guaranteed to win at least twice on each combination, but if you keep adding symbols, you can win multiple times! This really is an attractive feature of this game and one that adds massively to the enjoyment, knowing that you've won, but watching the total rack up!
Another aspect of this feature is that each winning respin gives you an opportunity to land a bonus symbol (see image). Get three bonus symbols in the respin sequence and you enter the bonus game.
The bonus game gives you 10 Free Spins, each of which follows the same pattern - winning symbols are locked and the reels respun. But in the bonus game, you only play with the high value animal symbols, so once you have a winning combination, the wins accrue very quickly. The demo video below shows what can happen as more and more Bear symbols are added on to the reels and the total win keeps adding up!
There are only 9 paylines in the game, but wins still happen fairly frequently. Each game symbol pays out in multiples of the current bet. The lowest value symbols are the gems, in the sequence Blue, Green, Red. The animals pay more, but the most valuable is the Deer - get five of those on a payline and you'll enter Epic win territory!
The infrequent but potentially big wins mean that Northern Sky can correctly be categorized as a High variance slot. Theoretical Return To Player is a decent 96.57%.
A lot of thought has clearly gone into the design and gameplay of Northern Sky. In the high-octane, often frantic world of online slots, it offers a relaxed, calming experience. It's one of our favourite slots and one that we find ourselves returning to again and again!
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