The slot is played out over 4-reels and offers players 81 ways in which they can win, set within a truly stunning winter wonderland with an icy castle that rises up from the mountains and the symbols of snowy owls, polar bears, Siberian tigers and Arctic foxes are so realistic that it is hard to make out whether they are real photos or have been computer-generated. The slot also comes with some sensational bonus features, one of which is the free spin where the Frozen Queen makes an appearance of an expanding wild, giving players even more ways to win. The Frozen Queen can be played for free as well as real money and taking advantage of the free rounds is an excellent way to get a really good idea of how the slot works and what benefits it can supply before actually placing your bet. Players can bet a minimum of just 0.10 credits per spin and have a chance of winning prizes which are equal to up to x32 of the total stake they have in play. Frozen Queen is a low volatility game and has a high RTP, so players could see the wins coming in thick and fast.
The four reels are in the shape of tall ice blocks, and players create a win by landing matching symbols anywhere on the adjacent reels starting from the left. The usual playing card symbols are used for the lower value symbols and to be honest this is a little disappointing however these are shown up by the gorgeous animal symbols and to be honest we would have rather seen some of these quality animals on the reels. The top paying symbol is the Siberian tiger and in the base game this stunning animal pays out wins of x8 of the players total bet when the tiger lands on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd reels and finding the tiger on all four reels provides a x16 pay out. The wild symbol in Frozen Queen is depicted by a magic crystal and this symbol can substitute for all other symbols to complete winning combinations, however it is worth noting that this symbol is worth nothing when it is one its own. Landing at least two wilds will not just boost the players chance of landing winning combinations but they are also awarded 10 free spins. This is when the Frozen Queen begins to work her magic.
The Queen takes over as the 5th middle reel making the slot no longer an 81 ways to win but into a 5-reel slot offering a massive 243 ways to win. There is more still as the Queen also takes on the role as a sticky wild and stays locked for all of the ten free spins making this a really lucrative feature. There is just one downside with the feature, and this is that the free spin bonus game cannot be retriggered, once the player has played the ten free spins they are taken straight back to the base game, however, it is not all bad as thanks to the help of the Frozen Queen there should be several ways for players to create plenty of winning combinations before the free spins come to an end. It is easy for players to get started and thanks to the wide bet range available this is a slot that is perfect for high rollers and casual players alike. As there are no pay lines the whole game is active all times and players need just 0.10 to begin and this goes up to 100.00 per spin which is the highest limit.
Players need not scroll through the bet options by choosing the Bet Max button and there is also an Autoplay option meaning players can let the reels spin for 100 times without lifting a finger, however players do not have the option to set a win or loss limit therefore they need to keep their eyes on the bankroll. Whilst there are several slots that have a winter setting, there are none that combine 4-reels and the innovative features that the Frozen Queen has to offer. The 243 ways to win is also a very popular format with players as it is a way to create winning combinations without necessarily knowing how each pay line fits within the game. When I played Frozen Queen, I found that the winning spins came thick and fast and each win was celebrated with some upbeat musical jingle to keep players on their way. With stunning graphics the highlight of this slot for me had to be the free spins round, where the Frozen Queen arrives and becomes the middle reel, she them stays around to assist and complete additional winning combinations ensuring that there are plenty of wins and I can confirm that this is a very reliable and rewarding round that made the game for me.