As the global climate change becomes more and more evident, the species that suffer the most draw attention of the world media. As the global temperature rise, icebergs are melting and lot of polar creatures find their ecosystems disrupted. No wonder that even the videogame industry is now interested in Arctic and Antarctic. The Orca, the Iceberg and the Penguin, developed by Skywind Group, is one of such Antarctic-themed games.
However, contrary to most other Antarctic-themed games that are mostly horrors or point-and-click quests, this game is actually a slot machine that lets its players gamble online for real money. Furthermore, no download and no registration are needed in order to play the slot.
Gameplay and Prizes
The value of the Jackpot in The Orca, the Iceberg and the Penguin is quite impressive and is as much as 3,000,0000 dollars. In order to try to win it, players have to spin 5×3 reels. There are 30 adjustable paylines in the game, and the number of active ones can be set in the range from 1 to 30.
Given that base bet can be set in the range from 10 cents to 100 dollars, this means that the total value of the bet can be varied in the range from 30 cents to 3000 dollars.
As this game combines being a Las-Vegas casino-styled slot machine and an Antarctic-themed videogame, both a classic poker deck and Antarctic creatures can be found among its paying symbols. Among those creatures, you can see a mackerel, a jellyfish, a turtle, a seal and a penguin. The penguin differs from other symbols with his size, as he can take from 1×1 up to 1×3 places on a reel. Furthermore, the penguin also pays the most among all regular (not-wild) symbols.
The game background represents a beautiful Antarctic lagoon with Aurora borealis. All the symbols and other graphics in The Orca, the Iceberg and the Penguin are drawn in a near-realistic manner and have a great image quality. The same can be said about game animations, which are almost perfect.
Features and Bonuses
There are many bonuses in The Orca, the Iceberg and the Penguin. The first of them is the Iceberg, which is the scatter symbol. When 3, 4 or 5 Icebergs are present on the reels, 15, 25 or 50 bonus rounds are granted to the player respectively.
Collecting Icebergs during bonus rounds further increases the number of free spins. The second group of bonuses are wild symbols. There are two types of them – the Orca substitutes only for paying symbols, while the Orca with a purple background substitutes both for paying symbols and for Icebergs.
In addition, collecting a combination that includes the Orca with the purple background grants the player a random winning multiplier, which can be x2, x3, x5 or x8.