Ice Run Pokie Game
If you’re one of the few poker machine fans to never have seen the Ice Age film series then let us save you a whole lot of movie watching as you can get a pretty much identical experience by playing Playtech’s Ice Run pokie! While there is no official tie-in, everything from the visual style to the all-round theme has more than a little in common, but we’ll call that inspiration rather than copying! Copyright issues aside, this is a highly entertaining game that throws in all of the great Playtech features we’ve come to expect with a few additional twists to keep players on their toes. Read on to see what’s in store.
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 25
Special Features: Ice Breaker Re-spin, free spins, Ice Run Bonus
Top Prize: 4,000 coins
The control buttons on Ice Run may be capped with snow to suit the theme but the fact remains that they are essentially the same as the buttons that will find across the entire Playtech range. Choose your win lines up to a maximum of 25 and then decide on a corresponding line bet, with both multiplied together leading to your total spin bet. You can avoid all of this precision by just hitting Bet Max, otherwise you can get the action started with either the Spin button or its Auto Play counterpart.
Alongside various creatures, Ice Run also features a couple of humans and you won’t mind seeing the male character as he acts as a wild card. He’s also the key to the first feature on the game, the Ice Breaker Respin. If you land the wild on the third reel then you’ll receive two further re-spins with the reel entirely wild for the duration. If you pull off a wild card on reels two, three and four at the same time then you’ll grab just a single re-spin, but this time with all three of those reels completely wild.
Next up is free spins and you’ll need three igloo scatters in view on a spin in order to trigger them. Successfully putting together this combination will award ten free spins, with every prize won from them being three times more valuable than their base game counterparts.
Finally, landing the huskies on reels one and five simultaneously will trigger the Ice Run itself. First up, you’ll need to pick a snowman to hit with your sledge and will then proceed to hit two more. They’ll each reveal a cash prize and smashing an igloo will also reveal a multiplier. Occasionally, the Snowball Feature may trigger randomly within the round, smashing all the snowmen and revealing their cash prizes as a result.
Game Culture’s Opinion
Technically speaking, Ice Run is pretty much The Incredible Hulk with a vastly different theme. However, the important thing to bear in mind is that there are no jackpots in play. While that means that you won’t win thousands on a single spin, it also means that part of your bet isn’t being diverted to the progressive prize pools. Basically, if you want all the action and excitement of The Incredible Hulk without the implications of a progressive jackpot prize then Ice Run truly is an excellent, highly enjoyable game to play.