Bear Tracks Slot from Novomatic
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Bear Tracks is a woodland based slot, with snowy mountains in the distance, where you’ll find five very different bears appearing on the reels. A polar bear, a black bear, a grizzly bear, a panda bear and a Koala bear all make an appearance. These are five different bears that you wouldn’t normally see together! The Bear Tracks slot machine has a good original air, first because the way you activate the bonus feature is somewhat unique and secondly in the bonus feature itself you’ll find free re-spins that can really boost your wins.

How to Win on Bear Tracks

The outstanding symbol on the Bear Track slot machine reels  is the title logo, which awards the highest payout of 2,500 coins for the maximum five in a row. Not only this, but it is also the wild symbol, meaning it will substitute for every other symbol on the reels apart from the bonus symbol.

Of the bears, the polar bear is the most valuable, worth 1,000 coins for hitting 5 in a row. The grizzly bear pays 875, the black bear 750, the panda bear 625 and the koala bear 500. The other standard symbols are the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A, these pay between 375 and 250 coins for the maximum 5. All of the symbols appear stacked at times, meaning that large multiple wins are always possible.

You can opt to gamble after any win. You’ll simply aim to predict the color of a playing card, get it right and your win is doubled but get it wrong and your win is gone.

Free Spins and Respins with the Bear Tracks Bonus Feature

The bonus feature is activated by the bonus symbol showing a paw print, but this is no simple scatter which might usually activate a feature. This bonus symbol, like all others appears stacked at times, and when it does appear anywhere on the reels, it will remain held in place while you get a free re-spin. Every time any more of these bonus symbols appear, you’ll gain a further re-spin and these will continue until no more appear. Your aim is to fill all five reels entirely with the bonus symbol at which point you’ll enter the free spins.

You’ll have 15 free spins in total, but the format for these free spins is slightly different from the base game. Every time one of the five bears manages to fill reel one completely, you’ll gain a free re-spin with reel one, as well as any other instances of the same bear and any wilds held in place. In the same way as when activating the feature itself, these re-spins will continue as long as more of the same bear or the wild symbol appears. When no more of these symbols appear, the reels will be evaluated and you’ll be paid out accordingly. This feature can lead to some large payouts, as a combination of bears and wilds will fill much of the reels, making for some large multiple wins.

Design and Setup

The background to this bear themed casino slot is a grassy wood with snowy mountains in the background, ensuring that there is the correct terrain included in the image for all of the appearing bears. The bear symbols on the reels have a nice design, although the animation could have been a little better when landing a win – currently the symbols simply increase and decrease in size. The soundtrack is one with a ‘nature’ theme, making it ideal for this Novomatic slot.

Bear Tracks is a five reel slot, but with four rows of symbols on each of these reels, it is slightly larger than your usual game. Due to the oversized reels, you’ll find a total of 40 win lines, each of these indicated by a colorful bar found either side of the reels.  The compact control panel beneath the reels is where you’ll set the coin size, enact the gamble feature and opt for the very straightforward auto-play feature.

Overall Experience

The Bear Tracks slot machine is an ideal slot for those who want their gameplay at an online casino with real money games to be a little different. The oversized reels allow for more winning opportunities than usual, while the unique way of activating the feature gives the game a fresh feel. This is only added to when enjoying the feature itself, as the re-spins can lead to some incredibly large payouts, where many of the 40 win lines are triggered in the same spin.

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