Polar Fox Slot Game
Most slots with themes on the frozen North are dark and brooding – you’ll often find wolves and bears on the reels. By contrast, Polar Fox from Novomatic takes the ‘cute’ angle. The fox which is the key symbol is a fluffy creature, which is joined on the reels by other friendly looking artic wildlife. This is an older video slot which has 9 win-lines. The highlight is the free spins round (which is triggered by seeing the northern lights). This is a generous 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier. You will also find wild symbols on the reels.
How to Win on Polar Fox
Some of the prizes are fairly generous, especially considering that you can spin the reels for just 9 coins. The best of these is the cute white polar fox, which is worth 9000 coins if you hit 5 of them on a win line. The prize for 4 of a kind, at 2500 coins, is considerably higher than the next best wins. You’ll get 250 coins for 3 and 10 coins for just 2 from the left. As the wild symbol, the fox also substitutes for the regular symbols to make extra wins. As usual the wilds do not substitute for the scatter symbols.
5 animals make up the next tier of wins, with the trusty playing cards (which are at least capped with snow) making up the small prizes. A white eagle and what could be a stoat both pay 750 for 5 of a kind, 125 for 4, 25 for 3 and 2 coins for just 2. A striking white rabbit is next at 400 for 5 while the hedgehog and white rodent pay 250 for the full set.
The scatter symbol is a mountain view showing what I assume is the northern lights. This says ‘scatter’ along the bottom. There are prizes for 2 or more of these on the reels. If you hit all 5 (they do not need to be tied to a win-line) then you will win a huge 4500 coins, with 180 coins for 4, 45 coins for 3 and 18 coins for just 2. In addition, 3+ anywhere on the reels will kick off the generous free spins bonus game.
Polar Fox Free Spins Bonus Game
Two things happen when you hit the free spins bonus. First the backs of the reels turn from blue to a pink color, and second some classical music starts playing which will stay on throughout the bonus game. You’ll get a total of 15 spins with the main attraction being that any win you hit (including the top prize for 5 foxes) is tripled. You can retrigger this bonus with 3+ of the scatters while playing. The standard gamble-after-win system does not kick in for this bonus game.
Design and Setup of Polar Fox
While this is a nicely produced game, the overall design is starting to look a little on the aged side. Above the reels you will see a snowy scene with the word ‘polar’ in the title logo made out of snow. The backing of the reels is a plain blue color, and the display settings mimic the old style LCD displays. All of the symbols are detailed, with the artic fox having some green foliage around it. I particularly like the hedgehog – which appears to have some character. The way that the colorful playing card symbols are capped in snow is a nice design touch too.
Novomatic love to include their beeps and whirring noises in every slot – though at least there are unique classical music type tunes to go along with these when you win. During the free spins bonus there is a different tune playing too.
There are some options for choosing lines before you spin, with 1, 3, 5, 7 or the full 9 available. Other than that you just choose the size of your coin and start to play – auto play is offered as well as the standard gamble after win.
This is a nicely produced casino slot, even though the graphics and feel of the game are starting to get a little dated. This will appeal to players who prefer the less dramatic side of wildlife, with a definite slant towards the ‘cute’. The 9000-coin top prize is the main attraction from the financial side, this will be tripled if you hit the 5 polar foxes during the free spins bonus game.