Polar Riches Slots

Polar-RichesPolar Riches is a design created in Amaya’s labs, a slot machine that takes us on an adventure to the planet’s two poles, allowing us to enjoy the animals that live there. You get both penguins and polar bears in the game, so clearly this isn’t just a one Pole kind of thing, since the former live at the South Pole, while the latter at the North Pole. The ice and the snow are everywhere you look, quite normal for those areas, and in this case the design is tastefully chosen and it ends up looking great.

The 5 reels of Polar Riches are decorated with up to 20 lines. Amaya placed inside a jackpot that will get up to $12,500 in value, with the feature list offering bonus symbols, scatters and wilds, with free spins and multipliers added for good measure.

Features of Polar Riches

Amaya has a couple of types of games, some of them with extremely limited features, others with a combo where you get a little bit of everything. The latter is the situation we have here, with multiple types of scatter symbols offered, with wild symbols, multipliers and free games.

The wild’s role is well known for regular slot players, as this is one of those symbols that can be immensely profitable in the long run. They not only offer the player an extra chance to form a combination, by substituting for all the simple icons, but they also add a multiplier to their prizes, doubling their value. If that wasn’t enough, the wild has the ability to offer the top jackpot of Polar Riches, by occupying multiple positions on the same line (5,000x for 5 wilds).

The Aurora Borealis is a phenomenon of great beauty and one of the advantages of going to a trip to the North Pole. It’s the image that the scatter symbol uses. You will be glad to see it appear as often as possible, no matter what the position is, since the payouts get better with each extra scatter. Get the maximum of five scatter symbols, and the reward will be an amount equivalent to 200 times the total bet you placed.

Ice fishing is not that realistic of a proposition at the two poles, the ice is way too thick for that, but that’s what the Bonus symbol shows us in its image. This is another scatter symbol, but one that does not give you a cash prize, offering free games instead.

Free Spin Feature

The Bonus symbol, with its ice fishing image, will trigger the Free Spin bonus game as long as a minimum of three are on the reels. You get a screen that has multiple fishing rods for you to choose from. The initial pick will determine how many free games you get, the minimum being 4 and the maximum 7. The second pick gives you the multiplier applied to all prizes from the free spins. These multipliers start at 3x and can reach 6x.

Betting options and jackpots

Polar Riches requires the player to make the decision regarding the wager size, instead of forcing it on him. Everything can be customized, within a certain range, from the number of lines active (1 to 20), to the coins per line (1-10) and the denomination ($0.01 – $0.25). Those looking to get the big prize should look at the maximum bet, worth $50.

In return for that kind of bet, which is not huge, the game will give rewards of up to 50,000 coins, meaning a maximum value of $12,500. Since the investment is 200 coins per spin, the reward seems to be quite good.

Design and symbols

It’s a chilly atmosphere that Polar Riches puts us in, with the winter theme being visible everywhere you look. Every single symbol has ice or snow on it, including the playing cards. It’s not a realistic drawing of the animals, but for a cartoon style it’s good enough. It’s a design that is easy to enjoy, even if you’re not a fan of the cold.

Symbols: Yeti (wild, 5,000x), Ice Fishing (scatter), Aurora Borealis (scatter, 200x the bet), Killer Whale (300x), Polar Bear (250x), Seal (250x), Penguin (200x), Ace (150x), King (120x), Queen (100x), Jack (100x) and 10 (60x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Though not entirely original, Polar Riches does make a good first impression, with its free spins with 6x multipliers helping out in that regard. Those that prefer the warmer seasons might not enjoy it as much, but would be explorers will get a kick out of it.

This Polar Riches slot is offered by all online casinos with Amaya software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.