Ice Hockey Slots

Ice-HockeyIce Hockey is a very interesting slot machine, and it’s not just the fact that it’s themed around hockey that makes it great. Playtech created this game, where you choose the two national hockey teams which will face each other, out of the seven options given to you. These two teams actually have their own symbols in the game, their symbols pay starting from the leftmost or the rightmost reel, and there are a couple of other surprises waiting for you inside.

Playtech’s Ice Hockey gets 5 reels and 15 bet lines. It gives you bonus games, free spins, scatter symbols and wilds. It also has a rather interesting approach to the gameplay, with the two ice hockey teams competing against each other. The prizes will bring you up to $50,000.

Features of Ice Hockey

Besides the battle feature which places the two teams on opposite sides, there is also the wild symbol, free spins and multiple scatter symbols, some of them even triggering bonus games.

You start off the game with the choice of the two teams that will face each other in the game. The seven teams from which you can choose are USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Canada, Sweden and Finland. The first team’s symbols will pay from left to right, while the second team offers prize when the combinations with its symbols start from the rightmost position and go to the left. Three players are placed on the reels from each of the two teams.

The slot’s wild symbol has on it the image of the goal post. It pays a very good amount when you get it to form its own paying combo, the maximum offered being at 10,000x the line bet. To get its smallest prize, you just need two of its symbols arranged from the left or the right. It doesn’t substitute for any of the four special feature symbols, the scatters.

The scatter symbol that’s easiest to explain has an Ice Hockey Logo on it, and its only role seems to be that of a trigger for certain cash prizes, which will take the number of scatters into consideration, and then it will pay between 1 and 125 times the bet value.

Free Games Feature

I’ve found the scatter symbols which trigger the free spins to be just as interesting. There are two of them, one for the first team, another for the second. Both have the Free Games logo on them, but in the background there is the flag of the country it represents. These scatters are used on the 1st and 5th reels. Get one of these two types of scatters to appear on both the 1st and 5th columns, and you will receive 12 free spins, where only one of the teams sends players as symbols.

Pass The Puck Bonus

The Black Puck is a scatter which the 2nd and the 4th reels will get. To trigger its bonus game, a certain situation needs to occur on the reels. You either need a member from the left side team on the 1st reel with the puck on the 2nd reel and its immediate right, or you need the player from the right side team on the 5th reel, while the puck is on the 4th reel and to its immediate left.

The bonus game, if triggered, will pass the puck between the various members of the team which triggered it, going to all that are visible on the reels. Each player brings you a prize of 3x the bet.

Betting options and jackpots

The minimum bet that you can place to activate a line is worth $0.01, but that’s not going to make you a rich man. You can increase that value up to $5, so with 15 lines getting the same amount, the wager value will reach $75.

In exchange, the game’s wild will pay up to 10,000 coins, which would mean $50,000. The second best prizes will give you $25,000 at best.

Design and symbols

Though they’ve went with the cartoon style design, and they look a bit like caricatures that are made to make you laugh, I’d say that Ice Hockey does more than a decent job with this particular slot machine. The light blue from the background of the poker cards will remind you of the ice, and objects worn by the players are placed alongside these icons. You also have the two sides with their own players, so it really does feel like a match.


Symbols: Goal Post (wild, 10,000 coins), Ice Hockey Logo (scatter, 125 times the bet), Hockey Puck (bonus), Free Games Logo (scatter), Team Player #1 (5,000 coins), Team Player #2 (1,000 coins), Team Player #3 (500 coins), Ace (300 coins), King (300 coins), Queen (200 coins), Jack (200 coins), 10 (100 coins) and 9 (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

For a hockey fan, this is one of the best games to play. The use of the two teams which fight each other and make you money on the reels makes it fun, and it’s also quite profitable.

The Ice Hockey slot machine is offered through the Playtech platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.