Ice Picks Slots

Ice-PicksIce Picks is the kind of slot machine where you get both a great design and a theme that nobody else has. You get a chance to explore an ice cave here, the equipment appearing in the symbols being related to this task, along with the various items that can be found there. From treasures of gold and gems, to stone age era tools that were found in the ice, or the ice picks and safety equipment that the explorers are using, the game gives you a pretty good idea of the story behind the slot.

This slot machine from Rival Gaming has a total of 20 bet lines and the standard 5 reels on them. The Ice Drop feature will be a favorite of yours, I’m sure of it, but you will discover that it doesn’t stop there. The slot also has wild symbols, free spins and bonus features. You can walk away $22,500 richer, if you’re both lucky and you use their highest line bets.

Features of Ice Picks

The Ice Drop feature is one that Rival doesn’t use too often, but it’s great to have, as are the wild symbols, the bonus game or the free spins and their multiplier.

Ice Drop is the name of a feature that allows the player to get a second chance at a winning combination. Whenever you have three or more symbols with frozen items in them, those symbols will shatter and new symbols will come take their place, giving you a second chance at forming a new combo. The symbols that can be part of Ice Drop are the ones with objects frozen in ice (axe, skulls, statues, bracelets or gems), plus the wild symbol.

The wild is represented by a wooden crate. It’s a simple symbol, but one that will often be responsible for an additional combination forming, one that wouldn’t be created without its help. It appears on three reels, 1st, 3rd and 5th.

Free Games Feature

One of two scatter symbols available in Ice Picks, the Compass icon can trigger 5 to 25 free spins, when you have 3 to 5 symbols of this type in the game. You always get x3 multipliers while the free spins are used, so that means triple the usual prize.

Bonus Game

This is the second scatter symbol, its representative being a treasure map. Appearing in at least three locations, the treasure map will get you into a bonus game if that happens. You use a pick axe, to hammer at the objects frozen in ice, in order to take their prizes home with you.


Betting options and jackpots

The bets you get to place in Ice Picks are going to cover up to 20 lines, but you’re the one deciding how many should be active. You also choose how many coins should be used in each case, 1 to 10 being allowed. A denomination of up to $0.25 is selectable, with $2.50 being the line bet. The total bet reaches $50.

You can win 9,000x the line bet in this case, meaning 90,000 coins. It’s not as rich as it may sound though, the value being only up to $22,500.

Design and symbols

The action in Ice Picks takes place in an ice cave, with snow and ice being all around the reels. It’s your typical winter themed slot in that regard, only the symbols are made up out of pieces of equipment that the cave’s explorers would use, and out of various treasures that have been trapped in the ice for thousands of years. It’s a good looking game, with modern symbols that are realistic and have a lot of details built into them.

Symbols: Crate (wild), Treasure Map (scatter), Compass (scatter), Gems in Ice (9,000x), Buddha Statue (3,000x), Bracelet (2,000x), Skulls (1,000x), Stone Axe (500x), Goggles (250x), Ice Shoes (150x), Helmet (100x) and Pick Axe (75x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It has good prizes, features that Rival doesn’t usually offer and highly enjoyable graphics. All in all, the kind of game I wish I saw more often from Rival.

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