Northern Lights Slots

Northern-LightsLike quite a few other slot machines which try to show players the beauty of the Northern regions of our planet, the Northern Lights were used as inspiration, but they’re not as present in the game as you might think. Most of the design created by Wager Gaming focuses on the people inhabiting the areas near the North Pole, along with the animals that are specific to the region.

You will find a total of 25 lines on Northern Lights’ 5 reels, at least when all of them are active. Among its features Wager has placed a bonus game, a wild symbol and a scatter. A $60,000 top jackpot will be the biggest target that you can set your sights on.

Features of Northern Lights

With a bonus game that takes you to the North Pole, a wild symbol and a scatter, the game is about average when it comes to the features it has to offer.

The Polar Bear wild symbol is the star, the only one that can offer payouts of up to 6,000 coins. To do that, the wild has to form its own combinations, rather than help others form theirs. When it does appear on its own, and it can’t be part of a wild combo, the Polar Bear will substitute for another symbol, provided that it’s on a payline and in a position where it’s needed.


The Aurora Borealis, another name for the Northern Lights, is shown in the scatter symbol. Two different roles are attributed to this feature, offering a prize and triggering the bonus feature. The prize is obtained with a minimum of two Auroras present in scattered locations, though to get the 100x prize you need all five.

Bonus Game

A minimum of three Auroras will trigger a bonus game as well, besides the prize that I mentioned above. You control the Polar Bear in this feature, and you pick the iceberg on which he should jump. When the leap is successful, you get a prize. When it isn’t, and the Polar Bear misses the iceberg, the bonus game ends. The most you can take home in this feature is 2,000x the triggering bet for each successful jump.

Betting options and jackpots

As usual in a slot from Wager Gaming, you are allowed to place a bet on as many lines as you want, and the number of coins is identical since each line gets a single one. The denominations vary between $0.01 and $10, with the total wager reaching $250.

The wild symbol is the one that can award up to 6,000 coins through a regular combo, meaning a maximum of $60,000. The bonus game is said to offer up to 2,000x the bet, or $500,000, at least that’s what the paytable says.

Design and symbols

It’s an average looking slot machine, and it actually goes a bit into disappointing territory. When you pick such a gorgeous phenomenon like the Aurora Borealis, you better make sure that the symbol that shows it is absolutely gorgeous. It’s clearly not the case here, and I’d say it’s actually the weakest of the themed symbols.

Symbols: Polar Bear (6,000 coins, wild), Northern Lights (100x wager, scatter), Eskimo (3,000 coins), Orca Whale (1,000 coins), Igloo (500 coins), Seal (500 coins), Ace/King (200 coins), Queen/Jack (150 coins), 10/9 (125 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

The game isn’t special in any particular area, though I have to say that the bonus game and its 2,000x promise is intriguing. Other than that, it’s your typical older game with 5 reels.

You will find Northern Lights at any online casino which chooses to use software from Wager Gaming, playable either for free or for real money.