Yeti Battle of Greenhat Peak Introduction
Thunderkick are back with another production, and just like kids on christmas we can't wait to see what it's all about. Thunderkick has been one of our favorite providers to review having released some incredibly good games as of late, with titles such as The Falcon Huntress, Pink Elephants and Flame Busters (yes, it's no secret that we are fans of high volatility). And speaking of volatility, Thunderkick does like to mix in some low variance games every now and then as we've seen with games like Not Enough Kittens and Well of Wonders. Visually stunning, but nothing for hardcore slotters.
Yeti Battle of Greenhat Peak is the name of their new game. It has a setup of 5 reels, 3 rows and 11 paylines with a bet size ranging from €0.10 to €100. Going against the grain and refusing to release a football slot (the world cup is coming up) or something involving beaches and palm trees, Thunderkick has decided to go for a winter slot in the middle of the summer.
Yeti is the name of an ape-like monster that's harassing the poor ice-carrot farmers of Greenhat Peak. These little peaceful Bavarian looking fellows dressed in Lederhosen are being pushed around by the giant snowman for no apparent reason, and it's your job to stop him...ok, we just made that story up but it could be true.
Yeti Battle of Greenhat Peak Symbols
There are 11 symbols available in the game - 4 low value symbols, 4 premium symbols, 2 wild symbols and a bonus symbol. The low value symbols are represented by wooden J, Q, K and A letters, and the premiums are represented by cherrys, lemons, waterlemons and Yetis. The Yeti and the Wild symbols are the most valuable, both rewarding a 35x win for 5 on a payline.
Out of the 2 wilds, one is a regular wild and the other one is a Frozen Wild that only appears in the Wild Attack feature and Bonus game. The scatter symbols comes in the form of a frozen carrot.
Wild Attack Feature
2 scatters trigger the Wild Attack respin. When the Wild Attack is triggered, any wild not appearing on a winning payline will become a sticky wild and additional 1-3 wild symbols will be placed randomly on the reels while the reels spin again. A sticky wild will lock onto their position and stay sticky for the rest of the game round or until they becme a part of a winning payline.
3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels activates the bonus with 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. During the bonus, each scatter symbol that appears on the reels activates 1 step on the Wild Attack meter and every 3 scatter symbols award an extra random sticky wild for the remainder of the free spins along with 2 extra spins until the meter is filled.
A full meter awards +5 spins. The maximum amount of free spins in the bonus is 31. Any wild landing on the reels during the free spins will lock into place for the rest of the round or until it is included in a winning payline.
Yeti Battle of Greenhat Peak Conclusion
To be honest it's a bit hard to give low variance slots fair reviews when you're a sucker for high variance gambling. In terms of production quality, Thunderkick has done a superb job as they always do, so we have absolutely no complaints there. The reels are spinning at a satisfactory pace, the stop spins are tuned into perfection and the visuals are top notch. Thunderkick has spoiled us with so many good high variance games lately that we can forgive them for releasing kids games like this once in a while.
Although this is a game for noobs, it can be a decent slot to spend a few spins on when trying to beat wagering. Don't expect any huge wins to brag about as it is capped at a 845x max win in the bonus, which is extremely low by today's standards. In other words, the hardcore slotters won't be impressed and they likely won't be spending much time trying to save the Bavarian midgets from that d**k Yeti.