Frozen Tropics Slot Review 2023
Frozen Tropics from Pragmatic Play takes us on a summer retreat…and a winter wonderland? Sound familiar? Frozen Tropics may as well have called itself Tropi’kewl’ seeing as it was rather blatant about its Tropicool inspiration anyway. Without hard evidence, we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and assume that it’s a striking coincidence.
Will Frozen Tropics melt your socks off, or leave you feeling as cool as a cucumber? Pragmatic Play is a heavyweight in the world of slots, and underestimating Frozen Tropics on looks alone would be a mistake.
Get the swimming trunks ready but bring a scarf as we explore the icy paradise of Frozen Tropics!
Frozen Tropics Base Game and Features
Frozen Tropics is a 6-reel Video slot with 2,304 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.
The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.15% and a max win cap of 9,000x.
In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Strawberry, followed by Plums, Grapes, Watermelon, and Bananas. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.
Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels, and new symbols will drop down from above via a Tumble feature.
In the base game, symbols from the paytable will land differently, with 1 of 3 possible levels. A level 3 symbol will show as completely frozen, a level 2 symbol will show as partially frozen, and level 1 symbols are completely unfrozen.
Frozen symbols are not removed from the reels during tumbles, instead, they drop by 1 level, from level 3 to 2, and 2 down to 1 after each winning combination.
When a level 1 symbol is part of a winning combination, it will be removed from the reels, leaving behind a Multiplier that is added to the Global Win Multiplier. This Multiplier is applied to all winning combinations that are formed during that particular spin.
Any non-Wild symbol that is removed will leave behind a +x1 Multiplier. Wilds that are removed on reels 2 and 5 will leave behind a random Multiplier between x5 and x100.
Wilds that are removed from reels 3 and 4 will leave behind a Multiplier of x2 that multiplies the total Win Multiplier. After each base game spin, the Multiplier will reset back to 1x.
Frozen Tropics Free Spins
Landing 3, 4, 5, or 6 Scatter symbols in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins and a payout of 2x, 5x, 20x, and 100x your bet respectively.
During Free Spins, the Global Win Multiplier does not reset between Free Spins. Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols during this time will award an additional +10 Free Spins.
Frozen Tropics Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet.
Frozen Tropics: Our Verdict
When you first load up Frozen Tropics, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the mix-up of frozen, partially frozen, and completely unfrozen symbols, but you soon get the jist of how it all works in no time.
The Frozen symbols can either be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you look at it. On the one hand, the more frozen symbols you have, the more times you can win with them, but they occasionally get in the way of a bigger win from forming by taking up space on the reels.
The good news is that when you finally chip away at all that ice and level 1 symbols are removed, they reveal a Multiplier that is then applied to further wins that form during that particular spin.
Triggering the Free Spins round with more than 3 Scatters doesn’t award additional Free Spins, but it does award a nice little payout to get you started. During Free Spins, more of the same frozen symbols can be seen, but the Global Win Multiplier does not reset between spins.
All in all, Frozen Tropics gives off a chilled gaming experience with a few generous bouts of heat!