With the Earth’s temperature changing, it’s easy to imagine a future where vacationers who want somewhere hot would choose somewhere colder. Pragmatic Play’s Frozen Tropics is for those wanting to escape the heat. In summer, with cicadas roaring and the heat pressing down like an anvil, immersing your body parts in snow surely doesn’t seem so bad. Frozen Tropics offers tumbles, frozen symbols, a rising win multiplier, free spins, and a bonus purchase. Join us to symbolically cool out.
After a quick glance, Frozen Tropics resembled ELK Studios’ Tropicool slot. The host is a bird with a top hat, like Tropicool’s Tony Toucano, and players are taken to a wintery paradise with plants. Unfortunately, there’s no Fiona Flamingo lookalike. Frozen Tropics’ 6 reels on a 3-4-4-4-4-3 grid are another feature. The other scenery isn’t awful, but ELK Studios’ game has a better visual feast.
Statistics-wise, Frozen Tropics is a volatile online slot with many RTP settings, defaulting to 96.15%. Bets range from 20 p/c to £/€240 per spin, and a bonus purchase lets players fast-track to the free spins round. With 2,304 possibilities to win, winning combos must start from the left side of the grid and land on neighboring reels.
After winning, the tumble function eliminates winning symbols from the reels. Symbols falling from above fill any gaps. If a victory occurs after a tumble, the feature repeats until no win appears. Frozen Tropics’ lowest 5 symbols are chunky 10 to A card ranks, followed by bananas, watermelon slices, grapes, plums, and strawberries. A successful combination of 6 low pay symbols pays 0.4 to 0.5 times the stake, or 0.75 to 2 times for 6 premium symbols. W’s are the wild, replacing for all symbols except the scatter.
Frozen Tropics Slot Features
Frozen symbols, free spins, and extra buys mix in this fruity, frosty game.
Frozen Tropics symbols randomly land in 3 states. The symbols at levels 3, 2, and 1 are frozen, partially frozen, and unfrozen, respectively. Tumbling does not remove frozen symbols. Instead, they descend 1 level, from 3 to 2, then 2 to 1. Level 1 symbols depart and leave a multiplier that is added to the win multiplier. All following victories in the tumbling sequence use the overall win multiplier.
Any non-wild symbol losing levels behind +1 multiplier. Any wild symbol that departs on reels 2 and 5 leaves a random multiplier of x5, x8, x10, x12, x15, x20, x25, x50, x75, or x100. Wilds on reels 3 and 4 leave an x2 multiplier. Base game multipliers reset with each spin.
Hitting 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatter symbols wins 10 free spins and 2x, 5x, 20x, or 100x the stake. The multiplier does not reset during free spins, and 3 or more scatters reward 10 more spins.
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The base game sells free spins for 100x the wager. Doing so yields 96% RTP.
Frozen Tropics Slot Review
Pub Kings, Candy Blitz, Mustang Trail, and Racing Joker were among Pragmatic Play’s recent releases. Frozen Tropics is in the center. It’s disappointing because Pragmatic Play’s previous 3-4-4-4-3 slot was the cool Western-themed Cowboy Coins. Frozen Tropics didn’t thrill because it felt hurried, as though it was developed on such a short time deadline that the crew, normally very innovative, stole concepts from its competitors. No, Pragmatic Play is not the first studio to do this. However, Frozen Tropics looked too similar to Tropicool and had melting symbols like Hacksaw Gaming’s slot Keep ‘Em Cool, putting it on a precarious balance between copying and originality.
Frozen Tropics is a Pragmatic Play slot, so it’s stylish and professional. The studio’s usual aesthetic is seen in Frozen Tropics. Past the imitation sections, this has good gaming. One of the game’s main weapons is decent multiplier action, especially when wilds depart from reels 2 or 5. Stack them in free spins for unknown results. The most we can hope for is hitting Frozen Tropics’ 9,000 times the bet.
Frozen Tropics lacks Tropicool’s complexity and exquisite artwork. Frozen Tropics didn’t seem like a Pragmatic Play slot that would break out and succeed, but it has the muscle to brute force its way to success.