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Overview Snegurochka slot
Snegurochka, or The Snow Maiden, is a character from Russian fairy tales, first appearing in Russian folklore in the 19th Century. Snegurochka is an essential part of the Russian New Year’s celebrations and according to legends, she is the daughter of Father Frost and the Snow Queen. Others believe she is the granddaughter of Santa Claus. Either way, this is the theme for the new slot by Spinomenal.
Obviously, the theme of the slot is winter and Christmas, and beside the reels a jolly snowman and brightly lit tree create a festive mood. The background is a moody blue and white, with snow falling gently. The frosty feel is all around with the icy covered reels and here is plenty of visuals to keep players enjoying the slot.
With a grid of 5 reels and 4 rows, there is a maximum total of 100 active pay lines for the player to win over. With a relaxing soundtrack and impressive graphics, there is something for everyone with this spinning machine. With the help of the special symbols which may land on the reels, there is the chance to win up to 1,000 times the stake in a single spin.
Betting strategy, RTP and chances of winning!
The slot wager range is set from 0.1 coins up to a maximum of 1,000 coins. This is one of the largest betting ranges we have seen in quite a while, but what can you expect from a Russian themed slot. They dare to impress. Both high-balling players and lower-risk slotters will enjoy the potential this slot has to offer. You can change the number of pay lines, and while the maximum is 100, you can play with as little as 10.
Moving on to the RTP, we can see that it is set at 95.6%, which is a little disappointing when compared to some of the other slots that are out there in the slot industry at the minute. While it is not the highest, it does give the player the chance to win at least $95.60 for every $100 they put in the machine, however this is based on a number of factors and millions of spins. Therefore you never know exactly how much you could potentially return and with a maximum of 1,000 times the stake up for grabs, this gives the chance of $1,000,000 each time you spin.
We do highly recommend you check with the casino before beginning to spin, as some do have caps and you want to be able to reach that maximum potential without any blocks!
The story of this slot is set in the snowy mountains, with frosty trees and animated snowflakes falling behind the reels – these are transparent and mimic the idea of ice. Surrounded by ice and snow, there is plenty for the player to enjoy as they spin the reels filled with gorgeous symbols. In the distance, a cheery wintry tune can be heard softly playing.
With playing card icons of A, K, Q, and J littering the reels in different colours, each is surrounded by a casing of gold. These will pay at least 5 times the stake when landing a combination of five, which for a simple low paying symbol is impressive.
Other symbols include pinecones, red bauble ornaments, a Christmas present and champagne glasses. The champagne glasses are the most valuable regular symbol paying 100 times the stake for five in a combination.
Alongside these stunning symbols there is the Scatter snowflake and the wild, which is depicted as the stunning Snegurochka, dressed in an impressive blue and white fur-trimmed dress, with an ice crown and a long light brown plait. There are mirror comparisons to Elsa from Disney’s Frozen in some respects.
Features, or lack of
Though it is an interesting game with a unique take on the Christmas theme which we have not seen before, this fairy-tale-themed title is not brimming with features for the player to use. However, the impressive special symbols do improve the winning potentials and help you to form even more winning combinations.
The Scatter is the only one of the symbols which will pay out from any position and if you land 3, 4 or 5 anywhere on the reels, you will be rewarded with prizes of 2x, 25x and 250 times the stake respectively!
The Wild symbol, Snegurochka herself, has the special power to become expanded, and this will see her taking up all four rows of the reel. She can substitute for all other symbols bar the scatter and on top of all of this, if you land 5 wilds in a combination, you will be rewarded with 100 times the stake immediately!
We cannot deny we are a little disappointed at the fact that there is not really any other features, as this could have really upped the potential for this slot and changed it from a fun little slot with a decent potential to an impressive win-filled game for the hardcore with incredible prospects.
While we love the theme and design, we do not love the lack of features. It’s a hard one to decide. On the one hand, you could win up to $1,000,000 every time you spin the reels which is insane and have a stunning theme which has not been done before. On the other hand, there is a below average RTP and no features.
We like it, but maybe just as a one-off play, or a beginners slot. There is a decent return, but high-balling players may decide to go elsewhere where there is features to boost the wins further.