Take a Sleigh Ride Through a Wintery Slot Wonderland
On your first look at the Yak, Yeti and Roll slot, produced by Betsoft, you’ll notice that there are different symbols showing along the bottom of the reels with a sleigh ride in progress happening past the left-hand side of the game board. Both of these things are very much relevant to how the bonus features work, as we’re going to look at below, and they drive the gameplay quite a bit.
Paired up with these indications of features are the cascades that happen along with every single winning spin. Whenever you get a win on the five-by-three grid on any of the 20 paylines, you’ll be paid your prizes, and then the symbols that were a part of those wins explode to remove themselves from the screen. This leaves blank areas where new symbols will fall down into the space left behind to give players an extra chance to win.
These cascades can happen multiple times in a row if you keep getting winning combinations, and this comes from the Yak, Yeti and Roll online slot’s bonus trail feature. The more cascades you get, the more prizes you get along the symbols at the bottom edge of the game board.
Players can win instant wins, multipliers on their remaining cascades for that turn, a free spins mode or multipliers for the free spins mode. An instant payout of 200 times your total wager (the same as a 4,000x line bet win) is the top win for 17 cascades in a row, but you’ll get all of the other prizes that lead up to that, including free spins with a 3x multiplier and 15x multipliers on the remaining cascade prizes.
High Hit-rate, Reasonable Volatility
On the gameplay side, the cascade feature and the subsequent sub-features drive a lot of how the play goes, but that’s not all there is to it. This slot’s pay table is set up in a way that shows it’s all about getting a lot of small and medium payouts. The chances for larger wins come almost exclusively through the bonus feature setup, which makes sense considering how the cascade feature drives so much of the value, and that’s based on getting a lot of wins in a row whenever you do take down a sizable sum.
Along these lines, the pay table is set up to really be what players who prefer low-volatility games will like. There are a lot of mid-level and small wins that will hit often, but there aren’t any particularly large wins that you can get on the actual table itself. In fact, the strongest regular payout is for five of the eskimo scatter symbol, and that awards 12.50 times your total bet, which is like a regular line bet payout of 250x. When this is compared to the 4,000x available win from the cascade bonus trail, it’s easy to see where there’s a huge difference.
Betsoft’s Momentum Going Into 2019
Betsoft has had a pretty good year in 2018, but we definitely saw them ramp things up towards the holiday season with some new releases, one of which is this new Yak, Yeti and Roll game. They’ve closed out this year on a strong note, and that puts them in position to really take off in the beginning of 2019.
That’s critical because the first couple of months of the new year are when almost all of the major trade shows happen for software developers in the online gambling industry as a whole. This is when slot developers really get a chance to shine and set the tone for the rest of the year, and we’re sure that Betsoft will make a major showing if the strength of their last slot release of 2018 is any indication.