|Manufacturer:||Playtech||Bet Per Spin:||£0.25 – £30.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||96.82%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
As all online slots fans will know, Hainan is one of China’s tropical islands and something of a tourist spot – Hainan Ice is a game from Playtech/Rarestone Gaming which takes us onto one of those palm-fringed beaches and tempts us to collect fruit to win bonus features.
Hainan Ice is a five reel slot with three rows and twenty five fixed paylines; encased in ice, those reels spin on a thatched, wooden structure erected on this sandy beach with the waves and blue sky in the background.
The five higher value symbols are all fruit including pineapples, oranges, starfruit, grapes and lychees; 10, J, Q and K represent the lower values. The peach is wild and it will replace all other symbols to help form winning combinations; there’s also a lychee wild but you’ll only see that in the lychee feature.
Any symbols taking part in winning combinations will disappear and be replaced by more falling in from above – more wins can then be formed and this process continues until there are no more matches. In addition win multipliers increase with each cascade as follows:
- 1st Cascade – 2x multiplier
- 2nd Cascade – 3x multiplier
- 3rd Cascade – 5x multiplier
- 4th Cascade – 7x multiplier
- 5th Cascade onwards – 10x multiplier
Each spin is limited to a maximum of seven cascades.
Squares of 2×2 or 3×3 fruit or wild symbols merge together to create one large symbol for bigger wins.
The main features in Hainan Ice are based around collecting fruit to fill up those three spaces to the left of the reels – manage that and enjoy the following features:
- Peach Wild – collect at least three peaches and receive three free spins in which one reel will be completely wild.
- Oranges – collect at least three oranges and receive three free spins in which cascade multipliers will be doubled.
- Starfruit – collect at least three starfruit and receive three free spins in which symbols don’t have to be on adjacent rows to win.
- Grape – collect at least three grapes and receive three free spins in which all lower value symbols are removed from the reels.
- Lychee – collect at least three lychees and receive three free spins in which all lychees become wild.
There’s plenty to like about Hainan Ice from the tropical location to the cascading symbols and fruit collection feature – it’s like playing one long bonus feature on the beach!