Ice Breaker from Push Gaming: Slot Review - fish for a fortune!

Head to the Arctic circle to do some fishing to land the biggest catch of the day when you play this game.

Wrap up warm and grab your fishing gear as Push Gaming invites players to do some big game fishing in the icy waters of the Arctic circle. Get ready to navigate through some frozen lakes and massive icebergs in order to find the perfect fishing spot so that you can catch a range of colourful fish that are worth more than a pretty penny! Let’s see if this fishing-based game is worth the cold and arduous trip to the Arctic circle or if it’s just better to leave your fishing rod at home?

Ice Breaker is 5 reel slot with 243 ways to win and includes Free Games, Wild Multipliers, and Collapsing Reels.

Ice Breaker Screenshot

Special Features

The game features an impressive 243 ways to win. Wins are formed when a combination of 3 or more identical symbols appear on adjacent reels starting from reel 1. If you manage to land 2 or more matching Fish symbols on the reels then the Collapsing Reels feature will trigger. When this happens, all matching Fish symbols found on a single reel will collapse downwards and will then combine into 1 Fish symbol with a Multiplier value equal to the number of Fish symbols that joined together. After the Fish symbols collapse, new symbols will appear on the reels to replace all of the empty spaces which gives you the chance to get more matching Fish symbols and increase the Multiplier value. The feature ends when there are no more matching Fish symbols on the reels.

The Wild symbol is illustrated by a clam that is stuck inside a block of ice. Like most Wild symbols, the main function of this symbol is to substitute for all other symbols except the Scatter symbol to help form winning combinations. This symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 on the reels.

The Scatter symbol is denoted by an image of a big hammer. This symbol only appears on reels 1, 3, and 5. If you land 3 of these symbols anywhere on the reels then you will trigger the Free Spins bonus game and you will be awarded 6 Free Spins. During Free Spins, only the Fish symbols as well as the Wild and Scatter symbols appear on the reels. If you land 3 more Scatters while in Free Spins then you will be given an additional 6 Free Spins to give you 12 Free Spins in total.

Theme and Graphics

The game features cute graphics and is set somewhere in the Arctic circle with snowy trees, icebergs, and an extremely cold looking lake displayed in the background. Symbols are bright and colourful and consist of a variety of different coloured fish and the standard A – 10 icons. The animations are fantastic especially when you trigger the Collapsing Reels feature as the fish break out of the blocks of ice and then disappear immediately after. I also liked how the Free Spins bonus game takes place on an entirely new set of reels as it takes place deep inside a dark cave.

The music is soft techno with lots of hypnotic style sound effects. It suits the fast-paced nature of the game rather well.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 243 ways to win, an excellent RTP of 96.79%, and a maximum payout of 25,000X your original bet.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.25, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 5.00, 7.50, 10.00, 15.00, 25.00, 50.00, 100.00

Based on a bet of 0.25:

  • Red Fish Symbol: 0.25 for 3X, 0.75 for 4X, 2.50 for 5X
  • Orange Fish Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 0.60 for 4X, 1.50 for 5X
  • Yellow Fish Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 0.50 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
  • Green Fish Symbol: 0.15 for 3X, 0.30 for 4X, 0.75 for 5X
  • Purple Fish Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.25 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • Eye of Horus Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.40 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X

Our Verdict on Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker is produced by Push Gaming and is a fun and enjoyable slot to play. The game features charming graphics, is really easy to play, and contains quite a few bonus features. There are many arctic-themed slots to choose from but this one certainly offers something different thanks to the Collapsing Reels feature. I was able to trigger this feature quite frequently and it’s just fantastic that you can get added Multipliers along with more and more opportunities to land even more wins when the reels start to collapse. The standout feature of the game is Free Spins and although it is hard to trigger it is certainly worth sticking around for as you can trigger the Collapsing Reels feature while in Free Spins with only the highest paying symbols present to really boost your chances of landing a huge win. I found this game to be of medium to high variance so it might take you some time before you land a big enough win on the reels. For slots with a similar Arctic theme, check out Cold Cash and Lucky Angler.

Play it cool to land yourself an icy fortune you play Ice Breaker!