Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox is a slot game created by ReelPlay and powered by Yggdrasil Gaming’s Gigablox technology, which transports players to a wintry fantasy world in the Arctic. Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox’s features include random reel mergers that produce these huge Gigablox symbols, as well as wild multipliers, Arctic Blasts, and free spins.
At least in photographs, the Arctic’s icy plains, floating ice islands, and jagged peaks make for a beautiful scene. By definition, the Arctic is the northern polar area, which comprises the continents of North America, Greenland, and Europe. ReelPlay has gone all out with the enchantment in Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox, creating a white-out environment with colorful sky, snow, clouds, and rocky peaks, upon which sits a castle. Visually, the game is a hodgepodge of serviceable elements and low-quality effects, the latter of which are especially prevalent on the reels. Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox’s tinny sound effects have the same impact, making the game feel like it was made in the early 2000s or like one of those mobile games that was hastily put up to generate a few cash through video advertising pop-ups.
Played in a 6-reel, 5-row game grid with 50 fixed paylines, Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox is a medium-volatility slot. Each spin causes the reels to randomly combine, expanding the size of the Gigablox symbols. Gigablox can be any size between 2 and 5, and any symbol is fair game. In order to determine the value of a victory, 1×1 tiles of Gigablox symbols are used. You may play on any device you choose, and the RTP ranges from 50 percent up to 96 percent, with wagers ranging from 50 pence to fifty pounds or euros.
Three or more identical symbols landing on an active payline in neighboring reels from the leftmost position activate payouts. Low-paying tiles have gems in purple, blue, red, green, and gold, while high-paying tiles feature animals like deer, owls, wolves, and polar bears. If you obtain a winning line of six of a type, you’ll win 1x your bet on jewels and 1.5x to 5x your wager on animals. Last but not least, wild symbols show up in both the regular and bonus games, while x2 wilds are exclusive to the bonus. Both can appear anywhere on reels 2-6 and stand in for other normal pay symbols to help finish off winning combinations.
Slot Functions of the Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox
Arctic Blast is an additional element to keep an eye out for in both the main and bonus game. The Sorcerer transforms Mystery Gigablox symbols into the Polar Bear, Wolf, Gold Gem, Blue Gem, Purple Gem, Scatter, and Wild when two or more appear on the reels at the same time. Arctic Blast’s unveiling happens before any prizes are awarded or special effects are activated.
No Risk Turns
To activate the bonus spins round, you need to land five scatter symbols (equal to five 1×1 scatters). When struck, Gigablox scatter symbols disintegrate into their component 1×1 size scatters. If you get 1, 2, or 3 1×1 scatters, you get 1, 2, or 3 free games. The x2 wild symbol only appears during free spins and doubles every win it helps complete. Once the Sorcerer sees a wild Gigablox sign emerge from the Arctic Blast, he or she will divide it into a pair of 1×1 wilds and a pair of 1×1 x2 wilds. After a win is tallied, the Wild Collection Counter is incremented by one for regular wilds and two for x2 wilds. After collecting 5 wilds, 10 wilds, 15 wilds, or 20 wilds, you will receive an additional 2 free spins. The Wild Collection Counter returns to zero at the conclusion of each round.
Slot Verdict, Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox
The games available on Gigablox’s slot machines remain a smorgasbord of quality. While some studios have really run with the concept, others seem to have merely slapped it on without any real plans to innovate or wow with it. The same seems to be true in Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox as it did in Megapearl Gigablox. ReelPlay has shown creativity in both design and gameplay before; it was responsible for creating the widely used Infinity Reels mechanism, after all. There is a side to them that creates games like Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox, which isn’t as well-rounded as Money Mariachi Infinity Reels or Odin Infinity Reels.
The visuals and music were designed to make viewers suspicious. The concept of an enchanted Arctic works to some extent, but it also feels unfinished. The nameless wizard gets the job done, but he doesn’t exactly exude the aura of a great mage. Most of the time, when Mystery Blocks land and show their emblem, all he does is lift his staff. An aside: The Arctic Blast seems like an odd name for what is otherwise a very normal Mystery Symbol unveiling. The naming of the Mystery Symbol feature is far more creative than the free spins. There, you just need to get wilds or x2 wilds on the reels to get up to 8 more free games. The maximum win is fairly acceptable at 4,720.74x the wager, although getting there seems to need some very trippy magic.
Overall, reviewing Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox wasn’t a really exciting experience. It achieved nothing remarkable throughout testing and moved at a sluggish speed. Arctic Sorcerer Gigablox was more of a cheap saw someone in half trick than full-blown green lightning wizardry, and there are better Gigablox games out there as a result.