Today (04/09/14) was the release date of the long-awaited sequel to Microgaming’s popular slot, Girls with Guns – Frozen Dawn!
This new release also features 243 ways to win, with bet levels ranging from €0.30 to €22.50. With the maximum bet, the highest payout is a whopping 109,250 euros.
The heroines of the Frozen Dawn online slot are six girls with guns – Leader: Katherine, Artillery: Maria, Sniper: Kira, Demolition: Alex, Tactical: Zoe, and Infiltrator: Jess!
In addition to the traditional letters and heroine symbols, the slot also has a satellite symbol which serves as the Scatter, as well as a blue silhouette image that appears in the middle reel changing the entire reel wild, and of course a normal wild found on every reel. The game boasts several new features not found in the previous version:
Shootout Bonus: After a non-winning spin one of the girls may enter and target one royal symbol on each reel. Pick one of the targeted symbols to shoot and win a cash prize.
Free Spins 3 or more scatter symbols triggers 12 free spins with a randomly assigned feature:
Frozen Wilds: Frozen Wilds are held in place and will remain wild for 3 additional spins before melting away. Any frozen wilds forming a full reel stack will turn that reel wild for all remaining free spins.
Magnetic Wilds: Magnetic Wilds appear on reel 5 only. During the next spin, magnetic wilds are pulled to the leftmost available position on the reels. Magnetic wilds are held in place until the end of the feature, unless they form a full vertical wild stack which will explode on the next spin. Any adjacent magnetic wilds will be pulled left to the next available position.
The graphics and sounds of the slot are clearly in line with those of their predecessor, but that is where the similarities end. At the very start of regular gameplay, we noticed that wilds no longer appeared on all reels to fill that reel, but instead in packages of one or at most two wilds. However, the third reel did at least have the familiar symbol which turns the whole reel wild.
In addition, the new “shootout bonus” might as well have been left on the cutting room floor. This feature is more annoying and time-consuming than it is something worth waiting for. It involves the player shooting targeted symbols on the screen in different ways, but the win amount revealed after completing the bonus is always under 10x the bet.
Unlike in the original slot, in Frozen Dawn the free spins are no longer always the same. Instead, there are two different options and both features are where the real money in this game can be made.
Once again, yet another quality Microgaming slot worth giving a go, whose best assets are without a doubt the unprecedented Magnetic Wilds free spins feature and the Frozen Wild feature. Of course, Team BigWinPictures feverishly awaited the release of this slot, and we started pounding away at it the second it was available on casino sites. This is our best achievement to date, but better results are just a few sessions away!