Northern Sky Slot
Northern Sky is a beautifully designed video slot from Quickspin. Released in 2018, this offering from the Swedish developer is inspired by the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, and does the natural lights display justice with crisp graphics and dazzling animations.
The slot utilizes the standard five-reel, three-row layout with nine paylines. Respins on all wins and a free spins feature with only the high-value symbols help yield better payouts. Northern Sky is a highly volatile slot with an RTP of 96.57% and a max payout of 3,111x total bet.
How to Play
Northern Sky has a standard betting range of $0.1 – $100 that will suit most players. The number of auto spins that can be enabled starts at 10 and reaches 1,000 and there is a turbo mode that can be enabled for faster rounds.
The high-paying symbols are four animals found in the Scandinavian forests rendered in bright crystals: a deer, a bear, a wolf, and an owl. The deer brings the highest payout of 40x total bet size. Three gemstones are the low-value symbols, and there is no wild symbol. The scatter is a mountain peak with the word bonus on it, so there’s no mistaking it. It is a non-paying symbol that unlocks the free spins round.
The respin feature
All wins activate the respin feature. After the winnings are paid, the symbols in the winning combination are locked in place while the rest of the symbols on the reels are shattered into pieces and replaced by new ones.
If a new symbol completes a winning combination or adds to a winning payline, it will be locked, too. You will be able to collect your winnings and the game will respin again. Respins will continue until no more winning combinations occur.
The Northern Sky slot’s free spins bonus is activated by landing three bonus scatter symbols. You will then be awarded ten free spins which are played with the high-value animal symbols only, meaning bigger payouts. The respin feature is activated during the free spins like in the base game.
Northern Sky is beautiful in its simplicity. It has a rather original concept that is recreated by the lovely graphics with glistening crystals that light up the sky and dissipate into shimmering pieces after a winning combination. It is a classic slot that is easy to play, yet quite alluring thanks to the signature Quickspin smooth animations and the respin feature that, along with the free spins played with high-value symbols, help balance the high variance.
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