Free 9k Yeti slot
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9k Yeti slot by Yggdrasil is actually the design of a smaller in-house studio called 4ThePlayer, as Microgaming have with Slingshot and Fortune Factory for example. The 9k refers to Mount Everest which is nearly 9,000 metres high so you can guess the background here and we get Nepalese music with stamping sounds as the reels stop, presumably the yeti's footsteps. It's rare to get a mountaineering theme in slots or even the mountain itself unless in context of a classical theme. You have Quickspin's Mountain King which isn't bad, Microgaming's Mount Olympus - revenge of Medusa but I reckon the nearest we get is Play'n Go's Wild North which also focuses on the wildlife. So will this yeti put its big foot through our bankroll, or will it be an avalanche of wins here?
We have 6 reels of 4 rows each here because 9k Yeti slot is a 4096-way game with no fixed pay lines. There are stacked and single symbols and a lot of similarities to the classic WMS Raging Rhino, with single Everest Wilds on all reels bar the first and Paw Print scatters on all reels. The 6-of-a-kind pays are Yeti 8.8x bet, Climber or Sherpa 6x, Tent 5x, Rope or Ice Axe 4x with five card values paying 3.5 down to 2.5x for a full way of six. No modifiers, so straight to the bonus.
You get 8, 15, 40 or 88 free games for 3, 4, 5 or 6 Paw Print scatters. The retriggers are 5, 8, 15 and 50 respectively. During these spins there are no multipliers but we get a Snowstorm Feature activated. This means every losing spin where a Wild and Yeti appear anywhere on the grid, these symbols are shuffled to produce a guaranteed win. The maximum pay possible with stacked Yetis on the screen is 9012x bet so they tell us which gives another meaning to 9k in the title.
9k Yeti slot looks and sounds very nice with some good animations and is a good entry game for 4ThePlayer studio in Yggdrasil's catalogue. The slot is volatile with higher pays right down to the 3-of-a-kinds than you may be used to if you play 4096-way slots. The free spins aren't too hard to achieve but are hit-and-miss with either poor returns or a few retriggers and hopefully some Yeti wins, for which the 97.00% RTP may assist. You could theoretically win thousands times bet in the base game too, so I say get your climbing gear ready and hope you meet those Yetis on the way up...