Winterberries 2 is a 6-reel video slot with 20 paylines and 96% RTP. The sequel to the 2016 release of the same name looks a bit different than the OG berry slot. For starters, it packs 6 reels instead of 5, but there are 5 paylines more in the first game. Regardless, the Winterberries 2 video slot does bring the action to the table. Yggdrasil made it a Bonus Buy slot, which means you can buy your way into Free Spins without worrying about triggering the spins organically.
In terms of technicalities, not much is known about Winterberries 2. The game comes out at the end of February 2023, so for now, we are not able to play Winterberries 2 and give you a proper introduction. What we do know though, is that the berries carry super high volatility, a 96% RTP, and a 25.73% hit frequency. The highest sum you can win in the game equals 10,000x which is a pretty solid win potential.
As there are six reels, you can win a 6-of-a-kind, which ultimately does pay a lot in the game. Besides these rare miracles, you are very likely to hit a Sticky symbol or a Respin – two of the game’s popular boosters. Yggdrasil Gaming also introduced a Golden Bet which unlocks that sixth reel and which makes it easier for players to enter Free Spins. Let’s go over the game details below.SHOW MORESHOW MORESHOW LESS
Can you believe that it’s been seven years since Yggdrasil released the Winterberries slot? Seven years is a long time for progress and evolution, especially in iGaming. And growth is exactly what Yggdrasil Gaming has been doing for the past few years – and so it’s no surprise Winterberries 2, the proud heir to the Winterberries legacy, looks a lot different than its predecessor.
For starters, there is an extra reel that we did not have the pleasure of seeing in the Winterberries slot. The visuals received a considerable upgrade, creating a more polished (and dreamy) look. Overall, Yggdrasil created a more polished look than in the first release, and we even noticed hints of other seasons and not just winter. The first slot focused only on the winter days.
With the new game, we not only get a new reel, but we also get more features. We’ll discuss the features in detail below. However, for now, it is important to note that the addition of such features greatly increases the game’s payout potential. Thus, Winterberries 2 offers to win up to 10,000x the stake, which means you can win up to 1 million – as the game’s max bet is $100. However, if you want to up the ante and increase winning stakes by unlocking the sixth reel, you will have to use the Golden Bet button which increases the bet by 1.50x.
From what we’ve seen, Yggdrasil reprised the roles of most fruits from the first game but gave them an updated, polished look. Fruits – more precisely, berries – are the high-paying icon set here represented by berries such as blueberries and raspberries. These pay between 6x and 10x, with upgraded payouts for 6-of-a-kind. If you are lucky to strike a line of six matching berries, you are looking at a payout between 18x and 30x. On the other end of the paying spectrum are card suits paying up to 6x for the same number of icons.
Yggdrasil Gaming created four different RTP configurations which are distributed to different markets. The highest is 96%, but you may also run into 94%, 90.05%, and 86%. Yggdrasil Gaming describes the variance in Winterberries 2 as ‘super high’.
Here’s what you might see in Winterberries 2 by Yggdrasil Gaming:
Freezing symbols are also called Sticky Symbols, and they are a repeat from the OG slot. Respins are closely related to Freezing symbols as each winning combo freezes winning tiles while the rest go for a Respin. Respins go on until there are no new winning combos on the grid.
If you manage to free entire columns on the grid, you will also unlock Column Multipliers. Each reel has a randomly assigned Multiplier (the possible values are 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x). If everything on the reel freezes, you get the Multiplier. But bear in mind that to get to the 3rd reel multipliers, you have to free both the 1st and 2nd reel!
Golden Bet and Buy Bonus are options represented by tiny buttons beneath the grid. While the Golden Bet increases your winning chances by unlocking the 6th reel (for a price though – 50% more than your current stake), the Bonus Buy gives you access to Free Spins. Four options are on the table: 100x the stake produces 10-15 spins (the 5-reel edition), while 150x the stake provides 15-20 spins with 6 full reels. Moreover, paying 200x gives you guaranteed 15 spins with 5 reels, while 300x is worth 20 spins with 6 reels.
During Free Spins, the Multipliers atop the grid are worth double their size (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and 64x). You can retrigger the feature by adding new Scatters. Scatters increase the spin tally and the Multipliers, and there are three versions. Silver Scatters add 1 spin and 1x-3x to the reel on which it landed. Gold Scatters do the same except the new Multiplier will increase by 4x-8x, and the diamond one adds 10x-15x to the Multiplier.
Winterberries slot was a cute and potent slot by Yggdrasil back in 2016. It’s been seven winters since, and Yggdrasil is finally ready to continue the legacy of the berry-themed slot. With Winterberries 2, not only do you get a fantastic new berry adventure, but also better winning chances and a greater winning potential.
Winterberries 2 is a 6-reel slot with 20 paylines, a 96% RTP (optimal) and a super high volatility level. The highest win potential is 10,000x the stake, which is outstanding for a fruit-themed video slot. Be sure to check it out at your favourite Yggdrasil casino – the game drops at the end of February 2023.
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