Icarus Wilds by Relax Gaming released on 10.03.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 1024 Ways to Win and a 96.54% RTP. This is a Greek-themed game offering players a max win of up to 16,854x their stake. Icarus Wilds can be played on all devices from €0.25 to €50 per spin and is considered a medium volatility video slot.
Icarus Wilds will be taking you on a somewhat exotic trip over to Crete in this newest slot release from Relax Gaming. You will be following Icarus himself soaring high in the skies in his attempt to escape from Crete. But as you might already know from ancient Greek mythology, his wings were made from wax and feathers, so when he flew too high and too close to the sun, his wings melted causing him to fall back down to earth. Of course we are hoping that this slot will have a slightly better outcome for any players.
Relax Gaming have given the slot a pretty standard reel set, meaning it is put together by 5 reels and 4 rows with symbols. There are no standard pay lines here however, but instead 243 ways to win during the main game and going up to 1 024 ways to win during the free spins feature. You will be able to adjust your bet from the bottom of the screen, starting from a minimum of 0.25 per spin and up to a maximum of 50 per spin. Winning combinations will be formed on the reels with three or more of a kind, along with a maximum win that goes up to 16 854x your total bet.
The game is of medium to high volatility and has an RTP set at 96.54%. In terms of special features you can expect to see flying wilds, locked wilds, multiplier wilds and also a free spins feature. The free spins feature will be triggered by 3 scatter symbols.
As you might have guessed from the information given above, there are quite some specials going on in this slot. With the different wild symbols being in focus and seeing there are a total of three different kinds, you can expect to see some action going on here. The highlight is however the Free Spins bonus feature which will be triggered by three of the scatter symbols.
The flying wilds can land anywhere on the reels between 2 and 5. When they land on the reels, they will simply be nudged upwards and remain in place for the next spin and will continue to do so until they have reached the top row and are nudged out of sight. This wild shows who we assume is Icarus himself, along with his wings strapped onto his back.
These Locked Wilds will land on the reels with a number shown in the top right corner and will act just liked the name suggests that they do. The number shown on these wilds will tell you the amount of spins they will remain locked in place for, before they start moving upward on the rows just like the Flying Wilds do. The number will be between 2 and 4.
The last of the three different wilds in this slot are the Multiplier Wilds. These will actually work in the same way as the Flying Wilds do, meaning that when they land on the reels, they will be nudged upwards one row at a time for every spin until they are out of sight. The difference however is the fact that they will have a win multiplier of x2, x3 or x4 applied to them.
Icarus Free Spins
The main feature of the slot is of course the Icarus Free spins feature which will be triggered when the scatter symbols land on the reels. The gold coin scatter can land anywhere on all 5 reels and you will need 3 of them to trigger the feature.
When the free spins feature has been triggered, an extra row of symbols will be added to the reel set, meaning the amount of ways to win will increase from from 243 ways up to a whopping 1 024! What makes this feature even better is the fact that there is no set number of free spins. What happens is that there will be a Flying Wild symbol added to the bottom row and the free spins feature will keep on going as long as there will be a minimum of one Wild on the reels.
Design and Symbols
As explained above, this slot is a game that is based on the ancient Greek mythology revolving around Icarus and his failed attempt to fly away from Crete as he flew to close to the sun, which caused his wax wings to melt. A pretty interesting theme and certainly one that hasn't been overused (quite yet). Relax Gaming have done a great job with this slots looks. In the background you will be seeing Crete from high above in a blue sky with clouds passing by. The reel set has been kept pretty simple however, with a thin golden line framing the reels and the Icarus Wilds title designed in true Greek style and placed at the top.
On the reels you will be seeing a total of 10 different symbols, with 5 of them being of low value and the other 5 being of higher value. Unfortunately Relax Gaming have made use of the boring old card suits, starting from a 10 and up to A with the A being of highest value amongst them. The other symbols in the game show a couple of tools, a bronze vase, the wings of Icarus, a golden bracelet and a golden feathered helmet. The helmet is the symbol of highest value paying 200x your total stake for 5 of a kind.
As well as these standard symbols, there are a total of 4 different special symbols in this slot. With 3 of them being wild symbols, all of them showing Icarus either with his wings attached and two of them simply showing his face along with a multiplier or a lock with a number in the corner. These 3 wilds will be responsible for triggering three different features in the game. The last special symbol is the scatter symbol which shows a golden coin and will trigger the free spins feature should 3 of them land on the reels.
Our Thoughts on Icarus Wilds
We find ourselves liking the Icarus Wilds slot more than we would have expected. The slot gives off a very good first impression with the graphics in the background bringing the game to life as well as offering a pretty unique theme, which of course always is a nice change. However there are (as always) a couple of drawbacks to the slot too.
The fact that there is no set number of free spins in the feature can go either ways, it can turn out to be great for you or it can turn the feature into quite the opposite. Even with the high amount of wild symbols in the game, you might end up feeling as though there isn't too much going on, which of course can be boring over a longer period of time. Still, Icarus Wilds still impress us with the maximum win of 16 864x your total stake, making it the highest paying game to date form STHLMGAMING.