Seasons, released on March 1, 2016, is an astronomical seasons-inspired casino game made by Yggdrasil Gaming. It is also a slot game adaptation of the Norse mythology. Although Seasons is a one of a kind game in Yggdrasil’s portfolio, its numerous rival games include Vivaldi’s Seasons from IGT, Summer Party created by TopGame, Autumn Gold from Eyecon, and Spring Break from Microgaming.
The term “Seasons” refers to the four astronomical periods namely autumn, spring, winter, and summer. The aforementioned four periods have also inspired the naming of the Season’s play modes—namely Summer mode, Spring mode, Winter mode, and Autumn mode—that automatically change from one to another after spinning ten times. Seasons players match three, four, or five symbols.
Seasons Game Characteristics
Seasons, which has a 50% volatility rating from Yggdrasil, comes with 20 fixed pay lines on its 5X3 grid. The Seasons’ fourteen symbols consist of four Wilds alongside its nine ordinary win symbols and the occasionally appearing “Free Spins”. First, all play modes have unique Wilds: the Winter mode has a self-duplicating hare wild; the spring mode has a free spin-triggering owl wild; an expanding deer wild is for the Summer mode; and the multipliers-awarding fox wild is for the Autumn mode.
The nine Seasons’ ordinary symbols are: a strawberry, a bunch of blueberries, two oak nuts, two pine cones, three fly agaric mushrooms, a pink leaf-like spade suit, a red leafy hearts suit, a blue leafy diamonds suit, and a green twig-like clubs suit.
The starting page shows the three Season’s key features—the four seasonal Wilds, the free spin mode, and a likelihood of the regular winnings reaching 30670 coins. Before pressing the spin icon, the interface allows these coin value options: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.07, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $0.70, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00.
The Seasons’ cash bets are: $0.20 (minimum total bet), $0.40, $0.60, $1.00, $1.40, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $10.00, $14.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum total bet).
The Seasons’ payouts for three, four, and five matched up win symbols, respectively, are: the leafy spades suit offers X7, X15, and X100; the leafy hearts suit gives X7, X12, and X75; the leafy diamonds suit or leafy clubs suit pay X5, X10, and X50; strawberries pay X25, X125, and X1000; blueberries pay X20, X100, and X750; oak nuts offer X15, X75, and X600; pine cones pay X12, X60, and X500; and the fly agaric mushrooms give X10, X50, and X400.
Three, four, and five yellow “Free Spins” symbols offer: seven free re-spins, 15 free re-spins, and 30 free re-spin, respectively. A fox Wild gives can randomly offer at least X2 multiplier, while five Wilds can offer up to X10 multiplier. Seasons’ non-progressive jackpot is $140000.
Yggdrasil’s slot games have a universal framework, so the Seasons’ software is ordinarily good. The realistic motion graphics lets Seasons’ players easily identify the plants and animals symbolized in the Norse mythology, including the brooding owl in the ashen tree and the fox tricking the deer. The sound effects are unique, particularly the summertime bird vocalization and wintry blizzard wind.
Luck in Seasons
Seasons RTP rate is 96.1%, while the house edge is 3.9%. The use of a random number generator proves that Seasons is a game of chance.