January 14, 2016 saw the addition of Winterberries to Yggdrasil Gaming’s portfolio. Although this slot game was new, Yggdrasil had been familiar with both the fruity and seasonal themes by then as Winterberries followed Seasons, a suchlike astronomical seasons-based slot that had been released about two years previously. Fruitoids (May 2018) and Doubles (October 2015) are some of the other Yggdrasil’s slot games that incorporate fruity symbols. Examples of Winterberries’ rival games are BerryBust (August 2018) from NetEnt, Winter Wonders from Red Tiger Gaming, Cold as Ice from BF Games, and Fruity Frost (July 2016) Boongo.
“Winterberries” is a contraction of “winter berries”, which refers to the colorful wintry fruits produced by a tree or a shrub that grows in frosty regions. Winterberries is all about gathering the various types of berries that are symbolized therein, which can be in batches of threes, fours, or fives.
Winterberries Game Characteristics
Generally, Winterberries has a volatility rating of 88%, a 5X3 grid, and 25 fixed pay lines. These are the seven Winterberries symbols in order of their superiority: yellow cloudberries (or bakeapples), a bunch of (three berries) blueberries, a bunch of (four berries) lingonberry, a bunch amber-colored winter berries, cranberries, bilberries, and a symbol consisting of a mixture of black and red currant berries.
Winterberries’ starting page emphasizes on four things: the possibility of wining as much as 62500 coins; the “freeze and re-spin” feature; the column multipliers; and the big win, which is a game round whose maximum payout is 6250 coins.
The interface displays these fifteen 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 Winterberries’ total bets are: $0.25 (its minimum bet), $0.50, $0.75, $1.25, $1.75, $2.50, $5.00, $7.50, $12.50, $17.50, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100.00, and $125.00 (its maximum bet).
The following listing shows the Winterberries payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. The yellow cloudberries pay X15, X40, and X500. The blueberries offer X12, X20, and X150. The lingonberries give X8, X15, and X75. The amber-colored winter berries offer X5, X12, and X50. The cranberries have X3, X12, and X50. The bilberries pay X3, X10, and X25. Lastly, the black-and-red currant berries offer X3, X10, and X25.
Whenever the Winterberries players get more than three matching symbols on the grid, they are offered re-spins; an example of this scenario is showed in the gameplay trailer, specifically from 0:13 to 0:26. The column multiplier in Winterberries, which can tremendously boost the winnings, comes into effect when a particular symbol successively fills (from left to right) the columns on the grid. The multiplier is based on the number of filed columns; for instance, three uniform columns mean X3, four filled columns mean X4, and all filled columns become X5 multiplier. The game’s trailer shows it from 0:50 to 1:27. The Winterberries has a non-progressive jackpot totaling 125000 coins.
The Winterberries software is good. It is easy to tell that Winterberries has been set in a European country, based on the relatable Polka sound effect. Winterberries has catchy graphics, particularly the famous Aurora Borealis light show in the grid’s background.
Luck in Winterberries
Winterberries, which is a game of chance, has a return to player rate of 96.7%, while the house edge is 3.3%.