Released: December, 2018
Yak, Yeti and Roll is a classic Winter slot release by Betsoft, centring around two eccentric characters – an Eskimo inventor and his Yeti assistant who are conquering the hostile, snow-covered Arctic tundra in pursuit of new, ice cold adventures!
While the theme itself is quite traditional and in line with this time of year (the launch month is December), Betsoft has added quite a few innovative features, integrating a unique progress-based gameplay into the conventional video slot structure. In other words, every single spin will get the player closer to the additional bonuses, which are triggered by the regular base game wins.
Contrary to what one would expect, Yeti (as viewed by Betsoft) is far from a vicious monster that resides in a forest and steals children. In Yak, Yeti and Roll, Yeti is the fluffiest sidekick anyone could wish for, and his job is to peddle as hard as he possibly can, making his way to the multipliers, cash wins, and Free Spins. This symbol is also the Wild, replacing all other icons except for the Eskimo Scatter.
The Husky and the Reindeer are the high-value icons, while Igloo, Sledge, and the Pair of Gloves are the medium level symbols. In terms of value, the card suits – A, K, Q, J, and 10 – are the last in line, producing the lowest payouts for a combination of 3-5.
Yak, Yeti and Roll is played on 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 fixed paylines. The reels are cascading, which means that every time a valid combination is formed, icons on the winning line will be removed and the symbols from the top row will take their places. At the same time, the Yeti will begin to pedal, moving closer to the rewards lined up at the bottom of the gaming screen.
All symbols become payable in the combination of three, from left to right. The only exception is the Eskimo Scatter, which pays on any position and generates payouts when 2 or more Eskimos land on the reels. The Double Up option will allow you to gamble with your winnings by flipping a coin – you can risk the full amount of 50 %, tossing a coin after every successful guess.
The bonus rounds in Yak, Yeti and Roll are activated when the Yeti bumps them with the sledge. Consecutive winning spins will unlock coin prizes, Free Spins, multipliers, or up to x200 bet multiplier for 17 cascades in a row.
The Bonus Trail is active during the Free Spins as well and the multipliers won in the bonus rounds will pile up, significantly increasing the player’s payout total. There is also an option to buy the Free Spins feature (the price in coins is displayed at all time), activating 18 additional spins.
The payouts will depend on the betting level, and Yak, Yeti and Roll slot reaches its full potential on the pressed bets. With the maximum stake of $20 on all 20 lines, the player can win up to 92,750 coins on a single spin. The return to the player percentage is 96,54% and the game fluctuates between medium and high variance.
Clearly, great visuals are not the only advantage of Betsoft slots and innovative features are something that we grew to expect from this developer. A Trail of Treasures definitely spices up the game and the cumulative multipliers will add an extra dose of adrenaline, creating an engaging and exciting gameplay. Yak, Yeti and Roll may be a typical seasonal release, but it does not lack dynamics and thrill!