9k Yeti is a video slot from 4ThePlayer developed for Yggdrasil Gaming via the YGS Masters platform. The slot has 6 reels and 4,096 paylines. Released in November 2019, this game can be played at online casinos such as Rizk, Unibet or Casumo.
9k Yeti takes us to the Himalayan mountains. That’s where the mysterious Yeti is said to be at home. His fierce visage is also at home on the reels, mind you.
The backdrop in this game looks like a painting of the Himalayan mountains, which is nice but also a bit boring because it really is just a painting. If Yggdrasil had made the slot, they would have given us a stunning 3D landscape with gusty winds and snow flurries.
The soundtrack does give us a bit of wind as well as the sound of pipes and bells. There are also rattles, which is odd and not fitting at all, but okay.
On the reels we get the aforementioned Yeti as the highest paying symbol, who gives us 8.8x our stake for 6 of a kind. Then there is a mountaineer and his Sherpa, ropes, tents, ice picks and utterly boring playing card symbols from 10 to A.
Overall, the visuals here aren’t very sophisticated. They are okay, though, and they certainly fit the theme.
You can play this game from 0.20 to 20.00 per spin, which makes it suitable for those who want to budget.
There isn’t much going on in the base. No special feature, no multipliers, no side games or re-spins. You’re simply spinning away at the reels, hoping to get some 6-of-a-kind wins and spinning at least three scatters onto the reels. In that case, you get 8 free spins.
Perhaps the massive number of free spins for 6 scatters is meant to make up for a lack of other features, but we would have preferred a more even spread with perhaps 12 free spins to start with.
In any case, there is also only one special feature in the free spins: the Snowstorm. It triggers on a losing spin when there is at least 1 Yeti and 1 wild anywhere on the reels. In that case, the wild, the Yeti and other symbols will spin around on the reels and land in a position to give us the best possible winning combination.
It is also possible to retrigger the free spins with 3 or more scatters. The maximum number of free spins you could get is 880.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of 9k Yeti is 97%, which is excellent. This is a highly volatile slot, however, but it makes it easy for you to budget carefully. Plus, the maximum win you could get with a screen full of Yetis is 9,012x your bet.
So, the numbers look pretty good and it is possible to play this game for a while without being utterly bored. But it is also nothing overly exciting. There’s just not enough happening in the base game and even the free spins don’t guarantee the Snowstorm feature. And getting more than 4 scatters and 15 free spins seems nearly impossible.
This is one of those games that you either love for the big potential and plenty of free spins, or you leave it frustrated after a few hundred spins never to return.
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