Published on 27 December 2015 by Elise
Whether it’s already the depths of Winter where you are, or if the chill is still yet to hit, we have no doubt you’ll enjoy a NetEnt Winter slot. Apt for this time of year, these four slots are the pick of the bunch, and will have you loving this Winter period. Between them, you’ll find ice, snow, penguins and icebergs and- for this festive season- a smattering of Christmas cheer. We’ll also tell you how you can play each of these slots for free. So, without further ado, here are the four NetEnt slots to play this Winter.
FLOWERS- CHRISTMAS EDITION
We’ll kick everything off with a festive special. Not usually one for seasonal-themed creations, this year NetEnt decided to get in with the Christmas slot action. Rather than inventing a whole new game, they decided to refurbish a classic and gave two of our favourite games a festive makeover- one of which was Flowers.
Flowers was already a unique game- offering double symbols meaning that, if you line up three double symbols, you’ll be rewarded as if you had lined up 6! It’s also a feature-rich slot, with plenty of opportunities for players to secure big wins- Stacked Wilds and the Free Spins feature (triggered when four or more of the Free Spins symbols show on the reels).
The Winter addition sees the slot get a complete overhaul- symbols have been baked into gingerbread, there are Christmas baubles and stars adorning the frame and virtually everything has been treated to a light dusting of snow. If you like the look of the Flowers Christmas Edition you’ll need to act fast; it is only available for the festive period and will disappear back into the ether on the 31st December- due for return next Winter!
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Casinos love NetEnt games and so the introduction of this Christmas themed slot has given them all something to push during the festive period. If you’ve read about a Christmas calendar promotion over the past couple of weeks here, nine times out of ten it will have involved the Flowers Christmas Edition slot in some way, shape or form. Both Royal Panda and Optibet have featured the game as part of their promotions and, as their Christmas Calendars run until the end of the year, we’d recommend looking there first for Flowers Christmas Edition free spins.
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As it is a limited edition game, Flowers Christmas Edition does not yet have its own specific casino page (we’re working on it for next year- presuming it comes back!) but you can visit several online casinos and play slots for free, just as easily as you can play for cash. You won’t win anything, of course, but you can get a feel for the features and practise your spins before playing for real money.
One such casino is MrGreen- where you can play Flowers Christmas Edition slot for free. Visit our MrGreen Casino Review page for an exclusive 20 no deposit free spins on Starburst when you register through us.
LUCKY ANGLER- SNOWY CATCH
If there are any fishing fanatics among you, we’re sure you’ll have come across Lucky Angler before. Themed around the idea of a frosty Arctic fishing expedition, Lucky Angler is full of big fish, lobster and the occasional boot- with a wintry backdrop of icebergs and snow-topped cabins. You feel a slight chill just looking at it!
If that’s your cup of tea, mind, you’ll be royally rewarded for trying the slot. Lucky Angler has a very high return-to-player ratio of 96.4%- giving you a better return on your investment than most other slots. You’ll also get to enjoy Lucky Angler’s special features, including Sticky Wilds and Free Spin Scatters. What’s more, it’s one of the few games where you can win both ways- landing you a win every time matching symbols line up along a win line- going either the classic left-to-right, or right-to-left.
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Lucky Angler is not the newest of slots (awesome as it still is), so it’d be a rare find to come across a casino offering free spins specifically for the slot. There are, however, other ways of getting your hands on free spins. For one, you can sign up for one of the casinos we have listed which offer no deposit cash- see this page for the full list. Many offer €5 free cash, €7 free cash or even (in the case of Amsterdam’s Casino) €10 free cash bonus. You can take that cash and play on any game of your choosing!
Another alternative is just to ask. Those who don’t ask, don’t get. If a casino offers no deposit free spins on a game you don’t fancy playing, why not just hop on live chat and ask if you can switch them? We’re reliably informed that customer service team members do frequently have the power to do this.
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If you want to play Lucky Angler slot for free, you’re in the right place. As with all NetEnt games, you can visit our Lucky Angler casino review for all the information you could ever need about the game and play for free, for fun!
FRUIT SHOP- CHRISTMAS EDITION
It’s another Christmas limited edition game- this time it’s Fruit Shop which has been subjected to a snowy refurb. The original Fruit Shop is a classic slot- adopting the kind of layout you’ll have seen on the fruit machines of yesteryear, with one important difference- the animations are bang up to date. You still get the melon, lemon, cherries and orange slice symbols that so many people associate with slot games, along with the 10, J, Q and K, but everything has had a contemporary retro update.
When it comes to Christmas Fruit Shop, the basic game looks much the same, but you’ll find a Christmas tree and a snowman joining the frame and, just like on Flowers Christmas Edition, some powdery snow. Fans of the game will be pleased to see that all the features, however, remain the same, so you can enjoy free rounds and the spoils of the ‘Joker’ popping up on the reels- mirroring adjacent symbols to form winning combinations.
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Just like on Flowers Christmas Edition, you can get Fruit Shop Christmas Edition free spins on a selection of the Christmas calendar promotions out there right now. But be quick, Fruit Shop Christmas Edition will be whipped away from casinos before you’ve even had a chance to take your tree down- on the 31st December.
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If you want to play Fruit Shop for free, check out our Fruit Shop Slot Review page where you’ll find all the the info on this popular classic slot, plus get the opportunity to play for free. As it’s a 1 month special slot, the Fruit Shop Christmas Edition does not have its own dedicated page but, if NetEnt decide to re-introduce it next year (which, based upon how popular it has been so far we’re sure they will) we’ll certainly be crafting one!
You can also pop on by LeoVegas, where you can find their complete slot collection- including Fruit Shop Christmas Edition, online to play for free. Create an account via our LeoVegas casino review and you’ll also get 20 no deposit free spins to play on Starburst, or their exclusive NetEnt game- Vegas Party.
Want to escape to a Winter wonderland? Icy Wonders is the slot for you. With a ‘North Pole’ theme, you’ll find symbols like walrus, penguins, Inuit, igloos and polar bears when you spin the reels. Icy Wonders can be played just like your traditional video slot but, in addition to normal game play, Icy Wonders is also a progressive local jackpot slot. You won’t see the kind of jackpots accruing that you would see on the pooled jackpots like Mega Fortune or Hall of Gods, but you may still be facing a 5-figure prize sum (not to be sniffed at!).
On Icy Wonders there is a smaller ‘Wonder Jackpot’ and, if you get really lucky, a ‘Mega Wonder Jackpot’- won if you line up 5 star symbols. It also has a rather nice bonus game! Click each penguin in the bonus game and every one will reveal the fish they have stashed- if it’s whole- great! You win the sum noted underneath and select the next penguin. If it’s already been nibbled, stripped bare, your bonus game has come to an end.
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If you’d like to get your hands on Icy Wonders free spins, we can help with a few handy pointers! While many casinos dish out no deposit free spins when you register and more still when you deposit funds, most of them dictate which game you can play these free spins on- Starburst is the most common one.
There are a few, however, who opt to give you more choice, and allow you to use your free spins on any slot of your choosing. One such casino is one of our new casinos for 2015- Flamantis. Here, you’ll get an exclusive 100% bonus up to €200 plus 50 free spins you can play on any NetEnt slot- including Icy Wonders.
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Icy Wonders is another slot you can try out, completely free, on our game review pages. Just click this link to visit our Icy Wonders Game Review, and you can play all day long for fun!