We were actually extremely surprised when we loaded up Seasons from Yggdrasil for the first time, and not because of anything on the game itself. It stemmed from the fact that we could not quite believe that Yggdrasil, youthful as it is in developer terms, was the first to make use of the four seasons as a concept. Presumably it lends itself well to some adaptable gameplay and we would have thought that one of the more established names would get there first. Nevertheless, this kind of concept is perfect for Yggdrasil to show precisely what it is all about as a developer and we look forward to seeing just what it has in store for us here.
What to Expect
Seasons itself is so colourful and bold that it would not look out of place in NetEnt’s gaming range, and we mean that in every bit as complimentary a fashion as it sounds. Even the playing card suits are some of the best versions of the classic symbol that we have seen and the themed icons take things to a whole new level, with most even having their own animations. There are twenty lines over which to match them all up and help comes from a wild card, but that actually changes depending on the season.
These seasons change automatically as the game progresses, and they are not of fixed length either so we can advise players early on to make the most of their favourites when they come along! In winter, the wild is the hare and when he lands, he will jump to another position on the board – most importantly, to the position that will give players the best outcome. So, in this season, you are basically getting two for the price of one whenever you hit a wild.
Next comes spring, and here the owl is the star of the show, along with being probably the best-looking symbol on the board. A respin triggers when the owl lands and he will move in a random direction as a roaming wild. As long as he remains on the board, the respins will continue.
Then we come to summer with its deer wild. When he lands, he immediately grows into a symbol that is like a giant plus sign, covering plenty of positions in both horizontal and vertical directions in the process. That one-ups the hare as you are now getting five for the price of one, but the game is not inherently trying to help you out here and there are no guarantees that all five wild positions will actually be on the board, such as if he lands at the top of a reel or on the first one.
Finally, we reach autumn and the season of the fox. These wilds are responsible for a range of multipliers, and the more you land, the higher the top end of that range will be. One in view, for example, will see prizes being boosted between two and five times over, but five in view will not only almost guarantee a win, but will then boost it by between seven and ten times.
The good news is that free spins are always in season, and the golden leaf scatter can be landed at any time. Hit three, four or five and you will receive seven, fifteen or thirty free spins respectively and there is a slight adjustment to the board as they play out with wilds coming into play more frequently.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
We have seen many slots that all started as great ideas and then kind of fizzled when it came to delivering, but Seasons is actually one of the best games out there and one that truly makes full use of the concept behind it. The change in the seasons ensures that the game never gets boring or feels static, and the different wilds all keep the variety going. The best part is that they are all on a level playing field in terms of potential value and viability, so you won’t just potentially be sitting through winter, for example, waiting for spring to hit. We would go as far as to say that Seasons is actually pretty underappreciated as a mobile slot game and we think that should change – although all we can really do is to highly recommend checking it out at the great mobile casinos above!