Seasons is a 5-reel, 20-pay line online slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. It is actually four slots in one, as every ten spins the slot may change into a different season and a new set of features come into play. All four seasons – spring, summer, autumn (or fall if you're in the US) and winter are featured.
Did you know that the Earth has seasons because it is titled? Depending upon where you are on the planet's surface you get more sunlight depending upon the tilt, hence warmer and cooler months. This does not apply if you're in Westeros of course, where winter can last for years. The same applies to Scotland. If the Earth was not tilted, it would be like spring all year round.
The symbols used in this game are an eclectic bunch of flora and fauna. One nice touch is the inclusion of playing card suits in the shape of coloured leaves. The other symbols are a strawberries, blueberries, acorns, pinecones and toadstools. The twenty pay lines are fixed, so they are in play on each spin. You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 5.00 though. Your bet-per-spin is your coin size multiplied by twenty. When you're ready to see if spring has sprung, hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest prize-givers in this game are the diamond and the club leaves – three of them will pay you five times your bet-per-line. The jackpot in normal play is given by five strawberries, which will win you 1,000x your line bet.
There are four wilds in this game, and a different wild comes into play depending upon which season you are in. The game always starts in spring mode, but once ten spins are used the game may move on to a different season, so a different wild may come into play. The four wilds are:
- WINTER: Hare wild – the wild will copy itself to another position. The position is chosen to give the best possible win.
- SPRING: Owl wild – the wild triggers a free re-spin. During the spin the wild will randomly move to an adjacent square, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. The owl may move off-screen at which point it ceases to be a wild.
- SUMMER: Deer wild – the wild will expand in a 'cross' pattern, giving a possible maximum of five wilds.
- AUTUMN: Fox wild – the wild awards a random multiplier to all wins. The more wilds that land, the higher the potential multiplier.
If you land three or more 'free spins' symbols anywhere on the reels then you earn bonus spins: seven for three symbols, fifteen for four symbols and thirty for five. You will land more wilds during free spins.
Seasons is obviously a slot that's designed to be played all year round and the chances are, you will do. The animation and graphics are absolutely spot on, and there is just enough playability to prevent this slot from becoming routine. Nice music and sound effects too. Another wonderful effort from Yggdrasil Gaming.