Yak Yeti Roll
Take a trip to the Arctic tundra with the wacky couple Yak and Yeti on the slot from Betsoft Gaming. The Inuit inventor Yak and his sidekick Yeti are forging their way across the icy plains with a redesigned reindeer sleigh that has spiked wheels to advance them on the bonus trail, unearthing frozen treasures as they go along. These range from instant payouts to cumulative multipliers that apply to the next cascade win. Wild substitutions, a feature buy option, a and free spins round will heat up the reels with wins of up to 92,750 coins or roughly 4,860 times your stake.
Yak Yeti Roll is a video slot with cascading symbols, featuring five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. You can join the wacky couple on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 20 credits. The standard RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.93%, which will increase to 96.54% on Feature Buys. Use Autoplay to spin 5 to 100 times consecutively with no interruption unless the mandatory loss limit is exceeded.
Expect elaborate graphics and animation as the game is developed in 3D as part of Betsoft’s Slot3 series. A typical cold Arctic scene with deep snow, firs and blue skies is the background to the ice-ornamented game window. Yak and Yeti can be seen on their sleigh on the left of the reels and will jump into action after a winning cascade. At the bottom is the proprietary trail feature where the couple will advance to award coins wins, win multipliers and free spins. An almost Christmas-like soundtrack accompanies the action on the reels.
The low-value symbols are the usual playing cards from 10 to A, crafted from ice blocks. They are followed by a pair of gloves, the couple’s sleigh, an igloo, a reindeer and a husky dog. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 0.5 to 7.5x your stake. Yeti is the wild symbol, appearing in fully stacked at all times on reels two, three and four only and substituting for all symbols except scatters. Yak, the Inuit eskimo is the scatter symbol paying in any position 0.25 to 12.5 when two to five land scattered on the reels. The free spins in itself are triggered via the trail feature.
Cascading Reel Mechanic
The slot does not have spinning reels, instead, symbols are cascaded into position. Landing a winning combination will see the symbols magically disappear for new symbols to drop into place. This will continue as long as winning combos occur after a cascade of new symbols. Plus, the game advances on the bonus trail on each win.
Yak Yeti and Roll Bonus Trail
At the bottom of the game window is a bonus trail with frozen stones in a variety of colours with maximum 17 steps. It will move by one step to the left after each winning cascade and will reset once a cascade sequence ends. The Yeti will pedal to move the sleigh and crush the frozen stones that fall off the trail once they reach the side of the game window. It will take minimum two winning cascades on the same spin to collect the first reward from the trail. The stones contain a number of extras, each marked by a distinct colour.
- White Stones – cascade 1, 4, 5, 11 and 14: empty, no extras.
- Green Stones – cascade 2, 17: award cash win of 2x and 200x the bet.
- Red Stones – cascade 3, 6, 12, 15: win multiplier of x2, x3, x5 and x15 will be applied to following winning cascades. Multipliers are not cumulative and will be reset once a sequence ends.
- Yellow Stones – cascade 7, 8, 9 and 10: award 8 free spins, followed by +2, +3 and +5 free spins.
- Blue Stones – cascade 13 and 16: win multipliers for the round increased by +1 and +2. Once hit, they will stay active for the remainder of the round. They will increase every time steps 13 and 16 are reached in a free spin.
A spin sequence will end when step 17 is reached and the final reward of 200x the bet is added to the total win. A new spin will start after the trail is reset to the default.
Yak Yeti and Roll Free Spins
Hitting seven successive winning cascades in one spin sequence will see the yellow stone being crushed by Yeti’s spiked front reel to award 8 free spins. Eight, nine and 10 winning cascades will add +2, + 3 and +5 free spins respectively, for a maximum of 18 free spins with a starting multiplier of x1. These can be retriggered indefinitely by reaching the respective cascades again during the feature.
Reaching cascades 13 and 16 will increase the default win multiplier by +1 and +2 every time the steps are reached. They will stay active for the remainder of the round. Any multipliers won via the red stones on cascades 3, 6, 12 and 15 will be added to the default multiplier until the spin sequence ends.
For example, if cascade 16 is reached once in the free spins, the default win multiplier for the remaining free spins increases to x4. Reaching step 3 in the next spin will further increase the win multiplier to x6 until the spin sequence ends. It will be reset to x4 for the next free spin.
Feature Buy Option
For our impatient friends who can not wait for an organic free spins trigger or for those pressed for time, the feature buy option seems like the perfect opportunity for a quick punt. It will cost 130x the standard bet and will trigger the bonus round with 18 free spins and an x4 default win multiplier. We tried it extensively in our test runs and 6/10 we came out with a profit, so a little caution might be advisable when using the option. The RTP increases to 96.54% when players use the Feature Buys.
This is indeed a wacky slot, full of action and fun as the two friends advance on the bonus trail with their special sleigh. We surpassed quite a few times a total of 50 free spins in our test runs, reaching win multipliers of x20 and wins exceeding 500x our bets. Well worth to give Yak Yeti and Roll a few spins in your next gaming session.