As we said, you’ll need some assistance in order to rescue all of your trapped friends. And this is where the Novomatic special features come into play. First of all, you’ll get to see that there is a wild icon present on the reels. This is the game’s own logo. As a wild, this one will substitute for all other symbols in order to form a winning combination. The only exception to this rule is the game’s bonus icon. And if you manage to spin five wild icons into view on a winning pay line, you will receive a maximum pay out of 4,500 coins!
And speaking of the bonus icon, this comes in the form of the red rescue helicopter. This one serves no other function than to trigger the game’s freespins round. You need to bring three of these icons into view on reels one, three and five to do so. These can appear in any position on said reels to trigger such. The freespins round begins with the normal pay out table still being applicable. However, there’s a nice and unique twist to it as well. At the start of the freespins, six extreme skiers are given to you and will randomly fall on to the reels during play. Once an extreme skier comes into play, it will move down a single row every spin, until it reach the bottom. This will then see the skier either fall from the bottom and off the mountain, or the rescue helicopter will save them. This then returns them to the top, where they begin their descent again. Freespins continue until all six skiers have left the game at the bottom.
Further to this, there’s something which is known as the Tumbling Reel Feature. This triggers every time you form a win during the base game. This ensures that a minimum of three new symbols will fall on to the reels, by getting rid of the icons which form the win. Therefore, you can potentially form additional wins with the new symbols that appear. And further to this, there’s an icon of a male mountain ranger, who can turn into a gold icon. This means he works as an additional wild, substituting for all other symbols to form wins. If you successfully complete three winning combinations after three tumbles, an avalanche occurs. This is a one-off bonus which instantly scatters six standard wild icons across the reels!