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Hotel Yeti-Way
5/09/2021

Hotel Yeti-Way by Play’n GO

Everyone knows that when the cat’s away, the mice will play. But what happens if the Yeti’s away? Who’s responsible for scaring the living daylight out of mountain climbers in the Himalayas? This is the scenario in Play’n GO’s slot Hotel Yeti-Way.

The Yeti gathered some clothes left behind by mountaineers and headed for a tropical island where he can be seen riding the waves, bungee jumping, and scuba diving. If you happen to see him, don’t bother him. Just let the furry fella do his thing and it can lead to abominably big wins.

So… cowabunga ladies and gents. It’s time to get tropical and investigate how a Yeti on vacation behaves when no one is looking. But first I will go through a few things, so you know what kind of slot this is any why it’s become so popular since its release on July 15, 2021. Check this out.

Hotel Yeti-Way

Hotel Yeti-Way – What you need to know

Contrary to popular belief, Yetis are quite cool and not at all the blood thirsty monster we’ve heard so many stories about. This particular one just wants to be alone and try out some adrenaline junky sports. Just let him do is thing, especially if you’re playing with real money. There’s a lot of potential winnings in Hotel Yeti-Way.

PROS:

  • Fun bonus features to play and they trigger quite often during the base game.
  • Great animations and graphics on all devices.
  • Up to 60 free spins can be awarded.

CONS:

  • It can feel like a bit of a grind to get to the free spins because of the high volatility.
  • No Bonus-buy feature on this slot.
  • The music in the base game may put you to sleep.

Hotel Yeti-Way – Theme and background

As for the theme, imagine the Abominable Snowman going on a vacation. And on his holiday you can choose 1 of 3 activities when you hit at least three scatters. That’s pretty much it. Depending on your choice, the background will change accordingly.

The bungee jump is from a bridge, the surf is on a wave, and the scuba diving is under water, of course. Normally you’ll have the Yeti’s tropical hut in the background. Looks like a rustic little place by the beach where any mountain monster with some self-respect would love to shack up.

Hotel Yeti-Way – Gameplay

There’s not that much going on during the base game in Hotel Yeti-Way. Because of the slot is set up, there are only 2 symbols to be on the lookout for – the wild, which randomly triggers 1 of the 3 bonus features in the game, and the scatters which triggers free spins.

That’s pretty much all there’s to say about the gameplay. It’s not a whole lot of sophistication because so much depends on the bonus features and free spins to win big. Big wins in the base game are super rare but they can happen.

Since the 3 bonus features work the same way in the base game as in the free spins, with a slight modification, let’s skip ahead to the free spins right now.

Hotel Yeti-Way – Free spins feature

Once you land 3 or more scatters you get to choose with one of the bonus features will be used for free spins. A scatter can fall on any reel so it’s possible to trigger a whopping 20 free spins with 6 scatters. Free spins can also retrigger with scatter symbols.

An added bit of excitement is that 1 or more reels on every free spin can have a 2x payway multiplier on top, which doubles the number of ways you win on that reel. If all 6 reels are selected, then the total number of ways you can win is multiplied by 64x. This effectively means that you’re playing with 262,144 ways to win!

The bonus features are as follows and work the exact same way in the base game, except that you only play a single spin:

  • Bungee Jumping – The Yeti jumps off a bridge and can bounce enough times to create 1-4 reels completely covered in wild symbols.
  • Surfing – The Yeti glides on his board across the screen and leaves anything from 2-8 Wilds in the wake of his board.
  • Scuba Diving – Sharks become sticky and grant a respin each until you don’t hit anymore. Those sharks that remain when you run out of respins may form one massive cluster of symbols that can pay really well

Okay! So you hit enough scatters to trigger free spins. Which feature should you choose? The most volatile is the Scuba Diving, followed by Bungee Jumping. I can’t tell you how to play your game. I’m only here to let you know what kind of options you have.

But I can tell you this much from what I’ve seen and heard online. Almost all players pick the Bungee Jumping feature…

Hotel Yeti-Way – My verdict

Play’n GO has done a good job with Hotel Yeti-Way, that’s for sure. The theme is quite original and it’s a bit fun to see a Yeti go bungee jumping, surfing, and scuba diving. He has some pretty good sound bites in the game.

Overall, I would have to say that I kind of like this slot. As far as I know, 30,000x is the highest any Play’n GO slot to date can pay out. It’s still some ways to go until they get to the 55,000x that some of their competitors are pumping out, but it’s a good start.

I like that players have a bit of a say when it comes to which kind of free spins they want to play, it’s a shame though that virtually all players, for obvious reasons, choose the bungee jump. It’s the logical choice since a reel full of stacked wilds is amazing when you don’t have to worry about paylines.

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Hotel Yeti-Way Details

Game
Hotel Yeti-Way
Developer
Reels
6
Rows
4
Paylines
4,096-262,144
RTP
96.18%
Max Win
x30,000
Volatility
High
Min/Max Bet
0.1/100
Release Date
15th Jul 2021

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