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90K Yeti Gigablox Slot Review

Let's take a trip to the roof of the world, the soaring Himalayan mountain range—a mountain top where Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the chilly breeze.

Many will remember the first virtual venture up Mount Everest with 9K Yeti. Returning once more to the blistering cold of the Himalayas, every aspect of 90K Yeti Gigablox by 4ThePlayer is bigger than the original. This new release is ten times more potent too.

The iconic Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet, luring climbers in during its Summit Window period in May and again in September each year. Over 4,000 successful climbers have reached its summit, including two Sherpa's who have successfully accomplished the great ascent of Mount Everest twenty-one times.

The Yeti is the game's jovial host. You might see a Yeti once in your life or perhaps never, but listen to me, love is a Yeti. It is bigger than you and frightening and terrible. It makes loud and vicious noises. It speeds up time and slows it down. And it has its own aims and missions that those who are lucky enough to see it cannot begin to guess. Be wary of the cheerfulness of Yeti himself, and have enough luck on your side to conquer all.

Game Play

Landing on matching symbols on consecutive reels from the left-hand side of the panel means wins. Wins are calculated by Gigablox symbols breaking down into individual 1x1 sized tiles first. Symbols haven't changed significantly as players get 10-A card ranks worth 0.8x your stake for six of a kind, followed by ropes, picks, tents worth up to 1.2x your stake for 6oak, and lastly Sherpas, a lady climber, a man climber, and Yetis as the top paying symbols worth 2x-4.8x for a full line. The majestic Everest is the wild, substituting all symbols except for the scatter.
Its 4ThePlayer features have stepped up as its modifiers are sporadically activated in stages, while the main event is still the free spins. Occurring randomly in the base game is the Yeti Reveal feature, which, when activated, Yeti will eliminate Snow Blox to reveal winning symbols.
The Snowstorm is a random feature as the Yeti shuffles the reels into a new order to create a win.
Giga Summon can swoop in at any time, where the Yeti summons a large Gigablox reel containing symbols of at least 4x4 in size.
The entrance of the icy footprint symbol is the scatter and 5 or more trigger free spins. The number of spins awarded equals the number of triggering scatter symbols in view on the reels. Snowstorm and Giga Summon features have an enhanced chance to trigger when entering the bonus round, with the very least one guaranteed and all Snow Blox are removed from the reels for the duration of the round. Finally, for every scatter that lands in the feature, +1 additional free spin are rewarded.
If available, players can select from 4 feature buy modes. These are 5, 10, or 20 free spins or a Giga Summon Spin where a 4x4, 5x5, or 6x6 Gigablox reel is guaranteed.

Features

Here is the bigger and better Gigablox version of 9k Yeti. Building on the Gigablox mechanic from Yggdrasil, you will recognise the Snow Blox, Yeti Reveals, Snowstorms, Giga Summons, and Free Spins.
The initial calm presented by the 4ThePlayer picked a calmer day to begin the climb, as the weather is more welcoming than it was in 9K Yeti. The Yeti's presented alongside the screen, cutely huffing and puffing on the, occasionally triggering a modifier to give players a handy boost. The main attraction is the new 6x6 Gigablox powered game grid, where it's possible to win a whopping 46,656 ways to win. In the base game Snow Blox randomly presents itself, which don't contribute anything except block combinations from being made. With Gigablox, how the reels align is a mystery when you hit spin because Gigablox merges reels to create symbols of 2x2 to 6x6 in size, a dynamic feature.
4ThePlayer went rather large with 90K Yeti, but there are mixed reviews about it. The game starts off magnificently, with a great view of Everest and lines of prayer flags they have throughout the Himalayas rustling in the wind. Beautiful oil painting imagery evoking the beauty of Everest, suggesting a deeper spiritual significance for some players. When you first click to enter the game, the mysticism is replaced by a much more mundane, down to earth persona. It doesn't disappoint, just not as exciting as previously experienced. We share this as not everyone is going to walk away with 90K Yeti's grand prize, and what you're playing graphics-wise isn't very engaging. Besides the grid swap, much has stayed the same or atmospherically since 2019, and others have since stepped up in comparison.
The few modifiers in the base game liven things up and are great. So to is using pay ways instead of the fixed paylines you usually provided in a Gigablox game. Snow Blox do a fantastic job of stunting the mechanic's effectiveness in the main game is a relief when they vanish for free spins. The whole set-up shakes them off to reveal what it can do. Despite the several modifiers, there's no real magic to getting decent results. You just want the most of the same symbol to strike to take advantage of the ways and the six reels. If it all goes well, wins as high as 93,312x the bet is achievable – this was hit during 100,000,000 simulated game rounds. Hitting 90k in real life is similar to getting high-def pics of an real-life Yeti and would be super great news for 4ThePlayer.

Performance

The game is playable on any device and 90K Yeti provides stakes from 10 p/c to £/€10 per spin, a modest range likely to reduce liability due to the massive max win number. Volatility is high, actually ridiculously high during testing as loads of nothing could be offset by something surprisingly massive dropping out of nowhere. The RTP however is slightly below average at 95.5% and has decreased slightly from the previous one's value of 97%.

Max Coin

Maximum win of x 90,000.

Conclusion

Like the previous Yeti, there is something a little strange about 90K Yeti, but it's hard to explain or figure out exactly exactly what. Perhaps it's the Snow Blox, or the way you have to work through a load of spins before anything action happens, or maybe the way the Yeti constantly looks at you. But who cares as 90K Yeti dangles a massive incentive, which will no doubt be enough to help some players see past any of that.
When it comes to Yeti, keep an out for him during the upcoming festive seasons. You may find him in the Christmas spirit with his Santa hat on.

Slot details

Software: 4ThePlayer
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 46,656
Rows: 6
RTP: 95.5%
Bonus Game: Yes
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes
Max Win: x 90,000

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