The Winter Olympics is coming – in February, athletes from around the world will gather in Beijing, China, to compete in disciplines like ice hockey, figure skating, snowboarding, and curling.
As a major sporting event, the Winter Olympics also inspired online casino game developers to launch their winter sports or generally winter-themed slot machines around this time. Here is a selection of games you can play as a way to prepare for – and honour – the upcoming Olympic Games
Break Away Deluxe (Microgaming)
One of the most popular winter sports in the world, ice hockey, attracts millions of viewers each year, especially in the Nordic region – it has a devout following in Canada, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Russia. And, of course, at online casinos.
“Break Away Deluxe” is a popular online slot machine paying homage to ice hockey. All its symbols are hockey-related but this is not the only thing that makes it great – it’s the atmosphere. “Break Away Deluxe” has all the noises and sounds you would hear at the rink – the murmur and cheering of the crowd, and most importantly the diapason, the organ routinely used during ice hockey matches to serve as background music for what’s happening on the ice.
Frozen Diamonds (Rabcat)
Rabcat is a game development studio wearing many hats. On the one hand, it works as a character and asset designer for video games. On the other, it builds some of the most beautiful slot machines in the industry. One of them is Frozen Diamonds.
Frozen Diamonds is a classic slot machine with five reels, 20 win lines, and a chilling atmosphere. It comes with goodies like stacked wilds, tons of free spins, and an extra gamble game where players can multiply their winnings.
It is beautiful in its simplicity and entertaining to play, especially during the Winter Olympics.
Legend of the Ice Dragon (Play’n GO)
Finally, here’s a game that has nothing to do with sports but everything to do with dragons – a symbol of power and wisdom in China. And, of course, the cold of winter – it’s a dragon that breathes ice instead of fire, after all.
Play’n GO, known for its beautiful and entertaining games, has outdone itself with the Ice Dragon slot. It is a cluster slot machine, with no traditional win lines but symbols disappearing from the screen as they touch horizontally or vertically, reminiscent of the popular “match-3” games. The game also comes with extra features and goodies – frozen features like Hailstorm, Avalanche, and Blizzard, along with bonuses that involve the dragon’s freezing tail.
Legend of the Ice Dragon by Play’n GO is the perfect winter slot for fantasy lovers and those who can hardly wait for the Winter Olympics to begin.