Gifts of Ostara
Gifts of Ostara by Iron Dog Studio is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot based on the pagan festival Ostara that happens during every spring equinox. Magic golden eggs deliver various extras like free spins, multipliers, expanding wilds and sticky wilds. Stakes start from 20p to £40 per spin on this game, home of the best new slots games.
About the Developer
Iron Dog Studio is a relatively new name in the industry. It is part of the 1X2Network. Iron Dog is based out of Hove, England. The recent member of the 1x2 family is keen on combining the best cutting edge tech and classic gaming concepts to develop machines that provide the best of both worlds to players.
About the Game
Gifts of Ostara has a nice design featuring a pastel-coloured cartoon forest in the back, symbols on the reels including jelly beans, meringues, 5 decorated eggs, lollipops and cupcakes. what a sweet backdrop for great promotion slots.
There's a hole in the ground towards the right of the reels where every now and then a golden egg pops out and awards a range of special extras like;
-X Multiplier feature – this rewards a payout equal to 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x or 10x your bet.
-Silver Bunny feature – this feature rewards 1 free respin.
-Golden Bunny feature – a prize equal to 30x your stake is rewarded once the Golden Bunny hatches.
-Wild feature – an expanding wild appears on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reel and replaces all the other symbols.
-Sticky Wild feature – 3 free spins are awarded here and come with a wild locked in position on 1 of the 3 reels at the middle.
-Free Spins feature- The golden egg can also become any A to 10 egg value. If you fill all 3 spaces with the same egg, 10 free spins are awarded. All wins are boosted by a multiplier value, the size of which is determined by which egg activated the feature: A = 5x, K = 4x, Q = 3x, J = 2x and 10 = 1x.
Iron Dog Studio has done a good job t creating something unique with the features, how to trigger them, etc. The slot design is excellent, combining high quality visuals with a fantastic soundtrack.
However, the Game can be quite frustrating to play. The features aren’t unlocked as easy as you’d think. It's not uncommon to be 1 matching egg away from activating a particular feature on numerous occasions before you actually manage to land it. The best returns come from the free spins, especially if they come with a decent multiplier. The slot’s variance sits on the high side of medium. Gifts of Ostara is an intriguing slot worth checking out if you want to explore a different and unique spin game free.