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Yak, Yeti and Roll Slot Review: Move Along the Trail for Big Wins

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Two unlike yet wacky companions head out on an adventure through the Arctic tundra on a modified sleigh that will set in motion as soon as you hit a win on the Yak, Yeti & Roll slot from BetSoft Gaming. The Eskimo inventor turned adventurer has redesigned a traditional reindeer-driven sled to traverse the snow in style, pointing the way from his perch while his sidekick Yeti power-pedals to get them moving.

The spiked reels will advance them on the bonus trail after every win, awarding frozen treasures as they move along. Among them are instant bet multipliers, win multipliers and a free spins round where you can win more than 4,800 times your bet. A Feature Buy option is also available for the impatient among us slot players.

Yak, Yeti and Roll Slot Machine Review

Overview and Design

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BetSoft’s 3D cinematic design brings yet another slot alive by telling a story of two friends as they travel across the frozen tundra. A wintery scene with deep snow and firs on a sunny day is in the background of the translucent game window. Fittingly, it is encased in icicles while the odd couple is waiting on the left to start off on their journey along the treasure trail displayed at the bottom of the reels. A winter holiday soundtrack will have you thinking that Christmas has arrived early.

Yak, Yeti and Roll ScreenshotYak,Yeti and Roll Gameplay Screenshot

Yak, Yeti and Roll, released in December 2018, is a video slot with cascading symbols and an avalanche pay mechanic. It all happens on a 5x3 reel set with 20 fixed pay lines. Join the wacky couple on any desktop, mobile or tablet device from $0.20 to $20 per spin. Supporting you on your reel journey through the Arctic winter is a default Return To Player (RTP) of 95.93%, which increases to 96.54% when you use the Feature Buy option, all happening with a medium level of volatility.

The wintery theme continues on the pay symbols, starting at the low end with 10 through to A carved beautifully from ice blocks and ornamented with gold. Five on a line will pay 0.5x to 0.75x your stake. The premium symbols are in ascending order a pair of gloves, a sleigh, an igloo, a reindeer, and a husky dog. Pays for five matching symbols across the reels range from 1.5x to 7.5x your bet.

Paytable for Yak, Yeti & RollPaytable of Winning Combinations

Yeti is the wild symbol, appearing fully stacked at all times on the three center reels only and substituting for all symbols except scatters. Yak the Eskimo is the scatter symbol, awarding a pay in any position from 0.25x to 12.5x your bet for two to five symbols. The free spins feature is triggered via the trail feature.

Cascading Reels Explained

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Instead of spinning symbols into view in each round, the slot drops symbols from the top onto the reels. Winning combinations are then paid before they disappear, and new symbols cascade down to fill the empty spots. A spin sequence can have multiple cascades and will only end when no wins occur after new symbols have been dropped. Additionally, the two companions will advance one step on the trail for each win.

Bonus Trail System Explained

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Central to the entire gameplay is the proprietary Bonus Trail System developed by BetSoft. The trail is visible at the bottom of the reels and contains up to 17 steps and a range of rewards, each marked by a differently colored stone. Yeti will move the sleigh by one step after every winning cascade and collect the reward when he manages to crush the stone. The trail resets to the start at the end of a spin sequence.

Bonus Trail SystemWith Every Win, the Bonus Trail Advances

Each reward is assimilated with a colored stone and will be awarded instantly after Yeti crushes the respective stone:

  • White Stones – after winning cascade 1, 4, 5, 11 and 14: empty, no reward.
  • Green Stones – after winning cascade 2, 17: award coin win of 2x and 200x the bet respectively.
  • Red Stones – after winning cascade 3, 6, 12, 15: win multiplier of x2, x3, x5 and x15 will be applied to all subsequent winning cascades. Multipliers are not cumulative and will be reset once a sequence ends.
  • Yellow Stones – after cascade 7, 8, 9 and 10: award eight free spins, followed by +2, +3 and +5 extra free spins.
  • Blue Stones – cascade 13 and 16: win multipliers for the free spin round increase by x1 and x2. Once hit, they will stay active until the end of the round. They will increase every time steps 13 and 16 are reached in a free spin sequence, no limits.

A spin sequence will always come to an end when step 17 is reached with the final reward of 200x the bet being added to the total win from the entire round. The trail will then reset before the next spin.

Yak, Yeti and Roll Free Spins Feature

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Seven consecutive winning cascades in a single spin sequence will have Yeti crushing the first yellow stone and triggering eight free spins. Eight, nine and 10 winning cascades will add +2, + 3 and +5 extra free spins respectively, for a maximum of 18 free spins. These can be retriggered indefinitely by reaching the respective stones again during the feature.

Free Spins FeatureFree Spins Let You Rack up the Dough If You're Lucky

Reaching cascades 13 and 16 will increase the default win multiplier by +1 and +2 every time the stones are reached. They will stay active for all remaining free spins. Any multipliers won via the red stones on cascades 3, 6, 12 and 15 will be added to the default multiplier until the spin sequence ends.

For example, if stone 16 is crushed once in the free spins, the default win multiplier for the remaining free spins increases to x5. Reaching stone 3 in the next spin will further increase the win multiplier to x7 until the current free spin cascade ends. It will be reset to x5 for the next free spin.

Feature Buy Explained

Dollars and Cents

For those on the go or maybe simply not patient enough to wait for a normal free spins trigger, Yak, Yeti and Roll offers a convenient Feature Buy option. The cost is rather steep at 70x your total bet but you will be playing a bonus round with initially nine free spins instead of the standard eight as well as a x4 starting multiplier. Simply hit the “Buy Feature” button and confirm to start the free spins. The total amount will be deducted from your balance.

There is no guarantee that a bought feature will return the paid amount but the RTP increases by over 0.5% to 96.54%, which means that the game will return on average more than in normal mode. However, it is recommended to use the buy feature with some caution.

Yak, Yeti and Roll Mobile Play

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Let the sleigh roll on virtually any device across all OS platforms including smartphones, iPads and iPhones. All BetSoft games have been developed in the latest HTML5 format which allows a game to be adapted to any type of device.

Yak, Yeti and Roll on MobileMobile Gameplay Screenshot

Conclusion

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Well, this is an entertaining game with two wacky companions that will leave a lasting impression after a slotting session, especially when you manage to get to the end of the trail repeatedly. While the max win potential sounds a little far-fetched when looking at the pay table, we scored multiple wins in excess of 500 times the bet in our test runs. So, the potential for mega wins is real.

Where to Play Yak, Yeti and Roll

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As a creation of the widely available Betsoft brand, Yak, Yeti and Roll can be found at quite a few i-gaming destinations particularly those that cater to the United States. Still, we understand that you might be interested in trying the title out for play money first. Therefore, we've gone ahead and embedded below a version that uses practice chips only:

Click to Play Yak, Yeti and Roll for Free

Then, once you've gotten the basics of Yak, Yeti and Roll under your belt, you can register an account and make a deposit to begin playing in earnest. Here's a list of our preferred places to play the game. Choose whichever one appeals to you based on your gaming preferences and country of residence.

  • BetOnline (A sportsbook, poker room and casino that serves most countries, including the United States)
  • SportsBetting.ag (Casino gaming, poker excitement, and sports betting for U.S residents and most of the rest of the world)
  • TigerGaming (Poker, sports, and casino betting for most countries except the United States)
  • Intertops [Poker Casino] (Premium sportsbook with attached poker room and three casinos, serving USA and most other countries but not Australia)
  • Juicy Stakes (Poker and casino site that transacts in the USA, Australia, and almost every other country)
  • 5Dimes [Jackpot Casino] (Worldwide betting site, including USA and Australia, with poker, seven casinos, sports, bingo, and more)