Microgaming is the developer behind Cabin Fever, a slot machine with a very unusual winter and wildlife theme mix. The characters in this slot machine, which supposedly is about a family that is stuck in a cabin during the winter season, are a bunch of bears. You have Papa Bear, Mama Bear, a couple of Bear Babies, and then there are a few other critters, like a squirrel that’s guarding an acorn. The slot’s design isn’t very modern unfortunately. This game has 5 reels, a total of 20 lines active, and it can pay $25,000.
Betting & Jackpots
To get the reels of Cabin Fever going, you should first decide on the wager value that you want to go with. You can get to it by modifying the number of active lines, 1 to 20 being available. You can also change how many coins each line gets, the number being from 1 to 10 here. Finally, the coin denomination is also something you can change, within the range of $0.01 to $0.50. The most that you can spend on one line is $5, while the total for 20 lines will be $100.
The game’s biggest payout gives you back 5,000 times what the line bet was, which can mean 50,000 coins, or $25,000 cash.
A snow covered Wild logo is visible in one of the three symbols with extra abilities. It’s going to be the only one to substitute for another icon, and this happens when it lands on the right payline and in the right position. You might also get multiple wild icons on the same active line, arranged like any winning combo. If that happens, they will offer you their own payout, and it will be better than anything you could get from regular symbols. The prize of the wild goes up to 5,000x.
Another one to pay attention to is the symbol with the squirrel that is guarding an acorn. This one is only used as a trigger for some prizes, but they go up to 200x the bet value, so it’s worth getting. You need as many as five scattered squirrels, to get that kind of prize, but you can win something with as few as two symbols.
The image of the Sun, with a cold and with a scarf around his neck, is the one you see when the other scatter of the game makes an appearance. This one is required on the reels 1 and 5 at the same time, in order to get you access to 20 free spins and to the multiplied winnings that come from them (2x multiplier applied). Re-triggering free spins is possible, the requirement being the same one.
I’m not too excited about the design of Cabin Fever. I think you will find it as old and simple looking as I did, and the unusual part is that the low paying fruit symbols actually seem to be better drawn than the bears which pay the higher prizes.
The game does well enough feature wise, and the theme holds promise, but the design is the one that’s holding it back.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Cabin Fever
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 5 Reels 20 Paylines
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.01
- Maximum Bet ($) 100.00