The logo 'Polar Bash' is not the Wild symbol as I had expected it to be. It is the highest paying symbol, 5 of which pays a very nice 12,000x the line bet, or 600x the total bet. Why the 'Polar Bash' symbol isn't a Wild symbol as it should be, I really don't know and cannot figure out. Something probably went astray along the line and the designers forgot to make it the Wild symbol. A game without a Wild symbol is something I don't like at all, as much as I don't like any game without a Free Spins game. The 'North Pole' is the Scatter symbol, 5 of which pays 50x the total bet, which is only half the usual amount. Damn! First, there isn't any Wild symbol in this game. Then, the Scatters pay only half of what they should. What the argh! Getting 3 or more adjacent Scatter symbols trigger 25 free spins with all wins doubled, and more free spins can be retriggered.
There is also another Scatter symbol, the Fish, which is actually the Bonus symbol, 5 of which pays a very low 10x the total bet amount. Hmm, everything seems to be starting off on a bad foot, and that is not good at all. Getting 3, 4 or 5 adjacent Fish Bonus symbols trigger the Ice Fishing Bonus, whereby you pick 3 fishing holes to win up to 15,000 coins, or 750x the total bet amount. That may look like a good big win, but it may require playing at the maximum bets in order to win that much, so don't be fooled by it. The other symbols in the game pay from 5000x down to 100x the line bet for 5 of each kind. Well, I hate to say this, but this seems like a fairly good paytable. Why I hate to say it, is because there aren't any Wild symbols in the game, but even so, the values for the other symbols are indeed good high ones, except those for the Scatter and Bonus symbols. To be fair, I'll compromise and rate it as average, but on the high side.
As I have said earlier on, I like the happy icons in the game, and the game itself wasn't too bad, but wasn't good either. I managed to get a few of the Fishing Bonus games, which paid both low and fairly decent payouts of between 15x to 33x my bet amount. The Free Spins games fared slightly better, with payouts of between 13x to 55x my bet amount. With more plays, I wouldn't be surprised if higher and bigger wins could be achieved, simply because the symbol values are capable of providing them. A fairly good game to play with a possible maximum win of 1200x the total bet amount.