Many online slots have been made about the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). Dragon Gaming's i-Scream, however, is the first to combine ice cream with this famed Mexican holiday.
I-Scream is a 6x5 cluster pays slot that offers a very entertaining and unique atmosphere. You can read more about this game throughout the following review.
This slot features 6 reels and 5 rows (6x5 grid). You earn winning combinations whenever clusters of 9+ matching symbols form.
You might think that 9 matching symbols is a lot, especially considering that most cluster pays games only require 5+ icons. However, 9 or more matching symbols can land with decent frequency.
If you've played Dragon Gaming's Fruity Feast, then i-Scream feels almost the same in terms of gameplay and how wins form.
Graphics & Atmosphere
The atmosphere is perhaps the best attribute to i-Scream slots. It does a great job of combining both the Day of the Dead and ice cream aspects into one.
You'll see a large sugar skull on the left side of the reels. This skull, which is wearing an ice cream cone hat, frequently opens its mouth to blow mist into the nighttime sky. The right side, meanwhile, has a large watermelon slice that's also sporting an ice cream cone hat.
Meanwhile, the reels feature little ridges in them that are reminiscent of the side of an ice cream cone. All in all, Dragon Game deserves some respect for what they've done with this game's atmosphere.
Pay Table & Win Potential
Low-paying symbols consist of four hard candies, including a red, green, purple, and orange candy. Premium icons include grim, but playful, versions of red, blue, and green ice cream. The green ice cream pays the most among this bunch at 10,000x your stake for a cluster of 15 symbols.
A pumpkin acts as the wild symbol and substitutes for all regular icons to form wins. It also delivers payouts itself worth up to 10,000x for 30, thus matching the green ice cream.
Any winning combination can randomly trigger Sticky Win Respins. All winning symbols remain sticky while the reels respin. You continue receiving respins so long as payouts keep coming. The Sticky Win Respins only end when no more wins are possible.
The Spawning Wild feature adds random wilds (pumpkins) to the reels. It cannot, however, occur during the free spins.
Speaking of free games, you trigger them when getting at least three scatters anywhere on the reels. You'll receive 9, 10, 11, or 12 free spins for three, four, five, or six scatter icons. You can also retrigger 1, 2, 3, or 4 free games with three, four, five, or six scatters.
Low-paying symbols gradually disappear during this bonus. Orange candies are gone by the 3rd free spin, green candies by the 5th, purple candies by the 7th, and red candies by the 9th free game. This aspect boosts your chances of collecting larger bonus payouts.
The coin size is adjustable from $0.02 to $9.00. I-Scream is similar to a 10-payline slot when it comes to betting options. Therefore, the total betting range is $0.20 (0.02 x 10) to $90.00 (9 x 10).
What is the I-Scream RTP?
The i-Scream RTP is 95.54%, which is below average when looking across the online gaming industry. Dragon Gaming offers some games with over 96.5% payback, but they unfortunately haven't done so here.
Play for Free or Real Money?
You can enjoy i-Scream for free just by launching the game at an online casino with Dragon Gaming products. The free mode gives you an opportunity to try i-Scream before gambling anything on it.
If you're interested in the latter, then you can place a deposit and get started. Dragon casinos accept a variety of payment methods, like credit cards, e-wallets, and bank transfers.
Enjoy This Unique Slot on Your iPhone or Android
I-Scream is available on both iOS and Android devices. Therefore, you'll be able to play it on an iPhone, iPad, or Android. We've noticed that this game looks just as good on a mobile device as it does a laptop or desktop computer.
Overall Rating on I-Scream Slots
We give i-Scream a 9 out of 10 rating. The atmosphere in this slot is both excellent and original. As usual, Dragon Gaming has done an excellent job on the graphics.
This slot also has plenty of features. You can look forward to sticky respins, free spins, and Spawning Wilds. We don't know what the maximum payout for these features is, but the wild and green ice cream can both offer wins worth up to 10,000x your bet.
The drawback to i-Scream is that it's awfully close to Fruity Feast regarding gameplay and features. However, its theme does set it apart to a great degree. That said, we definitely recommend giving i-Scream a chance, even if you've played Fruity Feast.