Bear Mountain Introduction
Ready for a hike across a beautiful mountain range? Imagine how good you will feel after climbing through snow drifts, scaling icy peaks, navigating a map and compass and ... well, if that all sounds a bit too energetic, why not enjoy the magnificent views and stunning snow-capped mountains on your screen instead?
Put your feet up, pour the hot chocolate, and settle in for a fabulously frost-free frame, one of the most interesting free pokies to emerge from the High 5 stable. The opening scene of free pokie, Bear Mountain, is truly lovely, with mountain peaks sparkling like huge ice-cream cones in the background, while two fiercely growling brown bears remind you that this is the place they call home, not you!
The fact that you even considered such a close encounter makes you a pretty amazing person, but it is much safer to admire them from a distance.
About the game
This 3 x 5 reel pokie is pretty standard, and straightforward to play. There are 40 paylines available, and a 1000 credit starting point. The well laid out controls are gathered in a neat row at the bottom of the screen, making it easy for players to adjust the wager totals, multipliers and paylines at any time. It is best to check what the default settings are, as if they’re set too high, you could easily use many more credits than you planned to.
Players need to suspend reality for a while, as there are four types of bears featured in this game. It’s unusual to come across brown, grizzly, polar and panda bears in one place, outside of a zoo, but not here! This quirky issue adds to the overall charm of the game though, so it’s all good. Other symbols to look out for include some alphabet letters, the phrase ‘Bear Mountain’, a mask, and pretty amulets engraved with intricate designs.
Lots of ways to win
Regular payouts during the game vary according to how many matches are made. The highest payer is the BEAR MOUNTAIN icon - 500x credits for 5 matches, with the polar and brown bear close behind and offering 400x for the same. The remainder pay anything from 40x-150x for five, and of course they all pay smaller amounts for matching 3 or 4. Bear Mountain is also the wild symbol, substituting for anything except the B.O.N.U.S. symbols.
If you trigger the stacking wilds, your credit balance will be richly rewarded. Watch out for the free games icon (the mask), as scoring three on one payline leads to an automatic win of between 7-15 free spins. Also try to collect the B.O.N.U.S. symbols. If you manage to get all five, you automatically go into the mountain multiplier feature and multiply your bonus winnings by up to 10x.
Mobile and static
Bear Mountain is available in mobile and tablet form, as well as the traditional laptop or desktop version, making it easy to access wherever you happen to be.