Tiki Reward Slot Review
Microgaming’s preparing a long list of slot machines, which will be exclusive to their platform, and they’re coming from several small independent studios that they’re working with. One of those new games, will be Tiki Reward, and the slot machine will be available via All41 Studios. It’s a Tiki style slot machine, with cartoon-style graphics of high enough quality, along with a couple of features that aren’t that far off from other options you’ve seen over the years.
Tiki Reward gives you 50 active lines on its 5 reels. While playing it, the game makes use of several types of wilds, which will either act as substitutes and apply multipliers, or will trigger jackpots of up to 1,000x the stake. On that list of features, you will also encounter scatters and free spins. Long-term, the slot’s RTP is expected to be 96.32%, while the volatility is considered high.
Tiki Reward Betting and Prizes
A wager of just $0.20 is enough, the game will spin its reels in exchange for that amount, with all lines active. A number of predetermined bet values are available, and you can choose from them, taking them as high as $100 per spin.
Payouts can be acceptable, but I wouldn’t call myself impressed at the 1,000x jackpot that’s mentioned, even though it can mean $100,000 cash. Considering that the slot’s volatility is high, the risk doesn’t match the reward, and it’s not a big motivator. Still, keep in mind that the game has a good RTP at 96.32%, so its fairness is not put into question.
A big part of the game will revolve around the slot’s four wild symbols. They come in gold, red, green and blue variants, and they are all capable of landing on the middle three reels. At their core, these are substitutes, so symbols that you can use when forming new winning combinations. They help out quite a bit then, but they can do even better, provided that a 2x multiplier comes with them. This means, that sometimes wilds can help double the value of regular combinations.
Mostly, you will be wishing for the Golden Tiki Wilds to show up on all three middle reels, because this will trigger the top jackpot, worth 1,000x the stake. Any of the other wilds can also be used to trigger much smaller jackpots, but you need three of the same type in view. The difference in value is quite big though, so I’m not that thrilled about the lower jackpots.
One more feature is present, the free spins which will trigger with the help of scatter symbols. Landing three times in view, these can get you 7 free spins. 1 additional spin is then given, for each new scatter landing on the reels. The better part is that the game uses a single type of Tiki Wild, out of the three regular ones that can show up, so smaller value jackpots have better odds of triggering. Unfortunately, the big jackpots seem just as difficult to reach.
Theme & Design
It’s a game with a Tiki/Maori theme, so the action is taking us to an island in the Pacific region. The surrounding decorations and the tropical island from the background contribute to its image. On the reels, it’s a mix of purple-colored symbols that include both Royals and various representations of creatures from the region (sharks, lizards, turtles), plus the four types of Tiki Masks which are being used as wilds. A pleasant enough design overall, not unusual for this category.
Tiki Reward slot looks interesting in some areas, but I’m not a fan of a 1,000x top jackpot, for a slot machine which is supposed to have higher volatility. There aren’t any interesting features there either, just modified versions of the ones you already know from other slots.