Get your suitcase out and pack your flip-flops and your sunscreen because Pragmatic Play is taking players on an island adventure in its latest online slot release, Tropical Tiki, complete with unique reverse tumbling reels and a win cap of 3,000x the bet.
This highly volatile video slot with a 96.43 percent RTP is set amidst thick layers of foliage on a Polynesian island, where nearly extinct Monarch butterflies flutter about and mischievous moai flank a 6-reel 3-row grid in the base game, and in free spins expands to 6 reels and 5 rows when positions unlock and payways increase from 729 to 6,400. The latter can be achieved by unlocking 8 positions.
Winning Symbol Tumble:
Playable on all devices, winning combinations of three or more of the same symbol land on adjacent reels starting from the far left side, and rather than being removed from the reels, lock at the bottom of the grid while non-winning symbols are removed and new symbols drop in. If they form a successful combination, the Winning Symbol Tumble process is repeated.
When the symbol drop no longer improves the win or the grid is full, the board is evaluated and payouts of 0.16-0.28x the bet for six-of-a-kind 10-A card ranks, or 0.4-2x the bet the same way for coconuts, green fruits, dragon fruits, blue tiki masks, green tiki masks, or red tiki masks, are dispersed.
There are no wild symbols in Tropical Tiki, however, there are scatter symbols and during the wining symbol tumble they also remain on the reels when non-winning symbols are removed and new ones drop down. Players who are lucky enough to land four or more scatters on reels 2, 3, 4, or 5, will trigger the bonus round and receive 8 free spins. Payouts range from 5x, 10x, 15, 20, 25x, 30x, or 35x the bet for landing 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 scatters on the same spin, respectively.
As explained above, the 6×3 grid expands to 6×5 in size for free spins, however, when the round starts, the top two rows are inactive. When a free spin starts, one position on the pair of reels unlocks randomly. Retriggering the bonus round is not possible, so no more than 8 position can be unlocked, providing a max 6,400 winways.
And, depending on the jurisdiction, if you’d rather not wait for it to happen “naturally,” players can choose to buy free spins, which will trigger four scatters, and take them to the bonus round for 100x the current bet. If present, the “Buy Free Spins” button is situated to the left of the grid. Click or don’t click, it’s totally up to you.
The island-inspired online slot joins the multi-vertical provider’s fast-growing games portfolio, which features over 200 titles, including recently released spinners such as the four-game Shining Hot series, the alien-inspired Cosmic Cash from Bragg Gaming Group brand Wild Streak Gaming, Bomb Bonanza, and the candy-themed, Sugar Rush. as well as award winners like Wolf Gold and the Greek Mythology-themed, Gates of Olympus.
Creative & Unique Concept:
Commenting on the new hit title, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said in a company press release…
“Tropical Tiki™ brings a genuinely creative and unique concept with our reverse tumbling reels mechanics.
“Coupled with a fun, island vacation-style theme, it brings an interesting theme to players while also ensuring any spin can lead to a huge max win of 3,000x as the symbols keep falling!”
Be sure to check out Pragmatic’s next up, Magic Money Maze, which is slated to drop on July 25th!