Microgaming is definitely going to join the Christmas craze and launch a Christmas title of their own pretty soon. Until then, they decided to take a different approach and make a game that has nothing to do with the upcoming holiday.
In fact, they did completely the opposite. If you’re a fan of exotic destinations and summer, then Tiki Mania is a perfect slot to instantly travel to an island far away and forget about the cold December days.
Tiki Mania is inspired by the sandy beaches of Hawaii. It was created by Fortune Factory Studios, which is one of Microgaming’s partners. The game is now available on the majority of online platforms that feature games by Microgaming.
What makes slots launched by Microgaming stand out is that they all have some sort of backstory, and so does this one. After princess Kaia from Hawaii escaped from troubles to a tropical island, a group of animated tikis decided to help her out and improve her mood by organizing an extraordinary tiki party filled with great music, exotic beaches, and more.
The game has high volatility and a total of five reels with 10 paylines. Moreover, it also includes some very interesting bonus features, including tiki wilds, respins, and more. Let’s take a closer look at these features and how they improve the overall quality of the game.
The most important symbol that you need to pay attention to is the Red Tiki. It appears only on the second and the fourth reel, and it is basically always stacked. Even if you don’t manage to get a full wild reel, the Red Tiki symbol will nudge and move up or down to fill the entire reel.
By having one reel composed of all wilds, your chances of creating several combinations and creating a big win will definitely improve. The wild symbol has an ability to substitute any other symbol on the reels except for the scatter and other types of wild symbols.
Whenever you receive a nudging Red Tiki wild symbol, another feature will also be triggered — the respin feature. However, when this feature is utilized, the reel that turned wild will remain locked in place, providing you with more opportunity to win big rewards.
During the respin, you can also receive multiplier wilds on reels two through five. These are tiki symbols in different colors — blue, green, and yellow. They will not only substitute other symbols but also multiply your winnings by 1x, 2x, or 3x. If they land partially on the reels, they will nudge up or down in order to cover the entire reel.
Another important feature of the Tiki Mania is the jackpot feature. Every time you receive Red Tiki wild symbols, you will collect coins. If you manage to collect enough of them, you will get an opportunity to trigger the jackpot feature.
There are two jackpots in the game. The Major jackpot will award you a prize 50x your stake, while the Grand jackpot will award you with a prize that is 1,000x your stake.
Finally, there is also a Free Spins feature that lucky players can trigger and enjoy additional benefits from this game. All you have to do is land three scatter symbols that are represented by princess Kaia.
They appear on the three middle reels and will give you a total of 10 free spins. However, they can be extended for one spin every time you get a scatter symbol during the free spins round. This paves the way for even bigger prizes!