Tiki Mania Video Slot Review

Tiki Mania: Demo

Tiki Mania is a 5 reel, 10 payline, Hawaiian-themed video slot from Microgaming. Highlights of this tropical adventure include nudging wilds that award re-spins where more nudging wilds, complete with multipliers, are in play. There’s also a free spins round and a chance to pocket a jackpot prize of 50 or 1,000 times your total bet. Play this volatile slot on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.

Beachside setting

The reels are set against the backdrop of a beautiful Hawaiian beach. There you’ll find A to J playing card symbols as well as coconut shell cocktails, garlands, Hawaiian guitars and bongo drums. The 4 latter symbols pay 50 times your bet for 5 on a payline. It’s as bright, colourful and cheerful as you’d hope from a video slot with this Pacific island theme.

Nudging wilds

Central to much of the action in Tiki Mania are the nudging wilds. The red tiki totem is the wild. This can land on reels 2 and 4 only. When a wild tiki hits, it nudges up or down until the whole of the reel turns wild. It also triggers the Re-Spin feature.

Re-Spin feature

The expanded red tiki wild locks in position and the Re-Spin feature, along with a re-spin, is triggered. Look out here for blue, green and yellow tiki tokens. These come with 1x, 2x or 3x multipliers attached and can hit on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. These new tiki wilds also nudge up or down to fill the whole of their reel when they land. If a winning combination is created on a re-spin, another re-spin is awarded. There’s no limit to how many re-spins you can hit. Land more than 1 multiplier on the same spin and their amounts are combined to deliver an even bigger boost.

Free spins

The Hawaiian princess is the scatter symbol. Land 3 of her on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award of double your total bet as well as a triggering the Free Spins feature. On offer here are 10 free spins. Boost your tally every time a +1 scatter appears. The nudging wilds and re-spins can trigger in the free spins round just like in the base game.

Jackpot prizes of 50 or 1,000 x bet

Tiki Mania also offer the chance to land 1 of 2 potential jackpot prizes in the Jackpot feature. These can trigger at random when a coin is added to the jackpot meter. This happens every time you land a red tiki wild. The Major and Grand Jackpots award 50 and 1,000 times your total bet respectively.

High variance Tiki party

The tranquil setting might make you think that Tiki Mania was a genteel video slot. It’s anything but. The variance here is very high with top wins of 1,417.5 times your bet on every re-spin with the multipliers.

We rather liked Tiki Mania. It’s well-designed and the combination of nudging wilds, re-spins, multipliers and free spins make for a very playable combination. Add the jackpots into the mix and Tiki Mania becomes well worth considering, especially if you like volatile action. The theme has become a popular one in recent times – I recommend you try Blueprint Gaming’s Tiki Treasures Megaways which has lots of extras and huge wins.

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