Playtech Tip Top Totems Video Slot Review

A lost civilisation is the setting for Tip Top Totems, a simple but potentially exciting 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Playtech. The key to success here is getting on a run of winning spins. Land 5 or more to trigger free spins with random wilds and multipliers and jackpot prizes of up to 500 times your total bet. Play on all devices from between 20p and £1,000 per spin.

Set against an island backdrop, the reels are made up of stone-style A to 10 symbols alongside 6 higher paying masks. The best of these is the red fox mask which awards up to 15 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline. Better still is the golden wild. This replaces all standard symbols and offers payouts of 50 times your bet per payline. There’s also a scatter that pays 5, 20 or 50 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin.

To the right of the reels you’ll see a totem pole – known as the Totemania feature. This is activated by landing 5 or more successive winning spins. The more winning spins in a row, the better the potential rewards:

  • 5 successive wins = 5 free spins with 1 random wild and a 2x multiplier
  • 6 successive wins = 10 free spins with up to 2 random wilds and a 2x multiplier
  • 7 successive wins = Tip Jackpot worth 40 times your total bet
  • 8 successive wins = 15 free spins with up to 3 random wilds and a 3x multiplier
  • 9 successive wins = Top Jackpot worth 100 times your total bet
  • 10 successive wins = 20 free spins with up to 4 random wilds and a 4x multiplier
  • 11 or more successive wins = Totem Jackpot worth 500 times your total bet

If you win free spins, you will play the Free Games feature with the relevant number of free spins and multiplier. Despite the 500 times bet top prize, what you want is 10 successive wins to get 20 free spins with 4 random wilds and a 4x multiplier. You can win up to 1,000 times your bet on each spin (filling the reels with wilds) – add in the 4x multiplier for payouts of 4,000 times your bet (per free spin).

There’s a primitive feel to the design in Tip Top Totems which is very nicely done. As too is the backing track which matches the theme very well. The gameplay is straightforward but the free spins, added wilds and multipliers as well as the jackpots can deliver plenty of excitement. The features aren’t the easiest to trigger but they can be worth the wait.

We liked Tip Top Totems. It looks and sounds excellent and the simple gameplay works well which makes this island adventure well worth exploring. If you like the theme, Thunderkick’s Turning Totems is the game I’d try.

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