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Tiki Mania is a Microgaming slot full of soft white beaches, palm trees and sultry swaying hula ladies
In terms of gameplay and features, it’s a clone of the impressive Long Mu Fortunes slot.
We were utterly stunned by the Long Mu Fortunes slot, and even though we are usually not so enthusiastic about cloned slots, we would like to make an exception for Tiki Mania.
Get ready for re-spins, free spins, extra multipliers, and expanding wilds.
And oh yes, before we forget, there are also random jackpots to win: the Grand Jackpot yields you a win of 1,000 x the total bet.
What are the theoretical RTP, the variance and the maximum win of the Tiki Mania Slot?
The theoretical payout percentage is 96.26% — nothing to complain about.
It’s a medium variance slot.
The typical top prizes with the free spins bonus feature are around 500x – 1,500 x the bet.
The Grand Jackpot is worth 1,000 x the bet.
Gameplay and features of the Tiki Mania slot
Tiki Mania is set on an idyllic Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean. Typically this is such an island where you travel for your honeymoon and where you never want to leave.
The slot has 10 fixed paylines, spread over 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols.
Are you a recreational player? Then you’ll be delighted to hear that you can play Tiki Mania for as little as $€0.10 per spin. If you prefer to stake more, you can up the stake: the maximum bet is $€100 per spin.
Symbols and payouts
The beautifully coloured totem poles are by far the most attractive symbols in this game. These are wild symbols, but even better, they also cover an entire reel.
The red totem pole can only be found on reel 2 and reel 4. It activates a free re-spin, where the whole wild reel becomes sticky. If you manage to get a winning combination in the re-spin, you will receive another gift. This continues after each winning combination in the re-spins.
But wait, there is more.
During the re-spins, the blue, green and golden totem poles can also appear on the reels. These special totem poles have in-built multipliers of x 1, x 2 and x 3. If you manage to spin multiple wilds, these multipliers will multiply with each other. Now, it can become pretty quick in terms of sizeable wins.
The premium (and high paying) symbols are the bongos, guitars, samba balls and refreshing coconuts. If you spin a 5-of-a-kind of any of these symbols, you get a win between 5 x and 30 x the total bet.
The card symbols J, Q, K and A are the usual low symbols. These payout between 1.5 x and 2.5 x the total bet for 5 of the same on an active payline.
Each time a red totem pole appears, there is a (small) chance that your Jackpot Bonus activates. Every time you get a red totem pole, a golden coin flies in a dark red kettle (on the middle top of the screen).
The kettle gives access to the jackpot, which can be triggered (randomly) at any time. Now you can win the Major Jackpot (50x the bet) or the Grand Jackpot (1,000x the stake).
Given these pretty sizeable prizes, you understand that it does not often happen that the jackpot is triggered. Obviously, in the majority of the cases, the Major Jackpot is paid out.
In the case you have played the maximum bet of $€100, simple maths tells you that the Grand Jackpot yields you a fantastic win of $€ 100,000.
Free spins bonus
When three scattered dancers appear on the middle three reels, you can grab yourself a cocktail, as you have gained 10 free spins.
During the free spins, the totem poles appear much more often, which implies lots of free re-spins, lots of wilds with extra multipliers and hopefully a few consecutive big payouts.
It’s also possible to earn extra free spins: every scatter you get yields you an additional free spin.
Our verdict on the Tiki Mania video slot
Tiki Mania, designed by Fortune Factory Studios, one of Microgaming’s regular partners, is a very entertaining and tasty slot.
The gameplay and bonus features have the depth and substance you typically like to see. With re-spins and extra multipliers, you’ll never know how a spin will end. It can be very pleasing, and it is possible to win considerable amounts of money on Tiki Mania.
Graphically it also looks great: you will get, whether you like it or not, that wonderful feeling of being on holiday on an exotic island.
4 out of 5 stars.