Tiki Fruits Review
Red Tiger Gaming have produced over 80 slot titles to date, many of them taking a Chinese theme for inspiration. Tiki Fruits is something of a departure for them in a number of ways.
This game is set on an idyllic Polynesian island where collecting tropical fruits is the way to win. The Casino Gorilla is not one for the beach - the sand tends to get stuck in his fur - but he appreciates a nice bright colourful slot game.
Tiki Fruits is certainly bursting with bright and cheerful primary colours. The game mechanics are different to the standard Red Tiger Gaming slot game as well, which makes this one a very interesting release from this popular developer.
- Colourful Graphics
- Entertaining Gameplay
- Too Many Symbols On Screen
- High Volatility
- Game Manufacturer: Red Tiger Gaming
- Payout Percentage: 96.05 %
- Jackpot: 8000
- Slots: 8
- Volatility: Medium
- Publish Date: 2018
- Bet: 0.2 - 40
- Paylines: 0
- Row Count: 9
- Mobile Version: Yes
If you were expecting a typical Red Tiger game from this July 2018 release, then prepare to have your expectations shattered. This is a cluster pays game, meaning that it does not feature the traditional structure of spinning reels.
Instead you have a much larger grid and you must collect similar symbols in clusters to win. This is a very entertaining slot and the Casino Gorilla certainly enjoyed this new direction taken by Red Tiger Gaming.
With excellent bonus features and entertaining gaming mechanics this one is a Tiki triumph!
How to Play
The first action you must take is to select your bet level, from 20 cents to €40 per spin. Then you can choose to either manually spin or let the Auto function do the spinning for you – up to 100 times.
As with other Red Tiger games you can set limits to stop the autoplay function in the event of a big win or loss or if you hit the bonus round.
There are no fewer than 80 symbols on display at any given time on this board, making it a little difficult to pick out your winning clusters quickly.
There are ten different base game symbols here. In order from lowest to highest value these are: cherry, lemon, orange, grape, watermelon, dice, bell, star, diamond and lucky 7.
You must find a cluster of at least 5 of the same symbol together, with the top prize of 777 times your bet going when you find a massive cluster of more than 30 7s together.
When a cluster shows up it then disappears, and the symbols above drop down to replace it. This avalanche feature will hopefully mean that even more winning clusters are revealed.
Symbols must touch horizontally or vertically – but not diagonally – to form winning groups.
Special Features of Mega Joker
Although the fruit symbols have a lower value than the traditional slot gaming symbols, they are still definitely worth collecting.
To the right of the reels – next to the grinning double-headed tiki statue – you will see meters relating to each of the five fruits plus a bonus coconut symbol. If you collect enough fruits to fill up one of the reels then you get a cash prize and that fruit leaves the reels – making it easier to make combinations out of the others.
The Tiki totem pole is not just their for decoration. It can swirl into life randomly to remove a particular symbol (or symbols) from the reels.
New symbols drop onto the reels from above and hopefully these will make more winning combos. The avalanche feature means that your wins keep mounting up if you find consecutive clusters.
By collecting coconut bonus symbols and filling up that meter you can earn free spins. It takes 5 bonus symbols to complete that meter and unlock the bonus. The amount of free spins is randomly determined. During the free spin round if a fruit meter is filled up the fruit in question is removed for the whole of the bonus game.
With luck you will be able to remove a few different fruit symbols to leave you with a better chance of making clusters of higher value symbols on the reels.
The Casino Gorilla is a big fan of this game with its captivating mechanics. The screen is pretty busy what with so many different symbols, but after a while your eyes adjust to the point where you can pick out winning clusters.
Avalanche reels have long been a big hit with slot gamers – as games like Gonzo’s Quest and Esqueleto Explosive have shown. The way that Tiki Fruits works means that every spin is exciting, and of course those excitement levels ramp up during the free spin rounds.
The bonus meters add to the interest levels and while it would be nice if the Totem Activator feature happened a bit more regularly, overall this game is an absolute winner.
Red Tiger Gaming have produced a number of high-quality games over the years and Tiki Fruits is up there with the best of them.