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Tiki Tumble from Push Gaming: Slot Review - a volcanic-sized fortune awaits!

Visit a Polynesian Island that's covered in gems, masks, and a whole lot of tikis!

We all know that a tiki is a large stone that’s carved to appear like a human or animal but did you know that in Māori culture it’s also the name of the first man ever created? Tikis also represent deities and ancestors in most Polynesian cultures and often serve to mark the boundaries of sacred places or lands. This latest slot release from leading software producer Push Gaming invites players to visit a Polynesian Island that’s filled with tikis, colourful masks, and billowing volcanoes. Let’s see how lucky these tikis can be when you play this fun online slot!

Tiki Tumble is 5 reel slot with 20 paylines that includes Free Games, Stacked Wilds, Increasing Multipliers, and Nudging Wilds.

Tiki Tumble Screenshot

Special Features

The first feature to discuss is the obligatory Wild symbol. This symbol is represented by a gold mask with a red gem. Like most Wild symbols, its main job is to substitute for all others except the Scatter symbol to help form winning combos on the reels. This symbol is the most valuable symbol in the game as if you happen to land 5 Wilds on an active payline then you will bag yourself a fantastic cash reward worth 25X your bet! This symbol also comes stacked on the reels.

If you land one or more Wild symbols and they appear in the top 3 symbol positions on one or more reels then you will trigger the Nudging Wilds feature. Once activated, the reels will proceed to nudge down by 1 symbol position and all other reels will spin.

The Scatter symbol is denoted by a beautiful looking Gold Mask and if you land 3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels then you will trigger the Free Games feature. Each Free Game comes with a multiplier value attached and the more Scatters you land to trigger the bonus feature then the higher the multiplier value becomes. For example, 3 Scatters gives you a 1X multiplier, 4 will award a 2X multiplier, and if you manage to land 5 Scatters then you will receive a whopping 3X multiplier to go along with each Free Game. At the start of the feature, reels 2 and 4 are filled with Wild symbols and the multipliers increase in value each time the Nudging Wilds feature is triggered in this bonus game. This feature ends when all remaining Wilds have disappeared from the reels.

Theme and Graphics

The graphics are bright and colourful as the game takes place in the heart of a Polynesian Island complete with two erupting volcanoes in the background and a tiki in the bottom-left of the screen. Symbols are wonderfully rendered on screen and consist of a bunch of different coloured masks and gems. The animations are crisp and smooth as symbols nicely drop into place on the reels and highlight brightly with a flashing gold effect when part of a winning payline.

The music is full of loud beating drums and has a real jungle vibe to it. It complements the Polynesian theme of the slot really well.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 20 paylines, a very good RTP of 96.49%, and a maximum payout of 1,250X your original bet.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 1.00, 2.00, 4.00, 6.00, 10.00, 20.00, 40.00, 60.00, 100.00

Based on a bet of 0.20:

  • Gold Mask Wild Symbol: 0.30 for 3X, 1.50 for 4X, 5.00 for 5X
  • Purple Mask Symbol: 0.25 for 3X, 1.00 for 4X, 4.00 for 5X
  • Orange Mask Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 0.80 for 4X, 3.00 for 5X
  • Green Mask Symbol: 0.15 for 3X, 0.60 for 4X, 2.00 for 5X
  • Blue Mask Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.40 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
  • Purple Gem Symbol: 0.04 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • Red Gem Symbol: 0.04 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • Green Gem Symbol: 0.04 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.40 for 5X
  • Blue Gem Symbol: 0.04 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.40 for 5X

Our Verdict on Tiki Tumble

Tiki Tumble is made by Push Gaming and is a really fun game to play. The Polynesian theme has not been explored that much by software studios lately so it’s good to see Push Gaming shine a light on this. The game is very easy to play thanks to an extremely user-friendly interface, has amazing graphics, and a nice set of bonus features to keep you spinning those reels over and over. It did take me some time to trigger the lucrative Free Games bonus feature but it is definitely worth the wait considering each Free Game offers increasing multipliers for each Free Game spin. I found this slot to be of high variance so if you are looking for a big cash payout then expect to invest lots of time and money into this game. For slots with a similar Polynesian theme, check out Fruit Blast and Froots.

Nudge your way to a massive fortune when you play Tiki Tumble!