The Tiki theme seems to be creeping into a few slot game manufacturers catalogues in recent years, I couldn’t be sure who was first without checking all the game releases. But, given that Tiki Torch was a land casino slot long before it was released online or optimised for mobile play, I’d say it’s probably a contender. It’s a decent slot too, with good graphics and some nice bespoke audio work sitting alongside the traditional Aristocrat hallmarks of ambient casino audio and playing card symbols. As it’s available as both a free to play and real money slot, it’s enjoyed growing popularity with slot gaming rookies and veterans alike, though it hasn’t caught the likes of Queen of the Nile 2 just yet.
Structure wise this is a 5x3 reel game with 20 pay-lines, the controls are a familiar layout and mechanics wise it is very similar to both Thunder King and the 2Can slot – also Aristocrat titles. The pay-lines can be adjusted in groups of 5 which give you 4 levels of play, the max bet with all of them in play is just 50.00 credits, which is very low for an Aristocrat game and I would prefer it to be a little wider. In fairness, that’s a high roller gripe and 50.00 is going to be more than enough per spin for most slot players.
Despite a pretty formulaic structure Tiki Torch has some unusual game features, especially its use of the scatter symbol. In addition to triggering the free spins round (you get 8) as you might expect it to, it also adds an extra win bonus during the bonus round. Each time a scatter appears during the free spins, you will automatically win the same value as the win which triggered the free spins round itself, given it only takes one scatter, this isn’t that difficult to hit.
Unlike most slots where the wild transforms other symbols, the Tiki Torch wild, like the scatter, gets its gameplay changed. Whilst it substitutes for the other symbols bar the scatter in the base game, in the free spins round the other three high pay symbols all substitute for the wild. This really ramps up the odds of either a large spins win given the value of the wilds, or a barren bonus due to the high volatility, which makes the game one for the gambling heart.
Tiki torch removes a couple of traditional Aristocrat options – the gamble game being the most obvious and, has a little better theme integration than some of the oldest titles. That said, the high variance and high RTP can combine for some pretty barren play periods and I’m not sure the theme has enough excitement, unlike say the Werewolf Wild slot, to keep you entertained in the meantime. This is just one veterans opinion of course, and you can try the game for free yourself right here and decide!
Tiki Torch Slot Rating
4.6 / 5
based on 20 player ratings