Tiki Vikings Slot Machine
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Only Microgaming can make such a bold move and combine two completely different themes into one. Tiki Vikings, as you can notice by the title, combines the warm, Hawaiian tiki theme with the cold, Norse Vikings theme. The slot was developed by JFTW exclusively for Microgaming, exploring the dreamiest locations with impeccable graphics, incredible animations and action-packed gameplay.
Not surprisingly, Tiki Vikings has anything but conventional gameplay. You won't see any Wilds or Scatters, and you'll benefit from the Symbol Lock Respin feature. For any symbol except for the lowest-paying playing card Royals that produces a win, those symbols will freeze and you will get a Respin. If during the Respin you land any additional identical symbols, they will freeze, too. This continues for as long as you land identical symbols. Moreover, with every Respin that results in at least one additional symbol lock, the Symbol Upgrade meter increases by one.
The Symbol Upgrade meter can be found on the left side of the screen, and when you see that it is full, you should know that all locked symbols will upgrade to the next, higher-paying symbol and will reset. Of course, if you had the highest-paying symbol, the symbol with the Tiki Vikings logo on it, locked in the previous feature, you should know that it cannot get upgraded. But still, it will give you the best possible payout in the slot.
Theme & Design
The developer has done a superb job with the design of the slot. In the background, you can see the wintry Northern landscape, and you can see the snowflakes falling on the reels. The reels, though, are Tiki-themed, with two statues on both sides of the reels, and the little Hawaiian flowers on the bottom and top of the reels.
The Tiki Vikings logo is the highest-paying symbol, giving you 15x the stake. The lowest-paying playing card Royals are portrayed with vibrant colours and the little Hawaiian flowers on them. The three hilarious-looking Vikings who were on their Hawaiian vacation wanted to bring back the taste of the exotic beaches to their homeland. All three of them are looking super funny. The one with the grey beard wears a coconut instead of a helmet and blue sunglasses made of flowers. The blonde one has a pineapple instead of a helmet and four buns on his beard. The orange-bearded Viking has a flower on his moustache and a banana instead of horns on his Viking helmet.
Wagering & Paylines
There are 20 paylines in Tiki Vikings, and there is a flexible betting range offered. You could place a bet as small as $0.10 but you can also place a big one, of up to $250.00. The RTP is 96.01%.
Now, the lowest-paying Royals pay 3x the stake, the hippie-looking Viking with blue flowery glasses pays 3.5x the stake, while the one with the pineapple hat 5x the stake. The orange-bearded Viking pays 7.5x the stake, while the highest-paying Tiki Vikings logo symbol pays 15x the stake for a 5-of-a-kind combo. This means that for a combo with the highest-paying symbol you could win $3,750.00 if you play with the max bet. Should you fill the screen with this symbol during the Symbol Lock Respin feature, you could win up to 300x the stake in one sequence! $75,000.00 could be yours from the Symbol Lock Respin feature alone. Higher rewards than this one are to be expected as a total, though.
Tiki Vikings, contrary to our first impression when we saw its title, turned out to be an amazing slot. The visuals are absolutely stunning, done to perfection with vibrant colours. The developer combined the two themes intending to introduce humour in the slot, as the wintery brothers went in Hawaii and wanted to bring back a taste of it in their Scandinavian homeland. The characters are grumpy but hilarious, but the gameplay and payouts are quite serious. Thanks to the two special features, you could pocket $75,000.00 in a glimpse. Therefore, consider playing it the first chance you get.