Are you going to get a more popular genre in the slot game world than wildlife? We don’t think so. But, what has become the case is that we see similar themes, such as American Prairie’s and African safaris front and centre. They’re all very much about the animals that roam the planet today, which is all well and good, but what about the wildlife that was around many years ago? Well, while you may have had to visit a museum to check out these beasts in the past, now you have the opportunity to bring them to life by playing Wild Tundra, a new online slot from respected developers Red Tiger Gaming.
We imagine those of you reading this review will already be recalling animals that fall into the prehistoric category, but we’re going to let you wonder a bit longer and save that information for later. Looking at the slot itself, Red Tiger are showing they’re moving away from the traditional wildlife offering with the theme, but they do so with how they set the slot game up, too, as there are a massive 1,024 ways to win. If there’s something we really like when checking out new games, it’s those that give us plenty of paylines.
The huge number of ways to win is definitely a positive, but Red Tiger aren’t done there. They choose to deliver an attractive top prize of 10,484x the stake too, which is another plus. The betting range is welcoming, with wagers starting at 10p, going as high as £10, so Wild Tundra is very much a game for everyone. It’s also worth pointing out that while you could say the theme of the casino game is prehistoric wildlife, you’re going to see some modern features and mechanics when spinning the reels of this recent release.
If you’ve been waiting to see which prehistoric animals make the cut in Wild Tundra, then wait no more. Of course, there is more going on than the wildlife that makes its way onto the reels, but we feel because it’s wildlife that isn’t commonly seen in the slot game world, it will prove to have that massive appeal. The animals that you can expect to see are rhinos, deer, bears, woolly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers.
We think Red Tiger have done a superb job with the design of Wild Tundra in general, because it really does feel like you’ve travelled back in time to when these animals roamed the planet. And, if you didn’t notice, the game’s title includes the word tundra, and the tundra makes up part of the backdrop, as do ice caverns and the like. Everything is really in tune with the theme, and there is a lot to be said for this level of detail.
A modern system in play in Wild Tundra is the cascading reels mechanic. When a winning combination lands on the reels, the symbols involved will be removed and replaced by others, which can mean consecutive wins occur.
You’re also going to get super symbols in this Red Tiger game. At the start of each round, an icon will be chosen at random to become super, which means it can appear stacked and come with a multiplier attached. It’s also possible to land double-stacked super icons, which means even bigger multipliers are possible.
If you get three or more scatters in view simultaneously, there will be nine free spins to play with. Players can add more to their total by finding additional scatters. During the free spins bonus round, a regular icon will turn into the golden mammoth, meaning it will become the top payer.
Finding winning combinations will see a multiplier shift up by 1x, and it's possible for them to go as high as 20x. Three or more scatters can lead to bonus spins, which also means an extra icon will become a golden mammoth.
We’re all for wildlife-themed online slots. But, there is just something a tad more exciting when you throw woolly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers into the mix. Red Tiger Gaming do a superb job immersing players in a time that many will have forgotten about, and there are some excellent prizes to be had thanks to an array of great features.