The Tiki Torch slots machine is one of the original land based slots which Aristocrat is famous for. In 2012, it was released online – it has since been released as a (play money only) mobile app in the Apple store. This is a simple classic, without too many intensive or distracting features. For some people it might be a little too simple, while many fans of Aristocrat slots appreciate the easy gameplay and potential for big wins in the ‘wilds’ free spins round.
The theme is set on pacific islands, with the search for treasures represented in symbols like the canoe, pearl and hut on stilts. If you are already familiar with Aristocrat slots, then the hallmarks will be obvious. These include the galloping clicks when the reels land, bell which rings when the feature starts and crazy sounding computer tunes when you hit a winning combination. This is a higher variance slot, you’ll potentially win big on the feature round, with spells of only small wins in between.
This is a 20 line slot, and was originally created before the ‘reel power’ setup which you will find on slots like Silk Road or Choy Sun Doa. Unusually, the playing card symbols go down to 8. These are between ace and nine on most Aristocrat slots.
Tiki Torch slot machine is very easy to play, just set your preferred number of lines, your coin amount, and hit spin. The live version gives you buttons to choose the number of lines in increments of 5, while online you can toggle through from 1 to 20. Coins start at 1c and go up to $2, making 20c to $40 the standard ranges per spin. Like all slots by this manufacturer, you’ll find a handy ‘Max Bet’ button waiting for you to click. There is an autoplay function available for those who prefer this.
What you are hoping to see (other than the feature) is 5 Tiki Torch pokie symbols, this will net you 2500 coins. This symbol is also wild, substituting for anything other than the scatter (pearl). The dagger comes next, with the hut and canoe the other big paying symbols. Playing cards make up the remainder of the paying symbols.
The pearl is the scatter, this does have payouts for between 3 and 5, though you’ll be more interested in the bonus feature that is triggered. This feature is rare, though when it does come in you can win significant amounts of money.
You’ll only get 8 free spins in this game, regardless of how many pearls you get during the triggering spin. This number can make a difference to your payouts though (see below).
What you’ll miss in quantity of spins, this slot makes up for in quality. What happens is that the knife, canoe and hut symbols all become wild – they substitute for the Tiki Torch pokie symbol. With this many wilds in the game, you’ll often rack up a lot of wins from those 8 free spins. What is more, the free spins can be retriggered while playing.
If you hit a pearl in the free spins round, you’ll get the amount of the winning line that triggered the free spins round. This can be multiplied for more pearls. This is how starting the feature with 5 pearls can make a nice difference to your profits.
This game has a definite retro feel, even when compared to other Aristocrat slots. While it might appear boring to players used to more interactive games, this online slot game does score high on playability – and the ability to hit a big score too.