Tiki Torch Slots Machine
A Tiki Torch is a torch that sits atop a bamboo stick, flammable fluid keeping the wick alight. The torches originated in the South Sea Islands but their popularity has seen them spread worldwide, adding an island aesthetic to beach parties and gatherings.
Like many of the Aristocrat games, this slot began life in live casinos, the popularity of the game seeing it make the move online, making it accessible for so many more players.
The Tiki Torch is joined on the reels by various island based symbols including a knife, a canoe, a wooden beach hut and a pearl, while the highlight of the slot is the free games feature which you’ll find particularly wild!
How to Win on the Tiki Torch Slot
During the base game wins come your way when landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The standout symbol is the Tiki Torch itself, appearing almost totem-pole like with flames blazing either side. This is the wild symbol and will therefore substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter, enabling many extra wins. This is also by far the highest paying symbol at the game, worth an impressive 2,500 coins when hitting five in a row, while 750 coins come your way when hitting 4 in a row (this wild symbol is one of only three on the reels that will also give a small payout for hitting just 2 in a row).
The white knife with the gold handle comes next on the pay table, worth 1,000 coins for the maximum five, while the beach hut and the canoe both pay out 500 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing card characters from 8 to Ace.
The final symbol of the slot is the pearl which acts as the scatter symbol. You’ll win an immediate payout of 2x, 12x or 50x your total stake when landing 3, 4 or 5 on consecutive reels from left to right, but more importantly perhaps, you’ll also enter the free spins round.
You’ll have a total of eight free spins during the feature, but there is one huge added bonus in the fact that the knife, the canoe and the beach hut all become wild too, making for some potentially big, big wins at this stage. Another extra is the fact that during these spins any pearls that appear will win the same amount of money as that won on the winning spin that triggered the feature.
How the Tiki Torch slot works
Tiki Torch follows the same popular 5×3 format found at the majority of online slots, this game having a total of 20 pay lines. The maximum 20 lines are set as the default amount, but you’ll have the option of changing this to 15, 10, 5 or even just a single pay line. You’ll choose the coin value per line also, this ranging from just 1c all the way up to $2.50, making for a maximum total stake of $50.
Clicking on the settings button of the slot will bring up a page with links to the pay tables, the feature, the game rules, the pay lines and the game instructions. You’ll also find a handy auto play option attached to the spin button, which you can set for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins.
With Tiki Torch making the move from live casino slots to online gaming, Aristocrat have remained faithful to the original layout. This means that the game doesn’t have the most up to date look, the graphics more solid than spectacular. However, Tiki Torch is easy on the eye because of the great amount of color on the reels, the playing card symbols and the pay line indicators in particular. The background to the slot is an impressive set of South Sea Islands style carvings set against a purple and red stained wall, this certainly adding to the theme of the game. The accompanying soundtrack is a series of generic slot sounds, such as the clicking of the reels and an upbeat little jingle every time a win comes your way. Throughout the game you are also accompanied by the general sound of a casino, with talk, laughter and the occasional sound of the machines.
Tiki Torch Conclusion
Tiki Torch is a good solid slot and it’s no surprise at all that the game became a success in the live environment. The high payouts promised for the Tiki Torch symbol and the original free spins feature make for an entertaining game throughout and there is no finer feeling than when those wilds fill the reels. The game is not as expansive as many you’ll find online today so may not be your first choice, but it is certainly worth a spin.