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Gameplay Overview & Symbols
Tiki Fruits is one of those games that, after playing for just 2-3 minutes, you realise you’ve stumbled on to something special. The cartoon design is quite professional (rather than looking a cheap) and the quality of animation speaks to the length of time developers must have spent putting this together.
The symbols are all packed into a 8×10 grid, and the game uses Cluster Pays technology to allocate wins. The “Tiki Spins” bonus symbol is one to keep an eye out for, as well as 7s since they pay significantly higher than any of the other basic symbols. You need a minimum of 5 symbols in a cluster to generate a payout. While there aren’t wilds, there is something even better…
Fruit Bars! You’ll notice that off to the right of the reels there’s little bars for the bonus symbol, melon, grapes, orange, lemon, and cherries. If you land enough of the matching symbol during the base spin, this bar is filled and that symbol is removed from the game! This, of course, increase your odds of landing winning combinations with other symbols.
This is extremely powerful because every winning combination triggers a respin where the symbols disappear and are replaced by new ones. These cascading symbols often lead to more wins, and thus removing certain symbols starts to pay dividends. The “respins” stop when there’s no new winning combination, and the filled (or partially-filled) bars are reset to zero.
The animated totems off to the side can also remove and add symbols at will, enhancing the game to create more frequent payouts!
When you fill the bonus symbol bar, it isn’t removed for the game; it opens a bonus round! Players will receive a bunch of free spins (variable amount) and the game continues almost like normal, with a couple of differences:
- When a fruit bar becomes full, it is eliminated permanently, not just for that spin!
- Filling the bonus symbol again will retrigger spins!
That bonus round is super simple, but if you can quickly eliminate those other fruits then you could be in for a goldmine! We got over 110x our stake during one bonus round – shame it was with demo cash!
Tiki Fruits is a fundamentally enjoyable game, with great characters, innovative effects and a generous kitty for winning spins. It’s faster than normal slots thanks to Cluster Pays, and though it’s pretty volatile, winning spins aren’t totally irregular. Definitely worth a go if you’re in the market for something a bit different!