Temple Tumble Megaways (Relax Gaming): Review
Visually inspired by Push Gaming's 2018 breakthrough hit Tiki Tumble, this Aztec-themed Relax Gaming slot delivers a blizzard of action and entertainment, neatly crafted with an excellent design. There's a bundle of modes on offer in the free spin bonus where you'll get to choose your preferred volatility, but other than that it's rather simple and straightforward with few features.
Don't feel like an uncivilized brute if you're unfamiliar with Relax Gaming. Best known in the industry for providing an open platform (Silver Bullet), used by partnering software developers such as Push Gaming, Quickspin and Genesis, Relax Gaming only started churning out games themselves just recently. Following a line of rather bleak games, things are now looking brighter for the company as a result of the newly acquired Megaways license, which they debuted with the online slot Machina.
Temple Tumble is Relax Gaming's second Megaways title available across all devices from between 0.20 to 100 Eur a spin and played using a 6x6 grid layout with up to 46,656 ways to win. It comes with a cascading mechanic where winning symbol combinations are destroyed and replaced by new ones.
Few are likely to question the skill of the designers responsible for the visual appearance and playability while spinning the reels on Temple Tumble. Set against a jungle scenery and flanked by a stone sculpture and ceremonial flames, the reels include 4 low-value A, K, Q and J royals, 3 medium-value gemstones, as well as a high-value dragon mask and the Aztec face sculpture. The latter is the most valuable, giving you 1 time your stake for 6 of a kind. The adventurer is the wild and does the regular duty of replacing all other symbols. Worth nothing is that the wild appears in all columns but the first.
The game features a mix of stacked and single symbols that break up when winning combinations are formed. This, in turn, initiates a chain reaction with new symbols cascading to fill the void, hopefully resulting in more wins. You'll also see stone blocks. Annoyingly, these often appear as blocking symbols as they are dead symbols, but when destroyed, which is achieved by landing adjacent wins, they leave room for the new symbols and can even grant you access to the free spin bonus.
Temple Tumble Megaways (Relax Gaming): Features
By destroying all stone blocks in view, the free spins bonus is triggered. Starting with 6 free spins, the game now transitions to an underground temple where you'll be asked to choose 1 of 3 bonus modes. These are as follows:
- Extra Spins - Special stone blocks contain extra spins (medium volatility)
- Multipliers & Extra Spins - Special stone blocks contain added multipliers or extra spins (high volatility)
- Multipliers - Special stone blocks contain added multipliers (very high volatility)
As you can see, players get to choose the volatility of their liking. The safe option is to go for the medium volatility bonus as it's more likely to result in an ok win. On the other hand, going for the more volatile options you'll have a shot at the massive payouts but also more likely to walk away empty-handed. With the Aztec god on your side, Temple Tumble can reward you with wins of close to 8000 times your stake.
Temple Tumble Megaways (Relax Gaming): Conclusion
With a clear imagery and top quality visuals, Temple Tumble is a game that is easy on the senses. It's not the most innovative slot when looking at the big picture, but as far as Megaways slots are concerned, it does have something fresh to offer. There are undoubtedly some interesting elements to it that make it stand out, namely the stone block feature as well as the possibility to choose your preferred volatility in the bonus.
The jackpot prize of 7767x is relatively low for a Megaways slot but much higher than average when compared to most casino games available on the market. It might not be the best grid slot we've ever played but we have to admit that it's fun to discover the Megaways engine through the eyes of different developers so to speak. Either way, it can take some time to land, but the bonus alone definitely makes Temple Tumble worth a closer looks.
If you like this game, be sure to check out Tower Tumble as well from the same provider which is built around roughly the same idea.
Game title: Temple Tumble Megaways
Game description: 6 Columns | 6 Rows | 46,656 Megaways | RTP 96.25% | Max win: 7,767x | Volatility: H (5/5) | Bets: €0.20 - €100 | Hit Freq: 24.76% | Avg Win Free Spins: 47.1x | Features: Cascading Mechanics, Free Spins | Release Date: February 6, 2019