Tut's Twister (Yggdrasil Gaming): Introduction
Tut's Twister is a 5-reel, 4-row video slot with 25 paylines by Yggdrasil Gaming. It is playable on all devices from 0.25 to 125 EUR. It has no traditional free spins game in the sense that one triggers a bonus by landing scatter symbols to be awarded a set number of free spins, instead it includes two features - Twister feature and Twister collections which will be explained in detail below.
The 4 low value symbols are represented by red hearts, purple spades, green clubs and blue diamonds. The 4 premium symbols are represented by pots of gold, birds, rings and scrolls with the most value being the pot of gold worth 5.2x for 5 of a kind. There is also a Wild symbol with the face of a demon pharaoh.
Landing 2 or more wilds on a base game spin activates Tut's Twister. Tut will choose one of the wilds randomly and transform it into a twister to make entire column wild. The player is then awarded respins while the wild twister column pulls each wild closer to the twister with each walking wild respin. New wilds that land on the screen during each respin also become walking wilds in the direction of the tornado.
If the player manages to obtain a count of at least 3 wilds that have become walking wilds during the twister feature, a multiplier is awarded on all spins for the rest of the feature. The multiplier starts at 2x for a count of 3 wilds, and increases by 1 for each additional 3 wilds landing on the screen during respins.
The twister feature continues award respins as long as one wild is still walking. When no wilds are left to walk toward the tornado, a "last chance" respin is awarded to give the player one more try to land at least one more wild to keep the twister mode active. If no wilds land on the last chance feature, all wilds absorbed into the twister are spread out randomly on any reel window position except the wild column, and a final win is evaluated at the same multiplier achieved as the previous spin.
There are 3, 4, 5, 4, and 3 hieroglyphic symbols above reels 1,2,3,4 and 5 respectively. The player can activate a collection bonus by successfully filling all hieroglyphic symbols of a given reel.
When exactly one wild lands on the reels, the wild symbol randomly reveals a hieroglyphic symbol. If it matches any of the unfilled hieroglyphic symbols above the reel the wild landed on, the symbol will fill in.
When the last unfilled hieroglyphic symbol is filled in for a given reel, the feature activates and Tut transform the single wild into a twister as the reels respin. During the first respin in the twister collection feature, each hieroglyphic symbol from the triggering reel is randomly shot on positions on the reel randomly excluding the positions from the wild twister column.
The wilds shot onto the screen are counted toward the count for the multiplier, guaranteeing a start at at least a 2x multplier as each reel adds at least 3 wilds. After the collected hieroglyphics are added to the reel window, any additional wilds that land are also turned to walking wilds and contribute to the multiplier count as well. The reels then respin as the wilds walk in the exact same manner as the regular Twister feature.
This is actually one of the few Yggdrasil slots in recent time that we haven't been impressed with in terms of production. It's not bad, but doesn't really live up to the high quality we know they're capable of.
Tut's Twister is a bit confusing at first and it takes some time to understand what's going on with the features. The game in regular mode is not entertaining at all having no potential to speak of. Instead players are dependant on the Twister features, most importantly the free spins game triggered by collecting hieroglyphic symbols, in hope to get some extra multipliers, which seems to be the only chance of having a decent win.