Wild Tundra

(Red Tiger) Slot Review

Wild Tundra slot

Wild Tundra: Slot Overview

Grab a woolly hat and scarf for this one players, Red Tiger has rewound the clock a few thousand years to when temperatures were decidedly chillier than what they are now. It’s interesting how in this so-called modern era, a cold snap can shut down public transport and have people running for the sanctuary of their indoor heating. Back then, sheesh, people were a tougher breed altogether. Humans banded together in caves, hunted, gathered, and eked out an existence against tough odds, without an electric blanket or onesie in sight. It’s enough to make us moderners shudder into our peppermint lattes at the prospect.

With an appreciation for comfort, let’s head into Wild Tundra‘s frigid world. Here players rub up against all manner of dangerous beasts on a 5-reel, 4-row game panel. Did we mention something about the cold? Well, one more time then, because darn it looked cold back then, and the base game plays out in a frosty cave covered in cool prehistoric artwork, while the action moves out onto a snowy tundra for the free spins bonus round. Add in some pretty triumphant music, and while Wild Tundra might not be a National Geographic documentary, it’s got a wholesome historical natural world vibe going on nonetheless, and even better, packs equally wholesome features.

Wild Tundra is one of Red Tiger’s harder-edged slots, matching attractive visuals with equally attractive numbers. Well, provided highly volatile math models are your cup of tea. Producing a theoretical return value of 95.7%, stakes of 10 p/c to £/€10 may be set. As is typically the case with Red Tiger, the relatively low max bet is an indication of high volatile, high potential gaming. In this case, wins can reach up to 10,484 times your stake.

In Wild Tundra, wins are awarded when matching symbols appear in any position on adjacent reels from left to right, providing 30 ways to win. Pay symbols are split between five stone 10-A royal blocks, worth 0.3 to 0.6x the bet and five premium animal tiles. These are prehistoric-looking deer, sabre tooth tigers, bears, rhino type creatures, and woolly mammoths. Landing five premiums across the reels pays out 0.6 to 3 times your stake.

Wild Tundra: Slot Features

Wild Tundra slot

You’ll notice Wild Tundra makes do without a wild symbol, relying on things like super symbols, a cascade wins system, and symbol replacements in free spins to pick up any slack.

Super Symbols

All symbols have a super symbols variation that comes with a multiplier based on its size. Only one symbol type may appear in super symbol form on each spin. Super symbols landing in 1×2 size have an x3 multiplier, 1×3 sized tiles have an x5 multiplier, while the 1×4 super symbols have an x8 multiplier.

Chain Reaction

Any symbols forming wins are removed from the reels, making way for new ones to drop into the gaps. Chain reactions come to an end when no new winning ways are formed.

Free Spins

Landing 3 scatters, triggers 9 free spins, while any additional scatter in view adds +1 free spin each. At the start of free spins, one pay symbol (not the mammoth) is randomly selected for the symbol transformation feature. Whenever the chosen symbol hits, it transforms into the mammoth. Moreover, when 3 scatters land during the bonus, +3 extras free spins are awarded, plus one spin for each additional scatter on the reels. Also, another symbol will randomly be selected to transform into the mammoth when it hits. The final good thing about the bonus round is the win multiplier which starts at x1 and increases by +1 following any win up to a maximum of x20.

Wild Tundra: Slot Verdict

Before leaping into Wild Tundra, let’s mull over the thought that everyone reading this review is directly related through countless generations to the hard men and women who survived the ice age. Assuming that science is correct, of course. The DNA of those brave souls who fought off wild animals, endured hunger, conflict with rival warbands, not to mention the inhospitable weather to thrive and reproduce, still flows through our veins. Weird thought. It’s also interesting to wonder what the surface of our planet will be like in the next 40,000 years or so and whether we modern bipeds are up to facing down our own specific challenges, or will we wither away like the untold number of species ground down by nature and the endless competition for survival. Like Bill Hicks said, ‘Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs.’

Oh yeah, Wild Tundra. You know how Red Tiger casts the net wide with their games, offering low vola/low potential slots up to the gruntier lot, and just about everything in between? Wild Tundra falls on the upper portion of the spectrum, offering big potential on top of a fairly well-equipped vehicle to possibly deliver it. There’s nothing particularly sophisticated going on, yet what did occur during testing was rather entertaining. It was also kind of refreshing to play a relatively higher performing slot that didn’t need a guidebook to figure out what was going on. It’s a simple case of landing super symbols, in conjunction with a cascade feature in the base game, while a win multiplier livens the bonus round. Simple yet satisfying gaming capable of paying out up to 10,484.7x the stake.

There is a sneaking suspicion we might not see Wild Tundra’s max win hit in this epoch but knowing it’s out there somewhere like a last living Dodo offers a level of reassurance. For some ice age era gaming that fired thought processes as much as imagination, Wild Tundra was an enjoyable catalyst.

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For some ice age era gaming that fired thought processes as much as imagination, Wild Tundra was an enjoyable catalyst.

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