Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy Verdict
Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy is a refreshing follow-up on the original Tiki Fruits game. The theme is nothing spectacular, but well executed. Gameplay is smooth and prevents the base game from feeling like an endless grind on your way to the bonus. Instead, the four sleeping wilds give you a great balance. Taking out the low-paying symbols in the bonus nevertheless gives you a good shot at an impressive win.
Editor’s discretion: 16/20
You should play Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy if: you like your staycations with a beautiful screensaver and a chance to rake up winnings.
Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy Key Facts
|Extras||Sticky Wilds, Cascading Symbols, Free Spins|
Theme and Atmosphere
The theme is a non-descript tropical island where Tiki statues sit alongside the game. In the sunny background, a ship sails by, and the soundtrack is like piña colada to your ears. Compared to the original Tiki Fruits game, this sequel received a make-over worthy of a reality tv show.
Gameplay and bonuses
Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy is a cluster game, which means you’re trying to combine the 63 symbols in view in groups of 5 or more symbols. Bigger groups give you significantly higher wins, and every combination shifts the playing area, because winning symbols disappear.
Four wilds are sleeping in the corners. Creating a winning combination adjacent to these wilds wakes them up, and they’ll act as wild for the remainder of the spin. These wilds also wake up the totems on the side of the screen, which can randomly trigger two extras where symbols disappear from the field. Activating all four wilds triggers the bonus game.
This bonus game gives you 10 (or randomly 15) free spins. The five lower fruit symbols are shown on top of the field, each sporting a meter. Filling the meter (after combining a total of 35 symbols) eliminates the symbol from the bonus game. Ideally, this leaves you with only high-paying symbols, and higher chances to create combinations.
The bonus game isn’t as elusive as with other Red Tiger Gaming slots, but taking away more than one fruit symbol is a lot harder.
The math intuitively feels great. You get enough wins in the base game to not just watch your bankroll drain, while also feeling that a great win is just around the corner. It’s easy to see how the bonus game can trigger a major win, but the game is capped at a ‘measly’ 3,379x and the RTP differs per casino, but never exceeds a lame 95,69%.
Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy feels like the mini vacation it should have been. A more generous math model (especially RTP and max win) could have improved the game over the long run, but in-game, everything feels balanced and great. Even the background music takes forever to get annoying, which is quite the feat.
Tiki Fruits Totem Frenzy is the follow-up to Tiki Fruits. The original game looks dated, but still plays well. The theme and cluster pays immediately bring to mind Aloha! by NetEnt.