Net Entertainment usually delivers good quality graphics and the Tiki Wonders pokie is no exception. The sunny backdrop depicts an inviting beach and allows the symbols to really pop out. Forget the usual card values with K’s and Q’s. Rather, Tiki Wonders is populated with 5 different tropical themed drinks, a lizard on a rock, a black and white toucan bird, a chuffed looking dolphin. There is also a charming Hula girl doing a dance and a surfer ripping up the tides wearing a Tiki mask. Added on to the great visual theme is a gentle and calming soundtrack of soft waves and chirping birds. It all combines to create the feel of chilling on the sands on an island in the South Pacific, a great change of pace for gamers tired of the dark or adrenaline pumping these from other pokies. There is also the feature to activate automatic spins, taking the theme of relaxation to the next level. Players may cut the spin time short if they wish to pump up more spins in the same amount of time. This also allows them to both use their instincts and try their luck at stopping the reels at the precise time to create the best winning combinations.
Reeling on the Beach: Scatters and Wilds
Tiki Wonders runs with 5 reels and thirty pay lines. These allow for a number of different winning combinations to keep players interested. The wild symbol is represented by the surfer wearing the tiki mask. This symbol will substitute the others, besides the scatter of course, to create winning combinations. The scatter is represented by the Hula girl doing her dance. Two landed scatters gives a nice double to the bet value. Players who manage to land 3 scatter symbols will access 10 Free Spins in the free spins bonus game. Landing 4 scatter symbols earns 20 Free spins and landing 5 scatter symbols gets an awesome 30 free spins. The pokie caters to various budgets as the coin sizes and betting sizes can be adjusted. The coin sizes range from 0.01 to 0.05 while the betting range is from 0.01 to 60 per spin.
Waving Maximums: Jackpot up for grabs
Tiki Wonders stands apart from its peers through its link to two progressive jackpots. This means there is really no limit to the potential maximum the jackpot could reach. Both jackpot values are visible at the top of the game screen. The jackpot symbol is simply a normal symbol with a golden star overlaid. Landing 4 jackpot symbols on an active pay line will win the player the Wonder Jackpot, the smaller of the two. The big jackpot, the Mega Wonder, is won by landing 5 jackpot symbols on an active pay line. When anyone wins one of these jackpots, their value resets to a minimum. Every spin from every player of the game contributes to these jackpots.
Sandy Specials: Multipliers and Free Spins
The Hula girl, the scatter, is the key to most of the specials on offer in Tiki Wonders. Landing two scatters earns a nice double on the value of the bet. Landing three scatters or more scatter symbols opens up the free spins bonus game but also provides multipliers on the bet value. Three scatters provides a 4x multiplier, 4 scatter symbols provides a 50x multipliers and landing 5 scatter symbols gets a massive 400x multiplier. Additionally the winnings earned during the free spins bonus are subject to a 3x multiplier. There is no gamble bonus on offer though.
Tiki Wonders is a no frills no fuss creation from Net Entertainment. It’s not the heart racing, pulse pushing adrenaline rush of many other pokies out there. Rather it caters for those with a lean towards relaxations. The gamers who like a chill. The softly flowing soundtrack calms the mind. The high quality and well designed visuals are easy on the eye and draw the player into the world of the Tiki. The feel of having a great time on a beach holiday is further sweetened with the wins on offer. With the wilds and scatters, the free spins and the multipliers all on offer players can enjoy the experience while ticking over a nice cash balance. On top of it all, the elusive jackpot sits as a treasure trove waiting to be found. Who knows, perhaps a player who wins the Mega Wonders jackpot might find themselves sinking their feet into the real sands of Hawaii.