Tiki Torch by Aristocrat
Tiki Torch is a well-known slot in the brick and mortar casinos. It was first developed into an online version by Aristocrat in 2012, and closely resembles the offline version. The game has the standard five reels with twenty paylines, and a wager margin of 2 all the way up to 200 coins and each optional payline can be played for as little as one coin per line. This opens the slot up to players of pretty much all budgets. As online slots go, Tiki Torch is not the most intricate or feature-laden slot out there, but its reputation and popularity combined with simplicity and decent wins will appeal to a wide variety of players.
Tiki Torch is, as mentioned, an older slot that started its life on the floors of brick and mortar casinos. The graphics of the game reflect this. The slot is brightly coloured, with the main colour being red. All the symbols are simply drawn in 2D in typical slot machine style. Behind the reels can be seen a red and purple background with Polynesian looking carvings detailed on it. The reels themselves are cream coloured, and very plain. All player info is presented at the bottom of the screen in plain writing without any embellishment. The simplistic layout to Tiki Torch does mean however that it runs very well on a smaller screen such as a smart phone.
Treasure Hunter Theme
The story line behind Tiki Torch is one of ancient relics and promised treasure. You have been employed by a collector to hunt down the fabled Tiki Torches that bestow upon their owner wealth beyond their wildest dreams. To do this you have to navigate a presumably Polynesian island looking for the symbols that will make you rich. During the course of your adventure you will come across various items. The lowest paying ones being taken from a set of poker cards that I am pretty sure did not exist on an ancient Polynesian island. Next up we have some theme-based icons such as a knife, a hut, a canoe and a pearl.
Free Spins and Special Icons
The wild symbol in Tiki Torch is not very surprisingly the Tiki Torch itself. Along with being able to replace any other symbol in the game except for the scatter, it is also the highest paying symbol should you find five of them in a row on an active payline from left to right.
The scatter symbol is the Pearl, and will launch the bonus free spins round should you find three of them anywhere on the reels although they have to be in line. The player will be rewarded with eight free spins. The interesting part about Tiki Torch free spins round that makes it stand out a bit is that during the round all picture symbols in view get turned into wilds. This free spins feature can also be retriggered by finding an additional three Pearl scatters in a row.
The scatter symbol also creates multipliers. Three or more of them in a row could find you getting a multiplier ranging from 2x all the way up to 50x. If this is combined with the wilds in the free spins round Tiki Torch could deliver a pretty decent standing jackpot.