When it comes to themed slot games, you will see the most common flavours are Irish folklore, Ancient Egyptians (like Cat Wilde and the Lost Chapter) and movie characters. These slots are all well and good, (we have some real favourites in these categories) but it’s also great to see a company taking a fresh spin on things, and Skywind have achieved that with their 8 Tigers Gold Megaways slot game.
The theme for this game is an Asian tiger-crazy one! It’s a great looking theme and those tigers don´t half roar out of your screen, it had me falling off my chair after the first spin.
Look and Feel
This game is BIG on tigers with an overall Chinese theme that has lots of reds and golds about (the lucky colours out east). This game is certainly brighter than Wanted Dead or a Wild, that’s for sure.
The lower paying symbols in the game are the standard card symbols: 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, payout between 10x and 20x your stake for a 6 of a kind combination, but they will pay out from a 3 of a kind combination too.
Moving up the food chain, the other symbols payout increasingly more. Lai See packets (you know the ones you stuff full of cash at Chinese New Year), a green-backed Turtle, a blue-backed Carp, a red-backed Dragon, and a purple-backed Bird.
There is also a wild symbol in this game, the golden Tiger face which can appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 during the main game. This symbol substitutes for any symbol except the Scatter, and can help you put together some great combinations if you manage to get lucky enough.
The Scatter symbol is the Yin-Yang symbol, which in Chinese culture represents the idea of duality; opposites can exist and interconnect in harmony. Oh, and it’s pretty handy for triggering free spins.
8 Tigers Gold Megaways Game Play
The game play is incredibly smooth in this game which is played out on an 6×5 grid which varies to 6×4, 6×6 and even 6×7. The Ways to Win vary with the grid and are show bottom left. The max win is 20,000x your bet. That’s not as high as the Tombstone RIP slot but still, it’s up there with the big ones.
There are a vast amount of bonus features in this game, which we will dive deeper into below. With the game being a Megaways slot, there are up to 262,144 paylines, all of which you can land winning combinations on. All wins payout from left to right. So far so good.
Let’s start with the features that are built into the base game. There are a few in this game that can be randomly triggered, and some that you can pay to trigger (in certain counties). The first of these is the Extra Chance feature, from which you can choose Double or Triple chance, which will set you back 5 credits multiplied by the coin bet or 10 credits multiplied by the coin bet respectively. Double chance increases the chance of landing the 8 tigers feature by 2x, and Triple does the same for a 3x increase of chance.
The Bonus Buy Choice feature costs either 100x or 328x the base bet, both of which guarantee the bonus you purchase will happen on your next spin. For 100x the base bet, you can guarantee that your next spin will trigger the 8 Tigers feature. For 328x the base bet, you will guarantee that the next spin will trigger the 8 Tigers Gold Mystery feature, which awards either 15, 20 or 25 free spins with a multiplier starting at 10x, 13x or 25x.
The 2 randomly triggered features in this game are the Fa Fa Fa Superways feature and the Tiger Multiplier feature. The first one will cause between 1 and 6 reels to expand to 8 symbols high. The Tiger Multiplier feature can change any winning Wild into a multiplier from 2x and 25x.
The Scatter symbol, when landed on 3 or more reels, will trigger the 8 Tigers bonus round in which you are given 8 choices. Each of these choices rewards you with an amount of spins and a multiplier. These choices are Mystery, 5 with x25, 8 with x13, 10 with x10, 12 with x7, 15 with x5, 20 with x3 and 25 with x2. Make your choice wisely! The multipliers are an increasing factor, meaning the assigned multiplier is the one you start on.
Overall, the 8 Tigers Gold Megaways slot from Skywind is a really entertaining Megaways game that offers the promise of big rewards not only on the base game, but on all of the different bonus features too.
The game itself is very smooth and has the potential for some decent wins if you can land the right symbols. The bonus features can also prove very generous if you happen to be lucky enough to trigger one (or more) of them during your game!
Wombat Score: 4/5
How many Paylines does 8 Tigers Gold Megaways offer?
This slot has up to 262,144 paylines due to the Megaways mechanic!
What other slots do Skywind offer?
Skywind has a vast library of games, some of which you can play here with Wombat Casino. Play the popular titles Super Lion, Mystery Bells and Jaguar Gold.
Does the 8 Tigers Gold Megaways slot offer Free Spins?
Yes. Players have the opportunity to land up to 25 free spins, with the added bonus of a multiplier of up to 25x!