The wombat says: This game might look familiar to some of you – and that’s because it’s the sequel to Elk Studio’s ‘Ecuador Gold’ with its epic 262,144 ways to win.
And there’s an epic backstory to Tahiti Gold slot too, Wombat fans:
On his way back from Ecuador, our intrepid adventurer Kane is on a plane that breaks down leaving him stranded on a distant volcanic island – would you ruddy believe it?
It turns out he’s in Tahiti! We though he might be bumping into the fella from the Pirate from the East slot, but no: this is an entirely different kettle of fish.
As the smoke clears, Kane finds himself surrounded by hostile natives, but when they spot the Eye of Tiki tattoo on his shoulder – all of sudden they make him King. And his first task? To uncover all the gold that his new kingdom possesses. Of course.
So, what do we make of this sequel? Will it be 24 carat? Or just a poor imitation?
There’s only one way to find out…
Look and Feel
The theme here is all things Polynesian, with a shipwreck, turquoise sea, palm trees and stone sculptures flanking the reels plus an enormous volcano looking over your game-play. Like all Elk slots, the graphics are top notch, even down to the Tiki touches on each individual symbol tile.
This game is as delicious to look at as the Ozzy Osbourne slot from NetEnt. It’s a stunner!
And as for the soundtrack? Well, nothing beats the crumbling and exploding of icons. Even better when it’s set to a tribal drum beat…
Tahiti Gold is a 6-reel slot that starts out with 4 rows and 4,096 ways to win. So we are talking a non traditional game here like Finn’s Golden Tavern and other feature rich slots.
Your symbols on the reels include 4 low-value Tiki tiles, turtles, toads, lizards and a hammer shark, plus 3 tribal masks plus Kane the adventurer, as your high-paying symbols.
There’s also a wild icon in Tahiti Gold slot, which will replace all symbols on the reels except for the bonus symbol, the Wild Forge icon and the Eye of Tiki.
Just as in Ecuador Gold, Tiki blocks fall down on top of each other with a satisfying crunch. Winning combos starting from left to right will pay out then explode to make room for new symbols to drop down from above – potentially giving you endless wins!
These avalanches add additional rows on top which increases the pays all the way up to 8 rows and 262,144 ways to win. EEEK!
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Eye of Tiki Symbols The Eye of Tiki symbols may appear in any symbol drop. Land 2x of them and trigger off a cool feature that gives you a pay out when there are no other winning combinations. Cheers Elk!
Basically, all symbols that are touched by or included in the area between the 2 Eye of Tiki symbols will explode to make space for more icons to drop down. This symbol drop will also add an extra row at the top of the reels.
Wild Forge Icons The fiery-looking Wild Forge icon will land on reels 3 to 6 during any symbol drop. Once there, it locks into position and any symbol slot beneath it that becomes empty up during an avalanche drop will be filled with a wild.
Land a lucky drop of a Wild Forges on the top row of the reels and you could end up with 7 rows high of wilds – which is enough to give this wombat a funny turn.
Mega Symbols Tahiti Gold slot’s symbols come in 4 different sizes, from standard 1×1, super 2×2, mega 3×3, all the way up to epic 4×4. And these big symbols are mega valuable.
Why? Well, their wins are calculated by the number of 1×1 symbol spaces they take up, so the epic 4×4 icon represents 16 standard symbols, which could mean a whole load of win combinations for you. Have you ever done a “Supersize” at McDonalds? Same theory here without the hamburgers my friends.
Free Drops Bonus Land 3x, 4x or 5x of the smoking volcano bonus symbols and you’ll start the Free Drops bonus game. But not before the bloody volcano erupts! Crikey! Run!
Next, it’s 10x, 15x or 20x free drops for you – although the Free Drops can be re-triggered again and again, so make sure you’ve done your business and put the kettle on…
Win once in Free Drops bonus game and you’ll add another row to the reels, from there on every winning spin advances the reel height by 1 going up to a maximum of 8 rows, while increasing the ways to win to a mind-blowing 262 144!
As Mrs Wombat says, ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, you flaming galah.’ Which is just what Elk Studios must have thought when they came up with the idea for this epic slot!
Endless drops = endless wins and even on a minimum bet you can scoop some serious payouts thanks to the mega symbols and increasing ways to win. In fact, this wombat got his paws on x1152 his bet in one base game spin! No joke.
A great looking game that’s just as much fun as its predecessor – Tahiti Gold slot. It’s a winner.