Slots makers Microgaming and JFTW deliver a clash of themes in Tiki Vikings Slot.
Some things go great together – peanut butter and jelly, ice cream and chocolate syrup, coffee and cinnamon rolls, Barney and Betty Rubble. Other things, well, not so much – milk and lemon juice, strawberries and mustard, water and circuit boards. But sometimes, things a clash of logical pairings may be just what the doctor ordered.
In terms of digital slot machines, let’s face it – thematically speaking, everything that can be done, has been done. Or has it? All logical themes have been covered, sure, but what about the less logical variety? The idea of basing new games on a purposeful clash of themes opens the doors wide for a whole new barrage of never imagined online slots themes.
Who better to tap into this volatile new concept than Microgaming‘s exclusive content partners at Just For The Win (JFTW)? The same company that brought us Sidewinder, Rockabilly Wolves and Goldwyn’s Fairies now presents the all new Tiki Vikings Online Slot.
Clash of Themes from Slots Makers JFTW
At first mention, you don’t really think anything odd of such an online slots title. Tiki reminds us of vacations and exotic beaches, which is a wildly popular slots theme in and of itself. In the last few years, Viking themed slots have been cramming the shelves, thanks to the award-winning SciFi drama series. Why not combine the two, drawing twice the crowds to the online and mobile slots screen?
Upon closer inspection, however, they really don’t mix. Think about where Vikings come from – the frigid lands of Scandinavia. They wore those thick furs because it was so cold; the ground blanketed in snow drifts for much of the year. This is the last image drawn to mind when we think of tiki torches and grass-hut cantinas. Which is exactly why JFTW decided to throw them together in in their latest 5×3, 20 line slot machine.
Tiki Vikings Slot by JFTW
Red-headed vikings with lotus flowers decorating their facial hair, pineapples for helmets, bananas for horns – yep, this is gonna be a fun one! The vikings are on vacay and they have up to 75,000 reasons to celebrate (that being the max single-spin payout, of course).
The game is packed with some rather unique features, far from the usual wild, scatter and free spins get-up. They include Symbol Lock Re-Spins and Symbol Upgrades, and when these two features combine, it can create for some very lucrative wins.
Symbol Lock Re-Spins occur whenever any higher paying symbols – those colorful vikings – line up for a win. All vikings lock into place as everything else gets a good shake up. If a new win, or larger win, incurs, another re-spin takes place. When no new wins occur, the payout is made and the game returns to normal.
Each time symbols lock into place, it adds a bit more fuel to the Symbol Upgrade meter seen on each side of the reels. Once full, it takes three consecutive Re-Spins to trigger Symbol Upgrades. Once activated, all locked symbols automatically transform into the next highest paying symbols, greatly increasing the chance of hitting epic win status.
Live Now at Microgaming Casinos
Tiki Vikings Online Slot went live at all Microgaming-powered online casinos Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Its creators put their all into the design, and are thrilled to see their hard work being enjoyed by countless players from all over the world.
“Tiki Vikings is a wacky mashup that’s particularly close to our hearts here at Just For The Win. We’ve had a blast putting together a cast of grumpy but loveable Viking characters,” said JFTW Chief Executive, Johan Persson.
Miocrogaming’s James Buchanan extolled JFTW’s imaginative studio crew for delivering “yet another entertaining and highly original slot game. Tiki Vikings merges two popular themes to great effect, providing players with a colourful and fun base game, boosted with excellent bonus mechanics.”