NetEnt are known for extravagant games, but it was an old favourite that made the headlines after a Norwegian player won big. Mr. Nilson from Oslo was perusing the provider's slot range on Leo Vegas Casino and decided to have a punt on Tiki Wonders: a NetEnt slot that's been overlooked recently in favour of the fancy 3D graphics of recent releases like Gonzo's Quest and Jack and the Beanstalk. However, the move paid off as Mr. Nilson won the big progressive jackpot, netting €830,000.
The main lesson for shrewd spinners to learn from Mr. Nilson's luck is that it's about how the slot plays, not what the graphics say. And Tiki Wonders remains a top drawer progressive jackpot slot. The overall feel of the game is unspectacular, but still pleasant, functional and fun. The Hawaiian vibe is gently done, with a beach background, the sound of lapping waves and beach holiday-themed icons ranging from dolphins to daiquiris.
With players able to play between one and 30 winlines, wagering £0.01 to £0.50 per line, the game offers a lot of flexibility in how it's played. The standard jackpot pays 10,000 coins and there are two progressive jackpots up for grabs: the Wonder Jackpot, which stood at £4,200 at the time of writing, and the Mega Wonder Jackpot, £16,811. So there's serious cash up for grabs.
There's also plenty on offer while players hold out for that elusive big win. The Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the Jackpots and the Scatter, which launches 10 Free Spins when three land on the reels, with extra spins added for each additional Scatter on the screen.
Don't expect any 3D surfers to swing by to jazz up the playing experience with animated antics, but do expect a quick, responsive gaming experience with a decent pay rate (93.2%) and some impressive progressive jackpots to aim for.
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