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 that’s exactly why Tiki Wonders remains a top drawer progressive jackpot slot, even years after its release. The overall feel of the game is unspectacular, but still pleasant, functional and fun. The Hawaiian vibe is gently done with a beach background, accompanied by the sound of lapping waves. The beach holiday-themed icons range from dolphins and turtles to daiquiris and other delicious cocktails, guaranteed to give you a buzz.
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. You can bet up to 4 coins per line. Players can use the handy Max Bet button to bet the maximum of £60 to make the most out of every spin.
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As for features, the Tiki Wonders slot has enough to keep you entertained. 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. Landing four scatters will give you 20 free spins, while landing five will reward you with 30 free spins. The free spins cannot be retriggered, however, every win pays 3x. It’s worth noting that the highest win per active bet line is paid and all wins pay from left to right, except jackpot and scatter wins.
When playing Tiki Wonders 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. All in all, this slot is perfect for players who want to enjoy a fun, simple game with big rewards.
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