For a simple three-reel video slot experience that nevertheless has the potential to award some bankroll-boosting payouts, look no further than Playtech’s innovative Tropic Reels. A similar title to Ugga Bugga, the game sees players spin an initial set of three reels and then decide whether or not to hold any of the symbols that show up. Doing so will see their chosen symbol spread across four other sets of reels before a series of subsequent spins begin, allowing them to create multiple payline wins and receive individual payouts for each combination achieved.
Tropic Reels is set deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle and features an appropriate selection of flora and fauna on its reels. The game’s unique regular icons can be grouped into one of four main categories – flowers, frogs, fruit and parrots – with three individual colours existing in each group. Pays are awarded for both three identical symbols and three symbols of the same type, with the only exception being fruit and parrots, which can also be combined for a smaller payout. Other icons to appear in the game include a pineapple scatter symbol that awards a payout whenever it appears and a tiger wild, which substitutes for any icon to award the highest possible payout. All wins are also greeted with a great range of jungle sound effects, helping to create an immersive atmosphere.
As touched on above, the pineapple scatter symbols and tiger wilds have a great bearing on your overall wins in Tropic Reels, with these symbols being automatically held whenever they appear on the first reel set. The reason for this is that both symbols award a payout anytime they show up, so spreading them across all five reel sets will automatically allow players to break even for their spin. Should they match further symbols, greater payouts will obviously be awarded up to maximum jackpot of 2,500x per line for three tigers, but it is great to know that you’re basically free-rolling your spin the moment either symbol appears on the first set of reels.
Despite its unusual concept, Tropic Reels is surprisingly easy to play, with players first needing to select a coin value from £0.01-£5.00 and a total number of coins from 1-5. This creates a base wager of between £0.01-£25.00, which is then applied across all five reel sets to make the slot playable for between £0.05 and £125.00 in total. Once they’ve selected a bet, all players need to do is hit “spin” to reveal their first set of symbols and press “hold” to keep the ones they want for subsequent spins.
Although quite an unusual slot to look at, Tropic Reels takes a very simple three-reel, single-payline concept and manages to turn into something infinitely more exciting thanks to its multispin system. During any given game, players will get to play across five different sets of reels, meaning if they’re lucky enough to win big on the first, their prize will be automatically multiplied by five.
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Classic 3 Reel Layout, Hold 'em Feature