Tiki Paradise is inspired by Polynesian culture. They were some of the greatest explorers, ever to live. Polynesians crossed the Pacific Ocean, a massive region, in small but well-built canoe like boats.
They are believed to have migrated from South East Asia, somewhere between 1000 – 3000BC. That was a long time ago, and put a Maori next to an Indonesian and it becomes apparent just how long. It is their amazing exploits as sailors and navigators, which this pokie is themed around.
The good people at Playtech developed Tiki Paradise. They are a veteran in the online pokie industry, founded in 1999 and with over 400 games to their name; you would think that this developer would be pretty good at making games. Well they are.
They make a great title, with modern graphics and exceptional gameplay. Sure every so often a bad title may sneak through, but for the most part the produce great pokies. The company began in Tartu, Estonia and they are now based in the Isle of Man.
It is a darker pokie, with a deep navy blue, going on black, background, with silhouettes of what looks like rocks. The reels have a lot of wood and rope on them. This pokie has done the Polynesian culture a bit of justice. We know that it is just a pokie game and we should not look to much into it. But the majority of Hawaiian or Polynesian pokies, are all about flowers and draping grass skirts around totems.
Tiki Paradise has gone for more of a nautical theme. It looks like a well-designed pokie. The game is not released yet and we have not had a chance to play it. However, from the promotional material, we can tell the graphics are crisp and there are some quality animations in the base game and features. The payline animation connects the symbols together with a rope, which snakes across the reels.
How to play
We can tell that there are twenty paylines, from the boxes on the side of the reels. But that is about all we know for certain. Of course, Playtech did not reinvent the pokie while making this game, so the game will still be played by pressing the Spin Button in the game’s panel.
You win if once the reels stop spinning; a combination of paylines has landed across the reels, in accordance with the Paytable. You bet on each spin before pressing the button, and if you win are credited the value of the win multiplied by your bet.
We only know about the one special feature, which is shown in the promotional material. Allow us to make some assumptions. A feature called the Win Shuffle, shuffles around the reels, when you fill the middle reels stacked wilds.
We do not know exactly how this work, but it looks like an interesting, original feature. We do not know if there will be any free spins, or other in game features, because Playtech is a tease.
We have no idea what is up for grabs in this game. Going of Playtech’s recent titles, we expect a decent jackpot, but again this is pure speculation.
This seems like it is going to be a good game. It is well designed, with great aesthetics and an interesting feature. We expect a good title from Playtech, and hope that they deliver.