Temple Stacks Slot from Yggdrasil Gaming is the studio’s first to showcase its Splitz game mechanic and, at the time of its 2019 release, represented the operator’s highest winning potential.
Offering a standard 5×3 grid format, it has more than 240 ways of winning. It’s set in a jungle and has an Aztec theme complete with melodic background music.
Clearly it’s not the only game of its kind to feature an ancient civilisation or a temple. Here, however, rather than being inside a building of worship, you’re just outside, looking upwards. The stone structure is hugged by exotic trees, while the reels have been hewn into blocks, and you can expect a bold colour scheme throughout.
How to play
Spin away from 10p a pop up to a high-rolling £100 a go; Temple Stacks Slot works well on mobile as well as PCs.
Symbols on the reels include five low payers, all with Aztec designs and representing birds, lizards, fish, crocodiles and snakes. You’ll find a similar number of more lucrative symbols, comprising square gems in various colours including blue, red, orange, green and purple.
Lower-value symbols shell out at just 0.5x stake, the others at double that, with the exception of the red square, worth 2.5x stake. While that may sound low, this game can be surprisingly rewarding given its number of features and ways of winning.
Create winning combos by landing a minimum of three similar icons in a row, kicking off from Reel 1.
Temple Stacks Slot special features
There’s a hybrid Scatter/Wild symbol which rewards you with a respin for scooping a couple of them or triggers the free spins round described below.
As mentioned, the hybrid symbol serves as a Wild when two show up. Both become sticky Wilds as the other icons respin, so you can use them to create a winning combo or aim to land a third to launch the free spins round, as described below.
Land at least three of the hybrid Scatters wherever you like on the reels to activate this. Bag three, four or five of the icons and you’ll enjoy 1, 10 or 100x overall stake respectively in cash bonus form.
In all, there are four levels of this round to play: steel, bronze, silver and gold. Unlock a fresh level each time you trigger the feature four times, and scoop up to 35 free whirls depending on the level reached and the number of Scatters received.
This nice little earner can be retriggered to give you more freebies if you land at least three of the relevant symbols during play.
Splitz Mystery Stacks feature
The mystery stacks symbols can rock up anywhere on the reels. They then split into nine of the same icons per stack during the main game, up to a dozen during free spins. Each level you play at in free spins will yield a different number of Splitz Mystery Stacks.
As one example, landing 12 Splitz Mystery Stacks at a gold level can lead to a whopping 248,832 ways of winning.
The maximum win in Temple Stacks Slot is €500,000 or 25,000x stake – but there’s no progressive jackpot here.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in Temple Stacks Slot is a respectable 96.1%, while volatility is a tad above average, so you can expect some dry runs.
While it’s far from bad-looking, Temple Stacks Slot is, according to one or two reviewers, a little more generic in appearance than we’d usually find with Yggdrasil’s offerings.
Despite that, you should find this game inventive and entertaining, with some superb bonus features. Equally, it’s not as complicated to play as it may sound! Give it a whirl and see if it’s one for you.