From Swedish operator Yggdrasil Gaming, Time Travel Tigers (released in 2019) offers the slightly unusual set up of five reels with four rows plus 25 Paylines. Hop aboard stripy character Dr Tigerstein’s time-travelling machine (apparently the brainchild of an advanced feline race) and head for prehistoric times, Medieval Europe or Ancient Egypt – or make your way far into the future!
Look forward to some outstanding visuals and great sound effects here. There’s so much to take in, from flashing lightbulbs and moving cogwheels to swinging pendulums, even if the columns, candle and temple-style interior have been done before. The reels themselves seem to be set within the time-travel machine, while the doctor stands to the left, glancing at his pocket watch if you forget to turn the reels.
How to play
As you’d expect, you can play Time Travel Tigers across all devices, and from 25p a pop to up to a high-rolling £125 a spin, making it possible to enjoy this game whatever your budget.
There are four card-suit icons which serve as your lower-value emblems. Meanwhile, the bigger payers are all nods to the relevant time periods which players travel through. These include potion bottles, futuristic ray guns, shields, prehistoric tools like axes, and Egyptian Scarabs. The axe is the most rewarding icon, at 6x wager (or 150 coins) for a full five on one Payline.
While the lower-value icons must display in stacks of three, the higher-paying symbols can be just a couple of symbols high.
Time Travel Tigers special features
As per usual, the Wild replaces all other icons apart from the Scatter, which is your ticket to the free spins round described below. Wilds can also help you create winning combos in both the base game and free spins feature, with at least one guaranteed with every free whirl.
Free spins feature
Winnings in the base game can be relatively low, so this perk is your stepping stone to the bigger rewards. It triggers roughly every hundred spins.
With this round, one of four different modes for it will be chosen at random:
- Medieval era: Rewards you with 4 to 20 cluster Wilds each spin and a 3x multiplier for each winning whirl – three, four or five Scatters triggers seven, 14 or 25 free whirls respectively
- Egyptian era: Rewards you with 1 to 20 diagonal Wilds each spin, plus a multiplier of 4x on each winning whirl – enjoy six, 12 or 18 free spins here
- Prehistoric era: Rewards you with 1 to 20 neighbouring Wilds each spin, plus a multiplier of 5x on every winning whirl – enjoy five, 10 or 15 free spins with this option
- Future era: Rewards you with 1 to 20 random Wilds each spin, plus a multiplier of 2x on every winning whirl – enjoy 12, 24 or 36 free spins with this option
While there’s no progressive jackpot, with the highest available 5x multiplier, you can win 750x stake in Time Travel Tigers.
Return to Player (RTP)
You’ll find Time Travel Tigers is mid-level variance, while its RTP is a perfectly acceptable 96.3%.
Time Travel Tigers is a good looker of a game with a high entertainment value thanks to the theme; equally, it has some interesting free spins twists.
However, not all reviewers have been appreciative of the five-row, 25-Payline format, with one even saying, rather dramatically, ‘there is no real reason for anyone to play’ this game.
But only you can know if it’s a slot that works for you by trying it out for yourself. Let us know your thoughts.