Cheeky Tiki Slot Review
Min bet: 0,40
Bonus round: Yes
Free Spins: Yes
Mobile version: Available
Here we have one of Nektan’s newer slots, judging by the bright and alluring palette of this Cheeky Tiki pokie. We love that this gaming brand can still deliver the odd surprise, even despite the fact that they’ve established a reputation of familiarity and reliability. As far as we’re concerned, Cheeky Tiki is all you need to brighten up dark days, and to bring that holiday feel from the outside and into your home. And, if you’re not interested in the theme itself, we’re certain you will be when you look at the medium to high variance of this online game. There’s a couple of bonuses rather than the expected one, as well as the basic symbols themselves. Feel those vibes? That’s all the good vibes coming in and getting ready for a tropical playthrough upon the 5 reels.
Placing the specific theme of this title is a bit of a tough one, as it doesn’t adhere to any set theme. This is because it combines several elements, such as the beach and the exotic, to form a sort of holiday themed end result. Even though we can’t easily identify its genre, that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the time and effort that’s gone into making Cheeky Tiki as vivid as possible. In fact, it looks like Nektan have gone all out with their colour scheme, and yet they’ve not overwhelmed or cluttered the interface.
To ensure that no imagery is lost, the control panel is firmly tucked away at the bottom, meaning that sitting proudly above it is the backdrop of the game itself. We can see gorgeous blue waves, a soft sandy beach, and then brightly decorated totem poles. So impressed with the design are we, that we don’t mind that Nektan have still kept the basic value tiles (the card suits), as they too have been decorated with tropical floral prints. It would seem that Nektan haven’t missed a beat in ensuring that this novelty themed slot delivers sunshine in abundance.
To open up the gameplay of Cheeky Tiki, the brand has opted for 40 winlines, allowing for a more varied matrix. This in turn decreases the volatility, gifting users with an extremely friendly 96.97% return to player percentage. What is more, thanks to all of this space, we have a paytable that offers more than just money and more than free spins. We think Nektan might be onto a winning combination here.
In a surprise twist, there’s 15 symbols to interact with, with the top payout being a juicy 800 credits per five of a kind. And, due to the value of this rewarding angry tiki mask, you’re able to match as few as two of them together. This is the only icon capable of doing this, as the remaining icons need to be grouped in threes, fours or fives, as is the classic slot way.
Another plot twist is that the scatter doesn’t introduce any free spins, but actually acts as a multiplier for your wins. Gamers only need two on a winline and they’ll receive a doubling up of their wins. We’d be happy if this was classed as the only special feature of the title, but then you have the Cheeky Tiki bonus itself, helping to make this a fun loving ride that doesn’t end. All of this for a bet no larger than 800 coins, not bad at all. Even though this is larger than other Nektan activities, that increase in money means you have more game features to test out. You get what you pay for.
Three bonus icons are what you need to initiate the bonus game, which is a pick me selection, offering a range of multipliers. Before you get overexcited, you have to deal with the fact that these tiles only land on the second, third and fourth reels, meaning you’ll have to try a lot harder to form a combination of these. Should you manage it though, you’ll be taken to a second matrix, this time with only five tiki statues lined up.
Inside all of them is a feature of some sort, though not all are friendly to you and your account. Players can receive prizes of up to x100 of their stake, or they can find the big red cross that’ll immediately end the round and take you back to the base level. You’ll never know what your selection will bring until the decision has been made. How exhilarating!
As far as we’re concerned, we’ve said everything that needs to be said about this online game. It delivers every time you play, with the variance and volatility being balanced just right to ensure that users get regular returns. Then you have the fact that the interface looks, feels and works in such a fluid and organic way, which in turn makes us want to play even more. This is a game that demands a full five star rating, no doubt about that.