Legless and Lawless
It can safely be said that 17th century pirating bore little resemblance to the scenes you’ll see represented in Tumblin’ Treasures. But it can also be safely said that old-time piracy wasn’t nearly as much fun as it is in this lively slot from Big Time Gaming. Back then, a crew could go days or even weeks at a time on the open sea with scarcely a morsel to eat or ship to plunder. In Tumblin’ Treasures on the other hand the riches and skirmishes come thick and fast, with scarcely time to climb the rigging and raise the jolly roger before another unsuspecting vessel looms over the horizon.
The action takes places within a standard 5×3 grid that looks anything but standard thanks to the ornate framework that it’s enclosed in, complete with gold, jewels and scripted curls galore. The effect is reminiscent of the sort of frame you’d find on an 18th century painting by one of the Old Masters. To the right of the reels, a separate gilt framed picture box is reserved for displaying the value of multiplier wins.
Treasure You Can Measure
Tumblin’ Treasures has 243 ways to win, a stake that can be set between 0.20 and 1,000, and an autoplay option that’s capped at 25 spins. In the base game, 3, 4 or 5 of a kind is enough for a win. Lucrative symbols include black diamond rings, pearl bangles and necklaces. The scatter symbol appears as a white diamond. Land three or more of these anywhere in view and you’ll instantly win the jackpot – or a portion of it at least. Three symbols will be enough for the mini jackpot, four will secure the midi and five will win the maxi jackpot.
The other major way to win in this game is via the Reaction Multiplier. Big Time Gaming are partial to deploying this feature, in various guises, in their slots, allowing single line wins to have a knock-on effect, generating other wins on adjacent reels. In the case of Tumblin’ Treasures, you need to look out for coloured frames with a green, yellow or red background. If these line up horizontally or vertically, a reaction will be triggered and the winning symbols will be replaced by new ones. Each time the symbols are replaced by more, the value of the multiplier will increase, from 1x to 2x and upward from there.
Finding Treasure at Your Leisure
The Reaction Multiplier is the feature you’ll likely be seeing the most of in Tumblin’ Treasures. Not only can it be triggered by matching five coloured frames, but five gems will have the same effect. When triggered, it can take a few seconds for the feature to play out thanks to the arrival of new symbols to replace the ones that have just combusted.
The most you can win from this feature is 2,500,000 coins, though in practice most players would settle for a 3x multiplier, which alone should be enough to fill the stern of your ship until it’s groaning with treasure. Rated as a medium variance game, Tumblin’ Treasures’ closest slot in terms of gameplay is Queen of Riches, an Egyptian number from Big Time Gaming. Give it a try if you’re feeling the vibes of this 5-reel slot.
Treasures on the Seas
Despite sailing in oversaturated waters, Big Time Gaming’s obligatory pirate slot is a real goer. It’s colourful, atmospheric and equipped with enough features to keep you captivated. At the very least, you’ve got to roll those reels till you trigger the Reaction Multiplier, as that’s when the real fun begins.