Thunderkick’s Turning Totems slot transports the player to those dusty ol’ Wild West lands- this game is themed on Native American totems.
Turning Totems is a good lookin’ game using some traditional methods to keep you entertained! It’s as easy on the eye as Finn and the Swirly Spin and that’s saying something.
Look and Feel
The setting is an animated world of the great Wild West, with the reels fixed between rocky outcrops. The graphics on this game are a big step up from more traditional games like the Redroo slot and Tomb Raider. It’s slick!
A Native American Indian watches the game play surrounded by cacti and the skulls of desiccated cows. It’s hot and dry out there!
In the centre of the screen are five free standing totem poles. These traditional Native American statues are decorated with the heads of gods and other characters from ancient stories.
These five poles each also represent a slot reel. Instead of spinning reels, these totems are made up of three heads (rows in a usual slot game) which spin sideways rather than up and down as you’ll see in more traditional games like the Bounty Hunt slot machine and Tomb Raider. On top of each totem pole is a carved bird.
The soundtrack to the play is the chilled musical sounds of electronic shakers that sits well in the desert.
Turning Totems Game Play
Turning Totems is a 3 row, 5 reels and 11 pay-lines slot game which pays right to left, and left to right for more ways to make winning combos.
The high value icons are the different wooden faces carved onto the totem poles in the traditional style.
There is a yellow face sticking its tongue out, a red face with big eyes, a pink face with gappy teeth, a green and yellow face with round cheeks, and a blue face with pouty lips.
There’s also an icon called a Thunder Snake: watch out for this as it’s key to the bonus feature.
When this pops up, a snaky character appears on the reels randomly and turns the pole into a Thunder Reel for the duration of that spin.
This magic is underway when the bird on top of the totem flies off the pole turning the totem all sparkly.
The game’s Wild is rather special and is basically the face of a sleeping bird- a sleeping Wild. This all changes when the icon ends up on a totem pole where a Thunder Snake symbol appears.
When the sleeping Wild finds itself on a reel with a Thunder Snake, the dozing Wild wakes up and acts as a standard Wild but also awards an all-important free spin.
Free Spins Bonus
The bonus game is triggered by getting three of the totem poles to turn into sparkly Thunder Reels at the same time. Once you’re in this mode you get an all-important five free spins – that’s more like it!
Flick on the Auto play function to let those crazy totem poles turn themselves. Simply pick how many spins you want to watch roll by in this mode, with the button at the bottom right of the screen, .
Once again Thunderkick have come up with a fine looking and super fun slot game that’s a bit different.
This game’s colourful graphics and buzzy vibe makes for an entertaining slot to while away some chilled time.