Sabertooth by WMS released on 11.04.2020 is a 5-reel & 4-row online slot with 50 paylines and a 95.92% RTP. This is a jungle-themed game offering players a max win of up to 500x their stake. Sabertooth can be played on all devices from €0.50 to €500 per spin and is considered a medium volatility game.
- Wild Nudge
- Free Spins
When wild 1 lands on reel one and wild 2 lands on any other reel, the Sabertooth strikes across the screen with his claws and wild 2 nudges until it covers the entire reel on which it sits. All wild 2’s on the screen will also nudge to become full-screen wilds.
3 scatter symbols on adjacent reels triggers 8 free spins. The landscape changes from the middle of the jungle to the ice-age. Apparently, a different set of reels is used during free spins but the symbol values and paylines remain the same. I can only assume the new reels have a slightly more favourable RTP than the base game reels? Three more adjacent scatters during the bonus round retriggers 8 more free spins.
Design & Symbols
The landscape in which the slot is set isn’t too shabby. The greenery and mood of the jungle are captured quite well, and the detail in the foliage and trees is superb. Shafts of light pierce the trees canopy to bathe trees in the light and up above flocks of animated bird fly in unison across the screen. The gameboard is a fairly average, generic-looking affair with a gold coloured border and symbols on parchment white reels.
Low value symbols are cherries, oranges, plums, and pears. Medium value symbols are melons, a spear tip, and a tribal necklace. High value symbols are a mouse, a dodo, a rhino, and a mammoth. The mammoth is the most valuable, with 5 on a payline awarding 10x the stake. There are two wilds; the Sabertooth’s face is wild 1, and this only appears on the first reel. Wild 2 is the full Sabertooth in profile and this appears on reels 2-5. The scatter symbol is a campfire.
Our Thoughts on Sabertooth
Unfortunately, Sabertooth really didn’t do it for me I’m afraid. It is a highly tedious game with poor potential, a lack of interesting features, and a deathly dull base and bonus game. The free spins took an age to trigger – I thought I got there once with 3 scatters, only to learn they had to be on consecutive adjacent reels to qualify.
That was annoying! This game may have been popular in the land-based casinos, but it will take a lot more than this to attract the sort of players who frequent the online scene. A few die-hard old school land-based slot fans might give it a whirl, but I suspect even they will move on to better things after a session or two in the company of Sabertooth.