Tiger Spell - Xtra Choice by Greentube released on 12.05.2020 is a 5-reel & 4-row online slot with 100 paylines and a 93.02% RTP. This is a asian-themed game offering players a max win of up to 2000x their stake. Tiger Spell - Xtra Choice can be played on all devices from €0.1 to €100 per spin and is considered a medium volatility game.
Where to play
- Stacked Symbols
- Free Spins
- Gamble Feature
The two highest paying regular symbols, the pestle and mortar and the enchantress both appear stacked on both reels, therefore, giving more opportunities for big wins.
As previously described, free spins are triggered by landing 5 bonus symbols, each containing a bonus letter to spell the word ‘TIGER’ across a payline.
The “Xtra Choice” part of the game’s title comes from the selection of free spins options available once the feature is triggered. The options revolve around how many of the royal symbols (10-K) you choose to become Tiger Wilds during the round. The options are as follows:
- 10 free spins with K symbols turned into Tiger wilds.
- 7 free spins with Q and K symbols turned into Tiger wilds.
- 5 free spins with J, Q and K symbols turned into Tiger wilds.
- 3 free spins where 10, J, Q and K symbols are transformed into Tiger wilds.
- Mystery Choice (Win 10, 7, 5 or 3 Free Games with any one of the following sets of symbols replaced by Wild Tiger symbols K or K, Q or K, Q, J or K, Q, J, 10)
The gamble feature is available (jurisdiction and casino depending) for wins during the base game. After the win lands, hitting the gamble button takes you to a new screen where a simple “Red or Black” choice is given for you to predict the colour of the next playing card taken from the digital deck.
Design & Symbols
The design for Tiger Spell Xtra Choice is fairy generic for an Asian themed slot. The background, which you can only really make out when the game is loading before the gameboard appears, is of an Asian jungle clearing with lots of greenery, a static waterfall, and mountains just visible through the mist in the distance.
All you can see during gameplay is foliage in different shades of green. The gameboard will also be familiar to anyone who has played a handful of Asian themed slots with red reels and Chinese symbols. The soundtrack is rather pleasant, and once again fits the Asian theme well.
Low value symbols are the standard royals 10-K. Medium value symbols are gems, coins, and potions and gold ingots. High value regular symbols are a pestle and mortar and the enchantress. The enchantress is the highest paying regular symbol, awarding 10x the bet size for 5 on a payline.
There are also a number of special symbols. There is a bonus symbol which is represented by a picture of the game’s setting which pays 1.5x the bet size for a full row. The bonus symbol also triggers the free spins bonus round BUT only when the letters T, I, G, E, and R appear on the bonus symbol on reels 1-5 in that order.
There is also a scatter symbol which is actually the highest paying symbol, but which doesn’t appear stacked. The scatter pays 100x for 5 symbols anywhere on the board. Finally, there is the tiger symbol, which only appears during free spins and acts as a wild for certain symbols. The tiger is also a high value symbol, paying 20x the bet size for 5 on a payline.
The image located above and below displays the different winning paylines you can make combinations along.
Our Thoughts on Tiger Spell Xtra Choice
Tiger Spell Xtra Choice is not one of the better Asian themed games on the market. The design looks dated, the symbols are slightly confusing with regards their role and purpose (scatters not triggering bonuses, bonus symbols not triggering bonuses without bonus letters etc), and the paytable wasn’t the easiest to follow – especially with the number of paylines available.
I don’t want to be too critical as I did appreciate the ‘Xtra Choice’ element of the game where you’re able to choose the volatility, and I was able to retrigger free spins more often than on most games. This kind of made up for the distinct lack of other features. Presumably made for the Asian market, it might appeal if that’s your thing, but it didn’t really ring my bell.