We were discussing new slots to review from which providers, so we decided to give iSoftBet a go. We haven’t reviewed many slots from them lately. So, when the Rise of the Saber Tooth slot came up, we gave it a whack.
The Saber Tooth cat lived during the last ice age and they were prolific hunters. The slot is simple with 5 reels, 4 rows, and 20 paylines with an RTP that’s 96%.
That’s bang on average and the volatility is medium to high. The betting range is 20 cents to $20 per spin. The special features include Super Sabertooth Spins, Free Spins, and Super Free Spins.
It looks like this kitty has a lot of bite. There’s a buy option for a quick in and out of the free spins.
Graphics, Sound, & Symbols Rise of the Saber Tooth
The game art of this iSoftBet slot is not over the top, and the audio track rips you into it. The visuals also have that cartoonish look that reminds us of the Ice Age films.
Keep in mind that Rise of the Saber Tooth pays from left to right. At the bottom rung of the ladder, we have the card suits from 10 to Ace. Five matching symbols of the low-value symbols pay up to 5x the stake.
The top symbols are the Sabertooth, Crocodile, Wolf, and Woolly Mammoth. The premium symbol pays 20x the stake for 5. The Mystery Symbol reveals a symbol on the grid that enhances payline wins.
A bunch of Wilds offer the same cash prize as the premium symbol. Furthermore, the Wild substitutes symbols adjacent to it during winning combinations.
The Super Sabertooth Spins initiates when the Super Symbol pops onto the grid. It expands into a full wild reel dropping multiplier wins of 2x, or 3x.
The Stacked Wild acts as a shifting wild since it shifts to the left with each spin. Multiplier wins increase when a new stacked wild populates the reels. The bonus rounds end when the stacked wilds are no longer on the reels.
You’ll trigger anything from 6 to 8 free spins when 3 or 4 scatters pitch. Unlike the Super Sabertooth Spins the stacked wilds drop multiplier wins of at least 2x.
Moreover, they award a respin until the stacked wilds drop off the reels. The bonus round does not trigger again which is a pity. We docked a few points there.
Super Free Spins
Ten free spins commence when 5 scatters land at any position across the reels. The Stacked Wilds award multiplier wins of 2x and stick to the reels until the bonus ends.
You’ll catch the big wins when a stacked wild appears with the multipliers, and their values add up.
You can buy 8 to 10 free spins for a price of 80x your stake. If you want more free spins 10 Super Free Spins cost 200x. We tested the buy option a few times; the payouts we got were 10x to 15x our stake. So, nothing to brag about.
That illustrates that you shouldn’t take this kitty on without gloves. Use it sparingly and test it a few times when you play the slots for free online.
What We Like About Rise of the Sabertooth Slot
The bonus rounds and the inclusion of a buy option. The Stacked Wilds also increase the value of the multiplier when it lands. The theme is relatable and a popular one with players.
Tips & Strategy
It’s not a bad slot to play for real money with a bonus. We advise you to check the terms of the bonus or free spins first. There are online casinos that cap bonuses and free spin wins.
Don’t overplay your bankroll even if you play it for 50 spins. Play it in demo mode and pay attention to the average payouts. If you’re lucky enough to trigger a bonus note the payout you got.
How to Win Money Rise of the Sabertooth
Bankroll permitting play it for the maximum wager of $20 for at least 30 spins. That requires a budget of at least $600. Before you go that route test it at least four times in demo mode.
Total the payouts you got within those 4 sessions and divide it by four for an average payout. That’s the payout you can expect when you play the slot for real.
Verdict: Rise of the Sabertooth Slot
Rise of the Sabertooth slot has a few things going for it, more than average we’d say. During the base game, the Sabertooth wilds offer 2x multiplier wins.
During the free spins feature it sticks to the reels offering a respin and shifts from right to left. The more Sabertooth wilds the better because their multiplier values combine. If you’re not sure, keep an eye on the Multiplier column to the left of the reel set.
We have to be honest here too, and it’s not the best slot we’ve played. The studio gives with one hand and takes with the other.
Yes, those Sabertooth multiplier wilds are mint. But, when they don’t land the slot is practically dead and so will your bankroll.
The point is, that Rise of the Sabertooth relies heavily on the Sabertooth multiplier stacked wilds. Catch a bunch of them early on in the free spins, you’re in luck.
If not, you’ll find yourself on the Sabertooth’s menu. Nolimit City’s D-Day has a bit more to chew on than Rise of the Sabertooth.
The jackpot of 55,555x the stake is massive. The RTP of 96.12% is good, and it has more bonus rounds than a sand pit has sand.