Graphics - 17%
Gameplay - 29%
Bonuses - 47%
Value - 20%
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Temple Cash Frogs N' Flies
Online 3D slot developers often come up with the darnest names for their slot machines and in this case, Microgaming’s/Lightning Box next installment titled Temple Cash Frogs ‘N Flies progressive jackpot slots is a bit of a tongue twister.
If we can go by the theme we’d say it’s about a frog catching all manner of bugs on the surface of a pond. The top cash prize on offer on a single spin is £75,000 or just over 1,000x your stake.
“We’re delighted to release our latest title, Temple Cash Frogs ’N Flies. It’s fun explorer theme and exciting bonus feature means we are confident both casual fans and ardent players will enjoy spinning in search of treasure.” Lightning Box CEO and co-founder, Peter Causley
The RTP (Theoretical Return to Player) is 95.30%, so what this tells us is that its a medium to high variance 3D slots that won’t go easy on the pocket. Unfortunately Microgaming rolled out a few uninspiring releases like Fortunes of Fu Lu Shou and Supercharged 7s early this year; we can only hope that this one will be better.
If we pop the hood of the game we see it offers 1,024 ways to win and has 2 in-play bonus rounds of which a Free Spins feature rewards online casino patrons with up to 40 free spins. The game is now live at 24K Casino, a licensed Curacao operator that offers a Bitcoin bonus of 100% up to €/BTC300 on deposit.
Another feature that makes Temple Cash Frogs ‘N Flies worth it is the display of a Major and Mini Jackpot – just above the reels. The premium symbols are tortoise, goldfish, low value cards from 9 to Ace, frog (wild), lily pad and Frogs ‘N Flies bonus scatter. The symbol that offers the biggest win is the fish; 5 of them on the reels at the maximum bet pays 20.5x your stake. It’s playable at mobile casinos from £0.48 to £60 per spin.
The wild symbol is the frog and it only appears on reels 2 and 4. Winning combinations occur when it substitutes symbols adjacent to it bar the scatter.
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The game has 2 bonus modes; the first is the Free Spins feature and the second is the Temple Jackpot Bonus. From what we can see, despite the volatility, it does give players a crack at winning a substantial amount of cash, or in theory at least.
Triggering the free spins occurs when 3, 4 or 5 scatters (Frogs ‘N Flies) pop up at any position in the main game triggering 3, 10 or 20 free spins. The free falls awarded are tied into the scatters, thus the more scatters that appear the more free spins you’ll get. You can also benefit from an extra wild on each free spin, the extra wild looks like a fly on death row, maybe it is. It’s a re-triggerable free spins feature, so more free falls are gained when another 3 or more scatters pop.
Temple Jackpot Bonus
The Temple Jackpot Bonus is initiated when the 3 pyramid symbols land on the bubbles next to the second, third and fourth reels respectively. A new screen opens up showcasing 6 levels, essentially it’s a ‘pick me’ game that gives you access to the jackpot stage. If you pick three matching coins you can win one of the following jackpots: Mini, Grand or Major. The Major jackpot offers a max win of £3,000.
You’ll advance to the next level if a green arrow appears and so too does your chances of landing that elusive red cross. The higher the levels, the less stones you’ll come across. Now, hit 3 red crosses and the payout you’ll receive totals the value of all your picks.
We’ve said it before, Microgaming has not covered itself with glory with its previous releases; with releases like Dead or Alive 2, Net Entertainment is taking it to the cleaners.
At least Temple Cash Frogs ‘N Flies has a Free Spins feature with a wild that amps up the free spin wins and a jackpot game. Of the 2 features we think the free spins affords a player the best chance of winning something decent because the volatility becomes diabolical in the Temple Jackpot Bonus (progressive). Unlike its previous two slot machines (see introductory paragraph) the game is not a repetitive slog and we hope Microgaming pulls it off this time round.
How many special features does the game have?
It has two starting with the Free Spins that can be re-triggered offering 20 or more free falls. However, the biggest win is reserved for the Temple Jackpot Bonus because it has a Mini, Grand and Major jackpot.
Do we recommend another game with similar or better features?
Lucky Little Gods has plenty of bonus rounds including a free spins feature with 2 wilds, RTP of 96.2% and pays as much as £30,000 on a single spin. (https://casinowhizz.com/slots/lucky-little-gods-slot-review/).