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|Based on Hans Christen Anderson's fairy tale||Payouts so-so|
|4x Bonus games|
|Free spins feature stocked with wilds and multipliers (up to 5x)|
|Eye catching graphics|
|Suitable to low staked players|
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Tinderbox Treasures slot by playtech will appeal to you if you love fairytales. It’s based on the famed Danish fairy tale by Hans Christen Anderson, a soldier buys a magic tinderbox and powerful dogs takes care of all his needs. In terms of bonus modes there are dog wild re-spins as well as a free spins feature with stacked wild symbols and wild multipliers of up to 5x.
‘‘Tinderbox Treasures gives you access to great bonus features. Land three or more scatter symbols and you may just find yourself knee-deep in free spins!”
Tinderbox Treasures has 25 paylines, 5 reels, of low to medium variance and pays a top jackpot of around 1,250x your stake on a single spin. The game can be played from 25 pence up to a maximum of £1,250 per spin on mobile phones and PC desktops, free play is available too.
There are 3 in-play bonus features starting with the Dog Wild-respin that doles out 1 re-spin with 2x Silver wilds and a free spins feature that gives you 10 free spins with multiplier wins of 3x to 5x. Symbols on the reels are cards from 10 to Ace, axe, scatters, 3 dog wilds, Copper wild, Silver wild and Gold wild, old woman, queen, king and soldier. The symbol that offers the biggest payout is the soldier, 5 of them at the maximum wager pays 10x your line bet.
The average return to player percentage (RTP) is 96.4% which is well within the industry standard.
If you play the slots from a mobile device (on the go) we recommend that you play it with your Wi-Fi tuned on. The graphic-rich visuals is a tad too heavy on normal data. Because it’s of low to medium volatility it takes kindly to most budgets that’s if you’re just playing for fun. It’s a different ball game altogether if you want to trigger its bonus features; you’ll need at least £40.
There are 4 wilds starting with the 3 Dog wilds followed by the Copper, Silver and Gold wilds. They appear only on the 3 centre reels and substitute symbols adjacent to them bar the scatter. The wilds really spruces up base game wins.
The first is the Copper Wild, it’s responsible for initiating the Dog Wild Re-spins, one re-spin is awarded with a 2x Silver Wild. Another re-spin is awarded if you manage another one only this time round a 3x Gold Wild pitches.
When the Silver wild appears it rewards a re-spin, Gold wilds also appear on the second re-spin. The multiplier attached to them is three stacked symbols high with a multiplier of 3x.
The free spins bonus is triggered by the Tinderbox scatter when it pops up on the 3 middle reels giving you 10 free spins with multipliers that range from 3x to 5x. A new screen opens up with 3 doors, you must pick a door-pick the right one you’ll get the Tinderbox that offers an extra 5 free spins along with scatters that appear 2 symbols high or a multiplier wild that increases payouts by 5x. The wild symbols play a prominent role during the free spins but they only pitch on the 3 middle reels, free spins with wilds pay 3x your stake. Should the scatter appear on the 5th reel a Dog Spin will be awarded.
Upon conclusion of the free spins the Dog Spins feature is triggered, it’s an exciting bonus because all 4 wilds can pop up on the 3 middle reels. That said, the Gold and Silver wilds don’t have multipliers attached to them.
Tinderbox Treasures looks great on all devices and comes with a superb audio that brings to life Hans Christian Anderson’s popular fairy tale. Of the bonus features the Dog Wild is relatively easy to trigger, now and again you’ll hit 3x Gold wilds on the middle reels which pays around 50x plus the wager you made. The free spins feature is the best thanks to those wild multipliers of 5x, wins can be as much as 1,200x your stake on a single free spin. It’s a nicely balanced slots and a decent addition to Playetch’s fairy tale library.