Graphics - 63%
Gameplay - 50%
Bonuses - 47%
Value - 63%
Whats not so hot?
Tropical Wilds from Rabcat is a video slot with 25 paylines, 5 reels and 3 rows. Microgaming teams up with Rabcat a studio that’s been around from quite some time. We’re not overly fond of Rabcat’s slots but once in a while a gem comes along. Tropical Wilds offers players Mystery Boxes and a Free Spins feature with Wilds. By the way those are the slot’s bonus rounds.
The theme is about a tropical island where the sun always shines and the pinocoladas never stop. The medium volatility goes hand in hand with the laidback theme. It’s one of those real money slots that won’t punish your bankroll. Moreover, the hit frequency is 27.96% meaning you’ll get a winner on every 4th spin.
Casino gamblers can place their bets from CAD$0.25 to CAD$$75. Tropical Wilds is on offer at casinos for Canadians online fully compatible with mobile devices. The games looks neat and plays flawlessly in portrait mode.
The RTP of Tropical Wilds is 96.47%. Before you can get a winner you need at least 3 matching symbols. The high-value symbols pay up to 30x your bet for 5. The audiovisuals embues the slot with a tranquil atmosphere that’s almost hypnotic. It’s tropical vibes all the way!
The low-value symbols are the card suits that look like coins. The high-value symbols are turtles, toucans, fish, plants and crabs. A good assortment with bright colors.
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Mystery Boxes can land on any random spin and turn into 5 different Wilds. They substitute the other symbols but with a bit of pomp as well. The regular Wilds are straightforward enough. The other Wilds are Boost Wilds, Outburst Wilds, Pathfinder Wilds and Tornado Wilds.
Boost Wilds have a win multiplier of up to 4x. They work for all wins and increase in value when a bunch of them appear.
Outburst Wilds add bonus Wilds to the reels. They’re unique because they maximize the final payouts.
When two or more Pathfinder Wilds connect they transform the symbols on the paths into Wilds.
Tornado Wilds trigger the Tornado Spins in which they move around. These continue as long as one Tornado Wild pitches.
Finding 3 Scatters anywhere on the reels trigger 8 free spins along with a random Wild. They appear on each free spin guaranteeing you a payout. Unfortunately, players cannot re-trigger the free spins feature. Once you used your 8 free spins you’ll return to the base game.
Tropical Wilds does not part way with its island treats that easily. In other words, you’ll have to add grease to your elbows to trigger it. Then there’s the Mystery Boxes that appear often but their pays are small. It’s a different story if you snag a high value wild, the payout will be dandy.
We never got the feeling that it’s a bankroll slayer. We kept our bets to a minimum of CAD$2 per spin. Although the hit rate guarantees a winner on every 4th spin the pays are. To be honest this is so typical of a Rabcat/Microgaming slot. It takes the fun out of play because you’ll spend 90% of your time in the base game.
Because the slot is of medium volatility we receommend you use a bonus to play it. Just make sure you understand the fina print. And, more important don’t accept the bonus if the terms are harsh.
Tropical Wild is a great escape for players who just want to chill. The Myster Boxes appear often but they don’t offer much by way of payouts. If you want a big win the free spins feature is the way to go. Keep in mind, it requires a bit of grafting to trigger it.
It would have been nice if Rabcat made provision for a few free re-triggers. Perhaps thrown in an expanding reels feature or some multipliers. The wilds don’t do the job for us. Otherwise it’s not a bad game and neither is it a great one. It’s one of those slots that’s like taking a stroll through the park on a sunny day.