By Simon Wright Mar 2, 2023
Swintt the casino software provider behind recent slot game releases Path of Dragons and Secret Spellbook Respin – are inviting players to take to journey to the heart of the Americas and experience the rich culture of its indigenous people in the feature-packed Premium release, Takutiki.
Played out across a starting 5×3 reel set, the studio’s latest game features 30 fixed paylines and a collection of base game symbols that will be instantly familiar to all fans of classic land-based slot machines. With action taking place to a backdrop of rolling plains, Takutiki features the iconic ace-through-jack playing card symbols alongside eagles, bison and male and female members of the tribe.
All base game symbols – including the slot’s substitute wild – appear stacked on the reels, reducing the game’s variance and making regular wins easy to come by, but players will need to keep an eye out for collectible diamond symbols that are key to unlocking Takutiki’s three bonus re-spin features. Available in three different colours, whenever one of these special icons appears during a spin, it will be added to its respective totem to the left of the reels. Once three matching diamond symbols have been collected, one of three rewarding modifiers will be triggered as an additional re-spin is awarded.
Three red diamonds will expand the reels to increase the game’s total number of paylines to 75, three blue diamonds will cause any wilds that appear to double the value of any wins they trigger, and three green diamonds will add between five and ten random wilds to the reels to create additional payouts.
Once a modifier has been triggered, its counter will reset to zero and players can start collecting diamonds again to reactivate its power. However, to access Takutiki’s biggest wins, players will need to activate the game’s Free Spins feature by landing three or more bonus icons anywhere on the reels.
Whenever this happens, players will initially be granted eight Free Spins, but they’ll notice the diamond counters to the left of the reels will be reduced to one. Now whenever a diamond symbol appears, its modifier will be instantly activated as an additional Free Spin is awarded, allowing players to prolong the feature indefinitely and potentially benefit from multiple rewards from a single trigger.
Of course, being a Swintt Premium game, all wins collected in the base game can also be gambled in Takutiki’s optional Risk feature. Once activated, players will be asked to guess the colour of a hidden playing card to double the value of their current win, with up to eight Risk rounds available until either the slot’s maximum payout of 450x the selected bet is achieved or an incorrect colour choice is made.
David Mann, Chief Executive Officer at Swintt, said: “Swintt Premium games have proved popular with old-school fans of classic slot machines and modern casino players alike and our studio always strives to combine iconic design elements with innovative features to ensure all users are catered for.”
“Our new Takutiki release remains true to this practise by taking the simple gameplay of a land-based slot machine and cranking up the excitement factor with its Free Spins and three un-lockable modifiers.”
“With this helping to reduce the game’s variance and make big wins far easier to come by, we’re sure the game will prove a big hit with players when it debuts at all of online casino partners this month.”