Another Yggdrasil slot machine with an unintuitive design. Despite its seeming complexity, it’s not as difficult to understand as yesterday’s book, Baron Samedi. In fact, the primary game lacks any significant features, leaving you to pursue the free spins bonus, which comes in four different varieties.
Although Time Travel Tigers has a lot of heart, it also has several major problems from a gambling perspective, as we shall see. Dr. Tigerstein, a striped figure, and his time machine are the main plot points of the game. Triggering the free spins shreds the fabric of time-space continuum and randomly transports you to one of four eras – prehistoric age, Ancient Egypt, medieval Europa or into the distant future.
There are 25 fixed paylines in Time Travel Tigers’ 5 reels by 4 row layout. It’s an interesting structure, especially in light of the ever-increasing number of win methods, and we’re at a loss to explain why it would ever be used. The number of win-ways is very low given the size of the reel set. Additionally, since there aren’t any stacked symbols, most winnings only occur when a single symbol appears on a payline.
Since the minimum wager on Time Travel Tigers is €0.05, it might be a decent option for casual players who can’t afford the typical Yggdrasil minimum of €0.25. The return to player percentage of 96.3% is within a reasonable range, as is typical with Yggdrasil games.
Yggdrasil has not classified variance, thus it is difficult to say with certainty. We began with a €11,000 demo balance and played with €25 bets, but after reaching €4,000 we still hadn’t triggered the bonus and gave up. This game does not seem to behave like a low volatility game, despite its modest potential.
The graphics are superb, as has been customary with Yggdrasil. Pendulums swaying, light bulbs blinking, and cogwheels rotating are only some of the backdrop animations. If you become distracted and forget to spin the reels, you may always check your pocket watch alongside Dr. Tigerstein, who is standing to the left of the reels and looking at his watch.
In all, there are 9 different icons present. The 4 low-value symbols are represented by the typical card suit symbols and, as predicted, are worth close to nothing. Premiums include zap guns, potion bottles, shields, Egyptian scarabs, and the most profitable of all, ancient tools, which pay off 6 times the wager for 5 of a kind on a payline. When used, the wild symbol can take the place of any other icon other than the scatter.
As far as we could determine, the premium symbols could only appear in two-symbol high stacks, whereas the low-value symbols could appear in three-symbol high stacks. Since the base game offers absolutely little potential at all, free spins are an essential need if you want to win anything worthwhile.
Yggdrasil Gaming’s Time Travel Tigers (Features)
If you get three or more scatter symbols, the free spins mode will activate, and Dr. Tigerstein and you will be transported to a bygone age. There are four distinct characteristics:
A fourfold multiplier is applied to all wins, and between one and twenty diagonal wilds appear on every spin during the Egyptian era. If you get 3 scatters, you get 6 free games, 12 free games, or 18 free games.
A medieval spin can award anywhere from four to twenty cluster wilds, with a threefold multiplier for any wins. When 3 or more scatters appear, the player is awarded 7, 14, or 25 bonus spins.
The prehistoric era awards anything from one to twenty neighboring wilds on every spin and a five times multiplier on all wins. When 3 or more scatters appear, the player is awarded 5, 10, or 15 bonus spins.
Future period – provides you 1 to 20 random wilds every spin plus x2 multiplier on every winning spin. If you get 3 scatters, you get 12, 24, or 36 free games.
Conclusion on “Time Travel Tigers” (Yggdrasil Gaming)
How does it look? Indeed, that is the case. Is it a fun machine to play? We guess it all boils down to personal taste. But when it boils down to it, it’s a terrible slot machine. For starters, we don’t see the point in a slot machine with 4 rows high and just 25 paylines, however beginner gamblers could be fooled by all the flash.
The rewards are terrible, and the core gameplay is boring and uninteresting. We don’t know for sure how much money can be won in the main game, but we doubt it’s more than 50x. Should you activate the free spins, there is at least a max win possibility of 1000 times the bet, but even that is nothing to get even mildly excited about. If you use the maximum x5 multiplier and land a complete screen of wilds, you’ll win 750 times your wager. However, most of the time the wilds in the free spins features will be placed quite far away from the line hits, leaving you with little to show for your efforts.
We have no interest in playing Time Travel Tigers for real money. There is no compelling reason for anyone, whether a novice or a seasoned pro, to play this.