Temple Tumble Slot

It’s a special quest for treasure in the ancient ruins of a lost Aztec dynasty that awaits us in Temple Tumble Megaways™ slot from Relax Gaming. This is Relax Gaming’s their first foray into the volatile world of Megaways™ slots (under license from Big Time Gaming) and I am pleased to report that they have done a pretty decent job. The game is wonderfully colourful, offering an array of potential ways to wins with each spin. It also includes a free spins bonus round where you alter the volatility to suit your preference.

Temple Tumble Megaways™ slot free play

Getting the hang of a slot in free play is something that I generally prefer to do and Temple Tumble, the first Megaways™ slot release from Relax Gaming, is no different. This game has an enormous amount of potential, but just like many other slots using the patented Megaways™ game engine, it is very volatile. Therefore it doesn’t take a genius to work out that it is well worth figuring out if you like the game before you make a deposit and start playing for real.

Temple Tumble Megaways™ slot review

Temple Tumble Megaways™ slot brings us the seventeenth version and this time it’s Relax Gaming as the developer with their first entry, as Machina Megaways™ is developed by Kalamba Gaming despite using the Relax skin. For the first time we get a jungle theme from South America and as with the Machina game there are a 46656 ways but in this case you have them all in play every spin.

Gameplay

You see 6 reels of 6 rows in play here every spin, but many positions will be blank stone tiles. The 6-of-a-kind wins are very low with the highest one just giving you your 40 coins bet back for a single way. Wilds can appear on all reels except the first but like all other icons can land in stacks due to the fact the tiles are all dropped in individually. There are no scatters as you trigger the free games bonus cumulatively.

Free Spins Bonus

There is a secret entrance to the treasure room of the temple behind the reels and you need to uncover this by turning all the blank stone tiles into active paying symbols. They don’t need to be involved in wins but simply be adjacent to any winning tile that is subsequently removed. Once you enter the hidden room you can opt for Blue spins where mystery tiles will reveal 1 to 3 extra spins when adjacent to any winning tile. You could also opt for Red spins where the mystery tiles will reveal 1 to 3x in multipliers which are accumulated all through the bonus so can increase to double figures. Your third choice could be a random combination of both types of mystery tiles.

Relax Gaming tell us the Red option is the most volatile and can award hundreds times your bet. In all cases you begin with six free games and wins are added each spin until winning combinations stop.

Play or not?

Temple Tumble Megaways™ slot offers us a very new mechanic to the usual Megaways™ games which rely on varying reel rows and ways plus infrequent triggers for the bonus. The RTP is 96.25% so falls within the the 95-97.5% range that all previous sixteen Megaways™ games do too. I do like the graphics and there are some decent sounds and animations as well so playing is a pleasant experience. Your trade-off for the higher bonus frequency is naturally a lack of those huge multi-thousand times bet features that sometimes are awarded on Bonanza for example, but I’d give Temple Tumble another shot.

Relax Gaming were not the first developer to license the Megaways™ game engine from Big Time Gaming, with Blueprint releasing a number of titles before them such as Buffalo Rising, Vikings Unleashed and Irish Riches to mention just a few. Also, the developer Kalamba had released their first Megaways™ slot game with Machina. In fact it was fast becoming obvious that developers couldn’t just pick up the Megaways™ license, slap it on any old generic slot theme and hey presto you had a certain hit. Some thought, effort and creativity was needed to help it compete with the already great video slots using this format, such as White Rabbit and Extra Chilli. Thankfully Relax have done this and we look forward to more titles from them if we see more of this.

What you can depend on Megaways™ video slots is for them to deliver some impressive wins from time to time and Temple Tumble Megaways™ is no different. Should you opt for the higher risk, greater potential reward, high volatility selection in the bonus feature – then there’s is up to 7,767 times your bet to be won on each spin.

It is fair to say that this game is slighly bereft of features overall. The Free Spins do offer plenty of potential though. Combine this with the vast number of ways to win and Temple Tumble is a worthy addition to the ever-growing selection of Megaways™ slots. I may also recommend you have a go on Holy Diver and Thunder Strike, just to give you something different.