The Red Tiger Gaming studio came out of the blue in late 2015 with the Christmas-themed Jingle Bells. That slot delighted Xmas slot fans with its colourful graphics, but nobody really expected Red Tiger to grow to be a big player. But fast forward 5 years and this studio is one of the most celebrated in the slot business. In 2019, Red Tiger was snapped up by slot giants NetEnt, and it looks like the developer is now poised to move on to the next level. Let’s look back at the last 5 years of Red Tiger’s slots and pick 5 of their best titles.
Anubis was the Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife and was depicted as a man with a dog’s head. In this Red Tiger cluster pays slot, we are taken into his vault, where two statues of Anubis stand on each side of the 7-reel, 6-row grid. A simply awesome touch is that these two statues celebrate when you hit a big win. Those wins land pretty frequently too, and the cascade mechanic means you can score multiple wins on the same spin. The Vault Free spins feature comes with 10 free spins, but with unlimited multipliers after each win. Since the cascade mechanic allows for multiple wins per spin, this multiplier can grow pretty huge – explaining why Vault of Anubis has a thoroughly decent max payout of 5000x.
Piggy Riches is an old slot favourite, and Red Tiger has done a splendid job of reinventing this porcine title for the megaways age. The game is set in a Piggy Mansion, comes with 117,649 ways to win across the 6 reels, and symbols like piggy banks, purses stuffed with cash, and bags of loot. Mega wilds cover entire reels, which comes with multipliers of up to 7x. The free spins round is triggered by landing 3 scatters, but before you proceed with it, you must first spin a wheel of fortune to determine the number of free spins and a multiplier value. Up to 22 free spins are up for grabs, as well as a starting multiplier of 10x. Despite the lowish RTP of 95.71%, Piggy Riches Megaways has a ludicrously generous max payout of 10,474x, which is enough to tempt any big win hunter.
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath who was a master at painting, invention and a whole lot of other Renaissance stuff. The dude even drew up a prototype of a helicopter – 500 years before it was invented. In fact, that prototype even appears as a symbol on Da Vinci’s Mystery slot – which shows just how educated the developers at Red Tiger are. Other symbols include the Mona Lisa, books and spheres. The Da Vinci spins symbol acts as the scatter, with three of them anywhere on the reels triggering the free spins feature. In this bonus round, you start off with 10 free spins (although you can pick up more), with each win increasing the symbol multipliers. This builds the excitement levels and by the end of the round, you can be sitting on some epic wins. All in all, this Red Tiger title comes with a 5000x max payout potential, which we feel is the finishing touch needed to confirm Da Vinci’s Mystery as a slot masterpiece.
Dynamite Riches is a gold-mining themed slot, set in the darkness of a subterranean mineshaft, only lit up by the sparkle of gold nuggets and the blasts of dynamite. It’s an interesting slot to play too since the many features in the base game are earned by collecting dynamite wilds. Once you have enough, you can unlock bonuses such as replacing all low-value symbols with higher-value symbols, random wilds, big multipliers and colossal symbols. These regular features ensure gameplay is always interesting. There is a bonus round too, with three or more Gold Spins scatter symbols triggering 8 free spins – and with all the bonus features activated at the same time. Dynamite Riches is another intriguing slot from Red Tiger which we can play for hours.
Spin Town is themed around British urban life, and the gameplay is all about the wilds. The reels are designed as a busy road, with a pavement on each side, while the wilds are made up of fun cartoon characters intent on crossing the road. When these characters meet on a reel, the potential is there for a big win. The older wilds slowly make it across the reels, sometimes falling asleep, while the younger wilds speed across two reels at a time. Couple wilds come with a 2x multiplier, while Rock ‘n’ Roll wilds (who look a lot like the Beatles, but probably not enough to warrant a lawsuit) cross back and forth as if they were on Abbey Road. Throw in some hooligans and wild guardsmen, and you have a slot which you can’t help falling in love with.
These slots made our top 5, but the truth is we could easily have made this list a top 10 or top 20. Red Tiger Gaming’s vibrant designs and thrilling gameplay make their slots huge favourites of the casino community. Now they have access to NetEnt’s money and influence, we can’t wait to see what this studio comes up with in the coming months. Perhaps we will see some franchise slots in the mould of Guns n’ Roses or Narcos?