Tidal Riches Slot
- A great new slot that plays a bit like a fruit machine
- Use consecutive wins to earn some great features
- Giant symbols and free spins are all available to win
Tidal Riches slot from Novomatic does things a bit different by working almost like a slot machine, lighting up a trail as you get wins. Move further up the trail and the features improve, offering you things like more ways to win and free spins. All you have to do to get started is spin the reels and try to get a win with the base symbols. This is done using the following symbols, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- 10, Jack, Queen, King or Ace (lowest value)
- Multicoloured Fish
- Puffer Fish
- Dolphin (highest value)
These symbols will give you a cash prize if you get them along a payline, but Tidal Riches slot also has a Wild symbol which will substitute for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Treasure Chest symbol. These are special symbols that appear only during the Free Spins Bonus as I’ll explain shortly.
Tidal Riches Bonuses and Features
Reel Drops. When symbols first drop, all the highlighted positions are active and will pay from left to right using 20 paylines. As usual, wins will be paid out, and then a cascading feature will kick in such that those winning symbols will be removed (or explode in this case) with new symbols falling in to replace them. If there are more wins, this will continue until none are left. Every time you get a winning ‘drop’, the next arrow on the trail will light up. No more wins will clear the trail. Note that each drop doesn’t count as a paid spin.
Arrow Trail. You’ll notice arrows while playing which light up and these each offer you different properties. This is what makes Tidal Riches slot so unique, and in my opinion fun.
- The first arrow which lights up will expand the number of active positions to 6×3 and also pay in both directions on 20 win lines.
- The second arrow will expand the active positions to 6×4 and use 40 paylines, still paying in both directions.
- The third arrow expands up to 6×5, providing 50 paylines and paying in both directions still.
Things get really interesting when you start getting more arrows as that’s when you get some free spins:
- Getting the fourth arrow will give you 5 free spins and give you Treasure Chest symbols for these. These will explode at the end of a spin, revealing matching symbols.
- Five arrows will add stacked Treasure Chest symbols while free spins are in play.
- Six arrows give you Mega Treasure Chest symbols which are 2×2 in size.
- Seven arrows give you Colossal Treasure Chest symbols which are 3×2 (not 3×3 unfortunately) in size.
Free Spins Bonus. At this point you may be thinking that 5 spins really isn’t that many, but don’t worry. Whilst playing out your free spins, you’ll notice a new arrow trail. This works in a similar way as before using drop to light them up when you get a win, but this time you get different rewards. You don’t get anything for the 1st 3 arrows but the others work as follows:
- Four arrows give you 4 additional free spins.
- Five arrows give you 6 free spins.
- Six arrows give you 8 free spins.
- Seven arrows give you 10 free spins.
Only the final number of extra free spins will be added.
Hi Roller. You have the option to play at 2 different bet levels, silver or gold. Silver costs 5x your standard stake, while gold costs 10x. Silver will spin the reels 3 times and provide Mega Wilds to the reels which are double the size of regular Wilds. Gold will also do the same, but interesting the trail will hold giving you a much better chance of getting some nice features from the trail.
Tidal Riches slot from Novomatic takes a more unusual approach to winning features and getting better payouts. It works in a very similar way to classic fruit machines, whereby a win moves you further up a trail. Fortunately, even just a single step will give you more active positions and more ways to win which is very nice. I also like the Hi Roller which, in my opinion, is one of the best betting level systems we’ve seen but won’t appeal to everyone. For more, this is a great slot that’s fun to play and original, so well down Novomatic. Let us know what you think down in the comments area below. Check out their other slots here.