Not all great slots have to originate from powerhouses like Microgaming or NetEnt. Today's review is concerned with one of the more unusual video slots, made by Amatic. Grand Tiger is a Chinese-themed slot with plenty of prizes to offer and is very fun to play. A spiritual journey through 2.000 years of antiquity in the Great Chinese Dynasty. The game looks good too, as symbols roll in front of your eyes and keep the prizes coming. The game includes all the basic symbols and special symbols, plus a gambling game that can be played at your convenience. All in all, if you want to find out something more about it, feel free to read our detailed review until the end.
The game’s graphics may not be as stunning as graphics found in NetEnt games, but it is good-looking none the less. The symbols are high definition and large enough for anyone to see. All symbols are done in Chinese-style with letters resembling the Chinese alphabet. There are also symbols that represent a flower, a Chinese jewelry box, three golden coins joined by a band, a girl with a jean, and a golden tiger head. There are also special symbols, like the tiger Stacked Wild, and golden tiger Stacked wild, as well as the bonus symbol that acts as a Scatter. Upon winning, all of the symbols become animated in some way. Because the graphics aren’t as high-def as, for example, NetEnt’s Dracula, the game runs extremely smoothly and without any problems. This greatly contributes to a positive playing experience, making the game quite popular in many casinos, as many are running it.
When it comes to gameplay, Grand Tiger is one of the most interesting games around. It offers plenty of game modes, but it doesn’t have any pay-lines through which it awards the players. Instead, they rely on combinations. The game has 720 combinations through you can win. The combinations are counted from the leftmost reel, with the symbols being combined is they’re touching one another. This allows for combinations to spread across the reels, and combos forming that wouldn’t form a regular kind of slots. On top of that, there are several special symbols that increase your chance of scoring some cash. The wilds are present, of course, but they’re always displayed as stacked wilds. If you see a tiger appearing on screen, know that you’ve scored a Wild Reel. However, the Wilds will activate even is the Stacked Wild doesn’t appear on the screen if full. With that being said, these Stacked Wilds appear only on the three middle reels, and not on the leftmost and rightmost reels. Now that we’ve mentioned the reels, you should know something about them too.
The reels in Grand Tiger are vastly different than what you’d expect them to be. Most slots use a standard 5x5 grid, but with this game, it’s different. Grand Tiger uses reels of varying lengths. Only the center reel holds five symbols, with innermost holding four, and the outermost holding three symbols. This might seem odd, and might seem like it's going to hurt your chances, but, in truth, it's not. Because of the combination system, rather than the pay-line system, the game balances itself out and makes it even slightly easier to get hits. This game also features bonus spins. These spins are obtained if you score Bonus symbols on the reels. Bonus, in fact, counts as a Scatter, and after you’ve scored three of them, you’ll be awarded free spins, with all game modes being active during the spins. We also said that the slot contains a bonus game. The game allows you to turn on the Gamble feature, which activates every time you get a hit. In the bonus game, you decide if you want to bet all or half of your winnings, or if you want to collect. The game is a pretty standard one, where you have to guess either the color of the card or go for a higher stake and guess the card's suit. On a final note, you should know that this game contains no progressive jackpots. The game is also available for free online, in case you want to check it out.
Grand Tiger has a very simple interface, the likes of which you've probably already seen. The game may be an odd one, but you'll feel right at home in no time. When you run it, you will notice five distinct buttons. These are the start (spin) button, on the farthest right, then, counting from there, the bet button, the gamble button, which allows you to activate the gamble feature, the exit button, and the auto-start (auto-spin) button. Above the start button is the bet level, and, above the auto start, a coin counter. This game allows you to bet a minimum of 10 coins per spin and a maximum of 1000. The game features no level adjustment, as it doesn't have pay-lines.
In the end, Great Tiger from Amatic is a very good and a very entertaining slot game. It may not mesmerize you with its visuals, but, once you start playing, you'll find yourself hooked. The game really feels fluid and gives you a lot of prizes through its combinations, wilds and bonus game. All in all, this is a game we'd definitely recommend, and we definitely enjoy & recommend playing it. Best of luck