We’re off to the great snow-capped mountains of the American north-west in this slot from Genii, where a young Native American brave is here to help you match the symbols and win a whole load of cash.
Prepare to get closer to nature than ever before with these symbols, which represent both the four elements and all kinds of icons from Native American culture including bears, eagles and dragonflies all rendered in traditional styles. But is there gold in those hills, or will you be lost in the wilderness? Let’s take a look in our Tomahawk slot game review.
The Tomahawk slot game places its Native American theme front and centre, and there’s not one bit of this slot that doesn’t reflect that beautifully, from the background that captures a Native settlement beside a sandy shore with mountain peaks in the background to the fearsome totem poles either side of the reels. The graphics in this slot aren’t the best and can be charitably described as cartoonish, but they do a fine job of setting the scene. The lower value symbols are the standard 9 – A, where each of the face symbols represents one of the four elements, while the high-value symbols are all animal symbols rendered in a traditional Native style. The music isn’t especially memorable, but has a calming dreamlike quality that is quite relaxing in comparison to this slot’s bright colours!
One of the most interesting things about this slot is it has 243 ways to win, which is much more than most slots and allows for much more frequent wins. Symbols don’t have to land next to each other on the reels, and really only have to sit anywhere from left to right in order to generate a combination. The cost for more frequent wins is that neither the betting limit nor the prizes are all that high, with a maximum bet of £/€/$31 possible, while the highest value symbol is the Native brave, who can pick you up 700x your wager if you land five. Alongside this action, there are also bonus games to play, which is a good thing because you’ll need to generate some big wins to overcome the low RTP of 94%.
Luckily big wins are definitely possible in these bonuses, one of which is a traditional free spins round and the other of which is a cute little building game that’s a bit different from the norm. The tomahawk scatter activates this game’s free spins, and there is even more incentive than usual to land more scatters, because it can make a big difference to the game. Three tomahawks grant five free spins with a 2x multiplier, but five tomahawks grant a far more generous 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier. We know which we’d rather have! Alongside this game is the totem builder round activated by landing a dream catcher symbol, which is basically a pick and win game with a difference. Starting with a blank totem pole, you have to choose which face gets carved on each of the four levels, and each face comes with a random prize. After you’ve carved all four faces your prizes will be added together and given to you in a lump sum.
While we weren’t massively impressed with this game’s graphics and theme, we have to admit it did grow on us as we played, and you’ll certainly enjoy the frequency of the wins you’ll generate thanks to the game’s 243 ways to win. Tomahawk took off with its free spins, which benefit from a great multiplier, while the totem bonus round is also cute and fun.