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Tut's Twister slot review

Added by Yggdrasil. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.5 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:06/2018

RTP:97.1%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1000

Mobile version:Yes

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Highlights

RTP

Multiplier

Walking re-spins

Walking wilds

Stacked wilds

Themes

Ancient

Egypt

Fairy tales & fantasy

Horror

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
97.1%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 1000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
88
Yggdrasil score (compared to other slots of supplier)
94
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Tut’s Twister brings us deep into the catacombs of Tutankhamun’s burial chambers in an attempt to loot them, only to be faced by his mummified remains!

The slot comes with a rather standard 5-reel, 4-row playing field that houses 25 paylines. The game was developed by Yggdrasil and released in 2018, which explains the truly excellent graphics. As the title probably gives away, the slot is set in Egypt where the player is presented with Tutankhamun’s tomb.

I found the introduction cinematic to be a good representation of the slot, showing us Tut, as we’ll call him, show up in a swirling twister. The rest of the game has the same high fidelity with a beautiful background, high-definition symbols and even Tutankhamun in all his glory.

I liked his appearance the most, even though he doesn’t do much. He mostly stands in the corner looking ominous but sometimes he turns into Tut’s Twister as a Stacked Wild on one of the reels. I thought that was a clever way to tie him into the actual gameplay.

The sound was rather odd. Although it started sounding Egyptian it quickly became more modern and lost that connection with the slot. The different victory tunes also didn’t fit the theme and made the game sound a lot more whimsical than it presented itself as.

Symbols

The symbols in the game were nice to look at but unfortunately, the low-paying symbols were quite simple and static. The Wild symbol was animated while the other symbols were all rather static except for a simple movement when they’re part of a winning payline.

The symbols are from highest to lowest:

  • Wild: Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game. Wilds can also grant different bonuses. 2 Wilds on the screen at the same time activate the Twister feature.
  • Pot of Gold: Max. 130 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ankh: Max. 120 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ring: Max. 110 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Scroll: Max. 100 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Heart: Max. 35 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Spade: Max. 30 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Club: Max. 25 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Diamond: Max. 20 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

I thought the 4 high-paying symbols were nice to look at but with only 4 it made it harder to give the game at large some real depth. They could have used the low-paying symbols to flesh that out a little bit more, but using card suits made that impossible. It was mostly a wasted opportunity in my eyes.

Features

The features in the game were pretty clear but I did find the game had some trouble making them clear. I had to dive into the paytable to figure out exactly how they worked. In short, these are the different features:

  • Wilds: The Wilds substitute all other symbols. If there are 2 or more on the screen they activate the Twister Feature. They can also add a hieroglyph for the bonus game, or award a coin win.
  • Stacked Wilds: When there are 2 or more Wilds on the screen at the same time the Twister Feature activates. This turns the left-most Wild on the screen into a Stacked Wild.
  • Walking Wilds: When the Twister Feature is activated all Wilds except the left-most Wild turns into a Walking Wild, moving one spot towards the Stacked Wild every spin.
  • Re-Spins: As long as there is a Walking Wild on the screen, the game uses Re-Spins to keep the Wilds moving.
  • Multipliers: During the Twister Feature, every 3 Wilds on the screen award an additional 1x Multiplier.

As you can probably tell, the Twister Feature was a focal point of the slot and most of the features hinged on it. The Wilds appeared regularly enough to add some value as well but since you only need 2 on the screen to activate the Twister Feature, it activated quite a lot for me.

One additional thing I have to mention are the hieroglyphs at the top of the reels. Each reel has a number of different hieroglyphs. When there is a Wild on that reel, the Wild picks a random perk:

  • Wild: Another Wild is added to the screen, instantly triggering the Twister Feature.
  • Coin Win: A coin with between 25 and 2500 coins is awarded.
  • Hieroglyph: A hieroglyph present on the reel is added.
  • No win: There is no win and nothing extra happens. The Wild still functions as a Wild.

Reels 1 and 5 have 3 glyphs, reels 2 and 4 have 4 glyphs and reel 3 have 5 glyphs. When I managed to get all the right glyphs on the right reel, the game started the Twister Feature and added a Wild to the screen for every glyph on that reel. This could result in having multiple Walking Wilds on the screen at the same time and often resulted in big wins.

I should mention that there is an incredible amount of randomness associated with this. Every reel had its own glyphs and when a Wild showed up on a reel, it could have different awards as mentioned above. Even when it picked a glyph it had to be the one correct glyph for that reel to count. It made it incredibly unlikely for it to show up and then there had to be multiple glyphs matched on a reel as well!

It meant I activated the Twister Feature this way only twice during my time playing for well over 2 hours. I would recommend not counting on this method of activating the Twister Feature and instead just enjoying it when it does randomly activate.

I liked the Twister Feature itself although it was quite difficult to understand how it worked from just watching it. The important things to remember are that Wilds added to the reels are Walking Wilds and trigger Re-spins, and that the Walking Wilds are drawn towards the Stacked Wild and don’t necessarily move to the left as is usually the case.

Walking Wilds added themselves to the Stacked Wild and once the game ran out of re-spins it would distribute these Wilds for one last spin to see if it resulted in any wins before returning to the base game.

In Conclusion

The game lists a Medium Volatility but that did not fit my experience, I would have listed it as high volatility due to the high randomness of getting any of the special features. Picking a lower bet between C$0.10 and C$100 was quite lucrative while choosing higher bets depleted my funds quickly. It’s up to each player to decide how to play it.

Tut’s Twister is another Egyptian slot that Yggdrasil released not too long ago. Valley of the Gods is another good example of their fascination with this time period. Although they do manage to make attractive slots out of them, I wonder if it’s enough to set them apart. When looking at a slot like NetEnt’s Lost Relics, they take the same premise but turn it into something really unique and memorable. I kind of missed that here.

Of course, since it’s a Yggdrasil slot it is still a good game with a set of interesting features. I thought the Twister Feature was integrated well within the setting of the slot but might have been a little too much.

Overall rating:

3.5

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):97.1%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 1000

    Min. bet:C$0.1

    Max. bet:C$125

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:4

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:25

    Min. lines:25

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    Colossal symbols

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    Languages

    You can play Tut's Twister in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese

    Currencies

    Tut's Twister supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 06/2018
    69th newest on Yggdrasil 1,197th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 97.1% 1.23% > average
    2nd highest on Yggdrasil 73rd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1000 x your bet
    86th highest on Yggdrasil 1,560th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 25 25% > average
    42nd highest on Yggdrasil 840th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet C$0.1 per spin
    6th lowest on Yggdrasil 484th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet C$125 per spin
    16th highest on Yggdrasil 582nd highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Yggdrasil 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    I've been playing videoslots for almost 10 years and been a professional reviewer for over 5. I look at slots not just as a writer but also as a player, hoping to help others find their perfect slot.

    I also enjoy movies, books and travel so any slots with those topics usually have my preference. But in general I'll play everything!

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    Game supplier:Yggdrasil

    Release date:06/2018

    RTP (Return to player):97.1%

    Max. win:bet x 1000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.5

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