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Turning Totems

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Turning Totems


Turning Totems is a native American themed slot from the Thunderkick team designed  It’s design is similar to the cartoon style of games such as Electric Sam slot from ELK Studios
So, will we find favour with the ancients or fall foul of the past? It’s totem time to spin the reels.

The Basics

Turning Totems slot has  a ‘win both ways’ mechanism and is packed with features. Not only are there Free Spins and Re-spins, but there are also Thunder Reels, Sleeping Wilds, and Thunder Snakes.


The Graphics

Turning Totems slot has come up trumps with graphics that are a carnival of colour mixed with comic-book style. In terms of design this game is up there along with Finn’s Golden Tavern slot and other classics – it’s a stunner!
This unusual game is set in the desert wilderness with rocks, cacti and a warrior flanking the reel action. Your game is played out on five Totem poles; the wooden pillars which are ancient symbols of ancestors. This game makes other games like Bet Digital’s Valhalla slot look a bit flat. Good show Thunderkick!

Each pole is made up of individual carved faces, with a bird statue at the top of each reel.

The game is played out with a special turning mechanic – don’t expect to see spins here, simply watch those totem heads turn, instead.

It’s all very impressive. Including the music to accompany your spins, which is an up-tempo version of the traditional music that might have once come from these lands.

Turning Totems Slot Game Play

Turning Totems slot is played over 3 rows, 5 reels and 11 pay-lines – but don’t forget you can win left-to-right and vice versa (taking the total up to 22). Six different totem faces in a range of colours, with some rather unusual facial expressions make up the symbols on the reels.
This slot is full of surprises, my favourite of which is the remarkable Sleeping Wild. This icon is a snoozing bird and will act like a standard icon until the special Thunder Snake symbol lands on the same reel.

Now this lethargic fellow wakes up with a ‘bang’ (watch the face open its eyes – it’s a great touch), turning the icon into the game’s Wild. Magnificent!

The Bonuses

We must dig deeper into the Thunder Snake symbol!

This icon is a zig-zagging snake and it creates some magic when it lands on a totem reel. The totem reel is now transformed into a Thunder Reel, meaning that any Sleeping Wilds that are roused from their birdy slumber will make extra wins for the remainder of the round. And most importantly, the Thunder Reel will give you a re-spin, too.

If the you’re lucky and 3x or more totems  turn into into Thunder Reels, you’ll unlock the bonus game. You’ll then be transported to a new screen where rain falls and thunder crashes and you’ll win  5 free games. All the free games have Thunder Reels active and Sleeping Wilds frozen in place –  to help boost your win potential.

Monkey Verdict

The Turning Totems slot is highly original and really entertaining to play. We like the win-both-ways mechanic, and the spinning totems in place of the standard reels.

The game’s graphics also are brilliant , and the Thunder Reels concept with frozen Wilds offers something completely different and can make for some exciting play.

Monkey Score: 5 out of 5 bananas