Free Tropicool slot
Tropicool free play demo
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Tropicool slot by Elk Studios seems like a hybrid of some existing games, namely Netent's old Egg-o-matic slot and Elk's very own Sam on the Beach slot. Throw in some symbols from Yggdrasil's Sunny Shores slot and you're about there with this one. Calypso music here is soft and makes our soundtrack, a tropical beach at dusk the background and fruits comprise most of the symbols so a standard package holiday here. So can we add some tropical heat to our bankroll here or will it be a holiday from hell for our cash?
We have 46,656-ways to win here on Tropicool slot with 6 reels of 6 rows each. Tiles cascade down singly and winning ones are removed to be replaced. There is a top scroll of 6 single tiles which offer blanks or enhancements if wins allow them to drop down for us. These can be standard Wilds, Locked Wilds which remain for a numbered amount of cascades, Row Swap which fills the row with one kind of symbol except any Wild or Bonus tiles and finally 2-5x Multiplier Wilds which will only pay the highest if more than one occurs in a win.
There are Flamingo and Toucan stacked symbols which can appear at 3 rows high but are in 3 individual sections so can appear in part too. These will pay scattered as well but only if they are fully in view on 3 or more reels. The 6-of-a-kind pays are Strawberry or Wild 2x stake, Toucan 1.2x, Flamingo or Coconut 0.9x, Apple 0.6x with the low pays of 4 different coloured Plums all at 0.3x. Bonus scatters can appear anywhere too.
You need 3 to 6 Bonus scatters to trigger 10 to 25 free games. You will now see a couple of new symbols appearing on the top bar which are multipliers of 1,2 or 3x which will increase the multiplier for the remainder of the bonus by that amount. The other is extra spins of 1,2 or 5. The sticky Wilds will remain between spins if not used up and the symbols on the top are replaced from the left as they are used. We are told 10,000x stake is the maximum capped win here.
Despite the rather poor 95.00% RTP Tropicool slot is quite colourful and eye-catching with the top enhancement tiles regularly coming into play. That said, there is also much frustration at seeing good ones missed so often or placed on the end 2 positions where they are unlikely to ever be used. The poor line pays rely on good top symbols to drop and the base game is pretty dire unless they do. The same seems to occur in the free falls with too many blanks over the first 3-4 columns and you would have thought the multipliers would be easy to accrue given the pathetic pays without them, but you'd be wrong. Extra spins always seem to be 1, not 2 or 5 and if you manage 12 spins you will be fortunate to get to 5x multiplier or better. I wouldn't say these tropics are cool at all, more like very frosty...