Totem Thunder Review
Strangely enough, totem slots are quite popular within iGaming as players just cannot get enough of the beauty of Native American life. Inspired Entertainment's first-ever totem slot, Totem Thunder, plays on 5-reels with 243 ways to win during the base game.
However, it's worth mentioning that there is the potential to extend the ways to win to 3,087 ways through free spins and stacked wilds. Lucky adventurers could even uncover wins of up to 5,000x stake during the mesmerising gameplay.
In the base game, players will find themselves in the wild frontier of North America surrounded by stunning mountains as well as lakes and nature. The overall design of the background is similar to a watercolour painting which actually looks pretty decent.
All the symbols on the reels are just as decent with totem heads, tipi huts and other Native American tropes but there is so much colour that it truly brings the slot to life. There is nothing that will blow you away in this slot, but there are subtle details such as the firepit animated and smoke in the wind that show that the developers actually put effort into making this slot look good.
As for the music, it's what you'd expect in a slot like this with relaxing and tranquil music. There are drums, bells and chanting leading music that fits in perfectly with the slot.
It may be disappointing to hear, but there are no bonus features throughout the base game except the wild symbols. Everything is building towards the free spins round with the stacked wilds and the improved ways to win. It certainly does get much better throughout the free spins round and this is where the magic truly happens.
Most of the screen throughout this slot is kept simple but there are spin button buttons and bet level buttons around the reels. At the bottom side of the screen, there is the paytable with additional settings that players may need.
Strangely enough, the win potential for this slot is pretty decent for an Inspired Entertainment slot. That's not to say that the statistics are to a good standard but they are better than the average Inspired Entertainment slot.
Firstly, the RTP is 95.01% which is under the average standard and still ridiculous for an online slot. However, there is a medium to volatility level as well as a maximum win of 5,000x the stake. This is nothing earth-shattering, but it's a good enough amount that players will certainly uncover big wins from time to time.
Totem Thunder is surprisingly modern for an Inspired Entertainment slot and could easily be one of their best slot releases in a long time. Not only does the game look fantastic but the overall gameplay is thrilling throughout the bonus game.
Of course, the game could easily have been better with a more solid base game and win potential - but that's not what this game is about. If you are a casual slot player looking for a title inspired by Native American totems, then be sure to give Totem Thunder a spin.