Tidal Riches is a Novomatic-powered slot with 5 to 6 reels and 20 to 50 paylines. Playable from 20p to £100 a spin across all compatible devices including smartphones and tablets, a deep sea adventure awaits. The number of paylines increases by forming winning combinations – you’ll get win both ways payouts on 20, 40 and 50 paylines. There’s also a free spins feature where you can get stacked, mega and colossal treasure chests. Finally, there’s a Hi Roller option with even more extras.
Visually, Tidal Riches takes you under the sea – with superb graphics and animations, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 royals as well as pufferfish, pennant coral fish, turtles, octopi and dolphins. The latter is the most rewarding giving you 30 times your stake for 6 across a payline. There’s also a wild that replaces all symbols bar the treasure chest scatter.
When you start playing, you will play on a 5×3 reel set with 20 paylines – when you get a win, the contributing symbols explode with new symbols dropping into the vacated spaces. This continues until no more new wins are formed. This is known as the Reels Drops feature. Furthermore, each win adds an arrow to the Arrow Trail feature (found above the reels):
- 1 arrow will expand to the active positions to 6×3 with win both ways payouts on 20 paylines.
- 2 arrows expand the active positions to 6×4 with win both ways payouts on 40 paylines.
- 3 arrows expand the active positions to 6×5 with win both ways payouts on 50 paylines
If you get 4 consecutive wins/arrows, you will trigger the Free Games feature with 5 free spins awarded – this is played on a 6×5 reel set with win both ways payouts and 50 paylines. Additional treasure chest symbols will come into play which reveal matching winning symbols. 5 arrows will see even more treasure chests added and 6 arrows will see 2×2 treasure chests in play. If you get 7 arrows, the treasure chests are 3×3 in size.
Once in the feature, there is a new arrow trail – as in the base game, each win will light an arrow. 4, 5, 6 or 7 arrows will reward you with 4, 6, 8 or 10 additional free spins.
Finally, Tidal Riches comes with a Hi Roller feature – this will set you back either 5 or 10 times your total stake. Both mode will cost you 5 times your stake and gives you 3 spins with Mega Wilds that are double in size to standard wilds. In the Gold mode, the trail is held meaning you don’t need consecutive wins to increase the number of paylines or for access to the Free Games feature.
Tidal Riches is actually simpler to play that it reads above – it’s all about getting consecutive wins really where the number of payouts (with win both ways payouts) increases. The key to winning big is from the Free Games feature as there are 50 paylines (win both ways) as well as treasure chests that give you matching wins.
Medium variance, you’ll pocket 1,500 times your stake on every free spin if you manage to fill the reels with the high value dolphin symbol. Tidal Riches is a decent slot which may take getting used to but it looks good and has good bonus features with decent win potential. If you like the theme, Iron Dog Studio’s Siren’s Kingdom is recommended.