Taiga Slot Review
A beautiful Russian snow forest forms the backdrop to Taiga, a nature-themed slot from Playson. Featuring a variety of woodland creatures, this 5 reel, 20 payline title comes with scatters, wilds, free spins and maximum payouts of 1,000 times your payline stake. Head to the forest from between 20p and £100 per spin.
The reels in this rapid-fire slot are packed full of furry creatures. The bear acts as the wild and substitutes for all symbols apart from the bonus. The bear is also Taiga’s biggest payer, offering jackpots of up to 1,000 your line bet if you find a five symbol combination. The fox and wolf provide the next largest jackpots with 400x on offer for hitting five in a line. The other creatures pay 250x.
The tiger is the bonus symbol which is the key to triggering the Free Spins feature. Find at least three bonus symbols and you’ll be awarded 5 free spins with all winning paylines during the feature doubled (i.e. 2x multiplier). Find 3 more tigers during the round and 5 more free spins will be added (giving you a total of 10)
After each winning spin you’ll be given the chance to gamble. If you opt to do so you’ll be transported to a woodland clearing where a brown bear will choose one of five playing cards. You have to find a higher value card from the four remaining. Manage this and you’ll double your win.
The imagery in Taiga is fairly simple. The animals, berries, mushrooms and nuts are pretty basic but perfectly clear. The woodland setting is certainly a pleasant one though. As we’ve come to expect from the Playson, the action in Taiga is extremely fast-paced, especially in autoplay mode. It’s possible to burn through your bankroll fairly quickly if you’re not careful. There are riches on offer though, especially if you trigger the free spins.
The setting may be tranquil but the action on the reels in Taiga can be volatile –this, like a lot of Playson slots, is a high variance slot. There will be lengthy dry spells but when the Mother Nature works her magic the results can be very lucrative. If you like high variance games, Wild Hunter (also by Playson) is worth playing.