Totem Thunder Slot Review

Expert Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Review by Martin Backhouse
Last update 12th July 2022
Review by Martin Backhouse
Last update 12th July 2022

Summon the Spirit Animals of Native America in this Totem Thunder slot from Quickspin. Immerse yourself in their sacred rituals and reconnect with Mother Earth as you enjoy tumbling reels, growing multipliers and free spins that can all lead to max wins of 8,623 x your stake. Highly volatile, a big win will land 1 in every 73 spins on average. The main action will come in the Free Spins feature, with progressive multipliers and win combinations leading to potentially big wins. But how does this game stack up against the competition? Discover everything you need to know below in our comprehensive Totem Thunder review.

Totem Thunder Max Win
8,623 x bet
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Native American
Stakes Range
25p to £100
Bonus Features
Yes (7)
Free Spins/Multiplier
Max Win
Very High (5/5)

Totem Thunder Party Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 25 paylines

Stakes Range: 25p to £100 per spin

RTP: 96.02%

Max Win: 8,623 x bet per spin

The Totem Thunder slot is played on 5 reels, 3 rows, and comes with 25 fixed paylines. Wins are paid by matching 3 or more symbols from left to right, starting from reel 1. Only the highest win per line is paid.

Stakes range from 25p up to £100 per spin, so it certainly caters to high and low-stakes players. Simply click the coin icon below the spin button to the right of the reels to change your total bet. You can also use the + and – buttons on either side of the total bet value below the reels.

Autospins and turbo spins are also possible if you’re outside the UK. Set up to 1,000 autospins with a loss limit or win limit in place.

The Totem Thunder RTP is 96.02%, which puts it bang in the middle in terms of averages. 64.07% is reserved for the base game and 31.95% for the Free Spins feature.

Please note that volatility here is very high, with Quickspin rating it as 5 out of 5. This means that although big wins are possible, they won’t land as frequently as a slot with a lower variance for example.

The maximum win is 8,623 x your stake, which isn’t too bad but less than many other slots currently on the market. Anything below 10,000 x these days is a little underwhelming in comparison to others, but at least it’s not 5,000 x or under. It’s worth noting here that the max win occurred during 100 million simulated spins.

Theme – the Thunder Bird is summoning the Spirit Animals

Theme: Native American

High Value Symbol: Red Spirit Animal

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop


It’s all about Native America in this Totem Thunder slot game and I like the way it’s all set up. The reels are set in the forest with a roaring campfire burning away just in from of the 5×3 grid. It’s dark at night too, so you can hear the relaxing sound of the night creatures in the background along with a calming soundtrack.

Land the Free Spins feature and the audio becomes more upbeat, with traditional instruments from the Native American era playing while the sky turns purple with the trees moving on either side of the reels. Adding these effects is a nice touch and adds to the overall appeal of the slot. The totems to the left of the reels play an important part too. More on that in a moment when we explain the features.

On the reels, your lower-paying symbols are made up of different coloured gemstones. These are joined by higher-paying spirit animals. The Red Spirit Animal is the most rewarding symbol, paying 0.8, 2 or 5 x your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination respectively.

The game’s Wild is a W and it substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus Scatter. It also pays the same as the red spirit animal for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Symbol Payouts/Info
totem-thunder-slot-blue-gemstone-symbolBlue Gemstone 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.4 or 1.2 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-green-gemstone-symbolGreen Gemstone 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.4 or 1.2 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-pink-gemstone-symbolPurple Gemstone 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.4 or 1.2 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-red-gemstone-symbolRed Gemstone 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.4 or 1.2 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-blue-spirit-animal-symbolBlue Spirit Animal 3, 4 or 5 = 0.4, 0.6 or 2 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-green-spirit-animal-symbolGreen Spirit Animal 3, 4 or 5 = 0.4, 1 or 2.4 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-pink-spirit-animal-symbolPurple Spirit Animal 3, 4 or 5 = 0.6, 1.6 or 4 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-red-spirit-animal-symbolRed Spirit Animal 3, 4 or 5 = 0.8, 2 or 5 x bet
totem-thunder-slot-wild-symbolWild Substitutes for all except Bonus + pays up to 5x
totem-thunder-slot-bonus-symbolBonus 3+ triggers Thunder Free Spins

Totem Thunder Mobile


The Totem Thunder mobile slot has been produced by Quickspin using HTML5 technology. This means it’s fully optimised for mobile, PC, laptop and tablet devices. You can play this exciting slot on devices operating with iOS and Android systems.

Totem Thunder Bonus Features

There are 7 bonus features in the Totem Thunder slot game if you count the option to buy the feature if you’re outside the UK. You’ve got the Tumbling Reels, Symbol Upgrades, Colour Multipliers, a Free Spins Bonus and the Buy Bonus option. Let’s run you through each of them so that you can fully understand how everything works.

Tumbling Reels

When you land a winner, all winning symbols are removed and new ones tumble in to fill the empty positions. Once this happens, if the top Totem symbol is blue, green, purple or red, it will upgrade any corresponding Low symbol to the corresponding High symbol.

This then brings the Colour Multiplier where those upgraded symbols add a +1 multiplier to the Colour Multiplier if there’s a winner. This can be seen to the right of the reels as displayed in the next screenshot below.

If the Totem is gold, all low-paying symbols will be upgraded rather than just 1 colour. A =1 multiplier will also be added to each colour.

Thunder Free Spins feature


3 or more Bonus Scatter symbols will trigger the Thunder Free Spins features in this Totem Thunder slot. Here’s how many free spins you could get depending on how many Bonus Scatters land in the base game:

Bonus Scatters Free Spins
3 10
4 15
5 20

You will spin away until no more free spins remain. It’s also important to point out that every additional Bonus Scatter that lands will add 5 to your free spins total, which could help you towards that max win target.

All multipliers collected when the bonus feature is triggered will carry over and not reset between free spins

Players outside the UK can also buy this bonus feature for 150x. The number of free spins initially awarded to you will be random.

Totem Thunder Review Summary – Not your typical Native American slot

Theme & Symbols

Sounds & Music

Bonus Features

RTP (96.02%)

Max Win (8,623x)


After completing this Totem Thunder review, it’s not easy to understand exactly what Quickspin are trying to achieve. Ok, so it’s clearly a Native American theme and uses the spirit animals from that era, but the unique tumbling mechanic with the additional features gives it a little twist that’s different from all the other slots on offer with this theme. Is it a good thing? I think it is but I haven’t quite made my mind up.

The graphics are solid enough and you know it’s a Quickspin slot as soon as you load it up. The audio that accompanies it isn’t too bad or over the top either. But I can’t help but feel that this might be one you’d enjoy if you like Native American slots. If you’re not a fan, I’m not sure how long you’ll stick around before moving on to another game. There’s certainly enough going on to keep the curious players interested for a while though.

The max win of 8,623 x your stake could be a little higher considering the volatility is super high, but that aside, it’s a pretty good slot and well designed. It will appeal to a lot of players and, overall, it gets the thumbs up from me.

Why not give our free demo a try first? It’s a good chance to test it out before using any real money.

Comparing this one to similar slots released around the same time, I’d put it above Pragmatic’s Tropical Tiki but below Yggdrasil’s MexmoMax slot.

Check out many other Quickspin slots on our dedicated page. There’s a wide range of themes on offer and you’ll no doubt find plenty that take your fancy.

  • 8,623 x bet max wins
  • Progressive multipliers
  • Great on mobile
  • Highly volatile
  • Low paying symbols

Totem Thunder FAQs

What is the Totem Thunder RTP?

The Totem Thunder return to player rate is an average 96.02%. But it’s worth noting that volatility is very high and rated as 5 out of 5 by the provider.

What is the Totem Thunder max win?

The maximum win here is 8,623 x your stake. Your best chance of landing this will come in the Free Spins feature where you can enjoy up to 40 free spins as well as progressive multipliers.

Are there any Totem Thunder free spins?

Yes, land 3, 4 or 5 Bonus symbols in the base game to trigger 10, 15 or 20 free spins in the Free Spins feature. You can also land Bonus symbols during the feature, which can give you up to 20 additional free spins.

Is there a Totem Thunder demo?

Yes, the Totem Thunder demo is available here at Head to Native America in search of free spins and multipliers on mobile, laptop, PC and/or tablet devices.