Join a treasure hunter on a quest for magical crystals in Vicky Ventura, an entertaining 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Landing crystals activates the totem which can deliver extra wilds, transform symbols and open up locked symbol positions to deliver even more ways to win. There’s also a bonus round that awards free games with extra rows. Play on all devices from between 20p and £200 per spin.
The design here is excellent. The setting is a ruined jungle palace. On the reels you’ll see lower value heart, diamond, club and spade symbols alongside scrolls, books, hats and binoculars. The best of the standard symbols is the compass which pays 2, 5 or 15 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on adjacent reels. Vicky the explorer is the game’s wild.
Central to the best action here is the crystal symbol. Whenever these land, they activate the totem to the side of the reels – this is known as the Special feature. This fires light onto the reels and delivers a top selection of extras. Above the reels you’ll see locked symbol positions.
The totem can unlock these positions and fill them with a wild. This also increases the number of potential ways to win. On the main reels, the totem can transform positions so they all turn into the same matching symbol. Even more totem crystals can hit too which brings extra wilds and transforming symbols into play.
Land 3 Free Spins symbols on the same spin and you can look forward to 10 free spins in the Free Spins feature. These are played out on an expanded set of reels. Instead of 2 rows of locked positions, you’ll see 4. The crystals are central to the action here too. Once again, they unlock frozen positions and fill them with wilds. These remain in position for the rest of the feature and increase the number of ways to win.
Landing 3 Free Spins symbols adds an extra 10 free spins to your tally. They also add another row of locked positions. These are unlocked with the crystals. If fully expanded, you could be spinning on a machine that offers 16,807 winning opportunities. There’s unlimited free spins up for grabs too.
The Indiana Jones-style treasure hunter is a trope regularly found in online slots – such as Pragmatic Play’s Da Vinci’s Treasure. The theme here might be familiar but the crystal totems deliver something different on the features front.
We enjoyed Vicky Ventura. It’s well designed and the wild extras and free spins deliver plenty of action – medium variance, you can win up to 1,800 times your stake on each spin/free spin. If you fancy awakening your inner Indy. this is a decent enough place to start.