The action in Ride The Tiger is based on a jungle-related theme, but with an Asian style to it, rather than the South American or African based slot machines that we usually get. The creator of this game, which seems to have its target market in Asia, is Playtech.
We’re given 5x4 reels in Ride The Tiger, but luckily there are also a lot of active lines each round, 50 of them forming just as many combinations and paying as much as $500,000 for a single spin. Don’t expect all that much in the way of features, but you can still find stacked symbols, wilds, scatters or free spins inside.
Betting and Prizes
Look for the betting options on the left side of the reels. The options found there will allow you to set the amount wagered anywhere from $0.50 to $500. Given the presence of 50 lines, the line bet is easy to guess, as the range for it will be $0.01 to $10.
Payout wise, there are wins as high as $10,000 (1,000x) which will be paid for the slot’s best wins. There is a twist though, the fact that these high symbols are also stacked and may cover entire reels. Wins of $500,000 are certainly possible in this game, with a screen filled with symbols. It’s only 1,000x the stake, but it’s a good target to have.
On the other hand, the RTP is not as attractive in Ride The Tiger. The game will pay back 94.13% to players over its entire life, but the casino’s edge is on the high side unfortunately.
Ride The Tiger Slot Features
Mostly, I couldn’t say that I’m overly impressed with the features which the developer has implemented for Ride The Tiger. The stacked Tiger does have a big effect when it comes in, as it can help you get a screen filled with symbols and it will also cover multiple symbols at a time on each reel it is on.
Moving on to the regular features, slightly boring ones unfortunately, we’ll start with the Ruby scatter. Having it appear on the reels 1, 2 and 3, this symbol will pay a maximum of $2,000 as it does so, but you will need all three visible.
The same three scattered Rubies will trigger 15 free spins for you. The last four reels will get one extra wild after each round. The feature will be re-triggered via the same symbols, but you get only 5 additional rounds.
Yin Yang is an easily recognized image from Chinese culture, and in this case it’s also the face of the wild feature. Available only on the last four columns, it will be useful only as a substitute, it doesn’t pay anything.
Theme & Design
The Asian-style jungle theme is not a bad one, though there are others available from various developers. It involves a Tiger as the main character, while in other positions you get things like rubies, Yin Yang logos, images of Chinese legendary creatures made out of gold (Phoenix Bird, Fish, Turtle and Monkey), along with several Royals. The quality of the design is better than average, so I’d say that Playtech did well here.
Ride The Tiger has good graphics, is capable of delivering big wins, but the RTP is very low and the features are boring. It’s not a game that I’d recommend, for these very simple reasons.