Tiger Stacks Slot Review

A beautiful Chinese valley is the setting for Tiger Stacks, a 5 reel, 30 payline slot game from Playtech. Trigger the bonus round and you’ll have the pick of 3 different free spins features. These offer 5, 10 or 15 free games complete with 3, 2 or 1 wild symbols. You’ll also have a chance to land 1 of 3 jackpot prizes. Stakes in this simple slot range from between 30p and £300 per spin.

Bright, colourful design

The visuals in the Tiger Stacks slot are simply done. A beautiful valley filled with trees, tigers and pagoda-style buildings for the backdrop to the action. On the reels you’ll see Chinese-style A to 9 symbols alongside a red lantern, gold pots and white, orange and black tigers. The black tiger is the most lucrative symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination and you’ll receive an award of 0.1, 1, 3.33 or 6.66 times your stake. There’s also a wild that can land anywhere apart from reel 1.

Tiger Jackpots feature

Fill reels 1 and 2 with any coloured tiger on a base game spin and you’ll have a chance to land 1 of the 3 Tiger jackpots in the Tiger Jackpots feature. Then land a full stack of tigers on reel 3 to win the Mini Jackpot of 16.67 times your stake or full stacks of tigers on reels 3 and 4 to win the Major Jackpot of 66.67 times your stake. To land the Grand Jackpot of 1,666.67 times your stake, you’ll need to fill all 5 reels with stacked tigers.

Free Games feature

Land 3 or more of the yin and yang-style scatter, starting from reel 1, to trigger the Free Games feature. You’ll then be offered a selection of free spin and transforming wild combinations. The options are as follows.

  • 15 free spins with all white tigers on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 turning wild
  • 10 free spins with all white and orange tigers on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 turning wild
  • 5 free spins with all white, orange and black tigers on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 turning wild

Landing 3 or more scatters on the same spin results in a re-trigger and another round of free spins.

Simple, playable action

Tiger Stacks is a simple slot. The colourful visuals are bright and bold and the soundtrack owes little to the Chinese theme. The gameplay is similarly stripped back. This game isn’t overloaded with extras. Even if the wilds fall nicely in the Free Games feature, the most you can win is 200 times your stake per free spin – the key to winning big if from the Grand Jackpot in the Tiger Jackpots feature.

It might be a little on the vanilla side for some tastes but if you like the Chinese theme, then Tiger Stacks is worth a look. If you like the striped cats, Quickspin’s Tiger’s Glory slot is a better alternative with potential 13,830 times stake wins on every free spin.