Turning Totems by Thunderkick is the 5-reel and 11 fixed paylines right to left and left to right slot, based on the theme of native North American wooden pole carvings. With the help of your spirit guide, you have a chance of winning up to €2,500 or 25x your total bet!
Colourful graphics and original theme
The graphics in this slot are bright and colourful drawings of five totem poles representing reels, three symbols high to represent the number of rows. Individual symbols spin rather than entire reels, as is the case with most slots. The symbols represent faces of animals of which there are seven in total. There is a 3d native boy to the bottom left of the reels with a desert background with purple flowered cacti. The desert sun barrels down and is interrupted by storm clouds and rain, after two thunder reels are triggered. A native American sounding tune plays in the background, interjected by some sound effects.
Two ways to win
We should reiterate that Turning Totems lets you win from left to right and right to left, which is unlike many other games and means you really have two different ways of winning.
A sleeping wild can be a normal symbol transformed into a wild by a Thunder Reel and will substitute for all symbols except the Thunder Snake.
Thunder Snake symbol and Bonus Game
The thunder snake symbol transforms the reel into a thunder reel for the game round and transforms all sleeping wilds on the reel into wilds while granting you a re-spin unless in doing so it results in free bonus games. If three or more Thunder Reels are active then you win 5 free spins.
Original theme but disappointing payouts
Turning Totems has a theoretical return to player is 96.1% with bets that start with €0.10 and climb the totem poll all the way up to €100 with a medium variance as it could be rather difficult to trigger any decent sized prizes. Speaking of prizes, we did not find them to be very impressive with the top payout of 25x your bet before quickly dropping to 10x and lower after that. The game has some brilliant visual appeal and creativity with a less common theme but It would have benefited from some additional features to make the payouts more intriguing.