Want a pokie that delivers in speed, excitement and features? Naturally! That's why you should consider having a close encounter with Mother Nature and trying out Taiga from Playson Software, either on your laptop or using the mobile version specifically designed for your smartphone or tablet.
The game is available to play for free - just like all out other pokies. Look out for the wild animals, as well as the nourishing fruit symbols, bonus free spins and stacked wild symbol as you spend time in the marshy magnificence of the Taiga forest. In reality, the Taiga stretches over huge areas of Russia and Canada but you won’t even have to leave home to enjoy its splendid vistas, cute critters and fruit fests.
Every time you spin the five reels, prepare for a feast of raspberries, blueberries, acorns, strawberries, mushrooms and apples. You should also get ready to meet the beasts of the forest, ranging from polecats, squirrels, wolves and foxes to the fearsome Siberian tiger and a ferocious ‘wild’ brown bear.
The excitement of the Taiga
All the creatures and the sublime setting may make you feel at peace with the world but there’s no shortage of excitement too. You won’t really have to run from a Siberian tiger but you will have to look out for the wild symbol on this 20-payline pokie, which will substitute other symbols except the bonus to make winning combinations and will pay out on the highest combo on active lines.
Then there are the bonus symbols; get three or more and the free spins are triggered, doubling the complete bet used for the spins. If you’re in the market for big wins, Taiga is also a good choice, offering top payouts of 1,000 times payline stakes.
Go wild with the bear
The ‘wild’ bear is the biggest payer in the forest if you manage a five symbol combo, closely followed by the wolf and the fox. These offer anything but dog-eared opportunities, boasting the potential to win 400 times your stake when you roll five on one line. Any of the other creatures will net you a 250-times haul, whilst the tiger bonus symbol is key to five free spins and the doubling of all winning lines whilst the feature plays.
Get another three or more tigers whilst you play the bonus, and another five free spins can be yours. After every winning spin you get the chance to take a gamble and if you’re feeling brave you’ll be whisked to a woodland clearing for a bit of brown bear card dealing and the chance to double up your haul.
Sound a little surreal? Well, you will be spending time in the Taiga whilst your rear is planted firmly in your armchair or on the train to work, so don't worry too much about maintaining any sense of reality!
Fast and furious in the forest
If you’ve played Playson pokies before, you’ll know that fast-paced action is normally on the cards. Taiga is no exception, especially if you choose the autoplay mode. This can be a good thing during some of the lulls in this high-variance pokie and will make those riches roll around all the quicker, especially if you hit on those lucrative free spins.