Vicky Ventura (Red Tiger): Review
The igaming industry is certainly not immune to the progressive changes in our world. Over time, female heroins have become increasingly common and predominantly male adventurers are a thing of the past it seems, a time when the fortune seekers had diehard masculine names such as Jungle Jim or Riche Wilde. Instead, they’re being replaced by classy ladies named Anna or, as is the case here, Vicky.
The female adventurer is not the only avant-garde part of this game, however. Sure, to nail the visual aesthetic, the developers had to eat humble pie and diligently study the genre to make it look and feel right to the audience. As a result, you get your traditional setting with temples, crystals and other theatrical properties that could very well have been stolen from the Indiana Jones set. Heck, there are even books in there. Visually, it certainly walks the walk, but it’s the engine at work here that’s the most compelling part of the narrative.
Vicky Ventura is a 5-reel, 3-row slot with 243 ways to win powered by Red Tiger Gaming, and as you will discover, it harbours a secret that is both potent and dynamic. Playable from between 0.20 and 200€ per spin, you can enjoy it on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. Set in a long forgotten jungle temple, the scenery is dominated by a clayish colour palette with some lush jungle vegetation on both sides of the reels to give it some life. It looks superb for the lack of a better word and for whatever reason, it reminds us of those old point-and-click adventure games on pc we used to love so much.
Alongside lower-value heart, diamond, club and spade symbols you’ll also see scrolls, books, safari hats and binoculars. Highest up in the hierarchy is the compass, however, which yields 15 times your stake if you land 5 on adjacent reels. Vicky herself is the wild which substitutes for all standard symbols.
Vicky Ventura (Red Tiger): Feature
Central to the action in Vicky Venture is the crystal symbol. Whenever these appear on the reels, they summon the gods to activate the skull totem to the side of the reels – this is known as the Mystic Totem feature. Beams of energy are shot onto the reels to deliver matching symbols, significantly increasing your chances of landing winning combinations.
Furthermore, if you look above the reels you’ll see locked symbol positions – if any of these are hit by the totem energy beams, they will uncover wilds while also increasing the number of win ways. If you land several crystals, you can get both matching symbols and wilds combined. After the Mystic Totem spin has been played, any unlocked tile will relock and the game reverts back to its default setup again.
Landing 3 scatters symbols simultaneously anywhere on the reels will grant you 10 Free Spins. Here you will benefit from 3 rows of locked positions as opposed to 1 as in the main game. Moreover, unlocked positions will remain unlocked in subsequent free spins, although they only act as a wild during the initial spin – after that they behave just like regular positions.
Now, if you retrigger the feature, not only do you get 10 more free spins, you also get an extra locked row, expanding the locked rows to the maximum total of 4. Vicky Ventura offers up to 16,807 ways to win if fully expanded. This, along with a max win potential of 10,000 times your stake as well as unlimited free spins, makes for quite some thrilling action.
Vicky Ventura (Red Tiger): Verdict
Vicky Ventura is a cocktail of outstanding potential, high-quality graphics, entertaining features, and as that little extra olive on top, just about enough narrative to give it some depth and soul. The only gripe may be the somewhat lower bonus frequency, but as a medium variance offering, it’s also a bit more forgiving on your balance without compromising any of the thrill factor for that matter.
If you like Indian Jones-style slots and Red Tiger Gaming products in general, Vicky Ventura is a no brainer and as we have seen recently in the Casumo top winner reports, Red Tiger potential is not make-believe either. We genuinely enjoyed hanging out with Vicky and if you’re up for a treasure hunt too, this is one that’s undoubtedly worthwhile. And just to add – Vicky is much more attractive than the stinky old macho studs Riche or Jungle Jim anyway.