Slot Wars – Tropical Tiki VS Magic Money Maze

Pragmatic Play is known as one of the most productive providers of online casino content, with up to 6 new slots launched every month. But with the release of not just one, but two games in a row with completely unique features, the brand has once outdid itself. 

Topical Tiki slot reinvents the tumble reels, while Magic Money Maze transforms from the slot into a board game. So let’s see which one has what it takes to rise to the top in another episode of slot wars!

Start the battle!

Round 1: Winning Potential

Winning potential is not the sole feature that makes one slot great, but it certainly helps a lot when deciding which game to play. Especially when slots are equally fun, then the maximum prize you can win often comes as a tiebreaker.

Although Tropical Tiki has a bigger playground with a 6×3 grid and up to 6,400 ways to win, its winning potential of up to 3,000x the stake is significantly lower than its competitor. As a matter of fact, the 5×3 grid Magic Money Maze with just 10 paylines can produce a massive maximum hit of 10,000x the bet!

Tropical Tiki slot

Also, finding your way through the maze is more suitable for players with lower budgets as its wagering range starts from €0.10 bet per spin and goes all the way up to €250. Joining the tiki adventure in real money play costs from €0.25 to €125 bet per spin. 

When it comes to volatility, its level in the slot-board combo varies from medium to high, while the island-inspired release provides always highly volatile gameplay. Regarding RTP, Money Maze has a slight advantage with 96.61% compared to 96.43% of the rival slot. 

Round 2: Bonus Features

Topical Tiki has tumbling reels, but they act quite differently than the ones encountered in most cascading slots. In this unique tumble variation, a winning cluster remains on the screen while the rest of the symbols leave the grid and are replaced by new ones. Hence enhancing the player’s chances of creating more winning clusters.

Golden Moai Scatters also remain on the screen when non-winning symbols are removed in a tumble. This is quite beneficial as 4 Scatters in view trigger the bonus round with 8 free spins. 

For free spins, the grid expands to 6×5 size, but the top two rows are inactive at the start of the round. One position on these reels is randomly unlocked on each free spin. A maximum of 8 positions can be unlocked, unleashing a maximum of 6,400 ways to win.

Tropical Tiki slot - free spins round

The spotlight in Magic Money Maze slot is also on the bonus round. Once triggered by 3,4 or 5 Bonus symbols, the slot changes to a board game with 1, 2 or 4 lives respectively. 

A 7×7 game board with 49 squares comes to play and players move around them with a dice roll in a clockwise direction. Squares display either blank spaces, cash prizes or various symbols. 

Some of these symbols give you an extra life, some of them take it away. Whenever you land on any of the President’s positions, these symbols are collected. Depending on how many Presidents are collected, a multiplier of up to 10x is applied to the total win. 

Reaching the middle square on the board increases the value of money symbols up to 10x, with the multiplier increasing each time you make it to the middle. The bonus round end when players lose all their lives. 

Magic Money Maze slot - free spins round

If you can’t wait to trigger the bonus round, Pragmatic Play has added the Buy Bonus feature in both of these releases. It is cheaper in the Tropical Tiki as you can purchase a bonus for 100x the bet than in Magic Money Maze were activating the bonus costs 125x the stake. 

Both of these games have something unique when it comes to bonus features. While innovative tumble reels add much-needed freshness in cascading slots, the slot that transforms into the board game in the bonus round provides a bit more thrilling playing experience, making it the winner of this round. 

Round 3: Visual and Audio Effects

The theme revolving around tropical paradise island with tiki symbols is seen many times before, but it never loses its charms. Still, it is less bit interesting than the one where US presidents appear as the main protagonists like in the Magic Money Maze slot. 

When it comes to visuals, animation and audio effects, the provider has once again shown its superb skills. Tropical Tiki is more vibrant and colorful, while its rival has a bit more serious visual appearance. However, the visuals of these two games completely correlate to their individual themes, so this round is tied. 

And The Winner Is…

Slot Wars - Tropical Tiki VS Magic Money Maze

Comparing games that are so different is never an easy task. That’s why objective parameters like the winning potential are taken into consideration and are often the breaking point for determining the winner of the slot battle. 

In this episode of slot wars, the huge winning potential of Magic Money Maze combined with a thrilling unusual bonus round took this slot to the winning position. Make sure to try it out, but don’t cast away Tropical Tiki – its redesigned tumble reels every slot lover should experience.