Totem poles have long been associated with Native American tribes, with the carvings indicating various gods and spirits that are part of their everyday lives. Nowadays we don't see these too often, unless you head to the northwest or other regions where tribes still live, but that doesn't make them any less captivating. Internet casino game developer Thunderkick wants to bring some of these intricate designs to you with their Turning Totems slot, which takes you out west and lets you see if the spirits will reward you with some large cash prizes.
Turning Totems is a 5 reel, 11 payline video slot that is based in the desert and has a native Chief sitting next to the reels, decked out in headdress and summoning the spirits. The totem symbols in the game include a brown eagle, blue spirit, green spirit, pink spirit, red spirit, gold spirit, and bird with face paint. There is also a thunder snake that sets the brown birds wild and triggers a re-spin on the reels.
The feature in the game include the above-mentioned wilds and re-spins, as well as free spins, stacked symbols, and the game's layout that lets it pay out both right to left and left to right. These features help give the game its posted return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.1%, which is about what you'd expect as average for an online slot.
The colors in this slot pop, just like they do with every Thunderkick game, but the presentation is particularly striking on mobile devices. The game just seems to have that "pop" that makes you think this is a stunner.
In terms of the features, the game is pretty decent, especially with the re-spin feature that also sets off wilds. The game can be a bit dry in terms of setting off some of the larger features, but when they do, they can really play out well for you. I spent a bit of time playing the game and got the free spins to pop off twice. In that mode, day turns to night and there's a rain storm, where you can get some big wins to pop up.
I really like Turning Totems, and I highly recommend it to players that are looking for something that plays a bit differently from the normal games you see every day. Give it a go here for free.