About Turning Totems

Turning Totems is an innovative Thunderkick 3D slot game released in late 2016. It features cartoonish graphics, a unique way of spinning the reels, and it pays both ways on 11 paylines.

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Turning Totems introduction, including RTP and variance

Turning Totems is played on a standard 3×5 reel set, but the reels don’t spin. Instead, they are fixed in place, and each symbol revolves around its axis. This is an innovative way to spin the reels, and it works well.

The theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96.10%, which is a bit low compared to their other games. Variance is, unusually for Thunderkick, low to medium.

The game doesn’t produce wins too often, but they’re usually good ones. While the game often pays less than your bet, that doesn’t happen as often as in other Thunderkick slots.

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Turning Totems gameplay and paytable

There are five regular totem symbols, two of them are low-paying, two are medium-paying, and one symbol pays well. In addition to these five symbols, there is a Sleeping Wild symbol which is the worst-paying symbol in the game, but it can morph into a real Wild by the Thunder Reel feature, and then it becomes the best-paying symbol in the game.

The paytable is a bit skinny but better than what Thunderkick usually give us, but still, you’ll need four-of-a-kind wins to win more money than you wagered on a spin.

There are 11 paylines in this 3×5 game, but they pay both ways, left to right and right to left, so effectively there are 22 paylines. Since you pay a fixed amount for a spin and not per payline, the paytable looks quite good.

Bonus Features

The Thunder Snake symbol is instantly recognizable on your reels as it’s purple and shiny, and it turns the reel it lands on into a Thunder Reel for the rest of the game round. All Sleeping Wilds on that reel will turn to real Wilds. A Thunder Reel activation will grant a re-spin unless it results in a bonus game being triggered.

When you have at least 3 Thunder Reels active at the same time – which means you got three Thunder Snake symbols in the same spin or through re-spins – you’ll be awarded a Bonus Game. You’ll get 5 free spins, and all Thunder Reels will remain active until the feature ends.

CasinoWizard’s verdict: 3 out of 5 stars

Turning Totems is an interesting game because of the way it spins the reels, and it’s easy to play because the symbols are few and the paylines pay both ways.

The bonus game could be more rewarding, but it doesn’t mean this game lacks the potential of a big win; the maximum win is 99,860 coins.

Turning Totems is a fun title that does things a bit differently, and yet it’s easy to play, and can be a quite rewarding experience.

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Title: Turning Totems
Provider: Thunderkick
Genre: Video slot
Theme: Cartoon
RTP: 96.10%
Volatility: Low
Paylines: 11
Minimum bet: € 0.10
Maximum bet: € 100
Jackpot: No