Tinderbox Treasures is a fun and lighthearted slot game developed by Playtech, one of the leading software providers in the online casino industry. This game sets out to capture the feel of the classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen – The Tinderbox. Tinderbox Treasures comes with 25 paylines and 5 reels, much like most other slots from this company. The betting options are quite adequate, as well.
Players are able to wager anywhere between $0.25 and $75.00, making it suitable for both casual players and high rollers. Tinderbox Treasures pays left to right, meaning that any winning combination would have to start on the leftmost reel and continue onto the next reel along the designated payline.
Tinderbox Treasures follows closely the story set out in The Tinderbox tale, incorporating many of the characters and motifs into the theme of the game. Those who have read the tale as a child will no doubt appreciate how much effort Playtech has put in when creating the game. The graphics are colorful and vibrant, truly bringing the game to life.
The developers of the game have decided to use a cartoonish approach when creating the graphics style and the end result is very impressive. The graphical fidelity lends itself very well to the overall theme of the game which ultimately, makes the whole experience all the more enjoyable. However, Tinderbox Treasure does not only impress in terms of visuals. The background music is wonderfully composed and fits the theme of the game perfectly.
The symbols in Tinderbox Treasures feature various imagery from the original tale. Based on their payout tables, we can separate them into three distinct categories. The Low Paying group is made up of high cards starting from Ten to Ace, with the Ace being the most profitable at 50 coins for 5 of the same symbol. Following that, we come to the High Paying group, where we see several characters from the story. Out of those, the soldier is the highest paying one, rewarding players who line up 5 of them with 250 coins.
Lastly, there is the Special category to take into consideration and there we find the Wild and the Scatter symbols. Wild symbols substitute for any Low or High Paying symbol in the game and they come in three varieties: Copper, Silver and Golden, each taking more position on the reel than the previous. Moreover, there is a Special Wild, which only appears in free games, but we will cover that in the next point. The Scatter symbol can unlock a round of free games if you manage to spin several of them on particular positions on the reels.
Combinations and Jackpots
As far as jackpots are concerned, Tinderbox Treasures does not offer any, however, there are plenty of worthwhile features to be had if you look closer. The Dog Wild Re-Spins is a major aspect of the game and it is triggered whenever a Copper Wild lands anywhere on the reels during the main game. When that happens, a re-spin will be granted, as well as, a Silver Wild symbol which takes two positions on the reels and multiplies your winnings by 2 times. If it lands fully on the reels, that will trigger yet another re-spin, where you will receive a Gold Wild, taking up 3 positions and granting a 3x winnings multiplier.
The Tinderbox Prizes mini-game can be activated once you spin 3 Scatter symbol on the second, third and fourth reel at once. This will take you to a different screen where you will get to open one of three doors. If you find a tinderbox behind the door, you will be eligible to receive Stacked Scatter Symbols, 5 extra free games, and/or a Wild multiplier increase up to 5x. After the mini-game, the main game will resume and you will have 10 free spins, as well as, whatever rewards you managed to open. During these free games, any Scatter symbol that lands on the reels will grant you 1 Dog Spin. After the free games are over, any accumulated Dog Spins will be used and there will be Wild overlay symbols.