As we enter the autumn season, millions of people are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving – a day to celebrate harvest and give thanks for the blessings of the year. And what better way to celebrate than with a new slot release, courtesy of Big Time Gaming?
Telling us that their new release is pumpkin spice and everything nice, Big Time Gaming invite us to fall into a world of holiday magic for the ultimate feast. It's time to leave behind the enchanting nature of Wild Unicorns and prepare to gobble up the excitement in More Turkey.
With RTP options up to 96.42% (up to 96.54% feature buy), this highly (5/5) volatile release is capable of producing wins up to 24,236x.
Everything in very autumnal in More Turkey, as we find ourselves outside a red barn on a beautiful, bright and sunny day to watch the leaves change colour. Bales of hay and pumpkins litter the area in front of the reels, whilst the trees in the background are covered in red and orange leaves.
The rest of our focus is given to the reels, upon which we find a variety of coloured turkeys – the usual green, blue, red, purple and rainbow line up from Big Time Gaming. A country styled soundtrack comes in to tie it all together – it's not the most distinctive thing in the world, but it's definitely a pretty picture, with some fun characters.
More Turkey Base Features
Taking place across 6 reels, wins are formed on More Turkey by matching at least 3 symbols on adjacent reels, beginning with the leftmost reel. Each reel can hold up to 7 symbols, including the extra reel at the top, producing a maximum of 117,649 ways to win. Symbols available begin with non premiums, with 9s, 10s, Js, Qs, Ks and As, awarding wins between 0.10 and 0.20x bet for 3 of a kind matches, increasing to values between 0.80 and 1.75x bet for 6 of a kind wins.
At the premium end we first meet a blue, green and red turkey, awarding wins between 0.25 and 1x bet for 3 of a kind matches, increasing to values between 2 and 7.50x bet for 6 of a kind wins. Purple turkeys are the highest paying symbol and the only to pay for 2 of a kind. Land between 2 and 6 of a kind purple turkeys to see wins between 2 and 50x bet. Finally, rainbow turkeys act as Wild symbols and substitute for all symbols except Scatters.
Alright, so the only thing to cover in the base game of More Turkey is reactions. On every spin, all symbols involved in a winning combination will be removed from the reels.
Remaining symbols will drop down to the bottommost available position on their respective reels, or move left on the extra reel.
New symbols will then drop in from above, or move in from the right on the extra reel, to fill the remaining gaps with reactions continuing until no new wins are formed.
More Turkey Bonus
Land 3 roast turkey Scatters to trigger 8 Free Spins, with an additional +4 spins awarded for every Scatter beyond the third.
During Free Spins an unlimited win multiplier becomes active, increasing by +1 after every reaction.
Scatters can land in the extra reel during Free Spins, awarding +4 or +8 additional spins for 3 or 4 Scatters respectively.
Free Spins Gamble Wheel
After triggering Free Spins, players can use the Free Spins Gamble Wheel to gamble for additional spins. It is possible to win up to 24 spins, with the option to collect along the way.
- Gamble 1 – awards 12 spins when won or 0 spins when lost.
- Gamble 2 – awards 16 spins when won or 0 spins when lost.
- Gamble 3 – awards 20 spins when won or 8 spins when lost.
- Gamble 4 – awards 24 spins when won or 12 spins when lost.
Gamble 1 splits winning and losing segments 5/5, whilst gambles 2, 3 and 4 split winning and losing segments 6/4.
Players in appropriate regions can skip straight to the action with the Bonus Buy, whereby paying a cost of 40x bet will award 8 Free Spins and take players to the Gamble Wheel.
The Bonus Buy has an RTP of 96.31% – 96.54% on average.
Whilst Big Time Gaming usually opt not to place a win cap on their games, the maximum win observed so far in More Turkey has been 24,236x bet.
More Turkey is familiar, isn't it? If you've been around for a while you'll have recognised these features immediately – specifically the Gamble Wheel – from Extra Chilli Megaways, released by Big Time Gaming in 2018.
Mechanics and features may be the same, but the maths model underneath has had at least a few tweaks – noticeable from changes to the maximum win and bonus buy cost.
There isn't a great deal happening in the base game, but in Free Spins an unlimited win multiplier combined with the ability to gamble up to 24 spins helps to keep things exciting. Unfortunately, what was really quite impressive in 2018 doesn't always cut it in 2023, so it's hard to see what part of More Turkey sets it apart and would entice players to leave their favourite releases – unless they fancy a seasonal theme. The maximum win has had a small improvement though, so when the right combinations occur wins are possible up to 24,236x bet.
Finally, maths is highly (5/5) volatile and RTP options are available up to 96.42% (up to 96.54% feature buy), so as always it's worth checking this. Like we said, there isn't a great deal setting this one apart from the competition, but if you're a fan of Extra Chilli and fancy a slightly cheaper bonus buy and a slightly higher maximum win, you might be tempted.
*The screenshots taken of games reviewed on this site are taken from Demo Play, as reviews are often written before games are released for real play.