Fortune Games® Slots Review of Apache Way Slot Game
Apache Way: Slot Overview
Among the neat things about online slots is their huge diversity of themes as well as their various ways of utilizing them. On one end of the spectrum are studios doing weird and wonderful things with outrageous subject matter, while on the other side are classic slot topics filled with every cliché.
A Native American themed online slot called Apache Way by software provider Red Tiger may be just what you're looking for or may come across as hardcore stereotyping. Are you on the right or left side of the fence?
This isn't the first time Red Tiger has visited this part of the world. It appears they haven't used Apache Way's cultural references as extensively in games such as Eagle Riches. In classic North American slot territory, players are out on the range. On the left-hand side of the screen, a tepee sits beside rocky outcrops behind cacti, a scrubby looking landscape.
It's safe to say that players who enjoy slots located in this region will enjoy Apache Way, as Red Tiger has filled the view with vibrant, colourful graphics. During big win count-ups or when the bonus round is active, the panpipe soundtrack can only be described as 'pleasant' as well.
The winning potential of Apache Way clocks in at 2,571 times your stake, so there won't be too many massive count ups in Apache Way. With stakes ranging from 10p/c to £/€20 per spin, Apache Way is a medium volatile slot that can be played on any device. Players can expect a theoretical return value of 95.75% on the 5-reel, 3-row game panel.
From left to right, 25 fixed paylines make their way across the game board, creating wins when three to five matching symbols land along them. For a line of five, the 10-A card royals decorated with feathers pay out 0.6 to 2.5 times the stake. For a five-of-a-kind win, snake, cougar, bear, and eagle premium symbols are worth 8 to 20 times the bet. When creating winning lines, wilds have the same value as eagles, or they can substitute for all symbols except for eagles.
Apache Way: Slot Features
While playing Apache Way, you can encounter a hold 'n win extra called Ritual of the Sun and a free spins bonus round.
Ritual of the Sun
When they land in the base game, sun scatters display cash values of 1-20 x the bet. The Ritual of the Sun feature is triggered when at least 6 Sun scatter symbols appear. Three respins are awarded when sun scatters lock into position for the feature. New Sun scatters lock in place and reset the spin count to 3. The value of all Suns is added up at the end of the respins and awarded. Additionally, 2,000x the bet is awarded if the screen is filled with Sun symbols.
Free spins scatter symbols appear on reels 1, 3, and 5, and landing three of them awards five free spins. The middle three reels hold 3x3 Mega Symbols in this round. If you land a 3x3 Mega Free Spins symbol on its own, you will receive an additional +3 free spins. If you land a 3x3 Mega Symbol with one or two normal sized free spins scatters, you will receive 4 or 5 free spins, respectively. On the merged reels, a 3x3 Mega Sun scatter can also trigger the Ritual of the Sun feature.
Apache Way: Slot Verdict
Those who enjoy Pragmatic Play's iconic slot Wolf Gold should enjoy Apache Way as well. While they may appear different at first glance, a closer look reveals more similarities. Both are set in the North American countryside, feature a variety of animals, and have similar features. Wolf Gold was heavily steeped in Native American iconography, but Apache Way is much more so. The game is certainly pleasing to the senses, serving attractive graphics for the eyes and soothing panpipes for the ears.
The gameplay is what it is, delivering a relatively lightweight hold 'n win feature in one of its bonus rounds and free spins with merging reels in the other – both straight from the Wolf Gold playbook. One positive move is the increased reward up for grabs if players manage to fill all positions during the Ritual of the Sun, in fact, double Wolf Gold's 1,000x Mega Jackpot, for the record.
Filling the grid with Sun scatters would actually get players close to hitting the game's full potential of 2,571.8x the bet. It's kind of more difficult to see the max win occurring in free spins, even with those handsome 3x3 Mega Symbols hitting on each spin.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time