Good morning, gamblers! Games Global partner Snowborn has created a slot machine game for you to enjoy, and it’s chock full of lucky symbols like gold coins, leprechauns, and rainbows. Tippy Tavern, which seems really cheery, is the name of the game. It’s also a carbon copy of an older Snowborn game called Pile ’em Up. If you’ve played it, you know about the Happy Hour Bonus hold & win round and the free spins feature in which you may collect even more coin symbols. Come check out the tavern’s food and drink if you haven’t already.
Since publishing Cat Clans, Cats of the Caribbean, and Peaky Pigs, Snowborn has been on something of a cutesy binge. This one doesn’t have any animals in it, but the main character is a leprechaun whose name, we’re guessing, is Tippy. Beer, pipes, clovers, harps, and pots o’ gold are just few of the common symbols seen in a leprechaun game. The images have that signature Snowborn pleasant simplicity, are pleasing to the eye, and are neatly organized. An encouraging, if trite, initial step has been completed.
We looked at the data with a microscope and still couldn’t tell it apart from the standard slot machine Pile ’em Up. While the math model may appeal to gamers who want things on the more volatile side, the maximum RTP comes in at 96.22% (but lesser setups are possible). You should take your time determining the optimal stake, with possibilities ranging from 20 p/c to £/€30 each spin, because some of Tippy Tavern’s features are maintained at the current bet level.
The betting grid in Tippy Tavern consists of 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 paylines. The lowest four on the table are purple, blue, green, and red bottle caps with J, Q, K, and A on them, and they pay 1-3.75x the stake for a line of five. Regular payments allow for victories of three to five of a kind in length. Traditional goods such as a pipe, four-leaf clover, harp, and a dice with 12–20 times the stake for five-of-a-kind come next. Both the regular game and the free spins bonus feature wilds. Wilds appear on all five reels, may replace any other symbol in a winning combination, and pay out at a rate of up to 111 times the wager for five in a row.
Slot Game Features from the Tippy Inn
There are many “happy hours,” if you will, in Tippy Tavern, including the Coin Symbols & Collect feature, the Coin Booster feature, the Free Spins feature, and the Happy Hour Bonus round.
A Collection of Coin Symbols
If a coin symbol appears, its value can range from 0.2 times the wager to 50 times the wager. When a collect sign appears on reel five alongside a coin symbol, the value of both symbols is paid out.
The multiplier for the Coin Booster begins at 1. When the 1UP foaming beer cup symbol appears, the Coin Booster is multiplied by 1 up to a maximum of 10 times. As mentioned above, the value of collected coin symbols is increased by the Coin Booster before being awarded. Once coins have been distributed, the multiplier will return to 1. The Coin Booster multiplier is saved independently for each bet level and may be used in any game feature.
Reels 1, 3, and 5 are where you’ll find the scatter symbol. When you get all 3, you’ll get 9 free games with your current Coin Booster multiplier applied. During the feature’s activation, getting 2 or 3 scatters awards an additional 3 or 9 free games, respectively. The round’s entire coin count is added to the Respins Pot, and at the round’s conclusion, the highest coin multiplier from the Coin Booster is awarded to the player with the most coins.
Bonuses for Happy Hour
If you manage to land a bonus symbol on every reel over the course of multiple spins, you’ll enter the Happy Hour Bonus, which replaces the existing Coin Booster. The accumulation of bonus symbols is likewise recorded at the staked level. The bonus round begins with three spins that are reset whenever a symbol appears. During this feature, coins will remain on the reels, but 1UP symbols will not. After all of the spins have been used, the Coin Booster will be added to the total value of the sticky coins. Once all slots are taken, the round will stop, but all coins will be multiplied by 50. The Coin Booster is then applied to this sum and the bonus given.
The Case for Slots at Tippy’s
Is it the clone season already? When I was writing my evaluation of Tippy Tavern, it seemed like every other review was for a clone or reskin of the original. Almost every aspect of its inspiration, Pile ’em Up, has been replicated in Tippy Tavern, with the exception of the aesthetics and sound effects. While this didn’t make playing Tippy Tavern unpleasant, it would have been wonderful if Snowborn had thrown in some new features to spice up gameplay, increase replay value, and the like.
There’s a lot going on, and what’s here is really nice. Having a Coin Booster Multiplier instead of a simple coin collector can lead to more exciting gameplay and, ideally, more coin winnings. The Coin Booster also contributes to the growth of the Happy Hour Bonus. Neither this nor the previous slot goes to really far lengths, but both are entertaining and provide a chance of earning 7,500 times the initial wager. Neither of the two slots is a classic, but they both have a charming, easygoing vibe that makes them enjoyable to watch. If you’re looking for a slot machine that caters to the masses, pick Tippy Tavern.
Since it’s essentially a reskin, it’s not surprising that playing Tippy Tavern was just as enjoyable as Pile ’em Up. Tippy Tavern may, however, edge out Pile ’em Up in the fun department if leprechauns happen to be a personal favorite—and judging by the abundance of leprechaun slots available, there must be quite a few enthusiasts.