Game of the Week – Spring Tails

Spring Tails is the latest Oriental-themed video pokie from BetSoft. It features what should be a fun theme, but from our testing, this game is one that you should definitely pass on.

Learn more about this game and why it is one you should avoid at Australian online casinos.

Cute Theme and Solid Pay Symbols

Spring Tails is a video pokie based on the Orient. The graphics and background music are appropriate with your stereotypical Chinese or Oriental theme you’d expect from comedies or cartoons. Game graphics are decent, but nothing spectacular.

Spring Tails Main Game Review

The low paying symbols for this game are Royals and like many video slots, three of a kind only returns about half of your bet. You’ll make a profit from four or five of a kind though. Higher paying symbols include cheese, peanuts, rice, pearls, jewels, and what looks like golden nuts. The top-paying symbol returns 5000x your initial bet.

This game also has a couple of bonus features that, in theory, will help you generate a big win.

Lucky Rat Wilds

The Lucky Rat is the wild for this game and can appear on Reels 2, 3, and 4. When it does, it will include a multiplier of 3x, 4x, or 5x. These multipliers can stack up to 60x your initial bet.

When playing this game, we seldom received more than one Lucky Rat on our screen. It seldom paid off.

Free Spins Game

The Golden Key serves as the scatter for this game. Get three Golden Keys on Reels 2, 3, and 4 and you’ll get 12 free spins. During the free spins game, all low-value symbols are removed, giving you an awesome chance at a big win. Scatters also pay for this game. One scatter pays 1x your bet. Two scatters pay 3x your bet.

Don’t want to wait to randomly unlock the free spins feature? No problem. Like many BetSoft games, this game has a Buy Feature button where you can purchase the free spins game. The cost of the feature is 58x your bet. For example, if you play .10 per spin, you will pay $5.80 to unlock the free spins game.

Spring Tails Free Spins Game

There are times where we would recommend trying the Buy Feature, but luckily for you, we already gave it a try. We purchased the feature seven times and only once did we turn a profit. Generally, we only saw a 20% return and once we went 0 for 10 on our free spins. This was extremely disappointing.

Spring Tails One of BetSoft’s Worst Recent Releases

We don’t normally like being overly negative when it comes to online pokies, but there are occasions where a game just completely misses the mark. Spring Tails is definitely one of those. We knew the game would be a bit tight due to an RTP of 95.84%, but we did not expect a game to be a complete drain on our bankroll.

This game played more like a high volatility progressive jackpot game and the bonus game was not worth buying. Overall, we were extremely disappointed in this game and would not recommend it. Normally, we’d tell you the online casinos in Australia that carry the game, but it’s not worth your trouble.

Instead, we recommend that you check out the online pokie offerings at Pokies Parlour and CasinoNic. You’ll find plenty of games there with solid RTPs and low to medium volatility. If you prefer higher volatility games like progressive jackpots, you can find them there are well. We wish we could recommend Spring Tails, but the truth is that we feel it is a waste of time and money.