Tribe is a March 2018 aboriginal-inspired video slot. Themes include: shamanism, aquatic animals, Oceanic culture, body painting, and sun worship. On the developer Endorphina’s website, it is listed under the “ethnic” theme, alongside: Kamchatka (September 2018), Almighty Sparta (May 2019), Cuckoo (April 2017), Dia de Los Muertos (October 2018), Chunjie (January 2017), The Ninja (February 2015),The Vikings (October 2015), Geisha (August 2015), Urartu (January 2015), The Ninja (February 2015), Pachamama (April 2014), The Emirate (January 2015), and Mongol Treasures (January 2015).
Tribe’s rival video slots include Indian Gold (December 2017) from Thunderspin, Native Indians (January 2010) from PlayPearls, and Wild Catcher (January 2018) from Wild Streak Gaming. Tribe is named after the featured Polynesian ethnic group. Five symbols (voyagers, shaman, priestess, manta ray, and mask) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Eight symbols (young Polynesian woman, young Polynesian man’s side view shot, young Polynesian man’s front view shot, octopus, blue dolphin, turtle, cyan dolphin, and whale) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Tribe Game Characteristics
Tribe has a partitioned brown wooden 5X3 grid, decorated with yellow dots on both margins representing the nine adjustable paylines, and embedded on an semi-arid climate; sixteen symbols, seven denominations, six bets per payline options, 378 total bets, limitless free spins, a side game, two win multipliers, one bet multiplier, and the regular payouts range from $0.05 to $90000.00.
Tribe has five special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is three voyagers—a shaman standing on a boat with two rowers; the free games-activating scatter is a sapphire-encased round brown tongue out mask; a green sun; a red sun; and a blue sun.
Ordinary symbols: an elderly shaman with a painted face; a red-haired priestess; a gray-haired young woman; a side view shot showing a Polynesian man’s tattooed back; a front view shot of a Polynesian man; a white manta ray; a dark yellow octopus; a blue dolphin; an orange turtle; a light green dolphin; and a yellow whale.
Tribe’s denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Tribe’s bets per line: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $90.00.
Betting $90.00 results to these Tribe payouts. Two, three, four, and five: voyagers pay $100.00, $2500.00, $25000.00, and $90000.00; shamans, or priestesses pay $20.00, $250.00, $1250.00, and $7500.00; manta rays pay $20.00, $50.00, $250.00, and $1000.00; and masks pay $180.00, $450.00, $1800.00, and $45000.00.
Three, four, and five: young Polynesian women, or young Polynesian men’s side view shots pay $150.00, $750.00, and $2500.00; young Polynesian men’s front view shots pay $200.00, $1000.00, and $4000.00; octopuses, or blue dolphins, or turtles pay $50.00, $250.00, and $1000.00; and light green dolphins, or and whales pay $100.00, $500.00, and $1250.00.
3+ masks unlock the limitless free spins whose winnings are accompanied by X3 win multipliers. More than one substituting voyagers are X2 win multipliers. During the free games mode, green or red suns are X2 total bet multipliers.
Every winning combination has a two-way option: click “TAKE WIN” to pocket the current win, or click “TAKE RISK” to proceed to the card game. The side game has one face up playing card that is a benchmark for any of the four face down playing cards whose face value the player has guessed. In its turn, the side game has two possible outcomes: a current win-nullifying round resulting from guessing a relatively lower face value; or a current win-doubling round resulting from guessing relatively higher face value. Tribe’s non-progressive jackpot is $90000.00 X3 (win multiplier), amounting to $270000.00.
The Tribe does not support mobile users. The features of its good software range from a hamburger button at top right containing dynamic payouts (albeit wrongly placed under “rules”), statistics, and 10-999 automated spins. The sounds include tribal songs, drumming, jingling, chirping birds, and mantra. The animated 3D graphics include: glistening and elongating symbols, dolly zoom, the mask segueing into a blue sun, Polynesian men showcasing their archery skills, and bolts of lightning.
Luck in Tribe
On the one hand, the regular game has an RTP rate of 96% and a house edge is 4%. On the other hand, the card game has an RTP rate of 84% and a house edge of 16%. The Tribe is a game of chance.