|Min bet size||0.20|
|Max bet size||100|
Released May 2020
The Solar Temple game can be found at casinos offering Playson software. Playson are an established online gaming provider that have an impressive array of clients. Their games can most often be found as an addition to a larger primary gaming platform provider. Playson do not publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game paytable or on the company website. However, the game has been picked up by casinos UK who must publish this information in their own RTP table. As such, we know that the House Edge for Solar Temple is 4.78%.
Solar Temple is a 5 reel game that is 4 symbols high. The game uses 20 standard paylines, playing from left to right.
Wilds – The Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols other than Scatters. The Wild symbol only appears after the full 10 Solar Spins have finished and then again only in a space that contains a “Sun” symbol. I will explain how this feature works further down in the review.
Scatter – The game’s Scatter symbol is the “Temple”. 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels will trigger the slot’s Free Spins feature. “Temple” symbols only appear on reels 1,3 and 5 and only during the main game.
Sun – Sun symbols are non-paying. When they land on a reel they will turn into burning spaces on the reels, where they will remain for the duration of the Solar Spins. By the end of the Solar Spins they will turn into Wild symbols.
Free Spins – 3 or more of the “Temple” symbols anywhere on the reels at once will trigger the Free Spins feature. You will be awarded 10 Free Spins and unlike the main game, when the “Sun” symbols land, they will immediately turn into Wild symbols, and will remain there until the end of the Free Spins feature.
Flaming Frames – The Flaming Frames feature works during a series of 10 spins. There is a bar at the top right side of the screen and every time you spin a space on the bar will fill. Once all 10 spaces have been filled, that Solar cycle finishes and a new cycle of 10 spins begins. When Sun symbols land on the reels they will set a symbols space on fire for the remainder of the Solar cycle. Those spaces will turn into Wilds during the final spin of the cycle.
Winnings Multiplier – During the main game each time a sun lands in a symbols space that is already on fire, you will increase the Winnings Multiplier at the top of the reels by 1. The maximum it can reach is 10 times the bet.
Solar Temple is a redesigned version of Solar Queen, a slot released by Playson last year. Whilst I quite liked Solar Queen it still came in for a degree of criticism. In this instance you have the exact same game, excluding 1 significant detail. The Winnings Multiplier does not appear to kick in during the Free Spins and I can only imagine that this is what has led to a big increase in the house edge. Honestly, this is an inferior slot to Solar Queen, with the only aesthetic difference being that it is set in South America instead of Egypt, meaning there really is no point in playing it.