|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.10 - 25|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
If you are a fan of fantasy themed online slot games, possibly with a nod towards nature, you may seriously want to check out Great Wild Elk. It has magic, elves, mystical creatures and it’s set in the middle of an enchanted forest. What more could you need? Plus, check out those Northern Lights in the backdrop near the top of the screen. This title is created by software developer NextGen Gaming, and it boasts some decent quality graphics, just don’t expect any of the latest bells and whistles like crazy animations and 3D visuals. What this game can provide you with is a compelling soundtrack to enhance the overall adventure/ fantasy vibe. We would recommend leaving your sound on for this one.
Now onto the game’s layout, it boasts a typical grid of 5 reels and 3 rows. These also come with a total number of 10 fixed paylines; in other words, players will not have the opportunity to regulate the number of paylines and play with a lesser number. Then again, stakes are well within reason here. They start off at a minimum bet of only 10p per single spin and the maximum bet isn’t exactly sky-high either, setting players back some £25 per spin.
Where to Play
Despite the layout seeming rather conventional, the setup is anything but that. And that much is clearly visible from the game’s special features. These are both typical and not at all so, in the sense that you’ve seen some versions of them in other games but you don’t trigger them in quite the same way.
The Elk’s Light feature is a random one that can take place at the beginning of any spin during gameplay. As part of it, the Elk’s Light will reveal one of the five higher value symbols, and that symbol will replace all of the lower value rune symbols.
For starters, the Wild symbol in this offering doesn’t come with any payouts of its own. Furthermore, the Wild can only land on the middle reel 3, and nowhere else. If it ever has the ability to partake in a winning combo, it will substitute for any of the other symbols to help complete it, however, the Wild will not be able to replace the game’s Scatter. In turn, the Scatter can only land on those reels which the Wild cannot. Hence, the Scatter can only appear on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Contrary to what you may be expecting, you will be relying on the Wild symbol to trigger the Freespins feature, not on the Scatter. To be precise, you will have to land a winning sequence with the Wild in it, and as a result you will receive a random number of free spins from 4 to 10. Furthermore, all throughout the duration of the bonus the Wild will remain on reel 3.
As the free spins go on, all wins that the Wild contributes to will be accumulated to form the Enduring Win. What’s more, any Scatter symbol that appears on the reels throughout the feature will award you that same Enduring Win amount. Note that you won’t have the option to retrigger this feature, but once the free spins are over, the Call of the Elk Feature will begin.
Basically, it will award you a respin during which only Scatter wins and Enduring Wins can be awarded. If you land a Scatter symbol as a result of the respin, you will receive a subsequent one.
Great Wild Elk has an alluring feel to it, and its potential rewards are truly very promising. This is a medium to high variance offering, though, so caution is advisable.