Enter the mystical forest, home of the Great Wild Elk, and spin the reels for cash. Great Wild Elk is a NextGen Gaming creation boasting a healthy RTP of 95,19% with the chance to win up to £10,000 each spin. This online slot features a recurring Elk’s Light (symbol substitution) Feature during Main gameplay as well as a Free Games Feature with Expanding Wilds and a growing Enduring Win prize.
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Great Wild Elk is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10- fixed payline, online video slot. The symbols consist of animals, elves and ancient runes that blend seamlessly into the background. The slot itself is set deep in the forest. A huge tree stretches to the sky at the end of the path. The music is very subtle and meditative throughout gameplay – even during wins and feature activations. The overall visual quality of the graphics is excellent with animations during Main gameplay such as northern lights flickering against the twilight sky and will o’ wisps winking in the forest. An animated ‘Great Wild Elk’ nods and stomps during Re-spins.
Great Wild Elk displays all values for Line Bet, Total Bet, Win and Balance in cash only. To select a Cash Bet ranging from 10p-£20 at LeoVegas, choose a Line Bet ranging from 1p-£2.00. Paytable values are listed in coins, and pays remain fixed despite changes in bet selection.
Great Wild Elk’s 11 symbols reflect the overall fantasy theme. There are 2 special symbols: the Elk Wild symbol and the Tree Scatter symbol. The Elk Wild symbol can only appear on reel 3, it triggers Free Games and it can stand in for any symbol except for the Tree Scatter symbol. The Tree Scatter symbol can form a winning combination and is involved in increasing Enduring Wins. Great Wild Elk’s 9 regular symbols, listed in order from highest to lowest value, include Green Elf, Pink Elf, Eagle, Squirrel, Snake, Red Rune, Purple Rune, Blue Rune and Green Rune.
This online slot’s gameplay is left to right with the exception of the Tree Scatter symbol. Get 2+ of either the Green or Pink Elf, get 3+ of the remaining regular symbols or get 4 matching Tree Scatters, which pay (500), to form a winning combination. Both the Tree Scatter and the Green Elf are the highest value symbols. The Green Elf pays (500, 250, 15, 6) which gives the Great Wild Elk the potential to award up to £1000 along a single payline and up to £10,000 along all 10 paylines each spin.
When compared to most other online slots, Great Wild Elk winning combos are moderately profitable along a single payline. Get 3+ Elf symbols, 4+ Snake-Eagle symbols or 5+ of any regular symbol to profit. Multiple wins on differing Lines can be added together to form a larger Total Win. For example, if a spin yields 3 Red Runes (5 coins) along Line 1 and 3 Eagles (12 coins) along line 5, then the Total Coin Win would be 17 coins. The Total Cash Win would be determined by multiplying the coin win by the Line Bet. For a Line Bet selection of 1p (Total Bet 10p), the Cash Win would be 17p.
Great Wild Elk’s Autoplay ranges from 5-100 spins with the option to click ‘Fast-forward’ to speed up gameplay, click a large ‘Stop’ button to stop the reels faster, or click a small ‘Stop’ button to end Autoplay. During regular gameplay, players may also stop the reels more quickly by clicking the ‘Stop’ button.
This online slot has no advanced game options.
Great Wild Elk Bonus Features
Elk’s Light Feature: Rune symbols (Red, Purple, Blue, Green) will randomly turn into an Elf, Spirit, Eagle, Squirrel or Snake at the start of a spin.
Enduring Win Free Games Feature: The Elk Wild symbol triggers a random number of Free Games (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) when it is part of a winning combination. During Free Games, the Elk Wild covers reel 3 entirely. Each and every Tree symbol that lands on the reels during Free Games awards an Enduring Win which increases the Enduring Win Balance.
Re-spins: Once Free Games are concluded, an additional Re-spin is awarded with the potential to retrigger continuously until no additional Tree symbols appear on the reels. Regular wins don’t count during a Re-spin – only scatter wins and Enduring Wins.
Gamble Feature: This Feature shows little variation across NextGen slots. Players can take a chance on gambling their winnings to double or quadruple them. Simply, guess either the color or the suit of a face down card. Guess correctly up to 5 times in a row, or guess incorrectly to lose all winnings.
Summary table The Wild Elk
|Software developer||NextGen Gaming|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||June 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||95,19%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Elk’s Light, Free Spins, Re-spins, Gamble Feature and Scatter/Wild symbol|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 10|
|Min. / Max. bet||10p up to £20|
|Coin value||0.01 up to 2.00|
Rest Beneath the Magical Cash Tree
Great Wild Elk is a gem among fantasy slots with excellent graphics and engaging Features. However, the betting options are somewhat limited. While testing the demo, we won about 2.6 times every 10 spins. Elk’s Light activated 3 times awarding 24.6x/Total Bet overall. Free Games triggered once out of 100 spins. Our total Enduring Win was 10x/Total Bet and the entire bonus round, including the Re-spin, awarded us 20x/Total Bet. If you have a taste for fantasy slots in a woodland setting, give Robin Hood Prince of Tweets a spin.
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