There are slots based on furry pets, safari animals, sea creatures; there’s a slot for every animal family that you can think of. Yet, slot designers aren’t stopping the production of animal slots any time soon. More glorious animals are coming into the spotlight and this month, NextGen pays homage to the Great Wild Elk.
This wild deer is brought to life with striking graphics and thematic features such as Elk’s Light and Call of the Elk. Come dive into the magical northern kingdom of the wild elk, right here.
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|Release Date||July 2016|
|Software Provider||NextGen Gaming|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App, Browser|
|Return to Player (RTP)||95.2%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/ 10 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||10p – £20|
|Free Spins||Up to 10 free spins|
|Features||Elk's Light Feature, Free Spins, Gamble Feature|
|Pros||Stunning graphics, decent payouts|
|Cons||A tad too difficult to trigger features|
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In the Great Wild Elk mobile slot, you will be welcomed by the best sceneries in the world – the Northern Lights. Not for one second will you take your eyes of the magnificent Aurora Borealis gleaming behind all the symbols on your reels. The reels itself has a 3 X 5 layout with an in-built 10 paylines. The Great Wild Elk accepts bets from 10p to a respectable £20 per spin.
From playing this game a little over 30 minutes, we have found this game to be of medium variance. Yes, it may be a little difficult to trigger some of the more profitable features, but the base game pays quite decently to start with. Every now and then we will get a few big wins that helped us maintain our bank balance whilst playing. At the end of the day who cares? NextGen has engineered this game as such where it’s really not all about the wins. The gaming experience that the Great Wild Elk delivers is just amazing win or lose.
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As you enter the Great Wild Elk’s natural habitat – the magical forest, it is no surprise that you will come across many mythical elements. That brings us to the first bonus feature – Elk’s Light Feature. In this feature, you will be rewarded when your enchanted runes turn into any of the following symbols before your spin begins.
Secondly, the Great Wild Elk packs bonus free spins also known as the Enduring Free Spins Feature. Unlike the traditional three scatter symbols trigger method, you will have to get the Great Elk Wild Symbol as part of a winning combination to activate this mode. Upon activation, you will be randomly awarded any number of free spins (between 3 to 10).
Best part is, the Elk does not just disappear once you get into the free spin mode. It will remain and occupy the whole of your third reel acting as a Wild. The good news doesn’t just stop there; every forest symbol that you get during the free spins will reward you with instant cash prizes!
Next up, we have the Enduring Wins Re-spins. The Wild Elk really is generous with this one. Just as you finish playing all your Enduring Free Spins, you will be rewarded with this additional Re-spin. Theoretically, you can trigger this feature unlimited number of times as all you need to do is get the Forest symbols anywhere on your reels to get additional Re-spins. Unfortunately, in this mode, normal winnings do not count and only scatter wins & Enduring Wins contribute to your winnings.
Finally, Great Wild Elk mobile slot features the gamble feature. Once you win some money, you can choose to gamble it by choosing the right colour or the suit of a card. Guess the colour right, and your winnings will double. Guess the suit right, and your winnings will quadruple.
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All the graphics in this game are on point. Not only that, they really do look realistic. The Aurora Borealis alone will blow your breath away. Right from the very beginning of the game, you will get the chance of witnessing the Northern Lights and other magical creatures gleam and dance away on your reels.
This slot isn’t all about the graphics either. The gameplay is smooth and we could not find a single flaw even after 30 minutes of testing. The soundtrack that accompanies the game is completely serene and suits the theme of the game really well.
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Without a doubt the attraction to this game will be its stunning graphics. In fact, the Great Wild Elk mobile slot is dubbed as the Northern Lights mobile slot here at Droid Slots. The more we keep looking at it, the more in love we are in it. We honestly feel that the background graphics in this game could belong in an art gallery.
We have to say, with the release of this game, NextGen can be competing with the likes of Yggdrasil Gaming and Elk Studios for best graphics and themes awards.
To be honest, Great Wild Elk is a pretty standard NextGen game. It’s reliable, well-made and packed to the brim with features. There’s not a spin that goes by without random runes transforming into elves and other animals; Wild symbols and free spins.
Sadly, a lot of the wins are quite small-sized and it’ll take a while for you to rack up a meaningful amount of winnings. For that reason, the Great Wild Elk does not stand out from other slot games in a casino’s lobby. If you’re like me and enjoy flitting between different games every day, Great Wild Elk is a fun new game. Don’t expect it to be your new favourite slot game though.