It has been a good and productive year for the Australian software provider NextGen Gaming which has released another video slot featuring great visuals and an engaging story.
Great Wild Elk, a video slot played at 5 reels and 10 paylines, takes you on a spiritual journey through a magical forest lit by Aurora Borealis where you will meet wild animals and spirits delivering medium and high awards.
The story based on the mythology of North Germanic people revolves around the while elk which is responsible for bonus features and subsequently for the top prizes.
What We Love
Once you step into this magical world, it will be very hard to get out due to captivating visuals and sounds urging you spin your reels as long as possible. When it comes to the functionality of the game, its highly rewarding bonus features will make you ask even for more.
When the titular character standing for Wild appears on the central reel and completes a winning combination, it remains at its position and the Enduring Win Free Games feature is unlocked.
During the feature you can easily complete winning combinations with Wild and whenever Scatter appears in view you can profit even more. When you enter the feature, your win from the triggering combination becomes the Enduring Win and it increases whenever you hit a regular win throughout it.
However, whenever only one Scatter appears, the Enduring Win amount is added to your total win. You can win up to 10 free spins and when they are over, you will trigger the Call of the Elk feature during which you get respins as long as Scatter appears and your total win is increased by the total Enduring Win value.
The Elk’s Light feature can be triggered at the beginning of each spin and it replaces all your low value symbols depicted as runes with high or medium value icons.
What We Do Not Like
Despite its magnificent appearance, the game has its disadvantages and one of the biggest is the fact that it offers only 10 paying lines so you will rarely hit wins.
Besides, the payouts are rather low and you will have to rely on bonus features if you want to increase your balance. Scatter appears only on four reels while Wild shows up only on the third reel. You can win from 4 up to 10 free spins, which is not a very impressive number of free games.
The game might seem as if it is tailored for penny-punters but as soon as you start spinning the reels you will see that it requires patience and a lot of time to hit nice payouts.
We don’t say that it is not worthwhile, we just say that you have not only to be lucky but you also have to be patient enough if you want to score big.
You can enjoy this beautifully designed slot machine wherever you are on all devices and we are sure that you will love it for its design and bonus features.