Founded in 2012, Elk Studios have gone through a lot in just a short period of time and their games have already gained reputation of being graphically impeccable which is just the case with Poltava as well. In addition to graphical brilliance, Poltava boasts an unusual gameplay with Marching Reel and Free Spins that make it quite enticing.
The most fortunate of players can hope to grab a hefty win in this great game as there are 180,000 coins on offer at this battlefield. Suit up and let’s go.
What We Love
Theme is quite unique and Poltava is one of few games dealing with an actual moment in history that bears such a great importance. Elk Studios are Swedish developers and they are familiar with the battle their troops took part in a decisive moment in history so it is quite a nice touch to give the battle of Poltava a little tribute in this way.
Poltava Flames of War boasts two great features. One is everyone’s favourite Free Spins, with Lion Scatters turning sticky during the feature to help you win big. Another one is Marching Reels which is quite an innovative touch with fully stacked reels moving right as in a battle to help you build more and more winning combinations.
You have to be excited about this game knowing that there are 180,000 coins on offer and this is another aspect of the game we love. Such a high amount offers a great incentive to keep you nailed in front of the screen, playing for hours.
What We Do Not Like
Despite being such a rewarding game, Poltava Flames of War is pretty low when it comes to base game wins. The top value symbol is a horse which is worth mere 200 coins if you notch five of those.
Given that maximum bet is set to 100 coins this means that you can only look to double your bet during the base game as there is nothing much to hope for unless you initiate the Marching Reels feature.
With base game being so unrewarding, Elk Studios should have come up with another way to make this game more enticing.
We would have loved to see a couple of multipliers thrown into the mix as Bonus Symbols appearing only on middle reels can significantly lessen your odds of triggering the Free Spin round. Wild symbols is simply not enough and we can see many players being put off by a pretty straightforward base gameplay.
There is a curious gap between wins you can achieve in base game and bonus rounds, but it did not prevent us from reaching a highly positive final verdict regarding this latest game coming from Elk Studios.
Poltava can be a bit pricey game, but you can choose a bet to your own liking and affordability in order to take full advantage of Poltava’s features.
All in all, we found Poltava Flames of War to be an exciting slot title which will give you an important history lesson and reward the most fortunate of you with some hefty payouts.