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The symbols on the reels certainly look magical in the Great Wild Elk slot. You’ll be excused for wanting to call the slot Great White Elk, because the main symbol you’re going to look out for is indeed the white elk wild. Additionally you’ll find low-paying rune symbols in different colours as well as elves and creatures of the forest such as a squirrel, a bird of prey and a serpent.
The soundtrack is serene and fits in well with the enchanting theme. The slot offers only 10 paylines, which is a little bit disappointing, especially considering that the theoretical RTP is 95.2%, which is on the lower side of decent RTPs. But let that not deter you, as Great Wild Elk does offer some decent payouts with its bonus features and a little luck.
The base game offers one main bonus feature that hits relatively often and completely at random. Every once in a while you’ll notice one of the higher paying symbols show up prominently in the middle of the reels. All other symbols disappear and you’ll be left with only matching symbols of the prominent one. They will keep falling down the reels and eventually settle down amidst regular symbols. This is called the Elk’s Light feature and with all the additional matching symbols payouts can be quite nice, if they landed in the right places on the reels.
There’s also a free spin feature, which is apparently called the Enduring Free Spins feature. You’ll trigger this one in a rather unique way. The white elk wild is at home on the middle reel only and if it shows up and forms part of a winning combination, the free spins are triggered. You’ll get between 4 and 10 of those completely randomly.
The white elk then expands and stays on the middle reel for the duration of the free spins. It looks truly majestic and you won’t even care how much you win, just for a chance to see the elk. You’ll also want to keep a look out for the Tree scatters, as their appearance sets the value of the current Enduring Win. Should a spin result in a win that doesn’t match the enduring win or is a loss, you get a top up to match the enduring win regardless.
The feature ends on the Enduring Wins Re-spins. Here you’ll get an additional re-spin. Here only the scatters and the enduring win count towards the winning combo. But you can re-trigger the re-spin if you get a tree scatter on the screen again.
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Both bonus features are capable of paying out handsomely, but only the Elk’s Light feature will show up frequently in the base game. The free spin bonus is relatively difficult to trigger, because the white elk wild shows up only few and far in between. And then you may only get 4 free spins, which can feel somewhat disappointing.
Still, the slot looks absolutely gorgeous and offers pretty nice gameplay, running smooth on mobile devices as well. It’s definitely on the more volatile side and should excite those players, who want to gamble a little higher. And yes, there’s a classic NextGen gamble feature as well, where you can guess the colour or suit of a given card, doubling or quadrupling your win or losing it all.