Founded in 2012 elk studios has been focusing on working with gaming tools to distribute engagement on top-notch casino games. A Company based in Sweden with 40-50 employees with specialities in mobile and casino games, Elk has been pushing boundaries when it comes to game development. Interesting facts: there are 2 different companies called elk.studios ltd based in Ireland and white elk studios in Los Angeles both specialised in the games, apps and animation. Moving forward, to our Swedish ELK studio games.
The games are known for having interactive sound/graphics and cartoonish art in them, this casino game developer focuses on quality rather than quantity, they have developed about 17 elk studio slots. Our favourites are: Taco Brothers, Poltava, Hit it big, Voodoo gold, and Wild Toro. The Betting Strategies for Elk Studio slot games At Elk Studios players are given 4 different options to choose how and when their bet amount is increased and these can be altered or turned off after each spin. These betting strategies work best when they are paired with the autoplay option. The optimizer automatically changes the bet level by fluctuating according to the selected percentage of your balance. So, when you win and your balance increases, so will your bet level. The leveller increases your bet amount when you have lost 5 times in a row and will continue to increase by 2 more levels until it is reset when you have won. Booster strategy raises the bet level by 1 after each loss and will raise up to 4 levels above the base bet level if there are consecutive losses. It will reset back to base level following a win. Jumper raises the bet level by 1 each time you win a round and will increase up to 4 levels above the base bet level and will reset following a loss.
Inspired by the challenge of the Matador and the Toro on 5 reels with 178 ways to win. This slot has attractive graphics and soundtracks with instruments like violins, pianos and guitars, making a Spanish Latin rhythm with a mix of samba when the toro goes wild. The reel symbols include red roses, Latin hand fans, oranges with blades inside, gold, silver and brown coins giving winning combination up to 2,250 times of your stake value on the spin.
The Wild toro slot game offers 2 special features:
1.Matador Respins Challenge
When the matadors become sticky, the sneaky bullfighter appears with a wicked laugh trying to catch the toro, if you have 3 sticky wilds of the matador you will more likely have the chance to make the toro go wild.
2.Toro Goes Wild feature
Hey Toro, this time the Spanish bullfighter Diaz Jr will have to run away when you hit vertical and horizontal wild leaving the matador defeated. The furious toro appears on reel 5 goes wild and gores all the sticky matadors symbols on the reels, the bonus ends when the wild toro reaches reel 1 and leaves all matadors defeated.
Pros: Scatter/wild symbols, free spins and autoplay feature.
Cons: Non-progressive jackpot and no multipliers I’m not a fan of bullfighting, but this slot is one of my favourites, especially when the bullfighter gets his ass whopped when you land Toro goes Wild on the reel.
Interesting News: Bullfighters Ask Government For €700 Million To Save 'Sport' Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, could this be the end of bullfighting?
The theme is inspired by old school, retro games with classic casino symbols such as coloured 7’s and double/triple bars. At the top of the slot, there is a bright, colour changing display that reveals the current feature and the win amounts as you spin.
The slot includes 4 different features to enjoy during play – win feature, respins, stacked wilds and locked wilds.
The win feature includes stake multipliers between 2x and 50x which can stretch your maximum win to 250,000 coins with the latter the amount and is activated when you land 5 of the shiny golden 7’s on a payline. Secondly, there is the respins feature which gives you the chance to respin on all reels and is triggered when the buttons above and below the reels display that feature.
The stacked wilds feature changes all symbols on that particular reel to wilds, which is a crown symbol. The fourth feature is the locked wilds where both reels 1 and 5 are covered with locked wild symbols and you are awarded 3 respins.
Hit it Big also comes with a bonus game feature which is activated when you land 3 Hit it Big symbols on the reels. The bonus game opens up a 5 by 5 grid with 3 levels – inner circle, outer circle and Hit it Big centre square. During the bonus round, you can click stop to land on a square in the grid which contains different icons with various win amounts. There are also arrows in the grid which will either take you inwards towards the centre or outwards towards the bandit icons. Throughout this feature, you can carry spinning until the bandit icon is highlighted. If you manage to get into the centre Hit it Big square, the outer symbols will change to multipliers ranging from 100x to 1000x your stake amount and you will have one spin to win.
👍Pros: Wild, autoplay, free spins, and multipliers.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot, no scatter symbols and no bonus game. If you are looking for stacked wilds and lots of multipliers, then try to hit it big on these 5 reels with 5 ways to win. It will deliver you a chance of 96% RTP and a jackpot amount of 10.
Voodoo Gold Slot involves 6 reels and up to 262,144 ways to win. Delve into the world of dark magic surrounded by skull-embedded tree trunks in this creepy witchcraft style slot. Symbols include skulls, potion bottles, voodoo dolls and bombs which are set onto a dark forest background. The voodoo doll is the wild symbol which replaces all symbols apart from the bonus symbol.
The bomb is the bonus symbol which triggers the bomb feature and when you land it anywhere in the game it will explode and clear the surrounding symbols within a diamond-shaped radius. If you land 2 of the bomb symbols this will activate the dual bomb feature which causes the 2 bombs to explode along a straight line, detonating all symbols within the line and all symbols identical to those touched (apart from the wild symbols and big voodoo symbols). This feature also allows for one more drop of the bomb which will activate the main bonus feature – the free drops bonus round.
The free drops bonus round is activated when you land 3 or more of the bonus symbols anywhere in the game during the same spin. Once activated you can win up to 15 free spins when you land 6 bonus symbols on the reels. All wilds that are present during free spins that didn’t award you will become sticky and remain throughout the bonus round. This feature can also be retriggered which will give you a maximum of 30 free spins to play with.
The game has an avalanche feature which takes us back to the days of Tetris. All symbols that are part of a winning combination will explode and create space for different symbols to drop into. Once exploded, another row of symbols will appear above and this avalanche will continue whilst there are winning combinations being created and will form a maximum of 8 rows. Although the game begins with 4 rows and 4096 ways to win, the avalanche feature stretches this to 8 rows and up to 262,144 ways to win.
If you want to try your luck with witchcraft and wizardry, you’ll do best to embark on an adventure with Voodoo Gold slot with an RTP of 96.1% and jackpot size of 5000.
👍Pros: Wild and scatter symbols, free spins, autoplay feature.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot and no multipliers.
Taco Brothers Saving Christmas is 5 reel, 243 payline video slot by Elk software with an RTP of 96.40% and a jackpot amount of 400. This Mexican-themed slot includes symbols such as a cactus, guitar and bottles of tequila. The aim of the game is to help the three brothers Pepe, Pico and Paso stop Captain Diaz from ruining Christmas.
The golden bell in this game is the wild symbol and this replaces all symbols apart from the bonus and re-spin symbols. If you manage to get 5 symbols of Paso’s face on a payline he will award you with 400 coins.
The Taco Brothers wild symbol activates a respin feature when you land them on reels 2 and 4 in the same spin. During the respins, the reels that don’t have a safe symbol or a taco brother symbol spin so that you have the chance of landing safer symbols.
If you get 3 of the safe symbols in one spin on reels 1, 3, and 5, the game enters the ‘Wild escape’ bonus round. A bomb will explode at the beginning of this round to show the multiplier that will be used and this can range from 1x, 2x or 3x.
The bonus round sees the reels change and the symbols will include the 3 taco brothers, a senorita and Captain Diaz. The 3 brothers act like wild symbols as they drop onto reel 5 after working their way across the reels. The game will continue to produce free spins until all 3 brothers have either escaped by being set free by the senorita or all 3 have been locked up by Captain Diaz.
👍Pros: Wild/scatter symbols, bonus game, autoplay feature, free spins.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot and no multipliers.
The historical theme is inspired by the battle of Russia and Ukraine in the 18th Century. The symbols in this game plunge players into a virtual war with icons such as lions, horses, cannons and soldiers.
The game logo is the wild symbol and highest paying symbol this replaces all symbols apart from the bonus symbol which is the lion.
If you land a full reel of either horse, cannon or soldier, you will activate the marching reels feature. Once you have entered this feature you feel as if you are in the centre of the battle as the troops march across the reels. If more winning combinations are created with the horses, canons and soldiers, you will be awarded more respins and more wins along the way.
The Flames of War bonus game is activated when you land 3 or more of the lion symbols. During the bonus round, the lion symbols act as sticky wilds as you are awarded 3 free spins. Each new lion symbol that is landed during the free spins will also turn into a sticky wild and will award you with another free spin.
👍Pros: Scatters/wild symbols, bonus game, freespins and autoplay feature.
👎Cons: Non-progressive jackpot, no multipliers. Poltava slot has flames in 5 reels, 40 pay-lines with an RTP of 96.40% and a jackpot amount of 200 and lots of sticky wilds to be fired.
First ElK studio’s 5-reel slot launched in October 2014 with 15 pay-lines. This science-themed slot includes symbols such as various coloured crystal molecules and chemical symbols like H20 and 02 all set on a background of a swirling vortex. The highest paying crystal is the green one which awards 500 coins if you land 5 in a payline. This scatter symbol is the large X symbol and this will multiply all your wins by 2.
The lab logo is the wild symbol in this slot and when in lands directly on the centre of the vortex, the free spins feature is triggered. When in free spins mode, three of the reels will freeze and only 2 of them will spin whilst using your free spins. The lab wild logo replaces any symbol on the reels in this feature and all winnings are doubled whilst in free spins mode. Through this mode, all your winnings and initial stake values will be doubled and you have 10 free spins to accumulate coins while scatter symbols burst in the laboratory.
Chemicals in a lab can be very unpredictable same as this slot with a medium to high variance, with some volatility which sometimes can be good to see unexpectable multipliers and winning combinations. Your chance in the laboratory will be an RTP of 96.30% and a Jackpot of 1000 which isn’t bad at all.
👍Pros: Lots of multipliers, wilds, wilds and freespins.
👎Cons: No autoplay feature or bonus game.