NextGen Gaming has created the shimmering 5-reel, 3-row and 10 fixed paylines slot Great Wild Elk where the northern lights illuminate the night sky and prizes that can extend to as much as 500 coins!
Shimmering lights of the aurora borealis
The developer uses beautiful combinations of blue and green to illustrate the grass and canopy of trees illuminated by the majestic northern lights. The symbols start with four different coloured runes, naturally progressing towards a snake, squirrel, eagle, spirit and beautiful female Elf. The slot also features some brilliant music that compliments the bouncing movement of lights in the sky.
Elk's Light, free games and Call of the Elk Feature
The blinding Elk's Light may randomly shine on the reels and when it dies away, it reveals either an elf, eagle, snake or spirit and then proceeds to replace all four runes on the spaces with that same symbol for the current spin. When a white elk substitutes in a winning payline the free games feature with a random amount of 4x to 10x is unlocked. The expanded white elk is frozen on the 3rd reel and acts as an expanded wild replacing all symbols except the tree. The total value of prizes won with the Elk wild is added to the enduring win. Furthermore, the Elk's light feature can be re-triggered during the free games. Once the free games feature has come to a close, a re-spin is triggered where awards are granted on scatter wins and enduring win prizes. If at least 1 tree symbol appears on the 1st, 2nd, 4th or 5th reels, then enduring win prizes and scatter wins are awarded much like in the free games and you gain a further re-spin.
The last feature that you will be interested in is the gamble option that is optional to play and triggered after a win. Here you get to choose the colour of the next card for double or nothing or the suit for quadruple or nothing up to a maximum of 5 times.
Detailed graphics and complimentary sounds
Great Wild Elk has a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 95.198% on bets that range from €0.10 to €20 per spin. Payouts are calculated based on the number of coins presented in the payout table multiplied by the bet per payline. Top prize is 50x your total bet, with smaller amounts of 25x and 15x after that but it's slim pickings from then on so you really need concurrent wins to make it worthwhile. The graphics are very detailed with very complimentary music and sound effects. You can try this game for free before deciding whether you want to play for money if you're not sure.