NextGen Gaming knows the slot market inside out and are well-versed in creating memorable titles that are fun and highly immersive. Great Wild Elk is one of the company's latest games and it is quickly establishing itself as one of the best-looking games on the market. Some of the detail on the game is fantastic, and the quality of the graphics really help it stand out from the crowd. This is one of these games that will be best enjoyed on a widescreen monitor. We have had a few spins to test its features, and there are some bonus rounds to enjoy as well.
Our Verdict: The game creates a mystical atmosphere immediately, and the memorable video animations are fantastic. We love how smooth and fluid this game is while you are playing it and it really is pretty immersive. The magical forest is the background, and the sound effects are extremely pleasant. The reel symbols are cool and interesting and contribute well to the overall magical vibe of the game. The bonus rounds are decent enough, and you can play for free before having to bet for real cash. You can gamble from just 10p a spin so players that have limited budgets can still enjoy this game and play for real money.
Wild Symbol: The base game has a number of normal and bonus symbols which include fairies, eagles, snakes, squirrels and others. There are runes to be aware of as well with red, purple, green and blue. The wild symbol on the game is the wild elk as you might have guessed and it substitutes for everything except the scatter. It helps players pick up additional wins, and the scatter is also useful for activating the bonus features. Overall, both of them form a large part of your game so watch out for them. The bonus rounds are pretty easy to understand, and these are also detailed below.
Enduring Win Free Spins: This is activated when the elk contributes to a win. What you will receive is a random amount of free spins which we found tended to be between 4 and 10. Then, the win amount from this combination becomes the first prize and it is displayed above the reel. When the spins are playing out, the wild elk can freeze in place and position on the third reel, and after this, each subsequent win from then on will increase the enduring win figure. When the spins have finished, you may receive a call of the elk re-spin also which is great.
Gamble Feature: This is a pretty standard feature in a lot of modern games and NextGen like to add it to their releases. Essentially, after any win, you can choose to risk your win amount with the chance at doubling or even quadrupling the win amount. A playing card will be presented to you, and you have to guess the suit and (or) colour of the card that is shown to you. If you guess correctly, you will win, and your bet will be multiplied. This is a risky function, so we do not recommend using it too often.