Game description

Cygnus (ELK)

Cygnus (ELK)Cygnus may be inspired by Ancient Egypt, but it’s not your everyday video slot machine. Considering that this genre is way too common, Elk Studios has managed to add a breath of fresh air to this title.

Inside, there are awesome graphics, new mechanics, and great potential, and I had to try Cygnus and see what it has in store for players.

Here is my experience with the slot:

Game Set-Up

Initially, you will get 6 reels, and 4096 ways to win. However, along the way, chances are that you will get additional ways to win, and this can increase to as many as 262,144.

I was impressed by the fact that Cygnus can offer as many as 64x multipliers. This is in addition to other features like the free drops, and bonus symbols.

Betting and Prizes

You are not required to choose the number of lines, and whatever amount you use will go into covering the entire round.

The least bet amount that Cygnus allows is $0.20 per pin, while the maximum is $100. This seems to be the betting range for ELK slots.

Top wins are capped as 5,000x the stake, and this means, on a good day, you can walk away with as much $500,000 from a single spin.

However, note that the slot is highly volatile, although it comes with a fair RTP of 96.10%.

Cygnus Slot Features

For a start, up will get 6 reels and 4 rows, and about 4096 ways to win. However, as you advance in the game, more will be added along the way.

As you continue forming wins, avalanches will be triggered, and this will see the symbols slide sideways, in a mechanic assisted by gravity.

Since the symbols are in diagonal form, it will be easy for them to be removed, and new ones dropped from the nearby reels.

As I continued forming winnings combos, Cygnus allowed additional rows to be formed, and I ended up with 8 rows of symbols, with 262,144 active ways to win.

The slot uses several features and among the regular ones is the X symbol. With the help of Avalanches, I was required to land it in the bottom area of the game, and each time I was successful, the multiplier increased in size.  The highest that the multiplier can reach is 32x.

W logos will come in handy when you want to replace the regular symbols, so they are the wild symbols for Cygnus.

There is a bonus feature too, and this one comes with up to 7 free drops. To trigger this feature, you need to land the bonus symbol on the left column and touch it.

Theme & Design

Cygnus borrows from the Ancient Egypt theme, but ELK has used a different approach.

The game uses two huge pillars to hold together it’s marble-like icons. These icons are the slot’s symbols, and they include gemstones, images of different animals like camels, birds, and cats, as well as lucky 7s.


Cygnus is a lot of fun, and ELK has used lots of inspiration that makes it stand out from the monotony of the Ancient Egypt theme.

It’s a slot machine suitable for all levels of players, but you will need to be more cautious with its high volatility.

UPDATED ON: by Shawna Dudley