Ice Wolf (ELK)
Elk Studios is the brains behind Ice Wolf, a slot machine that comes with a very interesting concept.
This video slot uses some fun and interesting mechanics, a trait from ELK that we are already getting used to.
The developer has used a theme that borrows from the cold Northern regions, and its local wildlife.
However, the main focus is on the wolf, and below is my review of Ice Wolf Slot.
From what I found out, Ice Wolf offers 6 reels, with each getting between 3 to 7 symbols. This translates to between 729 and 74,088 ways to win.
For the features, ELK has included a re-spin, sticky wilds, and multipliers (up to 50x)
Betting and Prizes
A majority of ELK video slots tend to use a similar betting range, and this is $0.20 to $100 per spin.
For its top payouts, Ice Wolf is capable of paying as much as 2,500x total stake. This translates to $250,000 per single gaming spin.
I noticed that the slot has some has some level of volatility, and it can be classified as medium to high in volatility.
Ice Wolf Slot Features
Initially, Ice Wolf will give you 6x3 reels which will be accompanied by 729 ways to win. However, as you continue advancing in the game, you will get additional ways to win and the highest possible number is 74,088.
Each time I formed a winning combination, Ice Wolf triggered the Re-spin mode. It is during this time that the reels expand to offer as many as 7 symbols with up to 74,088 ways to win.
The Ice Wolf is another feature present on this slot, and you can trigger it using different modes. One such method is via a wolfpack, whereby, the symbol eliminates the ice from all locations. Also, this is the feature that will add the wild symbols as its trail, which will eventually trigger a re-spin.
Additional modifiers that can be triggered this way include multipliers (up to 50x), as well as sticky wilds.
Theme & Design
Ice Wolf uses inspiration from wildlife popularly found in the cold north. A majority of the features revolve around wildlife, and particularly the wolf.
The low-value symbols are represented by Royals, while high-value ones come in the icon of wolves, an eagle, a reindeer, a hammer, an axe, an eagle, and shield.
Ice Wolf offers a small touch of a Viking feel, and I must confess that ELK did an impressive job with its features, which are not only unique, but fun.
It’s a game with medium volatility, and I would have been happier with a higher payout than the 2,500x that the developer allows, considering that the slot has a significant level of risk.