Great Wild Elk is a progressive video slot by software developer NextGen Gaming (part of the A NYX Gaming Group). The setting of the slot is a magical forest with the shimmering of the Aurora Borealis in the background. The background music in combination with the slot background and animations create the experience as if you were in another world. When the reels start spinning, you might start to think the game revolves around the white tree that then suddenly becomes visible. However, it is the white elk that truly deserves the limelight. This deer only appears on the middle reel and is the main character of Great Wild Elk.
How to play Great Wild Elk?
In the bottom left corner of the slot, you will find buttons with which you can change the music volume and enter the paytable. To the right of these two buttons, you will find your bet. You can easily use the buttons to alter your wager. To the left, you can find the account balance, next to which you can find the autoplay.
In order to activate the autoplay, you will have to first configure it. You can find the spin button in the bottom right corner of the slot. At the bottom of the slot, you will also find the gamble feature, which you can use to wager newly formed wins.
The runes transformations on Great Wild Elk
When the music turns grim, don’t start worrying, be happy! That is, this grim music cues a runes transformation, and it can start playing anytime. All runes, except the elk and scatter tree, will turn into one of the other possible symbols on this slot. After this has happened, your chances of having wins form are sizable as these symbols appear often and in large numbers.
Free spins on Great Wild Elk
In order to unlock free spins on Great Wild Elk, you don’t have to wait for a certain number of scatters to land on your reels. No, it’s much simpler. When the great white elk lands on the third reel and is part of a winning combination, you will receive between 4 to 10 free spins. How many you have unlocked exactly, will get displayed right before free spins commence. Even though unlocking free spins doesn’t have anything to do with the scatter, the scatter does play an important role whilst spinning for free!
Above the reels, the latest win will be displayed and if a scatter lands on your reels, this win will get added to your total win. If two scatters land on your reels, this will happen twice. During free spins, the great white elk will inhabit the entire third reel in all his splendor. Whilst spinning for free, you can unlock additional free spins.
What else should you know about Great Wild Elk?
Even though the slot looks simple, it is clear that NextGen Gaming has tried to create a slot that measures up to games by other Swedish developers (NetEnt and Yggdrasil, for example). Moreover, they seem to have succeeded in doing so. It isn’t as stylish and polished as competing slots, but it certainly is a fun slot and the free spins mode is a whole experience on its own. You definitely won’t miss a bonus game or jackpot, so NextGen has clearly done a great job!