Can you climb the Hong Kong Tower Slot, the latest online slot release from the innovative crowd at ELK Studios? With a name like that we might expect an increasing score of Kung Fu combatants to battle, or Bruce Willis leaping around in a white vest. Refreshingly, what we have is five reels, 99 ways-to-win and a crackling bonus feature that brings new meanings to the term Eastern promise.
The tower of which the game’s title speaks is the night sky backdrop to ELK’s now trademark immersive game space. Our gaming symbols spin through sections of the tower’s structure like huge gift-bestowing projections, lighting up the night. Elemental Runes make up our low-paying symbols – Fire, Earth, Wind, Water and, err…Ice? A Bonsai Tree, Lotus Flower, glimmering Diamond and golden 7 climb the tower as our high-paying symbols. Five 7s land us a x1500 multiplier, with our coin level set at 100 coins per bet and our betting range stretching from 0.20 right up to 100.00.
The 99 ways-to-win pay system is a unique one, in that multiple pay-lines can connect. In this structure, any adjacent symbols can connect, giving us multiple winning combos across the slot’s game space and boosting our win potential. The Hong Kong Tower slot also features ELK’s unique Betting Strategies feature, bringing slots strategy to our fingertips with preset strategies as we seek winning combinations.
It may surprise slots fans to discover that Hong Kong Tower doesn’t feature a dedicated Wild symbol. But fear not. ELK includes stacked Game Logo Mystery Symbols instead. When the Mystery Symbols have the potential to form winning combinations, the symbols spin on their axes to reveal a stack of any of the other game symbols. If they land on a symbol that connects our winning lines we scoop the bounty from that win. Or they could land on a stack of non-connecting symbols, leaving us to spin again.
Three golden and red Yin Yang Bonus Scatters awards the Wheels of the Sky bonus game, while four or five Bonus Scatters launch the bonus feature while also bestowing one and two extra lives, respectively. We spin the first of three bonus wheels, moving up to the next level when we land the Level Up symbol. The bonus game ends when we land on an empty space – unless we have extra lives earned from landing extra Scatters in which case we will continue to progress through the bonus feature, searching for the jackpot in the sky – a whopping 3,016x our stake.
It’s not often that we would want a skyscraper to be volatile. But with excellent visuals, an exciting pay system and superb bonus features, the Hong Kong Tower Slot is ELK Studios’s exception to the rule.