If you are a fan of awseome, ultra modern online slots then ELK’s Kaiju slot has it all. The Swedish slots studio has a penchant for epic intros, and Kaiju doesn’t disappoint. The future streets of Tokyo seem to be dystopian, dangerous places, as Human Android 42, HA-42 to her friends, can testify. She is our hero in this five reel slot that starts the game with 243 Ways to Win and has the potential to hit the heights of up to 7,776 paylines. The Kaiju of the game’s title are crystalised beasts. Legend has it in Japanese culture that these Kaiju are cranky due to the crystals that grow on their skin. Well, wouldn’t you be? It’s our job to defeat them, and to do so we’ll have to launch Kaiju’s Battle Bonus game. Onwards!
As you might imagine, Kaiju features graphics and styling very much in the Manga mould, and very much in the ELK mould. ELK’s slots are always immersive, a style that fits perfectly with this theme. HA-42 is not only our guide to the action, but according to the intro she is “humanity’s last refuge”. We seek red, blue and green Credits as our low-paying symbols and the same colour Gem Crystals as our high-payers. Our five reels are set out in three rows, but when we land three symbols to form a winning combo a Lazer Wild appears above that reel to extend the reel case up a level, substitute for all other game symbols (except HA-42) and thereby increase our Ways to Win for that spin.
It is fitting that HA-42 – as our last hope – launches the bonus feature and takes us into battle against the Kaiju beasts. We must land three HA-42s on reels 2, 3 and 4 to launch the Kaiju Battle Bonus as we bid to defeat three Kaijus in incremental levels. To do so we must use our Lazer Wilds to extend the reel case and activate hot-spots on the Kaiju. Initially, we only have 7 free spins to do it, though each time we extend the reel case we earn additional spins to extend our adventure and keep is in with a hope of saving humanity. Extending the reel case brings additional Ways to Win, and this is where we aim for the full house of 7,776 Ways.
ELK’s immersive gamespaces, fine themes and well-executed bonus games have earned the studio accolades, and rightly so. Each ELK release seems to surpass the last, with a string of industry awards and recognitions under its belt. The upshot for us online slots fans is that we get to enjoy super game-play, adventurous themes and excellent design, all accompanied by the dangling carrot of big wins from innovative features. Not only is it oue chance to save humanity, it’s also our shot at big win potential. Either way, we can shape our own future.