New Slot: Hong Kong Tower (ELK) Review

The new slot Hong Kong Tower is powered by ELK studios. This is a completely new title from the provider after their previous Sam on the Beach sequel earlier this year. The new Hong Kong Tower has a release date on 05.04.2017 and player will be able to access it first on Casumo. The game features the typical ELK design and game mechanics, as well as a number of interesting features which we will examine in more detail below.

 

Slot Description

Hong Kong Tower is a 5 reels and 99 paylines slot which will be available on desktop, tablet, as well as most other mobile devices. The min and max bets players can lay – range from 0.20 to 100, depending on the currency played. As the name suggests, the game has an Asian theme. The whole game looks like it takes place on the side of a huge skyscraper. The background shows a big metropolis, probably Hong Kong, during the night.

 

Symbols

The symbols on the reels all relate to the theme. The high value symbols feature a 7, a diamond, a Bonsai tree and a lily flower. The low value symbols are Asian symbols for 5 elements. You have the red fire, the blue water, the white air, the yellow earth and the green for vegetation. All symbols can appear stacked on the reels. The game also has 2 scatter symbols. The first is the Red Ying Yang bonus symbol which is the only symbol that can not land in stacks. The second scatter is a the the Blue Ying Yang bonus symbol which can only appear through the mystery symbols. The is no wild symbol on Hong Kong Tower.

 

Mystery Symbols

The slot has a mystery symbol which features the game's logo. Stacks of the mystery symbol can land at any spin. When they do, the mystery symbols will change to any other symbol, thus increasing the winning potential of that particular spin. Only through the mystery symbol the  Blue Ying Yang bonus symbol can appear. The only symbol that can not appear through the mystery symbols is the Red Ying Yang bonus symbol.

 

Triggering the Wheel Bonus

This is the only bonus the game has, and players can trigger it in 2 ways. First by landing 3 or more Red Ying Yang scatters anywhere in view. 3 Red scatters will trigger the bonus. Landing 4 or 5 red scatter will give 1 or 2 extra lives respectively. The second method to trigger the Wheel Bonus is by getting 1 Blue Ying Yang bonus symbol. Players can only get the Blue scatter if a mystery symbol changes to the Blue scatter. Getting the Blue Blue Ying Yang bonus symbol with guarantee 2 extra lives.

 

Wheel Bonus Play

If the player triggers the Wheel Bonus - 3 wheels will appear. The first wheel will start spinning and give different cash prizes. Apart from the prizes, there is also a “Level Up” arrow on the wheels. Getting the “Level Up” will take the player to the next wheel. The goal is to go all the way to the 3rd wheel, which has the biggest prizes. A wheel will continue spinning, and giving prizes, until the player lands the same prize for a second time. When this occurs the bonus game will end and the player will get the prizes won so far. However if the player has extra lives and lands a prize twice - the life will be spent and the wheel will keep spinning until it lands a prize for the second time again.

 

Conclusion

Hong Kong Tower is a medium volatility slot with an RTP of 96.3%. The max wins possible go up to 3016x the total stake on each spin! The biggest prizes are available on the 3rd bonus wheel and they can go up to 500x for just one prize. All in all a completely unique slot from Elk with interesting features and high potential, which we can’t wait to try on Casumo and all other casinos which have ELK titles.

For a better look at Hong Kong Tower check out the official promo on the video below:


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