One takes you to Africa where large mammals play a part in your wins, while the other goes totally retro in theme, and clearly based on a popular television show that in many ways changed the face of television with its heavy emphasis on music and stylized visuals.
The Elephant King slot, from game maker IGT, takes you on safari where you’ll encounter rhinos, zebras, gazelles, and elephants. While the game does have Wilds, it’s the special elephant symbol that you’ll want to hit. It’s tied to the rotating bonus at the top of each reel, which is either a coin amount, number of free spins, or extra wins.
This special elephant — which looks like it has a halo around it — appears on reels 1, 3, and 5 in the base game (and all reels in the Free Spins round). Land one in any position and you’ll be awarded the Prize Disk feature — that rotating bonus that’s found at the top of the reel that it lands on. Oh, and this game has a whopping maximum payout of $800,000!
- 5 reels/40 paylines
- Wild & Scatter features
- Prize Disk feature
- Bets: 75 cents to $1,500
- Return to Player (RTP): 94.93 percent
- Available at: Borgata, Golden Nugget, playMGM
This slot is reminiscent of Miami Vice, the popular television show of the 1980s. In fact, the intro to the slot is very much like a television show with credits and characters introduced (and our two undercover cops look suspiciously like Crockett and Tubbs). The whole game features all things retro, from the cars to the oversized cellphone that most people won’t even recognize.
The game centers on the Hotline, a handy bonus feature that increases your chance to win both Expanded Wilds and Re-spins. The center line is automatically activated with your base bet, and you can add Hotlines by clicking on the symbols to the left of the reels. This will cost you though – add one hotline and it doubles your bet, add two hotlines (for the max total of three) and it will triple your bet. But it can pay off, yielding big rewards.
- 5 reels/30 paylines
- Wilds & Expanding Wilds
- Hotline Bonus Bet