ALL ABOUT THE WIZ SLOT
ELK Studios are known round these parts for putting together slot games with exciting themes and artwork, from futuristic cyborg fantasies like Kaiju to comedy heists like Lake’s Five, there is always something a little bit quirky about an ELK release.
That trend continues with this marvelous medium variance game that carries a lot of payout potential (5,000x +) in a bonus round that will have you salivating at the thought of unlimited free spins with walking multipliers and better odds thanks to the removal of all low value symbols.
This game also boasts some top, top artwork and animation that elevates it to one of the top releases of January 2019.
Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
The Wiz slot is set against a backdrop of a medieval castle, pretty mountains, a rainbow and blue skies. The reels themselves are 5 across and 4 symbols deep, and there are 178 win lines available.
There are 4 low value symbols in the game – a key, a broach, a ring and a spoon. The premium symbols are made up of a potion bottle, a treasure chest, a moon and the highest value of all, the sun, which will give you 10x for five on a payline.
Look out as well for the wild which is the Dragon symbol. Not only does it substitute for all other symbols bar the scatter, but it is also comes with a multiplier of between 2x and 5x which is applied whenever it makes up part of a winline. This is the Wild Multiplier feature.
NOTE:When more than one wild multiplier appears in a winline, the two values are combined to create even bigger wins.
The Wiz Features
Wizspins Bonus Round
The real fun of course is saved for the bonus round – Wizspins! You will need to land two or more of the Wizard Scatters to trigger this. Free Spins are awarded as follows:
- 2 Scatters = 1 Free Spin
- 3 Scatters = 5 Free Spins
- 4 Scatters = 7 Free Spins
- 5 Scatters = 10 Free Spins
Should you land more Wizards during the free spins round then you will add more spins to you cache – 1 spin per Wizard Scatter symbol.
There is no limit to how many extra free spins you can receive.
Enhance Reels – During the bonus round ALL low value symbols are transformed into premium symbols to create more chances of landing high value win lines.
Multiplier Walking Wilds–Another extra feature of the bonus round is Walking Wilds. Whenever the Dragon Wild lands, he will move one reel to the left with each subsequent spin, carrying his multiplier with him to give enhanced win opportunities!
The Slot Buzz Verdict
The Wiz has all the artistic quality we expect from an ELK Studios slot and for those lucky enough to hit the bonus round there are plenty of exciting moments to be had. The only drawback of this slot is the base game which lacks the thrills needed to carry the player through until the free spins are unlocked. So, beware, The Wiz requires patience if you are to get the best out of it – all the real fun is locked in with the enhanced reels and walking wilds.
Still, not a bad slot to enjoy in the remaining winter months.