ELK Studios may not produce slot games at a rapid rate, but with them, it’s more quality over quantity. Their latest release is called Birthday and the theme is one we haven’t seen before. Everything centres around a birthday party, which is a clever theme to go with as everybody loves a party atmosphere. This 5-reel slot game has 178 pay lines and in one single spin, a player could win as much as £250,000, meaning that there certainly could be more celebrations on the cards.
In terms of betting, this is a slot game that every player can enjoy, regardless of their budget. Players have control over the total bet they’re placing and this can range from as little as £0.10, with every line still active, right up to £50. Birthday can produce wins of up to 5,000x their total bet in one single round and this is where the big payout of £250,000 can come from. The game is also available across all platforms, including mobile, meaning ELK Studio’s latest production is for everyone.
The theme is centred around a birthday party and it naturally takes place at a bar. If you’ve played ELK games in the past you can expect to see some familiar faces within the game that take on the role of guests. These include bulls and trolls which have also appeared in other ELK titles such as Wild Torro and Electric Sam. The bull is the barman in birthday, and the symbols are naturally celebration orientated with balloons, cocktails and birthday cakes all making an appearance.
When it comes to features Birthday has several. Unlike most other slot games there are three types of wilds in the game, but players will only find one in the base game, with the others appearing in features. One of the first features to look out for is randomly triggered and known as Happy Spins. This cannot be activated through the base game and there are five different versions available; with most involving respins which you are notified about when a doorbell sound plays.
These respins will continue indefinitely until a player picks up a 5-symbol winning combination, 3-5 wins; while a specific icon keeps on appearing on the reels until a win from a certain symbol is produced or until there’s a big win. So, players are pretty much guaranteed something good when the Happy Spins feature begins.
There’s another feature to watch out for too, this time it’s the Birthday Free Spins bonus game. This game is triggered when Maggie, one of the characters, appears on the reels. Players will immediately be given 10 free spins, but they will also have Walking Wilds or Sticky Wilds alongside them; meaning that they are likely to form some great winning combinations.
Great Birthday Party
What ELK have done here is introduce a completely new theme to the market; especially in a time where many seem to be producing similar sort of content. All in all, it’s a great theme to go with, the slot game looks good and the features are impressive too. While it may take some time and luck to win the £250,000 cash prize; it is actually this which makes this game even more tempting to play.