Elvis The King Lives Video Slot review
Elvis The King Lives is powered by WMS Gaming and is not to be confused with IGT’s Elvis The King (which doesn’t seem to be available anymore). Anyway, it’s a Double Money Burst slot which means they are multiple ways to activate the bonus feature. With 11 reels and 80 paylines, you can play from 40p a spin to £80 a spin.
The game’s theme is Elvis Presley obviously so you will hear famous songs by the legendary performer. All the symbols are representative too with his blue suede shoes making an appearance. This game can be found in land based casinos across the US and is now available online. There is a 2×2 reel set as well as a 3×6 reel set to the right. The game benefits from wild symbols, free spins and videos of Elvis. If you’re a fan of his music, you’ll love this game.
The game is all about the Free Spins feature which can be triggered in multiple ways. If you match 4 symbols on reels 1 to 4 and/or reels 5 to 8 or have Elvis Gold Disc symbols on reels 9, 10 and 11, you will get 5 free spins. If you match 3 symbols on reels 1 to 4 and/or reels 5 to 8 and have Elvis Gold Disc symbols on reels 9, 10 and 11 you will get 20 free spins (you will also receive 100 times your stake as a cash bonus). During the feature, you can get extra free spins (in increments of 5) for every 3 Elvis Gold Disc symbols you get on reels 9 through 11.
The symbols you had on reels 1 to 4 and/or 5 to 8 that trigger the feature remain lock for the free spins feature. If you didn’t have 4 matching symbols, you will see larger symbols that take over 2 rows and 2 reels – these are clumped symbols that can really help you win more.
Before the free spins feature starts, the Jukebox feature plays out. Here you will come across a classic jukebox where you can win cash prizes and extra free spins. You will notice 4 Elvis songs too (Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Big Hunk O’ Love and Teddy Bear). Cash rewards are up to 5 times your stake. Landing on an Elvis song will give you up to 25 times your stake plus 10 additional free spins (Hound Dog).
Elvis The King Lives does sound complicated but pretty easy to understand when you play the game (you can play for free above). This game is the highest variance game by WMS Gaming meaning that wins can be colossal but won’t come along very often. I’ve won less than 20 times my stake in the feature on numerous occasions but have also managed to win over 400 times my stake on 1 occasion!
The thrill of that big win makes this game one of my favourite WMS slots and one I will be playing a lot in future. If you like the game engine, you can also try Fire Queen which I prefer (mainly due to the theme being more appealing). I also recommend you try Viking Vanguard which is the first 6×4 game engine slot to be released by WMS.