ELK Studios Route 777 Slot Review and Free Play

Route 777: Demo

‘Get your motor runnin’, head out on highway’ in Route 777, an American road trip-themed video slot from ELK Studios. This slice of Americana is played using a simple 3 reel, 17 payline game engine and comes with respins, free spins and a chance to spin the Fortune Wheel for even bigger rewards. Play this highly volatile game on all devices from 20p to £100 per spin.

Video slots from ELK Studios are usually very easy on the eye and that’s certainly true of Route 777 – a classic American highway, flanked by cactus plants, road signs and rocks forms the backdrop to the reels. You’ll see bars, an assortment of fruit and red, white and blue lucky 7 symbols spinning around the reels.

Keep track of your wins via the pixelated scoreboard above the reels. Everything is as shiny and glossy as we’ve come to expect from ELK Studios. There are 2 bonus features to get stuck into here.

  • Overtake Respins feature – land matching strips that feature identical symbols on reels 1 and 2 to trigger this round. You’ll then receive 5 re-pins. On each of them, the 2 matching reels will keep the same symbols. Both will nudge down 1 position on each respin. Reel 3 spins as normal to complete the action.
  • Free Spins feature – land 3 of the helmet skull scatter anywhere on the reels to trigger the feature. You’ll get an initial haul of 5 free spins. There’s power to add though – land 2 skull scatters and between 5 and 15 extra spins are added to your tally.

Land 3 scatters and you’ll trigger the Route 777 Fortune Wheel – this is like a rev counter and is made up entirely of red, white and blue lucky 7 symbols. Each combination of 7s offers a different award. Keep on spinning until you land 3 identical 7s (which awards a big prize) or a stop.

This is a simple but very volatile game. The variance is very high so expect plenty of stretches when this road delivers precious little. Get lucky in the feature round though and you can quickly ride off with a big stack of coins – up to 4,000 times your total bet!

Route 777 isn’t the flashiest game as far as features are concerned. The respins, free spins and fortune wheel make a for a good triple combination. Throw the classy design and high volatility into the mix and Route 777 becomes a very playable proposition. If you like the theme, IGT’s Harley-Davidson Freedom Tour is recommended.

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