Join a herd of marauding elephants on a stampede for coins in King Tusk, a safari-themed video slot from Microgaming. Played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine, it comes with a bonus features that offers a total of 20 free spins complete with added, stacked or transforming wilds. Head to the African plains on your desktop, tablet or mobile from 25p to £62.50 per spin.
Visually, King Tusk is very well put together – set against a grassland backdrop, the plain white reels include lower value A to 9 playing cards that are adorned with plants and animals. They’re joined by a pot full of coins and a pair of elephant symbols. There’s also a third elephant symbol which is the game’s wild which substitutes for everything bar the scatter.
Land 3 of that scatter (the King Tusk logo) and you’ll trigger the game’s main attraction – here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. You’ll also have the pick of 3 wild extras:
- Gone Wild feature – keep a special eye out for the standard elephant symbols if you choose this feature as they turn wild whenever they hit.
- Stampede feature – 2 reels will be totally wild during each of your free spins.
- The Dance feature – an elephant works his way across the reels and leaves a trail of up to 5 extra wilds on each free spin.
Hope to see the scatter during the free spins as landing 3 of them will trigger another round of 10 free spins, complete with the wild extra you’ve chosen.
King Tusk is a very simple game – there’s nothing wrong with that of course, just don’t expect a huge range of features. The free spins round is perfectly solid though thanks to the wild extras. The theme here may be wild but that’s not the case as far as volatility goes as the variance here is low. Expect to hit small wins on a regular basis – you could land to odd biggie with just under 1,000 times your stake the maximum win per spin.
The big game safari is a popular genre with slots developers – Microgaming has kept things simple here and it all works well enough. There’s nothing particularly innovative on offer but the quality design and solid feature round make King Tusk worth a spin if you enjoy the animal theme. I would also suggest you try Playtech’s White King which is much more volatile.