King Tusk slot - Free Play - Game Review
King Tusk is a new video slot from Microgaming, and as the name probably gives away, the game’s themed all-around elephants, and their – well, tusks!
Based in the vast desert of the Sahara, King Tusk is an exciting game that offers players the chance to trigger one of three bonus rounds – and it’s actually a game where you choose your own feature – making it highly-enjoyable and something quite a bit different from many of the game’s we see released in today’s action-packed and fast-paced video slot world.
The game itself uses a 5-reel 3-row and 25-payline format, and it’s worth pointing out that the paylines are fixed in place, meaning you can’t change them. (Something that’s become pretty common in today’s modern-day slot world.)
Symbol-wise, you’ll see a range on the reels, and the lower-paying ones include – unsurprisingly – traditional playing card symbols, including Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace.
The game’s higher-paying symbols include two different types of Elephant – and the higher-paying one is the charging elephant, which is also a wild symbol, helping to substitute for all other symbols on the reels.
The main bonus-round is a free-spins feature, and this is triggered by landing three, four, or five of the King Tusk scatter symbols anywhere in view during the main base-game. (They don’t have to make a part of a winning payline – just anywhere on your screen is sufficient.)
Once you’ve triggered the bonus-round, you then have a few options available to you, and you’ll see the various free-spins options detailed below:
Elephants Gone Wild: All elephants during the free-spins act as wild symbols, allowing for far-greater chance of hitting big wins!
Elephant Stampede: Every spin sees two reels turned completely wild for the duration of the free-spins.
Elephant Dance: A wild symbol is added to the reels on each spin and becomes locked in place for 5 spins.
You receive ten free-spins initially, but it’s worth noting that you can re-trigger the bonus-round by simply landing yet another three, four, or five of the scatter symbols in view during the bonus – although player experiences indicates it’s quite rare for the free-spins to re-trigger.
Overall, King Tusk is an enjoyable game, and Microgaming have shown exactly what they’re capable of, when it comes to game design.
While the game is quite volatile, the overall gameplay is exciting and enjoyable, and it’s one of the game developers first titles to be released in HTML5 from the offset, meaning it’s available to both desktop users and mobile users.
Pros: The fact you can choose your bonus-round is great and means there’s always something different to expect when playing.
Cons: It feels like a little bit of a clone of some of their back-catalogue’s older games, although King Tusk has a unique spin on it, so it’s well-worth playing, that’s for sure.