The wombat says: the Electric Sam slot is brought to you by those gaming geniuses at ELK Studios.
The game is a mix of awesome graphics, cool play and slightly left-field themes (see Babushkas and Taco Brothers for more ELK madness).
Here at Wombat Casino, there is no shortage of eye-catching games such as the Top Cat slot, but ELK have to take the top prize in the dazzling design department here.
Electric Sam is a 5 reel, 3 row slot machine from ELK Studios. There are 243 Ways to Win on this Medium volatility game themed on a bunch of trolls and their electricity network.
The Return to Player on this game, which launched in January 2014, is a respectable 96% and the maximum win is 2000x your stake. Main features include Free Spins, Scatters. Multipliers, Sticky Wilds and Symbol Substitution.
An Electric Setting
Set in a forest, this slot is all about this a friendly troll called Sam. That’s him above with a grin on his face.
Sam runs an electric casino in Trolland with his wife Sandra and their daughter Maggie. Passionate about all things electrical, Sam has powered up his casino with homemade connections, and he wants everyone to have a good time and bring home the wins. What a top bloke!
He wears a jaunty gold crown, a cheesy grin and a medieval sackcloth (and you thought the little fellas from Slots O’ Gold slot were funny looking…)
Sound bonkers? Yes, it really is. But seeing as Sam and the rest of Troll family will ‘light up your life’ by handing out multipliers, exploding wilds and free spins – who cares if they’re all a bit doolally? Not this wombat…
The question is, will we be in for some shock ‘n awe wins?
It’s time to switch on those electric reels and see!
Look and Feel
A woodland is the backdrop to the reels, and just like previous ELK Studios slots, the graphics in Electric Sam are first class and play well on smaller screen sizes.
Leafy trees covered in strings of fairy lights and power cables frame the reels, while the bulbs alternate their twinkling every few seconds just like they do on a Christmas tree.
The bright neon 3D animations and mobile friendly reels are razor sharp and enhance the gameplay.
It’s this special combination that ensures that the Swedish developers keep up with slot giants like NetEnt and Microgaming.
Compare the graphics in this game to the likes of the Potion Commotion slot, and you can see how far things have come!
Electric Sam Game Play
If you land at least 3x of same symbol on consecutive reels, anywhere from the left to right, you win. There are no pesky pay-lines to worry about, just 243 Ways to Win. You can spin this high-voltage slot from between 0.20 and 100.00 per go.
The symbols include Sam himself, his daughter Maggie who is holding a large battery, Sandra his wife who is clutching a neon cocktail (you’d probably need a drink if you were married to Sam), some lucky 7s, a few fancy fruit done up in neon colours including lemons, melons, plums and cherries, and finally some golden bells – which are the Scatter icons and key to the game’s bonus feature.
The Lucky 7s will trigger 80 coins for 5x, while Maggie, Sandra and Electric Sam will pay out 100, 200 or 300 coins respectively for a 5 in a row symbol combo.
The Electric Sam logo is the game’s Wild and will substitute for all symbols except for the Scatter and bonus symbol.
Electric Sam is a medium variance slot – which means you get the best of both worlds! Basically you will hit smaller wins at fairly regular intervals but will still be in with a chance of winning a nice big sum.
You’re taking a medium risk so you won’t be eating through your bankroll too quickly – like you would in a high variance jackpot game. You’ll still be in the running for chunkier pay outs in the bonuses.
Free Spins and Electric Treats
Land 3x or more of the Golden Bell Scatters in the game, and you’ll trigger off the Free Spins Bonus feature. you’ll get 5, 10 or 15 free spins, depending on how many Scatters you landed to start with. Bonza!
During the Free Spins round, each Troll family member has his or her own special Electric Treat. Land 3x or more of any character on the reels as you spin, and you’ll set off these reel modifying features:
Sam’s Electric Treat
Sam will dole out 1x random Sticky Wild for you, by electrifying a random symbol.
Sandra’s Electric Treat
Sandra hands out Multipliers that increase with each Free Spin from 2x –10x.
Maggie’s Electric Treat
Maggie will blow up random symbols replacing them with a new set to give you more wins. Cheers!
The Electric Sam slot also gives you 3 different ways to bet automatically:
This automatically changes your bet level in sync with your balance on that spin.
Will increase the bet level by 2 after 5 consecutive losses.
This raises the bet level by 1, resetting after a win.
Will increase the bet level by 1 after each win and resets it after a loss.
ELK Studios might be one of the smaller game providers in Slotland but this hasn’t stopped them from releasing top quality releases since they started in Stockholm back in 2012.
The Swedish-based company were the first ever ‘mobile-first’ games provider, and focus on making their visuals a top priority.
But it’s not all style over substance! ELK also take a mathematical approach when creating their online slots, with statistical modelling, cloud-based computing and big databases to help them develop those awesome games.
They are made up of a small team of less than 50 slot experts – which sounds perfect to this Wombat.
All ELK slots come with Betting Strategies – which allows the software to automatically adopt different wagers for you.
We love it, Sam! The weird troll theme, the awesome design and the innovative bonus features make Electric Sam slot a pleasure to play.
You’ll be pleased to hear there are some big wins on offer in the bonus round, too. Who doesn’t like an expanding multiplier?!
It’s top marks as always for Elk Studios.
Wombat score 5/5
FAQs - Electric Sam slot
How does the Ways to Win work?
There are 243 Ways to win across 5 reels and 3 rows. What that means, is that if you get one of each symbol on each reel, you are in for a win. Simple!
Can I play Electric Sam for Free?
Yes, you just need to register at Wombat Casino first. You will then have access to all of our demo games.
What are the ELK betting strategies?
These are automatic settings that let you program the way the slot will play. There are four settings: the Optimizer, the Leveller, the Booster and the Jumper. Each setting has a slightly different betting program.