The wombat says: the Electric Sam slot is brought to you by those gaming geniuses at ELK Studios.
As usual, 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 Electric Sam has to take the top prize in the dazzling design department.
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 at the top of the page with a big 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 a some homemade connections, as he wants everyone to have a good time on the reels and bring home the wins. What a top bloke!
He also 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 dishing 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 makes up the backdrop to the reels, and just like previous ELK Studios slots, the graphics in Electric Sam are first class and they play well on smaller screen sizes.
Your reels are framed by a group of leafy trees, the trunks of which are covered in strings of fairy lights and power cables, 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 look razor sharp and really enhance the gameplay. In fact, this wombat is pretty sure it’s this special combination that ensures 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! Although we do like to spin on a retro slot from time to time, too…
Electric Sam Game Play
Electric Sam slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and is a 243 ways to win slot.
This means if you land at least 3x of same symbol on consecutive reels, anywhere from the left to right, you win! And there are no pesky pay-lines to worry about. You can spin this high-voltage slot from between 0.20 and 100.00 per go.
Your symbols include Electric Sam himself, his daughter Maggie who is holding a large battery, Sandra his wife 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 that include 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 scoop you 80 coins for 5x, while Maggie, Sandra and Electric Sam will payout of 100, 200 or 300 coins respectively for a 5 in a row symbol combo. Not too shabby.
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 wombat fans – 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.
Plus, 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. But don’t worry, 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! Yes, it’s 5, 10 or 15 free spins for you depending on how many Scatters you landed to start with. Bonza!
Plus, during the Free Spins round, each Troll family member has their own special Electric Treat just for you. Land 3x or more of any character on the reels as you spin, and you’ll set off these cool 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!
Electric Sam slot also gives you 3 different ways to bet, which is handy if you are bored of your usual play, or you are new to slots and need a helping hand. Take a look:
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.
A Bit About ELK
ELK Studios might be one of the smaller game providers in Slotland but this hasn’t stopped them from releasing heaps of 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! As ELK also take the mathematical approach when creating their online slots, with statistical modelling, cloud-based computing and big databases to help them keep on developing those awesome games.
Plus, they are made up of a small team of less than 50 slot crazy experts – which sounds just about perfect to this Wombat.
Finally, all ELK slots come with Betting Strategies – which allows the software to automatically adopt different wagers for you when needed, that could potentially increase your chances of winning!
But more on these a bit later on…
We love it, Sam! The weird troll theme, the awesome design and the innovative bonus features make Electric Sam slot a pleasure to play.
And you’ll be pleased to hear there are some big wins on offer in the bonus round, too. After all, 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.