Hong Kong Tower
Before I talk you through the very excellent Hong Kong Tower slot, let me just ask you one question: “What are the Swedes famous for?”, you might think of yummy meatballs, or mega pop stars dressed up in silver Dancing Queen cat suits. Maybe you’re starting to get stressed out by the thought of assembling a flat-packed bunk bed with one screw missing and a booklet of instructions with what looks like Greg from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid with a load of question marks in speech bubbles.
But you should also be thinking about slot games, as this Scandinavian country is home to some of the cleverest slots designers on the planet! Ja!
Some of their other creations include the Kaiju slot machine (awesome), Taco Brothers (awesome) and Electric Sam (pretty darn awesome).
And the name of this design studio? Well it’s in Stockholm and it’s called ELK Studios. Other games they make include the DJ Wild slot, Wild Toro and Sam on the Beach. So basically, an impressive array of top-notch titles from these Scandinavian games masters.
So when we hear about a new game being cooked up by those Elksters, we sit up and take notice. Welcome to the Hong Kong Tower slot my Wombat friends.
Hong Kong Phooey
This slot from Elk Studios which launched April 2017 is Hong Kong Tower, which happens to be about one of our favourite cities in the world. Picture a skyline bristling with skyscrapers, neon and fun, fun, fun. I just love that crazy town! Hong Kong Tower is a game that showcases how this city has some of the most expensive real estate in the world (we’ll have to get those characters from the Prime Property slot onto it).
We are one wired Wombat buzzing with cosmopolitan excitement. Bring on the great views and some great wins please!
Surprisingly, you can’t play slots in Hong Kong –the meanies- but that doesn’t stop the locals betting over HK$1 billion every time the horses come out to race. There are 83 race days in a year and Hongkongers bet around HK$109 billion in a year.
Phew, they clearly love a flutter on the gee-gees.
And if you do fancy an adventure on the slots, then you’re well covered anyway, because famed Macau, the Vegas of Asia, is less than an hour away from Central Pier in Hong Kong. Just jump on a jetfoil and head over the Pearl River Delta- there are plenty of casinos there that rival anything you find on American soil.
Hong Kong Tower slot.
ELK Studio’s website says: “We Build Great Casino Games.” I’d agree with that! Short and sweet, there’s nothing much else to add, is there?
Very Swedish. The graphics on this game are super high quality- comparable to the likes of the Hansel and Gretel slot and Wild Toro. Stunning, an attention-grabbing extra dollop of appeal to a game already bursting with interest and reel spinning entertainment. Hong Kong Tower is a bright ‘un.
The sky is the limit on the Hong Kong Tower slot- they already have some excellent games under their belt that have been inspired by Mexico (Taco Brothers), Spain (Wild Toro) and Hollywood (Bloopers).
This game sees Elk Studios heading east with a colourful game showcasing Hong Kong’s amazing harbour (forget Sydney and New York at New Year, try watching the fireworks over Hong Kong harbour from Kowloon side).
Elk Studios sure know their Yin from their Yang too- this slot has all its energy in balance and can serve up some big red Lai See packets- you’ll think Chinese New Year has come early.
You can’t miss the opulent city-scape behind the transparent reels with a gigantic metal building providing the setting for your slot play.
99 Ways to Win
The Hong Kong Tower slot game comes with 3 rows, 5 reels and a juicy 99 Ways to Win in this modern Asian-themed neon sparkler of a title.
The Hong Kong Tower slot is a game that promises plenty of Mystery features- watch out for the Hong Kong Tower logo which shape shifts into other symbols for extra wins when it lands. And better still, it could choose to land as the bonus icons, triggering the lucrative main feature. Good stuff!
You will see that the game’s top value icons include the classic lucky number 7 icon in fancy gold and a hulking great diamond that would make the ultimate decorative extra. There’s also a pink lotus flower (that Zen symbol familiar to all yoga lovers).
And keep those eyes open for a diminutive bonsai tree in a pot that completes the higher value set of symbols. It’s all earth, wind, water and fire- with these elemental style icons.
And the Hong Kong Tower slot game comes with 5 coloured oriental style icons that provide the game’s lower value symbols of play.
Elk Studios think differently and so have foregone the wild symbol in this game. But there is an eye-catching gold and red (spot the lucky Chinese colours) Yin and Yang icon which makes this game’s bonus symbol and, of course, this provides the route to the biggest wins.
There are also 3 bonus symbols that set off a ying yang bonus raffle, (nice wins on this feature) with a unique leveling factor.
This slot comes with an epic soundtrack so turn the volume up and get energised! You can win over 300,000 coins on this barnstorming homage to the ultimate glitzy city.
Hong Kong Tower is a modern slot designed for mobile. In Sweden it seems that everyone’s got the latest mobile phone and they’re all connected at a bazillion terabits per nanosecond. So, they build their games with mobiles in mind first, which is why Hong Kong Tower is a game looks great and is so easy to play on modern phones and tablets.
Hong Kong Light show
The world’s largest light and sound show with a laser beam, searchlights and music is now online! You’ll see it on Hong Kong Tower.
Wheels of Fortune
Take the lift to the roof for the Wheels of Fortune (Three Wheels of the Sky) feature where there are more chances to win over three levels. And gain a pair of lives to play with.
The 3 Wheels of the Sky sit on top of the Hong Kong Tower building. These are bonus fortune wheels with increasing win amounts. You need to make a win on each of the different level wheels to progress onto the next more valuable wheel.
You do need to watch out though. As those wheels spin you earn further lives, land the mystery icon or – a blank, which will end your bonus feature. Helpfully there is a shortcut on the first two wheels that can catapult you into the major win territory on the third wheel.
There is a guaranteed win on each hit- and bagging a level up arrow moves the action to the next wheel.
You will need a blue Mystery Bonus symbol or three or more red Bonus symbols on any reel positions to trigger the Wheels of the Sky.
A word on gaming strategy. The dudes at Elk Studios also love to help you to manage your bets as far as possible thanks to their Betting Strategy feature. This has different modes that you can use depending on how you like to play your game.
Pearl of the Orient
Hong Kong has many nicknames- Fragrant Harbour is one (a literal translation of the Cantonese word: 香港 or Hong Kong.) Another is “Pearl of the Orient” which also doubles up as the name of another feature in the game.
Another classic from ELK Studios. This slots towers above the rest. This game looks the bee’s-knees and it offers that nifty duo of features to boost your winning pot of cash. There are no two ways about it, this is a volatile game which makes the highs higher but also works the other way round too. At its peak, this game offers 301,650 coins prize, which is astronomical, so stay motivated and try and hit a big payout.
“Chuk Nei Hou Wan!”, as they say in Hong Kong. That’s good luck (祝你好運！) – I bet you didn’t know I took a First in Oriental Studies at Cambridge!
My mandarin is better than my Cantonese though, although the latter is better for swearing- you can be saying “you look lovely in that dress” and it’ll still seem like you are cussing and cursing at your mother in law.
Hong Kong Tower FAQs
- How do you trigger the bonus in the Hong Kong Tower slot?
The Reddy Gold yin-yang symbol is the Bonus symbol. You will need 3 or more of these to set off the Wheels of the Sky Bonus Game. 4 bonus symbols gets you an extra life, and 5 gets you 2 extra lives.
- What is so special about the Hong Kong Tower logo?
The Hong Kong Tower logo is a mystery symbol. It morphs into another symbol after the play has stopped. If it changes into a bonus symbol, it will count as 5 bonus symbols. The Blueish Gold yin-yang is the bonus here which puts you on the elevator to the bonus game plus you get 2 extra lives.
- What other games do ELK make?
Some of our other favourite ELK games next to the Hong Kong Tower slot include Wild Toro (Spain), Kaiju (Japan), Ecuador Gold, Taco Brothers (Mexico) and Tahiti Gold. As you can see, they are serious travellers!