Hong Kong Tower
Before I talk you through the excellent Hong Kong Tower slot, let me just ask you one question: “What are the Swedes famous for?” Meatballs? Global pop stars?
Well, we’d say slot games, as this Scandinavian country and ELK Studios in particular is home to some of the cleverest designers on the planet! Some of their other creations include the Kaiju slot machine (awesome), Taco Brothers (awesome) and Electric Sam (pretty darn awesome).
ELK Studios are based in Stockholm. Be sure to check out their other games including the DJ Wild slot, Wild Toro and Sam on the Beach. They have an impressive array of top-notch titles on their books.
When we hear about a game from those Elkies, we sit up and take notice. Welcome to the Hong Kong Tower slot my Wombat friends.
Hong Kong Phooey
This slot from ELK Studios was launched back in April 2017. It’s called Hong Kong Tower, and it happens to be based in one of my favourite cities in the world. There’s always a fine bowl of noodles to be had in this city.
Picture a skyline packed with skyscrapers, neon and fun. Hong Kong Tower is a game that showcases how this city has some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
We are looking forward to some urban spins. Bring on the great views and let’s hope for some great wins!
You can’t play slots in Hong Kong –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.
They clearly love a flutter.
If you fancy a spin on the slots, you’ll need to head over to Macau, the Vegas of Asia, which 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 you’ll find elsewhere.
Hong Kong Tower Slot. Look and Feel.
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. The game is stunning, an attention-grabbing game bursting with reel spinning entertainment. Hong Kong Tower is a bright ‘un.
The sky is the limit on the Hong Kong Tower slot- ELK have some excellent games that have been inspired by Mexico (Taco Brothers), Spain (Wild Toro) and Hollywood (Bloopers).
This game sees Elk Studios heading east with this 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 – Game Play
The Hong Kong Tower slot game comes with 3 rows, 5 reels and a juicy 99 Ways to Win in this Asian-themed neon sparkler.
This is a game that with plenty of Mystery features- watch out for the Hong Kong Tower logo which shape shifts into other symbols for extra wins when it lands. It can also land as bonus icons, triggering the main feature bonus. Good stuff!
The game’s top value icons include the classic lucky number 7 icon in fancy gold and a great big diamond. There’s also a pink lotus flower (that Zen symbol familiar to all yoga lovers).
And keep your eyes open for the bonsai tree in a pot that completes the higher value set of symbols. It’s all earth, wind, water and fire.
Hong Kong Tower comes with 5 coloured oriental style icons that provide the game’s lower value symbols of play.
Elk Studios like to do things differently – there is no 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 game, (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 homage to the Cantonese city.
Hong Kong Tower is a slot designed for mobile. In Sweden it seems that everyone’s got the latest mobile phone and they’re all connected at fast speeds, so they build their games with mobiles in mind first. Hong Kong Tower is a game looks great on modern phones and tablets and is easy to play on a smaller screen.
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 designers at Elk Studios have configured a way to help you to manage your bets 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. The Hong Kong Tower slot dominates the game skyline, looks the bee’s-knees and offers a duo of features to help boost your winnings.
Careful though, as this is a volatile game which makes the highs higher but also works the other way round too. At its peak, this game offers a 301,650 coins prize, which is astronomical, so stay motivated and try and hit a big pay-out. Just watch your bankroll and play to a plan.
“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!
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 Studios 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!
- What building is the Hong Kong Tower slot based on?
I think this looks like the Lippo Centre, previously known as the Bond Centre. It´s a twin tower skyscraper built in 1988 at 89 Queensway, Admiralty on the Island in Hong Kong.