Let’s go back, way back, back into time when wars were fought with big cannons and online slots were nothing but a gambler’s dream in the distant future…
The Poltava: Flames of War slot is a historical game based on the most famous and bloody battle of the Great Northern War. Fought between the armies of the Russian Empire (led by Peter The Great) and the Kingdom of Sweden it took place on Poltava fields, in Ukraine in 1709. It’s got that same moody, menacing feel to it as the Forsaken Kingdom slot. Great graphics too!
That sneaky Tsar, won a comprehensive victory against the poor Swedes, but now it’s your turn to fight. Spin the reels and enter the battlefield, because this slot is epic in more ways than one!
The Poltava slot is a five reel, four row, volatile slot from ELK Studios that was launched in 2016. The maximum win is 1600x your bet on this forty pay-line game that has an above average Return to Player of 96.4%.
Look and Feel
The Poltava: Flames of War slot is a dream to play.
Elk Studios, those nice people behind the Bloopers Slot, have given the game some very high quality graphics, and the design emphasis is definitely on touchscreens – so reach for your mobiles.
The reels take up all of your screen, and your spin and controls are see-through hovering over the top of the symbols.
They also minimise and disappear when the game is in play.
You’ll find 3 high-paying regular symbols, representing infantry (the soldiers), cavalry (the horses) and artillery (the canons), as well as the usual playing card low-value suspects.
Play Poltava: Flames of War slot and you will have four different ways to auto-bet, which is handy if you are bored of your usual play:
– The Optimizer. Here your bet level adapts to a percent of remaining balance
– The Leveler will raise the Total Bet on consecutive losses up to 10x the original bet
– The Booster raises the Total Bet after a loss but will reset after a win
– The Jumper. This strategy raises the Total Bet after a win and resets after a loss.
This wombat likes the Marching Reels Re-spin Bonus Round, where troops move from reel to reel, building up massive win-line combinations.
Trigger this bonus when you get 4 of the same combat symbols covering an entire reel – e.g 4 Infantry symbols.
As soon as the bonus is triggered, more symbols are added on the left of the triggering reel, and if another identical symbol lands to create a new winning combination, you’ll win a re-spin.
Sounds complicated, but really it’s like the advancement of troops on the battlefield! Play it and see…
You should keep your eyes peeled for the roaring Lion symbol, too. Three Lion symbols will trigger the Flames of War Free Spins bonus, where extra lions are added as Sticky Wilds to create a battlefield full of flames. Any other Lions that lands on the reels will win you another free spin, and will also become sticky.
Mobile Poltava Slot
Like many of the games we have seen from Elk Studios (we are thing of their DJ Wild slot game for instance), the Poltava slot looks fantastic on our mobile. In fact, we’d go as far as saying that it looks better on a mobile!
Lead your men to great victory in the impressive Poltava Slot from ELK. The bonus features are unique and the graphics are some of the best we’ve seen for a long while. Well done Elk Studios!
Wombat score 4.7/5
It’s a fave.
What are Marching Reels?
This military sounding feature is a re-spins bonus that triggers if you land a full stack of four soldiers, cannons or cavalry horses. Plus, if you land the same symbols on the right of the reels, you’ll get additional re-spins which can put you on a decent run.