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We Check Out Chi the Forthcoming Slot From ELK Studios That Boasts Wins of Up to 12500x Stake!

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ELK Studios is preparing to release a new online slot titled Chi which is scheduled for release on May 7th 2019 and looks not only mix things up in terms of visual design but with a very high variance maximum win of 12500x stake!

Mr Green Casino already has a strong portfolio of ELK slots including recent titles such as Hit It Big, Poltava and Kaiju to name but a few, one of the biggest plusses about ELK slots is that they do always seem to try to offer something fresh new and different in their releases.

The first thing you will notice about the Chi slot is that there a lot of things going on, the reels are positioned vertically along with 2 small totems that can provide additional wilds and multipliers in the base game and free spins, along with this there are 2 unique bonus rounds with some huge rewards on offer.

This slot uses a 27 way both directions (54) payline setup, which on its own is quite unusual but having the slot vertical definitely takes some getting used to, the small spinning totems that represent the 2 characters Chi and Mow only come into play when symbol on them appears fully and will add extra wilds on the main reels or apply a multiplier value up to 5x to any win.

While the base game did feel a little slow with not much potential the 2 bonus rounds definitely make up for this, with the Stairway to Fortune bonus round offering some huge wins and the free spins round including sticky wilds and re-triggers which always makes for an exciting bonus round.

Chi Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features

Chi Slot - Base Game
Chi Slot - Stairway to Fortune Bonus Trigger
Chi Slot - Free Spins Bonus Triggered
Chi Slot - Stairway to Fortune Bonus Feature
Chi Slot - Stairway to Fortune Bonus Feature
Chi Slot -Stairway to Fortune Bonus End Result
Chi Slot – Technical Summary
Paylines27 both ways
Variance/VolatilityHigh
Free SpinsYes
MultipliersYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundYes
Special FeaturesFree Spins
Sticky Wilds
Multipliers
Stairway Bonus
RTP (Return To Player)96.00%

Bonus Features

Fire Totem – Chi

1-6 wilds added to the reels, in the free spins round these wilds become sticky wilds and last for the duration of the bonus round.

Wind Totem – Mow

Adds a multiplier in the range of 2x up to 5x, during the free spins bonus round this becomes a sticky progressive multiplier starting at 2x.

Free Spins Bonus Round

Triggered by three or more free spins scatter symbols awarding an initial 10-20 free spins depending on the number of scatters.

During the free spins, all of the Chi wilds become sticky wilds and the Mow Multiplier acts as a progressive rising to the maximum of 5x.

To make things interesting you can also re-trigger the bonus round!

Stairway to Fortune Bonus

Triggered by 3 Bonus scatter symbols, you are then transported to the stairway which is a simple roll dice feature and progress up the stairs to increasing rewards bonus game.

This bonus round ends if you roll “Collect”, but if you manage to reach the upper Fortune Reels potential big wins await with the maximum reward at the top a staggering 10,000x bet.

Chi Slot
  • Graphics
  • Sound / Music
  • Overall Gameplay
3.5

Overall Opinions

The Chi slot is another interesting release from ELK Studios, although there may well be too much packed into this slot making the RTP feel a little diluted.

The base game isn’t great fun, the totem features don’t trigger too often and don’t have a massive impact when they do, the difficulty in hitting the bonus features was apparent in our playtests too which is something to consider.

The biggest positives are both of the bonus features, the stairway bonus regularly gave rewards in the 50x to 60x range, and when we did hit the fortune reels were received a 350x win.

If you are wondering, once you do reach that section of the bonus rounds all of the wins are accumulated on top of what you have already won on the stairway, which is why 12,5000x stake win is the maximum. The free spins round definitely has potential as the totems trigger more frequently, so with a re-trigger this bonus could also get very interesting.

Check it out the Chi slot on release day if you enjoy something a little different from the norm.

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