IO Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|IO Slot- Technical Summary|
|Paylines||up to 262144 ways|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.00%|
- Laser – clears all symbols in the direction it’s pointing. If two laser beams cross, all symbols in their directions are turned into wilds.
- Wild Forge – fills any empty space below with a multiplier wild. The value of the multiplier increases every time the Wild Forge symbol forms a win.
- Charged Wild – A wild symbols with has 4 charges, a charge is used up when it contributes to a win.
The free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3 BONUS symbols anywhere on the reels and awards 7 free spins, during the bonus round any of the Charged Wilds and Wild forge symbols are collected at the bottom of the reels in between spins.
The IO slot from ELK Studios is a reasonable release if you enjoy unusual tumbling reels styled slots, there are numerous base special symbols that can interact nicely and this gives the slot some very good base game hit potential, the bonus round offers the biggest potential given the carryover of the special features, sticking around for the next spins.
The main issue we encountered during our playtests, however, was the sheer difficulty in triggering the main bonus round, ELK already has a reputation for harder to trigger bonus features and we really did struggle to hit the main bonus feature in our testing, to the point that it became a frustration in actually playtesting this machine.
You will definitely need to be a fan of ELK slots and be very patient or persistent in order to trigger the bonus feature, which for a lot of players may simply be too rare to continue playing this machine.