As you might know, ELK Studios is one of the well-known developer and distributor of slot machines. These slots are made to suit different themes and different events. They started delivering their own gaming machines into land-based casinos. After some of the famous games got their own Internet counterpart, the ELK Studios did not hesitate to put forth their games. In this section, we’ll be reviewing one of their heavily themed game – the online Wild Toro slot machine.
From its name, you can see that it will be, somehow, Spanish themed. And that’s where you are right! Since bullfighting had always been associated with Spain, it is no surprise that the slot is set in a pueblo! In the background, you’ll see pink houses and a homely feel of a small town. But what does any of that have to do with the online game? Don’t worry, we’re going there now!
Looking at pokie for the first time, you’ll see that it has 5 reels and 178 pay lines. Of course, you can play this for free. But, in order to earn real money, you should bet real money. The bet, real money or no, ranges from 0.20 to 100. And since this game can be played online, as long as your mobile phone or tablet has Adobe Flash Player, you can play anytime, anywhere! However, it may not be available in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. With it being online, it also has the Autoplay option. If your gold coins are more than your bet, it can keep spinning! But what are the symbols? These are enumerated below:
A bronze coin
A silver coin
A gold coin
A traditional fan
An orange with a dagger
The Machine logo (Wild Symbol)
Toro the Bull (Walking Wild Symbol)
The Matador (Re-Spin Trigger)
Among these regular symbols, the roses are the most valuable. Any combination is worth at least 1,000 credits. The next most profitable is the knifed orange which gives half of what the rose gives. Of course, the highest payout is not from the regular symbols but rather from the Wild Symbols – which is, kind of like a Bonus Round.
First is the machine logo which changes into all the symbols except for the Toro and Matador symbol. With this in tow, you can win easily! The second is unique. The titular character, Toro the Bull, is the Walking Wild in the game. This means that if you got one, it will move from left to right, and respins the reels. And the most special symbol, the Matador is a Re-spin trigger. He only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. A combo of three Matadors starts the Matador challenge.
First of the bonuses is the Walking Toro. The bull walks from the fifth reel to the first one – giving a respin of the past reel, except the fifth one. This means a total of four spins.
The second bonus is the Toro Goes Wild Round. This round is dependent on the number of Matadors you have. The bull attacks the Matadors by charging vertically and horizontally. In doing so, he will leave more Wilds behind until all Matadors are defeated. This symbol only appears only on reel 5. It ends when he reaches reel 1, and there are no Matadors left on reels.
And the third bonus is when you get the three Matadors on reel 2, 3 and 4. The Matador symbols give you three bonus respins. Of course, more Matadors means more spins.
Unfortunately, Wild Toro slot has no features of recent games such as free spins or multipliers. Because the respin is dictated by the number of Matadors, it cannot constitute as a free spin. The game also does not have a scatter symbol.
How Did You Fare?
Watch the introductory video closely. If you do so, you might notice the detail of the background. The pink houses and the small pueblo was intricate enough to have detail, but it still does not steal the players’ eyes. It is there as a background, nothing more. But its detail is superb.
The music while playing the slot machines Wild Toro was calming. It had a homely feel of the music. If you listen closely, you’ll hear some random chatter of people. It tried to mimic what audiences often do when watching a bullfight. And in this case, it was effective. Furthermore, the sound of the animations was on point, and it was amazingly made.
Three Bonus symbols. And two of those symbols can work in conjunction. If that does not entice you to play, I don’t know what can. It has one of the most rewarding Bonus Rounds in recent slot machines.
The Judges’ Verdict
It can be said that even though its visuals are amazing, it is subpar compared to newer and recent slot machines. That is true. However, it is not separate from the fact that it is visually appealing to many slot players. Another point to make is that the rewards are, if you’re lucky, can give very high rewards! If you have a hankering to go and see some intense bullfighting – and earn money at the sides, this slot might just be for you! Try this bullfighting-themed slot near you! Or online! Whichever you prefer!