The Electric Sam slot has been designed by ELK Studios to be, frankly, great fun. From the get-go the player is presented with the lunatic smile of our magical friend Sam, the perkiest creature in town.
This game seems to be all about transporting yourself to a joyful fairy tale land casino via some very smart graphics and a pleasingly jolly soundtrack. This is a top notch cartoon game in the tradition of other classic titles like the Foxin’ Wins slot and Go Bananas.
Here in Electric Sam we get the sense that the magical dude of the game’s title is not only our casino host, but that he’s up to no good rigging up our very own reels to some special fairy forest electricity, rather unnervingly, so that we can get to playing the reels in Sam’s own magical land.
So how does this puppy look?
Well to be honest, Electric Sam looks pretty darn sumptuous- it’s as good looking as Wild Antics and just as fun to play. The graphics of this slot game are literally on a level that you would expect from an animation film in the big screen. The whole game is set aglow by bright colours and crisp visuals.
Our reels are set in the peaceful forest with rune carved trees and party light rigged up to Sam’s electrical supply!
Not only does this look the part but it sounds fun too with the enjoyable combo of upbeat plinky plonky electronic tones against a constant and very relaxing sound of a forest alive with bird calls- it sure took me to my happy place.
Electric Sam is a five reel, 3 row, 243 ways to win slot.
The high value icons of the game are suitably fantastical, in the form of our manically smiling pal Sam (who looks a bit like the cheeky fella in this Slots O’ Gold game) with a gold crown on his head (if you can ever pin down this guy with 5 icons you muster a very attractive 300 x time line bet win) and his similarly jolly family – his charming troll wife Sandra sporting an alluring grin and a fairy cocktail, and his daughter and the super cute Maggie, alarmingly clutching a massive battery. What’s more these family members are also the symbols to launch different features of the game- more of this later.
There is also a selection of fruity neon light-style icons of a lower value including a cherry, melon, plum and lemon- these along with the classic number 7 icon and the golden bell, the free spins icon, are straight out of the old time fruity playbook.
The game’s wild is the icon of the words Electric Sam and the word Wild in, you guessed it, electrical light bulbs-we’d expect nothing less from his handy electrical fantasy creature. The Wild substitutes for all symbols except the Free Spins bell icon.
Was my head spinning?
Not only was my head in a cloud of magical silly dust and enjoyably so, but also the free spin feature had me smiling. This is where you can unlock all the fun of the family features including Sticky Wilds, multipliers and imploding symbols!
All you need to do is land our pal the golden bell icon if you can get 3, 4 or 5 of these on the reels then you can have 5, 10 or 15 free spins respectively. Now that feels pretty sparkly to me!
When you’re in the free spins mode and you land our pal Sam, he literally goes electric, swapping himself for another symbol and becoming a Sticky Wild!
If you have the skills to get 3 of our cocktail-drinking pal Sandra across the reels during the free spins then she brings a nice little multiplier with her up to x 10.
If you want to see the damage a toddler can do then land 3 or more Maggie on the reels during the free spin mode. She will implode symbols to replace them with new ones that can produce more wins.
Getting super smart
This is a game with good looks and a brain. Here you can work with our new pal Sam to set up different betting strategies which depend on how you did on your last win to decide what bet to place on your next spin. Just pick which of the 3 different strategies you want to try Booster, Leveller or Jumper!
I had a great time letting Electric Sam light up my slot play. ELK have made something easy on the eye and super fun to play. I’ll be making another visit to this cheerful spot again soon.