What a View!
Soak in the view from half way up a skyscraper in this famous Asian city, the former British enclave of Hong Kong that is now a Special Administrative Region of China.
Hong Kong is one of our favourite towns (dim sum, islands, Kowloon, Sampans, the Star Ferry, Macau Jet foils, the HK Sevens, you name it), so we were excited to get our hands on this 5 reel slot with 3 rows from ELK Gaming, the people behind the Wild Toro slot, Electric Sam, the Taco Brothers and others. You can play the Hong Kong Tower slot for free or for real on your desktop and mobile at Wombat Casino.
Let’s dive in!
The Look and Feel
The first thing you’ll notice about Hong Kong Tower is that it’s gorgeous to look at. With all the background noises from this bustling Asian city, HK Tower is a 5 reel game with 99 fixed pay-lines set on a shiny glass skyscraper in Central District in Hong Kong. It looks like the Lippo Centre to us formerly known as the Bond Centre, but we could be wrong. Anyway, it’s as shiny as the Fortune Girl slot machine with even more bells and whistles!
On the reels you’ll see a series of bright neon symbols including the high paying gold 7’s (I thought 8 was the lucky number in Hong Kong? That’s the only mistake we could find here), plus Bauhinia trees and flowers, diamonds and the kinds of logos you might see on a Chinese Michelin starred restaurant. We can only think of the Rift Slot if you are looking for a crisper gamer.
Symbols to watch out for include the gold Hong Kong Tower logo which is a Mystery symbol. If yo land these, they may spin to reveal other symbols and make up winning combos. There is also a blue and gold yin and yang symbol. If you reveal one of these, it counts as 5 bonus symbols- you get into the bonus game plus 2 extra lives.
In the base game, there is also a red and gold (the lucky colours in Hong Kong) yin and yang symbols. 3 of these gets you into the bonus game. If you get 4, you’ll have an extra life when you get in. You get 2 extra lives if you get 5 yin and yangs. We’ll explain what happens in the bonus game below.
Wheels of Sky Bonus Game
Like all good ELK games (Sam on the Beach comes to mind), HK Tower has some great extras. If you get into the bonus game with either the blue and gold or red and gold yin and yang symbols, it’s time to head up to the roof floor the Wheels of Sky Bonus round. This is where things start to get interesting!
In the Hong Kong Tower bonus game there are 3 different wheels of fortune- a blue, a green and a gold wheel. You use up a life if you hit an empty sector on the wheel. If you hit a gap with no more lives, the bonus finishes. A section with an error transports you up to the next wheel on the next level up.
The theoretical payout % or Return too Player of the Hong Tower slot is 96.3% and the maximum win is 301,650 coins.
Summary : 4/5
A highly entertaining game. It can be difficult to get into the bonus round, but on the other hand it can be highly lucrative once you hit the top floor. Make sure you set your spin budget so that you give yourself a decent chance to either get 3 scatters or more, or one of the HK Tower slot mystery logos changes into a blue yin and yang.
Like all Elk slots, this game looks fantastic on mobiles and you can set auto-spins and even program in betting strategies in the settings.