Microgaming’s King Tusk slot is a big beast ,with this African safari themed game providing all the big thrills on the savannah, thanks to the mighty elephant – King Tusk!
Wildlife aside, would I be able to muster up strength to take on the biggest pachyderm and best him in his own kingdom or would he get the charge in first? Or should I head to the Silver Lion slot and try my hand with the King of the beasts?
Well, I dusted off my safari outfit to give King Tusk a run for his money!
Look and feel
The game’s look is like a painting rather than the movie crisp graphics that are more common in slots (which is a wasted opportunity in my opinion) but it has a retro feel which some will like. If you like a more modern feel then go for the Hidden slot or any of Elk’s games, but for you classic slots fans, this should float your boat. The reels are set against a dust coloured view of the wide savannah with wildlife grazing peacefully behind the reels, this is the setting for the regal elephant’s kingdom, and you are transported to the majestic African plains.
Not only is the rousing local chants and soaring drum and brass music enough to make you feel that you’re part of an action movie set on the Serengeti but it builds the tension of play too!
King Tusk is a 3 rows, 5 reel and 25 pay-lines safari slot with attitude that you can play across all devices. It follows the traditions of big animal games like the King Kong Cash slot machine with a big beast!
The high value icons are elephants with a pair, a family of elephants and a drum covered in elephant paintings taking up the big bucks while the Ace through 9 of the card deck make up the lower value icons- these are brightly coloured and decorated with wild savannah animals.
King Tusk’s Wild is an intimidating image of the mighty elephant ready to charge with his two giant tusks pointed straight at you and this subs for all icons except the Scatter. Watch out, this Wild elephant randomly becomes an expanding Wild in the main game! The Scatter is the game’s logo but this only crops up on reels 2, 3 and 4!
So what does this mega beast serve up for its players?
If Lady Luck smiles on you then you’ll be able to lure three Scatters onto the reels 2,3 and 4 and then you’ll be awarded ten free spins- and a choice of three bonus side games! The treats on offer include Elephants Gone Wild, the scarily titled Elephants Stampede and the intriguing Elephant Dance.
Elephants Gone Wild gives you a boost to help make those winning combos by turning all the elephant icons into Wilds for those freebie spins. Now that’s worth trumpeting about!
Elephants Stampede provides something more radical, during the free spins, up to two of the reels will turn into Wild reels for each of the spins, making for more chances of wins for you.
Elephant Dance is a nifty gift with a Wild popping onto the reels and what’s more, this handy icon sticks around for five of the ten free spins making you more wonga!
King Tusk’s sun-baked retro styling takes you back in time but there are just enough free spins and side games to keep up your interest.
Microgaming has put together a retro addition to the safari themed slot world that has just the right amount of Serengeti-themed fun to keep you spinning those reels all the way to the bank.