Elephants seem to be in at this moment in time. Throughout the third quarter of 2017, many casino software developers have been hard at work unveiling successive elephant themed slots. Pink Elephants is Thunderkick’s own unique take on the genre.
It may not have the realism of King Tusk, but Pink Elephants certainly stamps its authority onto the genre and kicks seven bells out of its rival with its immense gaming structure and features.
Originality is one of the trademarks to look for in Thunderkick games. You can’t ask for anything more original than over four-thousand paylines to win on it, and a host of pink elephants rampaging across the screen. The game can run a little heavy on older systems as it is very graphics intensive, but so are most Thunderkick slots.
How to play
Located below the reels is a generic, very run-of-the-mill wagering menu. From there, players are at liberty to select total bets which range from $0.10 up to $100. Yes, that is $0.10 per spin when you get 4,096 paylines spread over 6 reels to enjoy in all. Few players would grumble at getting so many paylines to play with for such a dirt-cheap rate.
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Wild symbols: Wilds make an appearance in the slot (which isn’t always the case in games with so many paylines) and they can substitute for all other symbols barring scatters. Rather unimaginatively, they appear as simple “W” symbols.
Scatter symbols: Scatter symbols can trigger a free spins bonus when players land 3 or more of them anywhere on the screen. These icons take the shape of what appear to be peanuts. Well, we did tell you that Thunderkick offered original gaming.
Mystery scatters: Mystery scatter icons can only crop up in the base game. Landing between 1 and 5 of these symbols can boost your chances of landing a free spins bonus since they act exactly as scatters. They appear randomly, though, so they are somewhat unpredictable.
Free spins bonus: Players who land 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters in the base game will get to play with 7, 11, 15 or 19 free spins. However, if you land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters whilst in the bonus, you will pocket another 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 spins, respectively. During this feature, elephant orbs can be collected to fill meters. Once a meter is filled, the symbol the meter corresponds to transform into an elephant icon for the remainder of the bonus round, whilst an additional free spin is awarded for every completed meter.
With so many paylines present in the game, Pink Elephants was always going to offer diddly jackpots. The non-progressive prize is worth just 10x your total bet, and can only be won if at least 6 pink elephants appear in a winning combination.
There’s a bit of a toss-up here. On the one hand, having so many paylines makes Pink Elephants a hugely appealing game to play, especially with wagers costing as little as $0.10 per spin. However, the non-progressive jackpot is pithily and that will instantly put players off.
However, if realism isn’t your bag, this Thunderkick slot has substantially more to offer than Microgaming’s King Tusk counterpart.
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