In this new slot from ELK Studios, we are transported to the planet Jellyton. A first seemingly completely normal place that with its mountainous surroundings is somewhat reminiscent of Iceland, but after a while you notice that it is not at all like something we have seen before. The planet is crowded with small square shaped monsters that are cute to the surface but have cannibalistic features. If you play your cards right, a very entertaining game time on this planet certainly awaits.
The first thing you react to when the slot starts is that the whole grid is tilted. Why it is tilted is not due to a mistake at ELK Studios, but it is because Cluster Slide has their Gravity mechanic. A mechanic that we got to take part in, among others, Bompers, where symbols act due to gravity and in this case slide to the left when empty positions arise. This is certainly a mechanic that takes a while to get used to, but the more you play and use it, the more fascinated you become.
Cluster Slide is a slot from ELK Studios that has 7 reels, 8 rows and where clusters of 5 or more of the same symbol type pays. You can choose between making a Min.bet of 0.20 and a Max.bet of 100. It is an RTP that is around the average, where we have an RTP of 96.0% and a Hit frequency of 38.6%. In a spin adventure on a slot like this with Medium/High volatility, the lucky player can get up to 10000X the bet.
This high maximum win will be possible to scoop up through the game's various features. Where we have features like Avalanches, Feature wilds, Multipliers, Generator and Bonus Game. It's an adventure that is symbolically reminiscent of Reactoonz 2, but let's find out what sets them apart.
It's a very lovely theme in this slot, so let's find out how the game has been designed. After staying for a while on the planet Jellyton, you start to thrive more and more. The small fluffy squared shaped monsters give us a warm welcome, which is still quite understandable as we are very calm visitors. Unlike the visitors in ELK Studio's previous slot, where they kidnapped cows.
It is a giant tilted slot that we have ended up at and in the background of it we can see many giant planets shining in the most spectacular colors. Once you start spinning the reels, a lot of wonderful symbols can land. The lower paying symbols consist of squared monsters in the colors green, purple, yellow and red. The higher paying symbols consist of hairy squared monsters in the colors green, purple, orange and red. This red monster has a royal crown and a very stately mustache that even Magnum P.I would be jealous of. You will be able to enjoy a variety of wonderful wilds in this slot that have different features. Where the normal wild is a pink square. The other feature wilds have the colors red, purple, green, blue and mixed colors. We tell you more about these a little further down. One symbol you should keep an extra eye on is the Bonus symbol and it consists of a square with a large yellow B.
ELK Studios once again shows what a phenomenal ability they have when it comes to design and features. Where, with the help of little monsters, they take us on a fabulous journey to another planet. The game's evocative music and effects create the perfect touch needed to make one sit and sway during the spins. Let's find out what the features do.
In Cluster Slide we get to take part in a number of wonderful features, where we have Feature wilds, Avalanches, Multipliers, Generator and Bonus game.
When you hit the spin button, a bunch of colorful symbols will land on the reels. If you get 5 or more of the same symbol type in a cluster, a winning combination is created. This is already when the really exciting things start to happen, since the Avalanche feature is activated. Which means that all symbols that were part of a winning combination will blow up and then new symbols will rain down from the top. But this slot comes with an extra thoughtful twist. Because the slot is slightly tilted to the left and as soon as there are empty positions, symbols will slide to the left to cover them. After the slide has taken place, the Avalanche comes with new symbols and with this stirring of symbols, many new winning clusters can be created. The Avalanche feature continues as long as new wins are made.
If you like wild symbols, then this is definitely a slot for you as the wilds can come with 5 different features. To begin with, the wild symbols help to create several winning combinations by substituting for all other symbols. The great thing that happens when you create a winning cluster is that it helps to increase the meter on the game's Generator.
When you finally manage to fill this Generator, you will be assigned a feature wild symbol that lands on the reels. Where they come with different features that are activated when they are included in a win. There are 5 different feature wild symbols that you can take part in and they do the following.
Removing (green) = This wild remove all of one symbol type from the reels.
Multiplier (purple) = This increases the game's win multiplier by 1X.
Upgrading (blue) = This will randomly select a symbol type which will then be upgraded.
Random (mixed colors) = This gives us an opportunity to get between 2 to 4 wilds placed on the reels.
Big wild (red) = This increases the size of a symbol to become 2X2.
These little square shaped monsters really know what it takes to create an entertaining slot. Since each time you succeed in activating 5 feature wilds, you will receive a multiplier of 5X. Which as mentioned can increase further with Multiplier wild.
This multiplier disappears between each spin in the Base game, but in the Bonus game it remains. By landing 3 Bonus symbols, the Bonus game is activated and then you're up for a treat. There will be 3 Wild drops, where the first drop adds three normal 1X1 wilds. The second drop adds two wilds that are 2X2 in size each and the third drop adds a giant wild that is 3X3 in size. It will certainly be a very festive moment when you see the wilds fall down and the bigger they get, the bigger winning combinations are created.
Something we were introduced to in Bompers and also get to see in Cluster Slide is ELK Studio's X-iter mode. This is a new mode that allows you to choose from different starting modes that are adapted to each slot that has this feature. Different size payments are required, and they do the following.
15X the bet = You will start with a 5X multiplier and then you will receive 3 symbol drops.
25X the bet = This gives you 3 drops of symbols where all Mustache symbols will be saved and then during the last drop that happens they wake up.
50X the bet = You will put all feature wilds to sleep that land during 3 symbol drops and at the last drop they will wake up.
100X the bet = This is the game's Bonus Buy feature and you get to take part in the normal Bonus game.
300X the bet = With this huge payment you also get to take part in the Bonus game. The difference is that you get 5 symbol drops, where the last two drops give 3 and 4 of 2X2 wilds respectively.
Slots really belongs to an industry that is constantly growing and with more and more game providers and launched games, it is becoming more difficult to stand out. With their impressive creativity and mathematical models, ELK Studios still manages to stand out from the crowd. Where they constantly show new themes, such as in Nitropolis and Visitors. Cluster Slide will also be a great example of this as we get to take part in a gaming experience among hairy squared-shaped monsters and Gravity mechanic. It is a slot where it largely depends on getting a chain reaction with the help of winning clusters. These will then charge a Generator that can unleash wilds with various features. Where you can, among other things, take part in increasing win multipliers and generate more wilds.
Mixing cute characters into adult games always creates different opinions, but variation in themes is always good and those who have created a liking for this type of slots with cute characters from among others Reactoonz 2 will love this slot. Get ready for an exciting space trip where a comb can be the perfect gift