ELK Studios, a well-respected online gaming content provider, has added another Asian-themed slot to its expanding portfolio. Mystic Orbs has come to town to add to the exotic flavor of the studio. Enter the treasure chamber to tackle numerous thrilling features and get your hands on the money. Various surprises are in store for you, including the famous Cluster Pays, Avalanches, Charged Orbs and Multipliers. This slot will not top any lists regarding gameplay and lucrativeness, but it is still an exciting title that offers a pleasant gaming experience.
The game sports crisp, sharp graphics and is pleasant to look at, but not the most appealing release the provider has produced. Cluster Pays and other engaging features will keep you thoroughly entertained if not on the edges of your seats. Its medium-to-high volatility will attract high rollers and modest players, with a decent maximum win of 10,000x the stake. While indubitably not the most thrilling game ever developed by ELK Studios, Mystic Orbs is still an exciting title. The RTP is 95%, the value below the industry standard and the hit frequency is 28% with not-too-generous payouts.
Numerous Thrilling Features
As said, while pleasant on the eye, Mystic Orbs is not the most striking game ELK Studios has ever produced. It is not too original with its rocky background, but it is still an exciting game to play, a little charmer with many things going for it. Add the combination of classic Asian tones and modern twists to the soundtrack, and you have a decent slot worth playing. Create vertical or horizontal clusters of five to 18+ matching symbols to generate wins and make avalanches.
The Wiseman is the highest-paying regular symbol, granting 400x the bet, with Wilds being equally worth. They replace all the icons when making winning combos except for Orbs. Orbs are Wilds that can come in an ordinary or charged form, removing the neighboring icons if not in a winning combination. If you land charged Orbs, they trigger all the features on the feature row above the reels. Six features exist, including Multipliers, Bonuses, Upgrades, and so forth, all adding an exotic taste to the game.
Multi-Functional Free Spins
You can activate the Bonus round in two ways, by landing the icon on the feature reel or hitting five Orbs on a single spin. You get five initial Free Spins throughout which you carry on collecting Orbs that, in turn, grant you new spins. The Multiplier does not reset during the round, remaining persistent all the time. You can also buy the round with the X-iter mode, which gives you five options. The Feature gives a single spin with an Orb and a single triggered feature for 5x the bet. Persistent Multiplier awards three spins without resetting. Charged Orbs carries a single spin with all Orbs charged worth 50x the stake. The Bonus gives you a guaranteed pass to the Free Spins round for 100x the bet, and Super Bonus grants you the same with all the Orbs charged.
Mystic Orbs attempts to balance providing enough chills and thrills and not scaring off modest players. It is a decent game, with few jaw-dropping moments, that manages to achieve its goal. The US players can try it out at any ELK-powered casino.