Elvis was one of the greatest human attractions that’s ever frequented the golden palaces of Nevada’s Sin City, Las Vegas. You can therefore understand why there are a huge number of slot machines in its land based casinos that page homage to this hound dog lovin’ superstar. IGT have bought out a number of the best titles as online slots, including Elvis Multi-Strike and Elvis – A Little Less Conversation, but in our opinion the best of the bunch has to be Elvis the King.
Sounds And Visual
Let’s talk about the sound in Elvis the King in the first instance. We’ve got to say that as you’d damn well expect the music here is mind blowing. You’ve got different tunes that play throughout the different bonus games, in crystal clear glory; giving you the feeling the King himself could be serenading you from the kitchen. Top marks for the audio.
Graphically Elvis the King doesn’t disappoint either with good looking reel symbols and animations. IGT’s design department have clearly come on in leaps and bounds since the days of Da Vinci Diamonds, which while still being one of the most playable slots in any online casino, is beginning to look a little dated when compared to some of the newer titles.
The Main Game
The base-game in Elvis the King charges you 40 coins for a 25 pay-line bet plus features. We’re not exactly sure as to why you have to pay extra for the bonus games in this slot machine, but we hope it’s not something IGT intend to make into a habit. We’re all for fixed line gaming, as it means you get the best out of every spin on a machine, but we don’t like the extra charge here.
Having said all that, the additional spin cost is the only thing we don’t like about the Elvis the King slot machine. There’s plenty of action here, including the special Burning Love feature, which appears at random and turns between one and five reels wild.
Finally, there’s the golden TCB scatters, which appear on the slot’s middle three reels. If you can stop in three on any spin then you’ll move over to the Jukebox bonus picker screen. Here you get to pick one of the records, which then reveals the bonus game you’ll be playing, as well as the number of free spins or lives you’ll be taking into your feature.
Elvis The King Freeplay
The Heartbreak Hotel Bonus
This is a second screen game where you advance up floors in a hotel. On each floor there are seven doors and you have to pick one. Discover a girl and you’ll receive a cash reward and go up a floor. Find Elvis and you’ll win the cash rewards behind all the doors and again advance a floor. However, if you receive broken heart symbols, you’ll win a prize, but lose a life and you have to pick another door. It gets harder to miss those broken hearts as you go up floors, but if you can get all the way to the penthouse you win the jackpot.
“All Shook Up” Free Bonus
This is the game that’s like Da Vinci Diamonds. Here you take your free spins on a special set of reels with the tumbling reels feature. Every time you hit a cascade, you light up one of the letters of the word ELVIS. Hit five cascades in a row to win the jackpot prize.
“Viva Las Vegas” Bonus Round
This is a fantastic free spin bonus round, which gives you a wandering wild reel. Here you can collect casino chips off the reels. These are an additional symbol that’s only found in this bonus. The more chips you collect, the more free spins you get. Collect them all, and you win the jackpot of 5000 coins.
Elvis the King is a first class slot for the casual player. Its high spin cost is a little too much for the experienced slot jockey; who’s better off sticking to Pixies of the Forest or Da Vinci Diamonds. You’ll enjoy all the bonus rounds, as this is very much a bonus feature slot, so you can guess when the best times might be to cash out already, if you’ve got half a coin of slot machine knowledge.