A casino run by a troll in a mystical forest is the slightly bizarre premise for Electric Sam, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot from ELK Studios. It comes with a free spins bonus feature with sticky wilds, multipliers of up to 10x and imploding symbols which offer a second bite of the jackpot cherry. Play from between 20p and £100 per spin.

The reels are set against a forest backdrop, illuminated by Electric Sam’s fairy lights. Symbols include a selection of melons, lucky 7s, cherries, lemons and plums, all drawn in the style of neon lights. Joining them are the trio of trolls – Electric Sam, his wife Sandra and daughter Maggie. 5 Sams will get you 300 times your line bet.

The bell symbol is the key to unlocking the Free Spins feature – 3 bells will get you 5 free spins, four will get you 10 with 15 on offer if you find five bells on the reels. There are added extras in play during the feature too.

Find 3 or more Sam symbols during the feature and he’ll go electric, turning 1 randomly chosen symbol into a sticky wild. Three or more Sandra symbols will get you an increase in the multiplier. It starts at 1x the goes up to 2x, 4x, 8x and 10x. Hit 3 or more Maggie symbols during the feature and she will trigger a series of imploding symbols, zapping them away for a second payout consideration.

Electric Sam also comes with a series of Betting Strategies where you can automatically raise the level of your wagers depending on whether you’ve won or lost on the previous few spins. There are three to choose from, depending on how lucky you feel.

Like other slots from the ELK Studios stable, the sound and visuals in Electric Sam are top drawer. The cartoon graphics are nicely done, coming with a slight neon glow. The features aren’t bad either. In theory there are some big wins on offer but in our experience, the variance is on the lower side of medium. You’ll get plenty of bang for your proverbial buck but really huge wins will be tricky to come by.

That said, there’s still plenty to enjoy in Electric Sam. The extras in the free spins, especially the expanding multiplier can really give your wins a leg up. It may not quite match the thrills on offer in Taco Brothers but Electric Sam is another winner from ELK Studios.