Kaiju is a futuristic 5 reel slot from ELK Studios that has up to 7,776 ways to win that can played from 20p to £100 per spin on all devices. It benefits from vertical lasers which give you wilds on the row above as well as a Kaiju Battle Free Spins feature where you reels can expand for bigger wins – the feature also comes with sticky wilds. This is a highly volatile and unique offering!
Visually, Kaiju has been designed firstly for smartphones – set in the middle of the Pacific Ocean which is where the last human settlement exists, this futuristic game focuses on a world on the verge of complete destruction due the over-reliance on technology. All hope lies on HA-42, a female cyborg, who hunts Kaiju and takes away the harmful gems and crystals to bring them back to hibernation. Symbols on the reels comprise of blue, green and red gems, credit cards, HA-42 herself and the power wild the red gem is the most lucrative giving you 15 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
In terms of gameplay, it comes with a Vertical Laser feature – when you get a winning combination (formed from left to right), a vertical laser reveals a wild on the row above. This gives you the chance to form more winning combinations.
Then you have the Kaiju Battle Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 HA-42 symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously – this will give you 7 free spins. A random Kaiju opponent is chosen from the red, green and blue gems. Each Kaiju comes with its own pattern of hot spots which needs to be activated with vertical lasers – these are located on the 3 rows above the reel set.
The vertical lasers reveal wilds which make the reels expand upwards – the reel cannot go above a hot spot. The expanded reel(s) remains for the duration of the feature which each expansion giving you 1 extra free spin – this means you can get a further 5 free spins which takes your potential total to 12.
Now, a Kaiju is beaten when all its hot spots are activated by vertical lasers – the last one of them will turn all symbols in the combination into sticky wild symbols. These remain in place for the duration of the free spins. This means you can play the free spins with plenty of sticky wilds.
This can lead to wins of up to 1,305 times your stake on every free spin – Kaiju is a high variance slot so you need to be patient and wait for the Kaiju Battle Free Spins feature where the sticky wilds will have a big impact. Sound complicated? It’s actually quite simple once you get going. ELK Studios are known for developing unique offerings – I recommend you take a look at Wild Toro and Sam on the Beach which are both superb.