Great Wild Elk is a NextGen Gaming-powered slot game with 5 reels and 10 paylines. Playable from 10p to £20 per spin across all devices, it benefits from 3 bonus features. It has a tranquil feel to it as you are taken into a mystical forest in search for riches.

Set in a mysterious and soothing woodland, you will see the Northern Lights in the skies above the trees. Symbols on the reels include squirrels, eagles, snakes, spirits and elves. The latter is the highest value symbol giving you 250 times your line bet if you manage to get 5 on a payline. However, the scatter gives you 500times your line bet.

When it comes to features, you have Elk’s Light feature which is triggered randomly at the beginning on any spin in the base game. Elk’s Light will then reveal elf, eagle, snake, squirrel or spirit – the chosen symbol then replaces red rune, purple run, blue rune and green rune (the lower value symbols) on the reels for 1 spin. What you want is the elf which is the highest value symbol (as described above).

Then you have the Enduring Win Free Games feature which is played when the ELK wild symbol substitutes in 1 or more wins – between 4 and 10 free spins are awarded to you randomly. You will see the ELK wild appear on the middle reel throughout the feature.

During the feature, each tree appearing on the reels will reward you with a prize equal to the current Enduring Win value – the amount you won when triggering the feature. You also have the wins generated from the ELK wild to add to this.

After the free games feature has ended, you will play the Call of the Elk feature – now, only enduring win prizes and scatters wins can be won in in the re-spins. If you get a win, you will get another re-spin. These continue until no more winning spins are had.

Great Wild Elk is certainly a beautiful-looking slot with the variance in the medium to high range – I found the free games feature a little frustrating because most of the time you will only win up to 30 times your stake. However, I’ve won more than 250 times my stake on a couple of occasions now. If you like the theme, Play ‘N Go’s Wild North and NetEnt’s Glow are worth playing.