Elk studios, a provider known for its flair in terms of design in games such as Wild Toro have gone somewhat, on the surface at least, against the grain. Looks however, can be deceptive.
With a backdrop of a centuries old battle over the throne, the potential for a cliché offering with interactive fight clips etc, leaps to one’s mind. However, it is with what can only be described as a play on the traditional 3-reel slot, mixed - bizarrely and most effectively – with retro pinball features and display…. Ivanhoe is its own breed of great. With the very manliest of concepts Elk studios have created a most manly game indeed!
Simple in format, Ivanhoe runs over 3-reels and just 17 pay lines. Stake ranges from 20p to £100 per spin. RTP is a middle of the road but respectable 96.3%.
Ivanhoe brings a strong theme and style represented by its solid, yet simple, layout. With just one bonus feature and 3-reels there isn’t much room for variation but it works entirely. In terms of a Bonus Feature ‘per se’ this game doesn’t have one, but, given the 90’s pinball element that is understandable. In line with this theme, progressive points compilation is the name of the game!
Hit 3 Ivanhoe Bonus Symbols to start the Bonus Feature, then it’s a points race! With your original 5 Free Spins you have to hit 2500 points to level up. Each level up offers additional Free Spins and points targets with a coin jackpot of 300,000 coins! Crowns act as Wilds during Free Spins rounds and each level up multiplies your wins while at that level. Levels are as follows;
Level 1: 5 Free Spins = 2500 points target (All wins x 2)
Level 2: 3 Free Spins = 8000 points target (All Wins x 3)
Level 3: 3 Free Spins = 20,000 points target (All Wins x 4)
Level 4: 3 Free Spins = 81,000 points target (All Wins x 5)
Level 5: 3 Free Spins = 300,000 points target (All Wins x 6)
It’s clear that with a strong theme, high-end production and fun concept, Elk have provided players with a real breath of fresh air with this one!