As far as slots that are based on war go, this one has found a certain niche. Poltava is a 5 reel historical conquest based upon the battle between the Swedes and the Russians in Ukraine. Spin the wheel and work your way through the cavalry, infantry and musketeers to earn your stripes and bounty, not forgetting some very generous free spin war bonds.
About the Developer
Swedish developer ELK Studios have a long history with online gaming experiences. After bursting
onto the scene with the online slot Hong Kong Tower in April of 2013, ELK Studios continues to
make new ground in betting entertainment every day, always coming up with fresh new ideas and
the confidence to try something a little different with each new game. You can find our more about ELK games here.
About the Game
Where were you in 1709? Probably not losing the battle of Poltava to Peter the Great that’s for sure. As the game’s title suggests you play in an online slot version of this famous battle with the victor getting the spoils of real-life currency! Muskets at the ready boys it’s about to get serious. Poltava is a 40-payline slot game allowing you to win anything up to 180,000 coins while spinning the reels!
Poltava has a lot to offer not just the history buff but also those who enjoy entertaining online slots. In the words of ELK Studios with Poltava they “decided to build a volatile slot with a dramatic scenery,” this is something very much achieved. Not only in creating a very good looking game board but also in creating a very volatile slot. One of the main features in Poltava is known simply as the ‘Marching Reels Respin', where troops move from reel to reel, building up massive win-line combinations. The Marching Reels Respin triggers when one kind of battle army symbol covers a full reel. Players should also be on the lookout for the mighty Lion symbol. Three Lion symbols trigger the ‘Flames of War Free Spins', where extra lions are added as Wilds to create a wall of flames animation which takes control over the entire screen for a couple of seconds.
Bets can be set to your own choosing, not only should players be looking to create walls of fire, but should also be looking at the other symbols that exist in the game. The Poltava Wild symbol substitutes all other symbols except for the lion symbols. As you’ve probably guessed by now, lions are what you want to be hitting to rack up high scores in hopes of getting a bigger payout. Hitting 3 of the Bonus Lion symbols will turn them into Sticky Wilds and trigger the ‘Flames of War’ bonus game with 3 free spins!
It goes without saying that this game is for those who enjoy history based slots out of their gaming experiences. It’s very clear graphics mixed with the game's original take on game symbols, make it a memorable experience for anyone with an itch to play something to leave a lasting impression. Remember, those who repeat history are most likely to repeat it, just make sure this isn't you and play Poltava today! 7/10
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