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Electric Sam Slot Review

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Don’t underestimate this King of Trolls, he hides electrics wins and frequent free spins.

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  • Min Bet: 0.20
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 243 Ways To Win
  • Free Games: Yes

A 243 ways to win game that brings some bright, fun wins in this Electric Sam slot.

Elk Studios have a knack for putting out some cracking games (is there anything those Scandinavians can’t do?).

While Electric Sam has been superseded by a superior game in the form of the Sam on the Beach slot, it is still worth checking out the original to see where the character began.

The theme is odd, to say the least. There seems to be no coherence to it. There probably was something going on in the creator’s mind during those long, cold winters, but it might be something you need a lot of aquavit and snow to understand.

Sam is a King of the Trolls. Rather than doing troll-like things, such as living under bridges or insulting people on the internet, he has decided to head to his local IKEA and pick up some neon lights. We have no idea why.

He decided to bring his family along for the trip, probably because they were wondering why their much-loved relative had gone off the deep end. The result is the Electric Sam slot machine. No. We don’t think much of the theme, and this is something which we are glad to see was improved in the sequel where there isn’t a neon light in sight.

Thankfully, most of us don’t tend to play slot games only for the theme.

The Electric Sam free spins…SO MANY!

One thing that we love about Electric Sam is that it tosses out free spins more than most other slots.

In fact, it seems that this Elk game has more free spins than even the sequel (although, that does have one additional bonus feature). This means that if you are a lover of free spins bonus games, then this videos slot is a must-play.

To trigger these free spin bonuses, you will need at least three scatter symbols. Those will give you five free spins. Four will give you ten, five will give you fifteen. Basic stuff.

The problem is that you won’t actually win much if you have five free spins only. You don’t hit the bonus features enough (more on those in a short while) for those wins to really start racking up. That’s the problem with this slot triggering these spins so frequently. It can’t give you a win every time.

This means that there is the potential that you could trigger the feature five or six times in a single play session and make nothing more than a couple of dollars.

But then, there are the other times.

Game Stats & Details

  • No Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 243 Ways To Win
  • Min Bet: 0.20
  • Max Bet: 100
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Wilds: 5
  • Volatility: medium
  • Software: Elk
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Theoretical RTP: 96%
  • Mobile: Yes
  • Online: Yes

A win gets you a special bonus feature

There are three features which can be triggered in the Electric Sam slot bonus games.

In order to trigger them, you will need to get the character symbol win on any one of the 243 ways to wins paylines, which is a tough enough feat as it is.

This is why you can’t really win that much with five free spins and you really need to catch more, and when you do this family truly starts to shine.

Each character has its own feature attached:

  • Sam: he will give you a sticky wild which will remain stuck to the reels for your free spins.
  • Sandra: she will increase the multiplier on the free spins each time she appears. The most we have ever seen is a single increase, but some people report going up to 3x.
  • Maggie: she will destroy a number of symbols on the reels. This triggers cascading symbols (sadly, the only time this appears in this game – for more you should check out Moon Princess slot). This means symbols will tumble down from up above and fill up the gaps. Can win some cash here.

With the sequel, you have more characters that can trigger features and one of them is a bit more permanent which leads to bigger wins.

Although, of course, in the sequel, you will be triggering this feature less so it balances out. At least it’s better than the Wild Toro slot with its one feature.

Is Electric Sam really the troll king?

A while back, we would have said yes. However, with a much better version of this game out in the form of Sam on the Beach, you’ll probably find us sipping pińa coladas on that beach than in this neon forest.

You can check this out for nostalgia purposes and if you fancy looking at some neon lights.

Plus, you never know, sometimes it’s nice to swap between similar games when one isn’t feeling as generous as you would hope.

That said, if you don’t like either (which would surprise us) then you should probably try something totally different in the form of the Taco Brothers slot also by Elk.

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By TrueNorthSlots | Updated: May 1st 2018 | Rating 3.8
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