ELK Studios has risen from the ashes to take players to Phoenix Town where they will meet the grim reaper in Phoenix Graveyard.
Phoenix Graveyard is a 5×3-30, 243 to 1,000,000-payline video slot that incorporates a maximum pin potential of up to x10,000 the bet.
Symbols in the game include four classic A-J royals offering x0.60 to x1.20 the bet for combinations of five-of-a-kind. These are followed by three high-value symbols represented by different characters, paying out x1.40 to x4 the bet for five-of-a-kind.
Moving onto special symbols, wilds substitute for all regular-pays, and a payline of all wilds pays the same as the highest paying icon.
Meanwhile, bonus symbols can land anywhere on the reels except in positions holding a sticky wild or another bonus. Moreover, these icons are sticky during the respins feature, and are used to activate the free spins bonus game.
The title incorporates a bonus game, battles, grim reapers, sudden death, phoenix wilds, walking and jumping wilds, expanding win ways, and multipliers.
In the game, all symbol positions on the reel can be sliced to expand the win ways which is indicated by a tombstone and the number of win ways in that position. The tombstones with the expanded win ways remain during free spins until the end of the game round. The slicing is triggered by grim reaper attacks and sudden death events.
A paying symbol appearing in a tombstone will expand to fill each of the expanded win ways. This is valid for this position only and does not affect the underlying reel when spinning out.
Meanwhile, a wild symbol has a multiplier of x1 when it first appears on the reels. The multiplier counts as the number of wilds on that position.
A wild symbol on a tombstone position, on the other hand, has its multiplier multiplied with the ways provided by the tombstone to give the total number of wilds on that position.
A phoenix wild, on the other hand, is a wild symbol with a jumping feature. It remains on the reels during respins and between free spins. At each such spin, it jumps to a new position. Before the first jump, it gets a wild multiplier equal to the win ways indicated on the tombstone in that position, if any.
Furthermore, grim reaper wilds appear on ree;s three, four and five with a walking feature, triggering respins, expanding win ways and battling with the phoenix wild.
After a win evaluation, the grim reaper will attack all adjacent symbol positions holding a high value character or phoenix wild symbol. It will then trigger a respin and walk one reel to the left. Before the first walk, it gets a wild multiplier equal to the win ways indicated on the tombstone in that position, if any. This repeats until it has walked out from the leftmost reel.
Additionally, the grim reaper may randomly appear again on reel five giving additional respins. Several grim reapers may appear on the reels at the same time, and respins will last until the last symbol has disappeared.
When the grim reaper attacks any of the three high-pays, the symbol position will be sliced and get expanded win ways indicated by a tombstone. The expanded win ways is persistent during the entire game round over respins, into and between free spins.
On the other hand, when the grim reaper attacks a phoenix wild, there will be a battle with one of the following outcomes: the grim reaper wild gets a doubled wild multiplier; the phoenix wild gets a doubled wild multiplier; or -the phoenix wild jumps to a new location leaving a feather wild behind in the same position.
Moving onto feather wilds, this turns into a phoenix wild symbol at a following respin or free spin, also getting its wild multiplier from the tombstone in this position, if any, before it jumps to a new one.
Incorporating a sudden death feature, any symbol position not holding any sticky symbol (phoenix wild, grim reaper wild, feather wild or bonus) can be sliced and get expanding win ways indicated by a tombstone at any random time during spins.
Meanwhile, the bonus game is triggered by landing three, four or five bonus symbols anywhere on the reels, awarding six, eight or 10 free spins with one, two or three phoenix wild symbols, respectively.
Here, the awarded phoenix wilds will spawn at any position of the triggering bonus symbols, and give a wild multiplier equal to the number of win ways in that position, before it jumps to a new position.
Additionally, they’ll remain on the reels during the entire bonus game and jump to new positions for each respin and free spin.
To play a demo version of Phoenix Graveyard, click here.