ELK Studios’ beach bonanza claims our Slot of the Week

ELK Studios has invited players to an island paradise where sloths, flamingos and toucans roam the reels as its latest slot sequel, Tropicool 2, has frozen the competition to clinch our Slot of the Week award. 

As a 6×6 reel slot with 46,656 ways to win, Tropicool 2 offers a number of bonus features, including mystery symbols, locked wilds and sloth respins, to offer a maximum win of up to x25,000 the player’s stake. The game has medium-high volatility with an RTP of 94 per cent. 

This game uses cascading wins, meaning that symbols in a winning combination will disappear after providing their payout to make way for new symbols and increase the win potential of an already successful spin. 

Above the reels, there are three additional horizontal reels. These reels will depict enhancement symbols, such as mystery symbols, locked wilds, sloths and row swap features, that can drop into play if a cascading win occurs in their respective reels.

Flamingo and toucan bird symbols can appear on the reels with sizes of 1×1, 1×2, 1×3, 1×4, 1×5 or 1×6. Flamingos and toucans can provide payouts of x0.2 and x0.3 respectively, with the size of each bird symbol that lands on the reels representing a multiplier to be applied to that payout. 

Sloth symbols can also land on the reels, triggering respins as they nudge one reel to the right with each spin. Once the sloth reaches the edge of the reels, the respins will stop.

If a bird symbol lands on the same spin as a sloth symbol, the sloth scares the bird, turning it into wild symbols. 

Wild W symbols can appear anywhere on the reels, substituting for all symbols other than the flamingo and toucan symbols. Wilds may appear displaying a padlock embellishment with the number three on it. This causes the wild to be sticky on the reels for up to three cascading wins. 

Bonus B symbols are included, triggering six, nine, 12 or 15 free spins if three, four, five or six appear on the same spin. 

With this free spins feature, extra spins symbols can land on the reels, awarding an additional three spins each. Multiplier symbols can also drop in, enhancing any wins that occur on the same spin they have dropped into. 

Row swap symbols can also drop into play in the base game, depicted as two arrows. These symbols cause one symbol to replace others on the same row to increase the spin’s win potential. 

Furthermore, mystery symbols are available, showcasing a question mark. At the end of each spin, these mystery symbols will reveal a number of identical random symbols from the paytable. 

If readers would like to try out Tropicool 2 for themselves, they can click here to be taken to ELK Studios’ official website.