About Hong Kong Tower
Hong Kong Tower is an impressive Elk Studios slot game – as if they make any other kind – released in early 2017.
The futuristic-looking slot features a gorgeous Asian theme and three different bonus wheel levels in the Wheels in the Sky bonus game.
Hong Kong Towers has two unique features at the expense of eliminating a common one (a free spins bonus).
You can win up to 301,500 coins in Hong Kong Towers, which is more than enough to whet CasinoWizard’s appetite.
Hong Kong Tower introduction, including RTP and variance
The game is played on a 3×5 reel set, and the number of paylines is a bit out of the ordinary.
The game has 99 ways to win, which is a variation of the 243 ways to win game mechanics. The theoretical return to player is 96.30% which is a decent level, typical for Elk Studios.
The variance is a bit high, also characteristic of this game developer, as you need to advance to the third level of the bonus game to see the massive prizes.
Gameplay and paytable
The game uses a total of nine paying symbols, and five of these are low-paying symbols that don’t matter much.
Then there are two medium-paying symbols, Tree and Flower, and two high-paying symbols, Diamond and 7, which can produce a mega win on their own, without the need to trigger the bonus feature in this game in which base game is just a time filler.
Hong Kong Tower bonus features
There is no free spins game in Hong Kong Tower, and that’s the common feature this game eliminates. It is replaced by a bonus feature called Wheels of the Sky, where you get to spin three wheels for a prize.
You must land three Scatter symbols on your reels to initiate the bonus feature.
You’ll first be spinning the first reel. You can get up to 5 spins, and you’ll advance to the next reel if you hit the Level Up section, and will lose a life if you hit an empty part. Everything in between is cash prizes.
The three wheels offer progressively better prizes, with the first one having a maximum cash prize of 2,000 coins, the second 10,000 coins, and the third 25,000 coins. With a bit of luck, this can turn out to be an incredibly rewarding bonus game.
Your luck can be helped by the number of Scatters that triggered the bonus game, as with 4 Scatters you get +1 extra life, and with 5 Scatters, you’ll get +2 extra lives, and your chances of reaching the third wheel will increase substantially.
The second bonus feature, the lesser one, is the Mystery Symbol. It can reveal itself as another symbol after the reels have stopped.
A revealed Bonus Scatter symbol counts as 5 Bonus Scatter symbols, and you’ll immediately start the bonus game with +2 extra lives.
CasinoWizard’s verdict: 4 out of 5 stars
The bonus game gets triggered frequently enough, and that’s the main thing that will lure players to this slot game. The bonus game is a decent replacement for the free spins game, and no one will notice one of the most common features in slot games is missing.
Hong Kong Tower is an excellent slot game by Elk Studios, and it’s worth a couple of spins.
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