Mystic Orbs by ELK Studios is one of the first new slot game releases of 2022.
This new game comes with a grid of 5 by 5 symbols and uses cluster pays. Any combination of 5 or more of the same symbols horizontally and/or vertically connected counts as a winning combination.
The game also uses avalanches, so all winning symbols are removed and new ones fall on top to create the option for another win within the same bought spin.
The theme is not that strong, it’s an Asian type theme with classic animal symbols and different stone type symbols. The game features regular wild symbols and special orbs that also count as a wild symbol. These orbs can appear normal and charged. These orbs also play a special role to activate bonuses.
On top of the reels you will find the feature row which will have different special bonuses above each reel.
When an orb symbols appears on a reel and is not part of a winning combination, it will explode and remove all adjacent symbols.
When an orb does feature in a winning combination it will trigger the bonus above that reel. If it’s a charged orb it will activate all features in the feature row.
The features are:
- Bonus – awards entry to the bonus game
- Extra life – awards an additional symbol drop when no further winning combinations appear
- Orb payout – pays out a multiplier of the current bet. Any active multiplier is also added to this win
- Multiplier – adds its value to the total win multiplier
- Upgrade – upgrades all occurrences of one symbol type to a symbol type with a higher value or wilds for up to 3 avalanches
- Orb siege – one of the Orb’s adjacent symbols is chosen to surround the orb. Each siege symbol replaced up to 4 surrounding symbols
The Bonus Game can be triggered by activating it on the Feature Row or by getting at least 5 orbs during one bought spin.
The Bonus Game will award 5 free spins or drops. During these drops all orbs are collected and when you collect 5 you will get another 5 free spins.
During these free spins the multiplier will never reset.
ELK Studios is very good in creating these grid/cluster type slot games. They have several of them and they all are very enjoyable.
Mystic Orbs is no different. This new slot game keeps you very engaged and excited each time you land one of those orbs or even land one of those charged orbs.
The free spins feature might be a bit harder to trigger, as with most of their games, but is also very interesting and can be highly profitable.
Overall another amazing new game by ELK Studios.