Katmandu X

|ELK Studios|2023-03-22|RTP: 95 %
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ELK Studios
Katmandu X
Feature Buy
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
Bonus game
Progressive jackpot
Min. bet
Random Feature
Max. bet
Maximum win
Last update
March 13, 2023


1 vote - 4.00/5.00

Aim to reach the mountain top for dizzying wins on the slot by Elk Studios. Katmandu X will see you return for another volatile expedition across a 6×6 grid with cascading symbols and cluster wins. A myriad of wilds, rising multipliers, random modifiers and a Free Drops feature will aid you on your treacherous climb to collect wins of up to 25,000 times your stake.

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Slot Details

Katmandu X is a 6×6 cascading grid slot with cluster pays. Wins are awarded for matchings five or more symbols horizontally or vertically adjacent in groups called clusters. You can make the climb to winning heights from 20 to 100 credits per spin. This game has a high volatility rating and a 95% RTP.

If you have played Katmandu Gold you will recognise the snow-capped mountain range setting for Katmandu X. Visually, the game remains largely unchanged from its sibling, and keeps the leading audiovisual qualities. A large multiplier display in red and gold holds a dominating presence above the reels for this return to Nepal.

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Katmandu X Slot – Base Game

The pay symbols start at the low end with coloured stone orbs in blue, green purple and red. Match five to win from 0.05x to 0.20x your bet, and matching 16+ symbols in a cluster awards from 4x to 7x your stake. They are followed by griffin, tiger, dragon and phoenix symbols, awarding from 0.4x to 1.5x your bet for five symbols in a cluster. Match 15+ symbols to win from 10x to 100x your stake.

A golden flower icon with a red gem acts as the wild symbol, which substitutes for all others when part of a cluster win. The Yn and Yang symbol represents the bonus scatter that triggers free spins for landing three or more in a spin sequence.

Katmandu X Slot Video | All Features

Katmandu X Slot Demo – All Features

Katmandu X Slot Features

Anyone who knows Elk Studios will be aware of their Gold slot series, and in particular, Katmandu Gold, which serves as the inspiration for Katmandu X. Let’s return to the mountainous Nepalese region, for a closer look at the latest expedition by the Swedish studio to take us to lofty heights.

At the start of each spin, 36 symbols drop onto the grid. Wins are formed by clusters of five or more symbols orthogonally adjacent to each other. All symbols can appear oversized as Big Symbols in Super 2×2, Mega 3×3 or Epic 4×4 size, which are broken down into 1×1 symbols for calculating cluster wins. During symbol cascades, Big Symbols will crush and destroy any 1×1 symbols below until coming to rest on the bottom of the grid or when meeting a bonus or super bonus scatter.

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Katmandu X Slot – Exploding Wild

Cluster wins explode, removing winning symbols from the grid, which creates space for new and existing ones to fill with a cascading symbol sequence. The cascade of symbols can create further wins and repeats on a neverending basis until no more wins occur. Each cluster win removal will form a wild symbol in one of the empty gaps. Wilds can also land during a standard drop or symbol cascade, and can combine or create the following unique effects:

  • Regular Wild: The regular wild symbol that substitutes for all others except the bonus and super bonus scatter symbols.
  • Splitting Wild: When a single wild forms part of more than one winning cluster, it splits into two wild symbols, one for each cluster win. Both wilds will take any applicable multiplier value.
  • Merging Wild: More than one wild symbol in a single cluster win will merge to form a single multiplier wild. Two regular wilds without any existing multipliers will create an x2 wild.
  • Exploding Wild: Following any cluster wins and cascading symbols, an exploding wild will remove all adjacent squares in an explosion, triggering a symbol cascade.

in addition, a Cluster Win Multiplier is displayed above the grid, which increases in x1 increments for each removed winning symbol. For example, cluster wins of five and six symbols will add an x11 multiplier. Cluster wins are first calculated by using any possible wild multipliers before being multiplied by the currently active Cluster Win Multiplier.

Furthermore, at random on any spin, the Wild Strike feature can trigger and cast wilds, exploding wilds or multiplier wilds onto random grid positions. A Super Wild Strike can activate, which guarantees exploding or multiplier wilds only.

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Katmandu X Slot – Bonus Game & Wild Strike

Land three bonus scatters during a spin sequence to trigger the Katmandu X Free Drops Bonus. The round begins with seven free spins and Cluster Win Multiplier increases are perpetual, remaining active until the end of the bonus. Each bonus scatter that lands will award one, two or three extra free spins. Land a super bonus scatter on a trigger to activate the Katmandu X Super Drops Bonus for a Super Wild Strike feature at the start of each spin.

Where available, you can use Elk Studios X-iter Feature to purchase a bonus game or enhanced spin modes. Katmandu X comes with five Bonus Buy options:

  • Bonus Hunt | 2x Bet: With this mode enabled, the chance of triggering the bonus game is more than doubled.
  • Exploding Wild | 10x Bet: A guaranteed exploding wild symbol on every spin.
  • Super Wild Strike | 25x Bet: A guaranteed Super Wild Strike feature at the start of every spin.
  • Bonus | 100x Bet: A Bonus Game trigger.
  • Super Bonus | 500x Bet: A Super Bonus Game trigger.

Final Verdict

Katmandu X is a satisfying mashup of cascading spins with wild-infused features and an increasing multiplier boosted by collecting winning symbols. This simple combination of features can have potent and explosive effects, accentuated by the perpetually increasing multiplier during the bonus game.


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