Get ready to witness the power of the four elements on the slot from Fantasma Games powered by Relax Gaming. Elemento is letting Wind, Fire, Earth and Water unleash their own unique modifiers across a 9×9 grid with wild substitutions, cascading symbols, cluster plays and a free spins round with accumulative multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 16,000 times your bet.
Elemento is a grid slot in a 9×9 format with cascading symbols and cluster pays. Wins are awarded for clusters of five or more matching symbols landing horizontally and/or vertically connected. You can witness the powers of the elements on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 60 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.33% and a hit rate of roughly 1:2.5 spins. Using the Buy FreeSpins feature will increase the RTP value to a lofty 97.94%.
The background visuals are kept simple to allow the game grid and modifier icons to take centre stage. A swirl of dark clouds lightens towards the middle, giving it an appearance we often see after a thunderstorm started to clear. The square grid is divided into a 7×7 Play Area with an extra row and reels on either side designated as Element area, holding the elements icons that will trigger at various stages throughout the gameplay. A cheerful soundtrack completes the slot design.
The pay symbols start at the low end with four differently shaped and coloured gemstones- blue triangles, greed diamonds, purple orbs and red pentagons – awarding 5x to 10x your bet for clusters of 15 or more symbols. They are followed by four characters matching the colours of the low-value gemstones – blue, green purple and red. Hit 15+ clusters to win 25x to 100x your stake. An icon marked with ‘W’ is the wild, performing the usual substitutions duties. Four Element Wild icons – water, wind, earth and fire – are randomly placed on the outer positions of the grid. They will act as wild symbols will and play a significant role in triggering the various features. There are no scatters on the reels.
Elemento Slot Features
Fantasma Games is a specialist in creating slots that are somewhat out of the ordinary. Maze Escape Megaways was the latest example to further emphasize their drive to deliver more than just a simple game with spinning or cascading reels. No doubt, that will transpire on Elemento too as they have integrated a separate Element Area around the main grid that will be a focal point of the gameplay.
Loading the game will bring up a 9×9 grid with two distinct areas – a 7×7 Play Area where pay symbols drop in and the Element Area which is the outer row and reel on either side of the grid and where the element icons will appear. At the core is the cascading symbol mechanic, here called Avalanches. Every spin will start with 49 pay symbol tumbling onto the 7×7 grid with the aim to land clusters of five or more matching symbols landing horizontally and/or vertically connected. All winning combos are then removed and new symbols avalanche into the empty spaces to potentially start a chain of wins within the same spin sequence. The process is repeated until no more wins occur and all activated modifiers have been used.
Simultaneously with the tumbling symbols at the start of a spin, up to 4 Element Wild icons – Water, Wind, Earth and Fire – will appear on random positions in the outer Element Area. They will act as additional wild symbols and hitting a winning cluster where they are part of will activate them. Scoring a win without an Element Wild can spawn an additional icon on a random position in the Element Area. Up to five unused icons can be present at the same time.
The Element Wild icons will move by one position clockwise after every Avalanche within the same spin. Once activated, they cannot be any further part of a winning cluster and will trigger their distinct features when no more wins occur in the same spin. Here’s what powers and modifiers they will unleash.
- Blue Water Element Wild – X Flood Feature: Selects one or two sets of 9 symbols, each in an X-shaped pattern on a random position in the 7×7 Play Area and transforms all into matching symbols.
- Purple Wind Element Wild – Tornado Feature: A swirl will select one or two random symbols and turns 8 adjacent symbols into the same symbol or remove them.
- Green Earth Element Wild – Demolition Feature: Selects 1, 2, 3 or 4 low-value symbols and shatters all instances in view.
- Red Fire Element Wild – Fire Wild Feature: Places 2 to 10 random wilds in the Play Area.
While watching the natural elements unleash their powers, keep an eye on the four meters to the side of the game window (desktop). Each activated Element Wild will increase its counter by +1. The Free Spins feature will be triggered if you manage to activate each element at least once within the same spin sequence. You will get 5 free spins plus the total amount of activated Element Wilds on the triggering spin. For example, having 1 on each of the four counters will give you 5 + 4 = 9 free spins. You can retrigger more spins by activating again all four Element Wilds within a single free spin. The number of extra spins is again equal to the total amount on the counters.
During the feature, the win multiplier will start at x1 and increase by x1 after every winning Avalanche, up to a maximum of x99. The current multiplier applies to all wins from a free spin.
For those impatient among us playing folks and lucky enough to reside in an unrestricted country, there is a shortcut available to take you straight to the main event. Hit the ‘Buy Freespins‘ button any time between spin in the base game and you will be able to purchase a feature for 60x your standard bet. Once confirmed, the game will start a spin that us guaranteed to trigger the free spins, which means activating all four Element Wilds. All wins from the triggering spin will be added to the total win from the feature.
Elemento is a fine addition to the portfolio of Fantasma Games and the Silver Bullet platform of Relax Gaming. It has ample suspenseful moments, decent features and sizzling max win potential. What I have trouble condoning are the cartoon-like characters that appeal more to young kids than adults. Fantasma is not alone with that ‘offence”, the gargantoons on Reactoonz 2 from Play’n GO are not much different.
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