A medieval battle is the setting for ELK Studios latest slot release, Poltava.  Poltava, tells the story of an 18th century battle between two great northern powers, Russia and Sweden.  This battle was won by the Russians and quickly saw the decline of the Swedes as a major power, however, over the five reels, you will be able to relive every gruesome minute of this much unknown battle.   As well as having five reels you will also find three rows and 40 fixed paylines on Poltava, but with various betting options available from betting as little as 20p per spin to a maximum of £100 per spin.

Our Verdict:

Poltava is a history genre slot game, which is not unusual, however, the theme of the Poltava battle is, and adds a great element to the slot.  As you load up the slot you will be greeted by a very busy backdrop of a battle scene, and the transparent reels and striking symbols add to the overall busy look on screen.   The gameplay itself is much more straight forward with your 40 paylines fixed for every spin.  You also have two interesting bonus features, which are not only the best thing about the slot, but, will also provide you with the best chance of winning bigger prizes.

Wild Symbol:

On Poltava, you will find special symbols on the reels alongside standard symbols, which include three theme-related symbols including a horse, a field gun and a soldier.  You also have the standard playing card symbols of 10, J, Q, K and A.  The first bonus symbol is the wild symbol, which on Poltava is just the Poltava game logo symbol.  This game logo symbol is going to be the symbol which is going to help you complete winning combinations when possible by substituting for all other symbols on the reels, except the scatter lion symbol.

Free Spins:

The first of the two bonus features on Poltava is the Flame of War free spins round.  This feature is triggered by landing three of Lion scatter symbols anywhere the middle three reels; two, three and four.   If you trigger the feature the lion symbols will be held in place and will become wild symbols for the duration of your free spins.  You will now have three free spins to use and any further lion symbols which land during free spins will award you one further free spin per lion. You can't re-trigger this feature.

Marching Reels:

The second of the two bonus features on Poltava is the Marching Reels bonus. To trigger this feature, you must land any of the three theme-related standard symbols, horse, field gun or soldier, stacked on a single reel.  If you do this, you will now receive one re-spin.  During the feature, if you land a matching symbol on the right of the stacked symbols reel, that symbol will move to the left and stacked symbols will move one reel to the right and will re-spin.  This will continue until no more matching symbols land.

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