Hong Kong Tower

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Hong Kong Tower House Review

 

Welcome to the Chinese metropolis of Hong Kong! This is where – up on top of Hong Kong Tower – Elk Studio’s game is set. This Asian-themed game is very different from any other in its genre. You will not see the traditional historical theme. Instead, you will see modern-day Hong Kong and witness a stunning light and sound show in the bonus round.

This is a visual treat like no other! And because this game is different from any other, it is best that you read our review to understand it completely before you make your bets!

 

Gameplay

 

Honk Kong Tower is a 5-reel and 99 payline game that has an RTP of 96.30%. It is a highly volatile game, so be prepared for long waits between big wins. But when you get lucky and activate the bonus features, you will realise that your patience has paid off.

And this is what you need to keep in mind when laying your bets in this game. The betting amounts range from 20p to £100, but if you really want to get to the bonus features, then we recommend that you keep your bets low enough (according to your budget) so that you can play at least 150 to 200 spins.

You can make your bets choosing one of 5 options – traditional betting, Optimizer, Leveller, Booster and Jumper. Traditional betting is simply choosing from one of the 12 betting amounts and playing the game. The other 4 options are strategies created by Elk Studios that have adjustable bets. It is best to understand each of these betting strategies before you choose one.

Once your bets are set then click on Spin to start the game. Winning in this game is dependent on the number of identical symbols you land on a payline. You need at least of a kind to get a win. You get paid out more when you land more of these symbols.

You also get paid more when you land the higher-value symbols (the Bonsai, the Lotus, the Diamond and the Lucky 7) than you will if you land the lower-value symbols (Water, Fire, Earth, Metal and Air).

 

Additional Game Features

 

The base game can win you as much as 1,500 coins, which is quite a tidy sum. But if you really want to see the mega prizes then hope that you are lucky enough to trigger the bonus features!

  • Mystery Symbol/ Mystery Feature

The Hong Kong Tower is the game’s Mystery Symbol, and when it lands on the reels, it will change randomly into any symbol, thereby increasing the possibility of landing a win.

  • Wheels of Sky Bonus Feature

Hong Kong Towers is all about its bonus game – the Wheels of Sky Bonus. This feature is triggered if you land either 3 of the Red Bonus Yin-Yang Symbols or 1 of the Blue Bonus Yin-Yang symbols anywhere on the reels. The number of spins (lives) you get on the Wheels will depend on the number of either Red or Blue Bonuses you land. If you land 4 or 5 Red Bonuses, you will get as many as 2 spins extra on the Wheels. Landing the Blue Bonus guarantees that you get 2 lives, and if you land more, those lives are multiplied by 2x.

And here is where the Mystery Symbol can play an important role. If this symbol turns into a Blue Bonus, then you can immediately activate the Wheels of Sky Bonus feature. When we played the game, we were able to land 3 of the rare Blue Bonuses!

When this feature is activated, you zoom up the building to the top of Hong Kong Tower. There, you will see 3 Wheels of Sky. You start on the first Wheel, where you can win some decent cash prizes. If you hit the Wheel section or icon twice, then you are taken to the second Wheel.

On the second Wheel is an arrow symbol/section. If you snag that, then you proceed to the third Wheel. This is where you win the biggest cash prizes! You can win as much as 500 times your bet in a single spin of this Wheel.

 

Game Design

 

Elk Studio has created a visually stunning game design in Hong Kong Tower (which is not a surprise since this developer is known for its ability to create amazing slot machines!).

The transparent reels fill the entire game screen and you can clearly see the stunning Hong Kong Tower dominating the background. Along the sides of this tower, you catch a glimpse of the cityscape. The developer’s attention to detail is such that if you look closely, you will see the cityscape dimly reflected in the windows of the Tower.

While the background in night-blue, the symbols pop out in striking and vibrant colours, each drawn out with great attention to detail.

The background sound is the sound of the wind as it sweeps through the high towers of Hong Kong, and you can hear the muted sounds of a city that never sleeps. But when the bonus game is activated, the animations, sounds, music and the visual extravaganza that you are presented with will take your breath away. You will want to keep playing just to see that bonus round again!

 

Summary

 

Hong Towers by Elk Studios is a beautifully crafted slot machine. The base game is attractive and can give you some pretty hefty payouts, but the bonus games are out of this world – both in terms of visual appeal and cash prizes! This is a game that offers you a chance to win a whopping 301,650 coins or 3,016x your bet!

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