- Provider: ELK Studios
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 5
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £5
- Maximum Bet: £100
- RTP: 96%
- Maximum Payout: 250,000 coins
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: No
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Hit it Big Slot Review
If you are looking for a perfect combination of a traditional slot machine and a modern video slot, then look no further, because the good people of ELK Studios recently released Hit it Big, a five-reel, five-payline video slot that looks like a fruit machine, but offers plenty of additional features, including respins, stacked Wilds, locked Wilds, multipliers and a Bonus game, which offers a maximum payout of 1,000 times the bet. Playable from £0.20 per spin, the 2019 release boasts crisp graphics and a fitting soundtrack. One of four features available in the base game can be randomly activated on each spin, while you will need three Bonus Scatters on the reels to trigger the Hit it Big Bonus Game.
When talking about the symbols that populate the reels, you will notice plenty of familiar icons that can be found in old-school slot machines, like triple Lucky Sevens, a red Lucky Seven, green Lucky Seven and a blue Lucky Seven, as well as Bar, double Bar and triple Bar symbols. The Wild will substitute for all symbols except the Bonus Scatter, represented by the Logo, which triggers the Bonus Game. In the Bonus Game, some new symbols will appear, including Irons, Bicycles, Motorcycles, Boats, etc. Watch out for the Bandit, because he will end the Bonus.
As for the rules of the game, they are not as simple as in traditional fruit machines, but not as complicated as in modern video slots. The 2019 release features five reels, three rows and benefits from 5 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts. You can bet as low as £0.20 and as high as £100 per single spin. Also, there are four different betting strategies you can use in the ELK Studios title: Optimizer, Leveller, Booster and Jumper.
First of all, you will notice that there are buttons above and beneath the reels, showing different features, like respins, multipliers, stacked Wilds, etc. To trigger one of four base game features, you need to match identical buttons on the same reel. The Win feature can get you from 2x to 50x multiplier on your current win. Respins will get you one free respin. Stacked Wild will cover the entire reel for the current reel, while the Locked Wilds feature will turn both reels 1 and 5 into Wild reels with three respins.
Land three Logo Bonus Scatters on central reels and you will trigger the Hit it Big Bonus Game. Here, you can hit cash prizes or Arrows, which will help you advance to the inner circle and to the bigger prizes. The goal is to reach the max level and win up to 1,000 times the bet. Watch out for the Bandit symbol, because if you land on him, the feature ends.
The maximum possible payout gamers can expect in a single spin is set at 250,000 coins, which is quite good for an old-school slot machine. The triple Lucky Sevens symbol pays the most, offering 50 times the bet for five of a kind. The 2019 release offers opportunities for big wins both in the base game and the Bonus Game. Hit it Big’s RTP is 96%.
Hit it Big on Mobile
One of the advantages of a traditional slot machine is that it easily fits on smaller screens, and that is also the case with the ELK Studios product. Hit it Big can be played on desktops, mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other compatible handheld gadgets. The quality of the game is completely the same on any device.
+ Base game packed with features
+ Bonus Game offers big wins
+ Playable across all devices
– No free spins
– Not easy to trigger features
Well, we really had plenty of fun testing ELK Studios’ latest release. Hit it Big really has a lot to offer to gamers. Four random features can be triggered during the base game, while the Bonus Game offers huge wins. On the other hand, do not expect to trigger random features that often, while you will have to wait for a while before you test your luck in the Bonus Game. Taking everything under consideration, we are positive that the 2019 release is worth your attention this spring.