Bonus Round: Yes Jackpot: Non-progressive Max. Wager: $100 Paylines: 40 Max. Payout: 180,000 coins Reels: 5 Game Type: Video Slot
The Poltava – Flames of War slot is an impressive looking 3D video slot from Elk Studios. As you would expect, it has a war theme throughout the game, including the bonus. The software provider, which was founded in 2012, is based in Sweden. Other big titles from them include Taco Brothers Saving Christmas, DJ Wild, and Bloopers.
Poltava Slot Theme and Graphics
There is very much a war theme running throughout this title which includes very atmospheric music of impending doom which wouldn’t be out of place in a war film. The gameplay area is darker than other online slots and has trees and a foresty feel for the background.
Free Spins & Symbols-Game Play Features
The Poltava online slot has 40 win lines giving a good chance of getting a win on every spin. To get the main Flames of War Bonus Game, you need to get a Bonus Lion on reels 2, 3 and 4. This turns them into sticky wilds as well as launching the bonus. Any further Lions that appear during the Flames of War Bonus Game get you an extra Free Spin.
The Bonus Game sees you start with 3 Free Spins on the same board, the feature ends once all Free Spins have been used up.
There is also a Marching Reels Bonus which is activated when a full combat arm appears with the same troop symbol, Cavalry, Artillery or Infantry, on the same column. This triggers a respin which sees an additional symbol in the column to the right get an extra respin and a chance to increase the payout with more of those symbols.
The Poltava Wild symbol replaces all symbols except for the Lion.
How To Play Poltava Online Slot
You can set your total bet anywhere from €0.20 up to €100.00. This is the total bet so you don’t need to worry about changing the coin value or the number of lines.
The Poltava slot has 4 strategies that you can use if you want, this changes the total bet depending on how you do. ‘Jumper’ will see your bet increasing by 1 level with every win on the reels. This goes up to a maximum of 4 levels above your starting rate and gets reset every time you lose on a spin.
‘Leveller’ increases you by 2 levels if you don’t win for 5 consecutive spins. It then resets after a spin does win. ‘Booster’ moves you up a level after you lose and will keep increasing after every loss up to a maximum 4 levels from your starting level. It resets after a win.
‘Optimiser’ changes every spin adapting to the selected percentage of your current balance.
The bonus game is simply 3 Free Spins which may not appeal to all players tastes, but the Marching Reels Bonus goes some way to making up for this and can give you a good payout boost. All in all, this is an excellent online slot from a highly regarded software provider.