Being the veterans that they are on the slot machine market, it seems almost unnecessary to review WMS slots but here we are just to make sure that they haven't gone off the wagon and messed up this release.
Bull Elephant is a 6-reel, 80 pay line slot that will strike a chord with every WMS Gaming slot machine fanatic out there. The feel, the style, and the game play is pure WMS from start to finish and it shows that they continue to have a knack of producing slot machines that can hit the right note with slots players.
The name WMS is synonymous with classic slot machines such as Zeus, Elvis the King Lives, and The Wizard of Oz. Does Bull Elephant join the ranks of those greats? Well, it certainly has all the ingredients to be as prolific but there are a lot of details to cover before such a claim can be made.
It is a game that comes from the Blades23 series of WMS slots that also include titles in the Mould of Bier Haus 200, Double Buffalo Spirit, and OMG Kittens. So it is far from the most renowned series but the releases have been to a certain standard so it comes with a sense of expectation.
The African theme of this slot machine is not an untested formula for WMS Gaming. Previous slots like the critically-acclaimed King of Africa and the behemoth Raging Rhino have been the trailblazers for the theme for the developer so you know you are on safe ground with this particular effort.
It is also great to see WMS continue this theme of using six reels. It means there is more action on the reels and the larger number of pay-lines that you will find compared to slots from rival developers immediately puts you down a certain path that is full of optimism and anticipation.
An African spirit flows through this slot with the symbols on the reels all based on different parts of life in the golden savannah. Lions, monkeys, elephants, tribal masks, and tribal weapons pack the reels that are set against a back drop of the savannah with its sapphire skies (tip of the hat to Elton John there!).
The Wild symbols are represented by the massive diamond icon and these will appear as Stacked Wilds across the reels and substitute for all other symbols on the reels except for the Scatters that are represented by the majestic bull elephant.
Free Spins Bonus Round – The free spins bonus features on WMS can often come in huge numbers but can sometimes prove to be a little fruitless in terms of payout. You will need three or more bull elephant Scatters to trigger the free spins here. You will initially be awarded with 10 free spins but they can be re-triggered so it is possible to earn more. If you do manage to re-trigger the free spins then the sums of prizes you win can reach high levels.
Stacked Wilds – If you have played other WMS slots like Roman Chariots or Jungle Wild then you will appreciate how vital these can be in hitting those big wins. They come in the shape of the gigantic diamond symbols and the sparkly finish they possess makes them very alluring in appearance alone. You will be surprised how big the payouts can be if you hit a number of them across the reels though. Two Wild Stacks appear during the free spins as well so if you hit the right combinations you can get some really decent wins during the bonus feature.
There is no denying that this slot machine is a tough nut to crack but after all the huffing and puffing there is often a worthwhile prize waiting for you. It could be argued that there is a lack of depth to this slot making it hard to stomach for those players that are not totally committed to the WMS slots but it is one of those slots where if you are lucky to hit a big win then you will be hooked. However, it is also easy to lose a lot of faith and money chasing those jackpots on this game. It is not a bad WMS release but it is unlikely to be remembered as a great.