Elk Studios was founded in Sweden back in 2012, and has been headquartered in Stockholm ever since. They are renowned for their high-quality slot games with a multitude of innovative features.
The Elk slot portfolio is still pretty small, since Elk Studios is a fairly small crew and also put a lot of time into each game creation. Accordingly, we can’t expect many new games from this studio per year – but the titles that they do release tend to be of top-notch quality. Each slot is meticulously tested both in-house and by third-party testers before hitting the market.
Despite being a fairly small developer, Elk Studios is already represented in over 300 online casinos.
You can for instance play Elk games in:
So far, Elk Studios has focused on slots and haven’t released any titles in other cathegories, e.g. table games, scratchcards or video poker. At the time of writing, the slots porfolio contains roughly two dozen games. Most of the slots from Elk Studios have either a retro-feel or a cartoonish theme.
The Elk slots are renowned for their great visuals and innovative mechanics. Recently, there has been a strong trend towards making slots that are mobile-friendly right from the get go, rather than making the slot for desktop first and then adapting it for mobile devices.
One example of a popular slot from Elk Studios is Respin Circus, a game released in June 2019. There is, unsurprisingly, a focus on respins – but you can also enjoy features such as symbol upgrades and traditional free spins.
It’s the type of game where identical symbols freeze (“stick”) and generate respins, making it possible to gradually build larger and larger clusters of the same symbol. The rabbit is wild and also a win multiplier, and it can expand to become a huge wild that covers an entire reel. During respins, the rabbit is always sticky.
The prefered resolution for this game is 1600 x 900.
The Elk Studios slot Wild Toro was honored with the prestigious Game of the Year Award at the 2017 EGR Operators award ceremony.
Wild Toro is a 5-reel slot with 178 connecting paylines. Among the special features we find respins, free spins and walking wilds. There is a Toro Goes Wild bonus game and a Matador Respin Challenge. The theme of this slot is bullfighting, and Elk Studios is clearly rooting for the bull (El Toro) because he always wins against the matador Diaz Jr. If El Toro shows up on the fifth reel and the matador is in sight, the bull will see red and chase the matador across the reels – turning all symbols he crosses into wilds. The setting is a colourful Spanish town and the music fits the theme perfectly. It’s a suitable game for people who like a fairly high volatility (8/10).
The RTP for Elk slots vary from 95.7% to 96.4%.
The games are available in 20 languages.
The Elk games have support for several currencies, but it is up to the casino to decide which of them that will be made available.