Anyone, who travelled to Hong Kong, has left with a memory of those countless skyscrapers built so close to each other that a Parkour specialist would attempt to jump from one to another. With a small land size, there was no other option left than go up.
And going up is Elk Studios on their Hong Kong Tower slot. The sky seems to be the limit on this exciting high-volatility game with three fortune wheels pegged at a dizzying height with the potential for mega wins of up to 3016.50x your stake.
Hong Kong Tower is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 99 connecting-win pay lines, featuring Mystery symbols, flexible Betting Strategies and a Wheels of the Sky Bonus game. You can climb to the top of the towers from 0.20 to 100 credits.
Although designed as “mobile first”, the game is available on any device across all OS platforms. Elk Studios gave this highly volatile game an RTP of 96.30%. You can employ different betting strategies in addition to the standard Autospin feature. Options are: Optimizer – Bet a % of the balance; Leveller – Raise on 5 concurrent losses; Booster – Raise on a loss; Jumper – Raise on a win.
A frameless game window is set against the skyscraper that is holding the three fortune wheels with the lights and shades of the bustling city in the background. Hit three Yin Yang bonus symbols to be teleported to the top with laser beams shooting to the sky, illuminating the three wheels that hold the big wins. Gasp from the top at the colourful waterfront of the Asian metropolis that has visitors regularly mesmerized, while a suspenseful soundtrack provides even more drama to an exhilarating experience.
Pay symbols can be semi or fully stacked at all times. They start at the low end with Yin Yang inspired shapes in grey, green, blue, yellow and red colours, continuing on the medium level with bonsai trees and water flowers. Top symbols are diamonds and sevens. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 0.8x – 15x your stake. Hong Kong Tower logo tiles are the mystery symbols while Ying Yang coins act as the bonus scatters.
The Hong Kong Tower logo symbol is the Mystery symbol on this game, appearing always stacked. The soon it lands on the reels it will transform randomly into one of the other symbols that are currently present on the screen, providing more potential for big wins. It will not animate if no winning combination is possible.
The Mystery Symbol can reveal Bonus symbols as well if they are present on the screen, turning them all into blue Mystery Bonus symbols. A blue Mystery Bonus symbol will override all other bonus symbols, instantly triggering the Wheels of the Sky bonus game with two extra lives.
Three or more red Yin Yang symbols anywhere on the reels in one spin or a blue Mystery Bonus symbol will trigger the Wheel of the Sky bonus game. Four or five red bonus symbols will also award up to two extra lives, while a blue Mystery Bonus symbol always guarantees two extra lives. The game ascends to the top of the Hong Kong Tower, accompanied by flashing laser beams and dramatic sounds.
The three Wheels of the Sky sit like a crown on top of the Hong Kong Tower. These are mighty fortune wheels, each divided into eight positions. The first two wheels hold seven coin wins and a level-up section while the last one has only coin wins. The value of the coin wins is increasing with every wheel.
There is no collect sign on the wheels, instead, hitting twice the same position will end the bonus game unless it was triggered with extra lives, at which point these are used to continue. Hence, the bonus game will always pay minimum twice a coin win. Hitting the level up arrow moves the bonus game to the next wheel.
Reaching the third wheel is the moment where this slot can produce the maximum win of 3,016x stake when you manage to collect all amounts on the wheel.
Did we reach the dizzying heights and scored the maximum win on Hong Kong Tower? We indeed got the first part, but so far not the second. However, it is a very entertaining high-quality slot with crisp graphics, innovative pay mechanics and stunning animations. It provides an excellent gaming experience with super high volatility but at the same time massive win potential. Which in itself, leads us to urge some caution on the bet size since this type of games can produce mega wins but also eat a balance without as much as blinking with an eye.