Highways are one of the modern achievements that had a huge impact on our lives. Coming along in the early 20th century with the rapid development in the automotive industry, they have given people a new type of freedom that was unimaginable in the age of horse carriages. Today, one can hit the road at any time and be gone on a long ride to any destination the road might travel.
So where does Elk Studios come into this? Well, turn up the engine and get ready for a ride to hell or heaven on their Route 777 slot. This highway sets off in New York, taking you towards the west coast and if you are lucky enough you will make it all the way to the Golden Gate bridge with a blistering reward of up to 4,000x your bet.
Route 777 is a video slot with three reels, three rows and 17 pay lines. Pays are awarded for adjacent connecting symbols from left to right. Riding on the highway on mobile or desktop will cost you from 0.20 to 100 credits.
The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.30%. You can employ different betting strategies in addition to the standard Autospin feature. Options are: Optimizer – Bet a fixed percentage of the balance; Leveler – Raise on 5 concurrent losses; Booster – Raise on a loss; Jumper – Raise on a win.
High octane meets high variance. Route 777 is indeed a very volatile game that combines the layout of a classic slot machine and innovative features worthy of a top-class video slot. The game kicks off with a brief animation of a biker looking at the scorching desert in front of him, from then on it’s all retro reels and pixels that remind us of the good old 80’s computer games. The background is styled in super HD graphics, quite a contrast to the reels. Route 777 is after Ivanhoe the second title from Elk’s Mobile First series of 3-reel slots and represents an evolution of their concept as they have added a new pay mechanic to the game.
Pay symbols are retro-style, starting with fruit symbols such as cherries, lemons and cactus fruits at the low end and continue with Bar as well as blue, red and diamond Sevens at the high level. The crowned triple 7 is the top symbol. Pays for a single 3 of a kind range from 0.5x to 700x bet. Scatters are the Skull symbol with three needed to trigger the Free Spins round.
This feature is a new mechanic where identical symbols on the first two reels on a spin trigger the Overtake Re-Spins feature. Five re-spins are handed out on the third reel while the first two reels lock and jointly move downwards one step for every re-spin. Potential wins are paid on each spin and hitting the third skull scatter will trigger the bonus game.
Three skulls on any reel positions in a single spin will award the Route 777 Free Spins. It starts off with only 5 Free Spins, but a lucky hit of two skulls will award an additional random amount of 5 to 15 spins. Scoring three skulls during the Free Spins will open the gate to the Route 777 Fortune Wheel which holds the key to the really big wins on this game.
The game window changes into a 4×3 grid with the Fortune Wheel on the top. Each reel holds one type of the “7” symbols with increasing amounts from the bottom to the top row. The aim is to hit three times identical “7” symbols to collect the maximum total win. The Fortune Wheel keeps spinning until three identical symbols have been collected or the “Stop” symbol is hit. The total win from the Fortune Wheel is the added amount of the three collected symbols. Hitting three times the crowned triple sevens will award the maximum win for this slot of 4,000x stake.
Route 777 is yet another game that shows the creative talent the team at Elk Studios has at its core. Combining a classic slot theme with a modern look and exciting features that can pay up to a massive 4,000x bet is no easy feat. But we were yet again impressed with the super crisp graphics and flawless animations that have become the standard for Elk Studios slots. Play with some caution as the game can consume sizeable balances on a bad day.