Getting ready to battle to earn your wins on Elk Studios brand new slot for summer 2016, Poltava.  Poltava is five-reel slot game which tells the story about a little-known battle – Battle of Poltava – between the Russians and the Swedish.  This battle took place in 1709 as part of the Great Northern War, and it saw a gruesome end to Sweden's reign as a major power in the 18th Century.   This gruesome end and bloody battle are relived in this slot, and the fearsome fighting scenes can be seen as background for the reels, which helps to create this dark and eerie slot game.

Our Verdict:

Poltava is a historical slot game, which is nothing new for slot games. However, this one stands out for its excellent design and the eye for detail shown in its creation.   On Poltava, as well as looking great you will also find an easy to follow gameplay and 40 fixed paylines for you to chase down your wins.  As well as the 40 paylines in the base game, there is also special features as well as the wild symbol which help to make winning more likely as you spin.  How much you win will depend on your bet which can be anything between 20p and £100.

Wild Symbol:

On Poltava, your best chances of winning will be your bonus features and special symbols.  One of those special symbols is the wild symbol, which on Poltava is the game logo.  The game logo wild works as a symbol which can substitute for missing symbols in combinations to help you produce wins.  It won't substitute for the lion scatter symbol, just the standard symbols which include, playing cards symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, the horse symbol, the field gun symbols and the soldier symbol.

Free Spins:

On Poltava, players have two great bonus features to try to help them create the biggest possible wins.  The first of these features is the free spins round, called the Flames of War Free Spins.  This feature is triggered by landing three of the lion scatter symbol. However the lion symbol only appears on reels two, three and four.  Once triggered the lion scatters will freeze in place for the duration of the free spins and your three free spins will begin.  During the free spins, you will not be able to re-trigger the feature, however, every time you land another lion scatter symbol you will receive a further one free spin.

Marching Reels:

The Marching Reels is the other bonus feature on Poltava, and this feature is triggered by landing one of the standard base game symbols of the horse, field gun or soldier stacked on a reel. If one of these symbols do land stacked the reels will re-spin.  During the re-spin if you land a matching symbol to the stacked symbols on the right of the stacked symbols, it will move to the left of stacked symbols and stacked symbols will move one reel to the right and reels will re-spin. This repeats until no more matching symbols land.