Anyone who’s familiar with the periodic table will be well aware that there are more than seven elements, but who’s to argue with 4ThePlayer? Their online slot 7 Elements nods back to the past, embracing the four original elements - earth, wind, water and fire - and creating superheroes with additional modifiers. And that can only mean one thing: the chance to win extra cash with a top payout of x25,000 available to be won.
This slot will appeal to anyone who loves a bit of geekery, as there are some new superhero characters on display. It joins an array of superhero slots, even if they're not quite as famous as Superman, Hulk, Iron Man & co. However, this slot also embraces the natural elements, a theme that other studios have also visited. Previous elemental slots include Wild Elements from Red Tiger, Natural Powers from IGT and Elements from NetEnt.
Back in this whirlwind slot, you'll be playing with a 6x4 board and 4096 ways to win. This means you can forget about traditional paylines and focus on lining up matching symbols on adjacent reels. Betting is a fairly reasonable 0.10 to 40.00, slightly low on the max bet. But volatility is high, which will please the big money players, which means you'll need to hold on while you wait for the bigger payouts to land.
7 Elements is a game that packs a powerful punch with a vivid purple backdrop that’s almost crackling with energy. There’s not much else in the background, as the whole focus is on the reels, with lots of eye-catching features. This includes two power meters above the reels - but more about that below!
There are seven different element symbols that make up the low pays, but you don’t need to know your chemistry to line them up on the reels. The high pays as the four superheroes, each one representing one of the four natural elements, water, air, wind and fire.
The wild is the Lucky 7, looking bizarrely out of place with this theme, and this can substitute for any of the regular pays.
One of the most exciting elements is the inclusion of two power meters above the reels: the power effects meter and the future power meter.
Players can choose which power effect they want to be active by opening up the settings. At the start of the game, there might not be as many features available as you might like, but this will increase as 4ThePlayer plans on increasing more. At the moment, the available power effect features include:
● Wild reel - symbols landing on reel 2 can become wild
● Cash prize - receive a cash prize when landing a winning line
● Double pays - a symbol is worth twice as much
● Double stacked - a symbol can land doubled up
● Five extra free spins - receive five extra free spins
● Extra gems - receive an extra gem with a symbol in free spins
● Double free spins multiplier - the multiplier in the free spins is doubled
In the future powers you can see what potentially lies ahead, but it's not available yet - very tantalising!
You can access the free spins bonus round by landing three scatters during any turn. This will give you ten free spins, and every time a premium hero symbol lands, they will also have a gem overlay. The four different gems will be collected in separate meters, one for each type, and when any meter fills up, they will activate. The meter will then reset, and you'll have to hit a higher collection for the next bonus.
The benefits of each meter are:
● Earth - stacks the earth symbols
● Air - adds wild reels (all of the symbols on that reel automatically turn wild)
● Water - adds free spins
● Fire - adds a multiplier
The precise amount you receive for each depends on how many times you have filled the respective meters. As an extra help, every time a scatter hits the reels, every hero symbol on the reels will receive an extra gem.
If you can't wait to trigger the free spins bonus, you can buy your way in at a cost of x56.
7 Elements from 4ThePlayer is one of the most innovative online slots to hit the market in a long time. The studio has clearly put a lot of thought into developing a mechanic which is different to what's already available on other slots. The theme is fun, and will really appeal to anyone who's a fan of the superhero genre, and 4ThePlayer are promising to release new graphics for it regularly too. For any player looking for something outside the norm, this is one that will be hard to beat!