The Electric Sam game can be found at casinos offering Elk Studios software. Elk Studios are a small but quickly growing casino software developer primarily focusing on the mobile market. At the present time they only offer slots games. Players should be aware that this software provider includes ‘betting strategies’ as an automated feature. These should be avoided. They offer no mathematical gain to the player and increase the risk of large losses in comparison to your bankroll. As a standard Elk Studios do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game paytable. As such we can say that the House Edge of Electric Sam is 3.7%.
Electric Sam is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high and there are 243 different win ways.
Wild – The “Electric Sam” symbol is Wild, substituting for all symbols other than Free Spin symbols.
Free Spins – The “Bell” is the Free Spin symbol.
Free Spins – Landing 3 or more of the “Bell” symbols will trigger the game’s Free Spins feature. 3 “Bell” symbols will award the player with 5 free spins. 4 “Bell” symbols will award the player with 10 free spins. 5 “Bell” symbols will award the player with 15 free spins. There are additional symbols available during the free spins, each one offering special bonus features, as described below:
“Sam Sticky Wilds – If you reveal three or more “Sam Sticky Wild” symbols during the Free Spins feature Sam will turn electric and replace one random symbol with a Sticky Wild. The “Sam Sticky Wild” symbols are only available on reels 2,3, 4 or 5, will remain in play for the remainder of the free spins and acts as a Wild, replacing all other symbols.
“Sandra” – if your reveal three or more “Sandra” symbols the multiplier will be increased by moving one place up the paytable, up to a maximum of 10 times the bet.
“Maggie” – If you reveal 3 or more “Maggie” symbols she will explode all “Fruit” and “Maggie” symbols on the reels and replace them with new symbols.
Electric Sam is a Troll who lives in the forest with his wife Sandra and daughter Maggie. Sam owns his own casino and “has a passion for all things electric”. So, as you can see, some thought has been put into trying to create a narrative within the game, although without reading the information notes, you’d struggle to get much of that detail just from the game itself. The symbols are well designed and the game’s backgrounds also look good. The bonuses within the free spins are good, as is the inclusion of wilds, although it would be interesting if the game included more separate bonus features. However, despite the good news, the “Advanced Betting Strategies” bring this game crashing down. The reality is that if you increase your bet, you’re more likely to lose money than you are to make any. This is poor practice, that drags everything positive about the game down. We would be highly critical of any website offering bogus betting strategies so a game developer doing this is even more problematic for us. If these “Advanced Betting Strategies” were not in place then this game would naturally receive a much higher score than the one we have given it.