Chi Slot Review – ELK Studios
It feels like it has been a long time since my last ELK Studios slot review, which is ‘Knockout Diamonds‘ at the start of December. The studio is well known and a lot of their older releases seem forgotten now after only 1 year+. Today we are learning about one of my old favorites, which is now underrated. This slot is titled ‘Chi‘, originally released 7th May 2019.
This slot does have a saturated theme of Asian inspired artwork, but it is unique. I always admire ELK’s art team as the artwork in most of their slots is very detailed. The background is filled with picturesque scenery and cherry blossom trees, with the slot center of the screen. The slot is based on Chi the spirit of fire and Mow the sense of wins. These two will help you by using their powers. Also, the soundtrack playing while you spin is very relaxing.
Chi has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 27 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96% and max win capped at 12,500x. You can bet from £0.20 – £20.
Chi Slot Review Pay Table & Symbols
This slot has 11 symbols in total, which includes 4 low paying symbols. These are represented by fish, cups, fans, and flutes. These symbols have different vibrant colours to represent each. There are also 4 premium symbols represented by jade stones, gourds, lanterns, and lotus. There is also a wild symbol, bonus symbol, and free spins symbol. The highest paying symbol is the lotus, which pays 8x for 5 across a pay line.
Chi Slot Review Features
In the base game, two different features can be triggered when a totem symbol lines up. An animation will play to show which feature you have activated, the red totem will activate Chi, and the blue totem will activate Mow.
Chi = Generates fireballs which adds 1-6 wilds to reels.
Mow = Hits multiplier gong (2x-5x)
Another feature is called ‘Stairway To Fortune,‘ this is triggered when 3 bonus scatters symbols land on any reels. Chi will draw a random number between 1-6, Mow will move these steps along the path of increasing multipliers. This will continue until chi draws ‘Collect.’ You can win up to 10,000x on this feature.
The last feature which is central to the slot is the free spins feature; this is activated when 3 or more free spins scatter symbols land on any reels. 3 Scatters Award = 10 Free Spins, 4 Scatters Awarded = 15 Free Spins, And 5 Scatters Awarded = 20 Free Spins. You can retrigger unlimited times in these free spins though. During spins, all wilds created by Chi’s power become sticky for the duration of spins. Mow will award a progressive multiplier starting at 2x and reaching max 5x. So there are great features to benefit from during these free spins.
Overall, I am very impressed by ELK Studios. This slot is very unique and has great volatility. It might be their most volatile slot release to date. I love the theme even though it has some Asian inspiration it does have different artwork compared to other slots with the same theme. Be sure to try out the slot for yourself if you haven’t already. Also, be sure to check out our exclusive casino offers.