Elektra is another addition to Playtech’s range of Marvel-themed 5-reel max 20-line online slots. The super hero Elektra is something of a rarity as she’s female, and was created by comics legend Frank Miller in January 1981.
Elektra is a ‘kunoichi’ – a female ninja assassin – even though she is of Greek descent. Her trademark weapons are a pair of sai, which are traditional sword-like daggers that are used in Asian martial arts. Elektra was a villain who appeared in the Daredevil series of comics and was initially killed off in April 1982, only to be resurrected a decade later. She appeared in the 2003 movie version of Daredevil and in her own movie two years later where she was portrayed by Jennifer Garner.
Elektra Gameplay and Symbols
The symbols in this online slot are largely taken from the comic book version of Elektra, rather than the movie. The lovely Elektra is the main star as you’d expect, and her impressive array of martial arts weaponry serves as other symbols, along with playing card values from nine through to ace.
Your fun with Elektra commences with the choice of your coin size from 0.01 to 25.00 per spin. You can also choose how many coins you wish to wager from one to ten, and how many of the available pay lines you want in play from one to all twenty. The higher your choices, the loftier the cash payouts become.
Your bet-per-spin is your coin size multiplied by the number of coins multiplied by the number of lines. This gives you a range of wager sizes from 0.01 all the way up to an Elektra-fying 5,000.00. Yowzer!
Once you’re happy with all your settings, hit the ‘Spin’ button to see if you can earn yourself a pay out, which you can do by landing at least three identical symbols in sequence on an active pay line from the left hand reel. The lowest payout is 5x your bet-per-line for three nines or tens, and the jackpot is 5,000x for five crossed sai.
Elektra Bonus Features
Wild Symbol: Elektra acts as the wild symbol, but only appears on the central three reels. She subs for all other symbols aside from the Scatter symbol, and during free games she becomes an expanding wild.
Scatter Symbol: The hilt of one of Elektra’s lethal-looking sai acts as the scatter symbol, and you need to land at least two of them anywhere on the reels to win a payout, or at least three to win a payout and up to fourteen free spins via the Weapons Bonus feature.
Elektra Weapons Bonus Feature: When this feature starts, you are presented with three weapon choices:
• Choose the sai to receive ten free games
• Choose the ninja star to receive fourteen free games with a 2x multiplier
• Choose the crossbow to receive seven free games with a 4x multiplier
During free games the symbols you don’t choose are replaced by the symbol that you did, giving you more chances of winning. Additionally, every time you land a wild symbol, it expands to cover the entire reel.
Multi-Level Mystery Progressive Jackpot: As this game is one of Playtech’s Marvel slots, by playing you automatically have the chance of winning one of the four Marvel progressive jackpots available – Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power.
The jackpot feature is triggered automatically, but the higher your initial stake, the more chance you have of being awarded it. If it does trigger, you are presented with a 4×5 grid covered with symbols. You choose one symbol at a time, which flips to reveal one of the jackpot symbols. Once you’ve uncovered three identical symbols, you are awarded the corresponding jackpot.
It’s nice to see a female superhero being rewarded with her own Marvel slot, but despite Elektra’s prowess with super-sharp weapons, this slot turns out to be a little blunt, with only the Weapons Bonus available to make the slot interesting.
There is the chance to win one of the Marvel progressive jackpots though, to which all players playing all of Playtech’s Marvel-themed slots contribute across multiple casinos.
That should be enough for you to ‘Elektra’ play this nice-looking and potentially rewarding online slot.