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Fortune Games® Slots Review of Tropicool Slot Game 

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No one knows the value of a good staycation better than the characters in ELK Studios' Tropicool slot. Instead of migrating away from Antarctica, Tony Toucano and Fiona Flamingo are staying at home and pampering themselves.

It has over 46,000 winning ways and a top prize of 10,000x. Additionally, free spins, multiplier wilds, and increasing multipliers are available.

Theme And Graphics

In terms of design, ELK Studios slots tend to be on the quirky side - and Tropicool is no different. This game takes us to a tropical paradise that's covered in ice and snow.

Our hosts on this holiday are a classy toucan and a stylish flamingo, and symbols include various fruits encased in ice. Also playing in the background is a super chill bossa nova lounge tune.

Normally, we're impressed with ELK Studios' payout percentages - but Tropicool's RTP is a bit disappointing. With 95%, this is considerably lower than other ELK slot games, which usually have 96% and higher.

Things look much better in terms of volatility, however. This game has a medium variance, something we don't see that often these days, especially when large payouts are available. There is a top prize of 10,000x in Tropicool, which is much higher than you normally see in games with this level of volatility.

How To Win

There are 46,656 winning ways available in Tropicool, due to the slots being laid out on a 6x7 grid. So, you hit wins by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels.

When you hit a win, the symbols involved disappear. New ones fall into their places to help you bag more wins in a row.

Feature Reel

Above the main game, there is a Feature Reel. When a cascade occurs, symbols from this reel also fall on to the base game. They can trigger the following:

  • Wild: a symbol that substitutes for all other symbols except bonus symbols
  • Locked Wild: a wild that remains in place for three wins
  • Multiplier Wild: a wild with a x2 to x5 multiplier attached to it
  • Row Swap: in a row, one symbol is chosen to replace all others

Free Drops

Landing three or more bonus symbols will trigger the Free Drops bonus game. The number of free drops you get is determined by the number of bonus symbols:

  • 3 symbols: 10 drops
  • 4 symbols: 15 drops
  • 5 symbols: 20 drops
  • 6 symbols or more: 25 drops

During the free spins round, all of the same Feature Reel symbols from the base game are still active. However, they are now joined by a pair of new symbols:

  • Extra Drops: more bonus rounded are added
  • Progressive Multiplier: the win multiplier in your free spins round increases

Tropicool Slot Review

Even though everything is still a bit out there, it's nice to see something more scaled back from ELK. In contrast to Nitropolis and Cluster Slide, Tropicool offers a more straightforward experience and theme without being boring.

Only the RTP lets the game down. Even Nitropolis 2 had a similar payout percentage, 95% is much lower than we're used to seeing in new slots. Since ELK Studio slots tend to be on the higher end of 96%, we're surprised.  

*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time