Poltava is a historical fantasy slot game based on a long-forgotten battle.  

The battle of Poltava happened in 1709 and saw two powers of the time Sweden and Russia fight it out as part of the Great Northern War.  The Russians defeated the Swedes and ended Sweden as a power in the world, but it took fierce fighting and a gruesome battle to do this, and ELK Studios have tried to show that in the design and layout of this slot.   As well as a fierce design you will also find five reels and forty fixed paylines and cost per spin of between 20p and £100 a spin.

Our Verdict:

Poltava is an eerie and atmospheric slot game.  The graphics for the slot are visually stunning and paint a picture of a real life battle, thanks to the battle scene backdrop.  You also can't help to be impressed by the design of all the symbols on the reels.  The two bonus features on the slot are also very stylish, and the fact there is two can only be a good thing.   RTP on the slot is also not bad sitting at 96.4%, meaning you can expect to win on this slot more often than on some slots out there. 

Wild Symbols:

On Poltava, you have both special symbols and standard game symbols.   The standard game symbols include three theme-related symbols of a horse, a field gun, and soldier – figuratively representing the cavalry, infantry and artillery sections of an army.  You also have playing card symbols of 9, 10, J, Q, K and A which make up the rest of the standard symbols.   However, the special symbols are what you want to see, and the first of those special symbols is the wild game logo symbol.  This wild symbol is going to substitute for all symbols it can on the reels to try produce winning combinations.

Free Spins:

As we mentioned on Poltava you can expect to trigger two bonus features, and these bonuses will be your best chance to win big prizes.  The first bonus is a free spins round called Flames of War free spins.  This feature relies on the scatter lion symbol to trigger it, however, the lion only is on reels two, three and four.  To activate the free spins, you must land at least three lions scatter symbols, and they will then be frozen for the free spins.  You will receive three free spins and during each spin, if you land an extra lion you will receive a further free spin. 

Marching Reels:

The second of the two bonus features on Poltava is the marching reels feature.  This feature is triggered by the battle standard symbols of the horse, soldier and field gun.   If you land one of these symbols stacked in a row you will get a re-spin.  On that re-spin, if you then land a matching symbol to the right of the stacked reel you get another re-spin, and the symbol will move to the left of the stacked reel.  This will continue until you land no more matching symbols.