We are all somewhat familiar with those traditional Spanish bullfighting dramatic scenarios, where a Matador and a horned beast fight for their lives. One of them will be dead at the end of the tournament, and the energy transpired by this very fact is as contagious and festive as it gets.
ELK Studios developed a 5-reel, 4-row video-pokie machine inspired in this tradition and it is called Wild Toro. With a cartoon-like aesthetic and an alive soundtrack, this video-pokie intends to put you in the mood for bullfight watching.
Like most ELK Studios pokies, Wild Toro features a very high variance, meaning that consistent wins are not on the menu. On the contrary, this game will certainly have you at the edge of your seat with every spin. Exciting and volatile, Wild Toro knows exactly how to get gamblers’ hearts racing to the maximum.
Released on November 2nd 2016, this game contains a series of non-traditional symbols featuring Spanish coins of gold, silver and copper –these holding the lowest values- as well as Spanish hand fans, an orange cut through the middle by a dagger, and a dramatic red rose with its respective thorns.
The payline number is quite high, featuring 178 possible ways of winning, compensating for the high variance and the seemingly unattainable triggers for the special features.
What we loved
There are several special features included in this pokie that are definitely worth mentioning.
The Toro symbol acts like a Wild symbol, substituting for all other symbols on the reels except for the Scatter. This allows you to fill in the required gaps to redeem a payline, thus increasing your chances of getting high payouts at the end of the game.
As for the Scatter, it is represented by the Díaz Jr. symbol and if it appears three or more times on the reels during a spin, you will be granted with re-spins in what is called the Matador Free-Spin Challenge. During this challenge, you will get free spins available to grant you with coin wins without putting a penny on stake.
But our ultimate favorite special feature gets triggered whenever a Toro and Díaz Jr. combination appears on the reels. In this case, Toro goes absolutely crazy and starts moving vertically and horizontally throughout the reels, leaving a trace of Wild symbols behind him.
His goal is to get the Matador out of the reels, and he achieves this while giving you countless Wilds that will fill in the blank spaces needed to build up a winning payline.
There is yet another special feature called Toro Goes Wild that gets triggered whenever the Toro symbol lands on the fifth reel. It will grant you with four re-spins in which Toro will find its way all the way to the leftmost reel until it is finally out of the grid.
As you can see, the main objective of this game is to provide you with a bunch of special features. We loved every single one of them and we are happy to let you know what they are all about.
What we did not like
Like we’ve stated before, the volatility of this pokie is quite high. We would’ve liked a less volatile pokie that allowed for more consistent wins, but apparently this is as good as it gets.
Wild Toro is a highly volatile pokie machine featuring a cartoonish concept inspired in the traditional Spanish bullfighting tournaments.
With 178 available paylines, we consider this game to be a very attractive and entertaining one, and we highly recommend you to try it out.