The design here is pretty good. On the reels you’ll find K, Q and J symbols alongside sunglasses, microphones, flowers, belt buckles and an Elvis In Concert logo. The 3 highest paying symbols feature Elvis at different times in his career. These all appear in stacked formation and pay double your total stake if you land 5 on a payline. There’s also a wild which replaces everything bar the scatter.
In the base game, the middle 3 reels can merge to create a giant oversized Elvis Reel. Here you’ll find clusters of colossal 4x3 symbols which can create some potentially exciting combinations – this is called the Elvis Reels feature. There are 4 features on offer in Elvis Lives. They’re triggered by fully landing 1 of the 4 record sleeve bonus symbols:
- Aloha Free Spins feature - land this and you’ll receive 7 free spins. Look out here for wandering wilds. Better still are the wandering doubles that deliver a 2x multiplier boost when they form part of a winning combination.
- TCB Free Spins feature - 5 free spins are on offer in this round. Joining the action are green, pink and blue ring symbols which are all wild. If you manage to hit a 3-of-a-kind win made up of a ring symbol, you’ll receive a stake multiplier boost. You can also win more free spins.
- Jumpsuit Picker Bonus feature - here you’ll be offered a selection of gemstones from Elvis’s cape. Pick to win cash prizes. You’ll get 3 choices to start with. You could also get a level up to stages 2 and 3 where bigger potential rewards and a possible jackpot prize are on offer of 500 times your stake.
- Elvis Lives Bonus feature - the goal here is to try and light up the illuminated Elvis Lives sign above the reels. The more lights that are shining bright, the bigger the award. Get all the lights to shine and you’ll win the jackpot of 2,000 times your stake.
As you’d expect for a branded slot game featuring such an iconic figure, plenty of effort has been put into the design here. The visuals are nicely done and the rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack works well, especially in the feature round where you’ll hear ‘The King’ himself. The range of extras isn’t bad either, delivering enough variety to keep things interesting.
We’re not really massive fans of Elvis Presley the musician but Elvis Lives is a perfectly playable slot game and should give fans plenty of entertainment. Even if ‘The King’ doesn’t really float your musical boat, the good range of extras makes this worth a look. If you like games based on music icons, Jimi Hendrix by Net Entertainment is worth looking into.