Wild Toro is a Spanish themed slot from ELK Studios, a Swedish developer operating since 2013, which sees players heading to the streets of a provincial Spanish town to watch Toro the bull chase matadors around the reels.
The slot plays against a lively Spanish soundtrack with the chatter of the streets mingled in, and symbols include gorgeous roses, oranges, coins and fans. Wild Toro is a fantastic looking slot, but how does it play?
Wild Toro is a ways to win slot featuring 178 ways to win, which means instead of lining up matching symbols across paylines, in this slot players must land matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right. The biggest paying symbol is a rose, which pays between 200x and 1000x the bet for between three and five symbols on adjacent reels, while the orange pays up to 300x the bet for five symbols and the fan up to 200x the bet for five symbols. Lower valued symbols include gold, silver, and bronze coins, which pay up to 80x, 60x, and 50x the bet for five.
Wild Toro’s features are unique and fit well with the slot’s theme, which makes this slot a joy to play. First, players must keep an eye out for Toro the bull, who serves as the slot’s Walking Wild symbol and wanders around the reels between spins. Toro generates a respin for each step he takes on the reels, which means there are plenty of opportunities to land bonus wins during the base game. During the bonus mode, Toro will go ‘Wild’ and move around the reels attempting to knock matadors off – and hopefully helping players land plenty of wins in the meantime. There’s also the Matador Respin Challenge to play for, which triggers when three Matador symbols land on the reels. This unlocks three respins, during which Matador symbols are sticky and every additional Matador which lands on the reels will net you an extra respin. It’s a simple mode but it can be lucrative players get lucky.
The return to player of Wild Toro is 96.4%. This is just a little above average compared to other modern slots, which means players keen to maximise wins on the reels should consider a spin of Wild Toro every once in a while. However, it’s a medium to high variance slot, which means that wins don’t come by very often, but when they do, they’re worth playing for. Light, casual players may want to find a lower variance slot with lower stakes to play on.
ELK Studios have done a great job with Wild Toro. The slot’s theme is both unique and well-executed, and while the features are simple, they’re also quirky and provide enough opportunities that no two spins ever feel alike. If you’re looking to try something a little bit different which does away with the formulas, give Wild Toro a spin and see what you think.