Bringing to a close ELK Studios’ three-part release commemorating 5 years of Wild Toro, Toro 7s is the third and final leg on their Wild Toro World Tour. The first stop was in warm and welcoming Spain for the sequel Wild Toro 2, then on to Egypt for some ‘book’ action in Book of Toro, and finally to the gambling mecca of Las Vegas for the seventh installment in the series, Toro 7s. In addition to being a stop on the Wild Toro World Tour, Toro 7s is a member of the ELK Classic Series of slots, providing players with a small, retro-style gaming experience full of modern surprises—with a Toro twist.
ELK has not released a new Classic Series slot machine in almost a year, with the previous being Knockout Diamonds. Some, such Win Win and Ivanhoe, sprang to mind when playing Toro 7s, but at least aesthetically, Route 777 is the most similar. Like that one, Toro 7s is about a journey across North America on a motorcycle or convertible to Sin City. The game offers a lot of open-top charm, although it’s not quite as carefree or desert-themed as Route 777. Unlike Route 777, where the music made you feel like a brawl was ready to break out in a pub at any second, this one’s soundtrack, fantastic as always from ELK, had a massive rock stadium atmosphere.
You may play the classic games on any device for as little as 20 cents up to £/€100 each spin. The numbers are textbook ELK, which means a very erratic mathematical model generates an RTP value of 95%. In addition to the standard betting mode, the X-iter menu provides five additional, ever more potent and costly ways to play Toro 7s.
Despite its many extras, Toro 7s is essentially a 3-reel, 3-row reelset with 17 interconnected paylines, much like the classics. Cherry, orange, plum, and Bar symbols are the lowest paying icons (0.5 to 2.5x the wager), while the green, blue, and red 7s are the highest paying icons (3.5 to 10x your stake). The Matador wild appears on reel 2, while the Toro wild appears on reel 3. Both can be used in place of other symbols to form winning combinations and activate supplementary features.
Toro 7s Slot Machine Functions
Toro 7s may seem like a basic game at first appearance, but ELK has managed to pack in a surprising number of features. There are also X-iter game options, free spins, and a Lucky Sevens bonus game in addition to the Nudging Wilds.
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The Matador wild symbol launches the Nudging Respins bonus round when it appears. The Matador grants re-spins in which he drops in visibility with each re-spin. When a Toro wild appears, it not only multiplies wins by 5, but also sets off respin rounds that continue until the wild disappears. Toro will hold his position until the Matador is moved out of sight if they both land at the same moment.
If you get three scatters in any position, you’ll get 10 free games. The main difference from the standard free spins is that all wins are increased by a factor of five.
The Lucky Sevens bonus game is activated by landing three scatter symbols while free spins are active. Here, you should try to get sevens of different colors on the three reels. By doing so, you move up the Lucky Sevens payout scale. Here, you get three spins, and if you hit a winning line or land the appropriate seven symbol on its corresponding reel, you’ll get another three spins. The game’s 10,000x top prize is awarded when 5 of any color “7” symbol is collected.
When bonus mode is activated by clicking the X-iter button (which is essentially a range of feature purchase choices) to the left of the reels, five options and their corresponding costs will appear down the bottom of the screen. Notably, the 95% return rate seen in the standard mode is also seen in all of the X-iter game modes:
The high-volatility “Chili Spin” awards 5 times the initial wager for a single spin in which only cherries and sevens can pay off.
Respins after a nudging are worth 10 times the initial wager and always end in a Matador or Toro.
Respins prompted by a nudge of the Chili button provide 25 times the initial wager and ensure either a Matador or Toro.
Free spins bonus of 100 times your wager.
A 500x wager triggers the Super Chili Bonus, which grants access to the high-volatility Chili free spins round, where the multiplier grows by one with each spin, respin nudge, and Lucky Sevens feature spin.
Slot Result for Toro 7s
Although they are in a gambling mecca, the distance from Toro and the Matador’s turf, where they feel most at home, is disconcerting. Toro 7s may taste strange at first since they lack the characteristic Spanish flavor. It doesn’t help that the jumbotron over the game grid blasts a palm tree-lined trip into Las Vegas while the background picture appears like a rundown area on the fringes of a city. The pieces fit together, but not quite. Let’s just say that any ambiguity serves to further the Toro’s aura of mystery.
The fact that Toro 7s’s gameplay is firmly rooted in the ELK Classic Series may be enough to distinguish the curious from the uninterested. Toro 7s is a fun place to play, but it’s proximity to Route 777 makes it less exciting than it otherwise would be. Toro 7s is like Las Vegas when the corporations moved in, if Route 777 was like freewheeling around the desert on a beat-up old helicopter, stopping at dive hotels, and changing the rules. Shinier and cozier, yet without the wild allure of yesteryear.
When the Bonus modes were engaged, playing Toro 7s became a lot more thrilling. Regular mode was more challenging because to the low hit rate and long wait between features. The funny banter between Toro and the Matador would be lost if he never chased her over the grid. Chili spins with only cherries or 7s were the most entertaining. Since this option is exclusive to the X-iter menu, the fact that it costs extra may annoy some gamers. In all circumstances, the RTP is the same, however the 500x Super Bonus is expensive to activate, while being the most exciting method to play Toro 7s. No matter how you play it, your maximum payout is ten thousand times your initial wager.
The Wild Toro World Tour has come to an end, and it was a tremendous success. Through the course of the trilogy, ELK has successfully combined old game elements with cutting-edge new ones. There’s a ton of cool stuff to check out on the World Tour, but if you want to get the most out of Toro 7s, you’ll need to have a soft spot for classic casino games and be willing to play for higher stakes.