Electric Sam

Before the Sam on the Beach slot existed, there was Electric Sam – a mobile-friendly slot game from Elk Studios with a particularly inventive theme and a loveable star character in the shape of Sam the Troll. Originally released just in time for Christmas 2014, Electric Sam remains one of the most played Elk Studios slots in the world.


It features five reels and gives you 243 ways to win with each spin, but it's Sam and his family that you'll be desperate to meet time-and-again as they can award some exciting special features in the Free Spins Bonus. For example, Sandra can serve up win multipliers, Sam can give you sticky wilds, and Maggie can trigger a symbol cascade.

You can discover this heart-warming slot on your mobile phone or desktop for between 20p and £100 per spin. And, if you'd like a helping hand to maximise your chances of boosting your bankroll, you can take advantage of three different automated betting strategies.

More about the Software Provider

Elk Studios is a Swedish mobile slots manufacturer that excels at producing innovative titles with unusual themes. Although it's a relative newcomer to the online casino scene (N.B., it's only been going since 2012), it's already produced a string of hit slots including Wild Toro, Taco Brothers, Poltava, Bloopers, and The Lab.

Appearance and Sound Effects

As Electric Sam was released in the run-up to Christmas, Sam the Troll is in a festive mood. The tinkling of tiny fairy lights provides half of the sound effects while the noise of the trolls' forest home provides the other half.

Electric Sam is the name of the troll king that lives in the forest with his family – Sandra (Sam's wife) and their daughter, Maggie. The entrance to their residence is a wooden frame attached to two tree trunks, although the doors are pulled wide open to give you a glimpse inside. Against the dark silhouettes of distant trees sit the five reels which are lit up with a host of neon signs. There's a nice nod to classic slots through the cherries, lemons, grapes, melons, 7s, and bells with the addition of more modern symbols such as the game's logo and the three smiling trolls.

Bonuses and Special Features

The "Electric Sam" neon sign is the wild symbol and it can replace all others except scatters. The bell scatter gives you five, ten, or fifteen free spins each time it lands on the screen three, four, or five times respectively. Each of the trolls has their own Electric Treat which they can award during the bonus game whenever three or more of their symbols come into view.
Sam's treat is Sticky Wilds which he attaches to random symbols on the screen.

Sandra's treat is Multipliers which are applied to wins and range from 1x to 10x.  
Maggie's treat is Imploding Symbols, which zap away a chain of random symbols to allow new ones to fall down and take their place in the hopes of creating wins.

Paylines/Reels

Electric Sam uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and 243 paylines, and has an excellent RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.00%.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Electric Sam is a slot with the "feel good" factor, and Sam, Sandra, and Maggie will make you feel like one of the family from the moment that you take your first spin. There are plenty of nifty animations and electrifying special features that make the gameplay exhilarating while simultaneously giving you're the potential to hook huge wins.