Wild Toro

We've always known that Elk Studios makes highly unique slots, but we never expected it to produce a game about bullfighting.

Nonetheless, Wild Toro is a surprisingly upbeat slot that Spanish matadors would be advised to take note of as in this game; it's the bull who always gets the last laugh. Wild Toro is a comical slot with cartoon graphics that features a bull called Toro and his arch-nemesis, Diaz Junior, who some of you might recognise from one of Elk Studios' other popular online slots, Taco Brothers.

Diaz Junior is the son of Captain Diaz who steals the villagers' tacos, and just like his father, he's a pretty nasty piece of work. Luckily, in Wild Toro, both you and the bull have a good chance of outwitting him through a fantastic line-up of special features such as the Matador Re-Spin Challenge and Walking Wilds. You can enjoy this fun game on mobile devices, laptops, and desktops with bets of 20p to £100.

More about the Software Provider

Elk Studios is a Swedish online slots developer that was established in 2012. The company's signature slot games include Electric Sam, Bloopers, Taco Brothers, Hong Kong Tower, DJ Wild, and Champion's Goal. Elk Studios' titles also come with exclusively developed betting strategies which take the hassle out of deciding whether to increase, decrease or maintain your current stake after winning or losing spins.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Wild Toro is set in a small Spanish town, and if you look closely through the reels, you can see some of the residents stopping to chat outside their houses. As the strains of Spanish guitar music fill the air, you'll begin to encounter the various paytable symbols which include coins (bronze, silver, and gold), lace fans, roses, the matador, the bull, the game logo, and a Seville orange pierced by a dagger.

Bonuses and Special Features

The Wild Toro game logo represents the wild symbol, and it can replace all symbols except the Matador and Toro to produce winning combinations. Toro the Bull is also a wild symbol, and whenever he lands on the fifth reel, he triggers the Walking Wild Feature. This is a particularly fun feature as you get to watch as Toro moves one reel to the left awarding re-spins as he moves until he reaches Reel 1 when the feature ends. Plus, if he encounters the Matador symbol on his travels across the screen, he initiates the Toro Goes Wild Bonus game where he chases a petrified Diaz Junior around the reels until he knocks him over, and every reel position in Toro's wake becomes a wild symbol.

However, Diaz Junior does have one redeeming quality – when he appears on Reels 2, 3, and 4 on the same spin, he unlocks the Matador Re-Spin Challenge. In this exciting bonus game, you get three re-spins with the Matador symbols locked in position. Each extra Matador that lands on the reels during a re-spin awards one more re-spin.  

If you're keen to incorporate some popular betting strategies into your playing experience, the Wild Toro slot gives you the option to use four different strategies through the Bet Level selector. You can choose from Booster, Leveller, Optimizer, and Jumper which you use in conjunction with the AutoPlay function. Each strategy lets you pick your preferring starting bet size, and then increases or decreases your bet according to preset playing styles. For example, Leveller increases the bet level by two after five back-to-back losses and resets after a win. Booster, on the other hand, increases the bet level by one after a loss up to a maximum of four levels after the base bet and resets after a win.

Paylines/Reels

Wild Toro uses five reels, four rows of symbols, and 178 paylines, and has a very generous RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.40%.

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

As the Elk Studios website explains, the makers of Wild Toro are 100% against bullfighting, and they've also included some interesting stats that might make matadors and bloodthirsty spectators think twice about supporting the so-called sport in future. As well as being made by a company with good morals, this bull-themed slot could help you turn the tables on the mean-faced matador, Diaz Junior, by making off with his top prize of 225,000 coins!