Fantasy is a genre that has become exceedingly popular after the release of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. There are a fair number of online pokies based on the fantasy theme. By far the best one for players at Australian online casinos is Orc vs Elf that is a Realtime Gaming product. You can play it at Fair Go and Ace Pokies. Orc vs Elf is rich in 3D graphics and features, so it is best played with a fast speed Internet connection.
You have to back either the orc or the elf. The orc is an expanding wild on reel 1 and the elf an expanding wild on reel 5. The highest paying symbols are Orcholme and Elveros, which are the abodes of the fantastic creatures. The shield of your chosen creature awards the scatter payouts and triggers the bonus trail.
Each time the bonus trail is triggered, you play the next feature in the bonus trail. The orc and the elf have similar features in the trail. The Fortress of Orcholme features are briefly described here. On the first trigger you play Goblin’s Gold that awards 5 free spins in which all payouts with the orc symbols are doubled. The Hobgoblin’s Feature awards 6 free spins with the same benefit and the possibility of extra free spins. In the Orc Army feature the orc fortress becomes an extra wild. In the Orc Horde feature an extra orc is added to reel 1. The Giant Spins feature has the darkling symbol paying three times. The starting number of free spins is 6 in these features. The last two features start with 7 free spins.
When the Battle Bonus symbol appears simultaneously on reels 2, 3 and 4, the orc and the elf battle it out. If your chosen creature wins then you play the next feature from that creature’s bonus trail. Otherwise you win consolation bonus credits. The first creature to win three battles becomes the ultimate champion. If it happens to be your choice, you may be awarded another game from the bonus trail.
Orc vs Elf is a 5×3 online pokie with 25 fixed paylines. The total bet per spin ranges from AU$0.25 to AU$6.25. So it is essentially a low roller slot game. But high roller players at Australian online casinos should not stay away. The graphics and animations are simply stunning.