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Route 777 slot review

Added by Elk. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Elk

Release date:11/2017

RTP:96.3%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 4000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Bonus game or special game

Bonus symbols

Freespins

Re-spins

Volatility

Themes

Fruit

Travel

Classic slot

Fruit machine

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RTP (Return to player):
96.3%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 4000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
68
Elk score (compared to other slots of supplier)
52
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Route 777 takes us along a long, deserted highway in the American midwest. This route has clearly seen better days, but who knows. We might encounter scorpions, tumbleweeds, a bonus game, and free spins.

While Route 66 is quite a famous landmark in America, Route 777 is an original creation by Elk Studios which released in 2017. It still borrows heavily from the real Route, however, especially in its depictions. The 3-row, 3-reel playing field with an impressive 17 paylines for such a small slot is imposed over an image of the route itself.

The images in the game look very good. The background shows a part of Route 777 with a classic midwestern desert vista. There’s also an old-school gas pump on the side of the screen. The symbols in the slot are not terribly original but they are sharp and detailed, and they all seem to be original for this game.

Even though it doesn’t really feel that way judging by the looks, Route 777 is supposed to borrow heavily from the metal scene. Some of the symbols are related to this music style as well as the graphics that are shown above the reels. To really drive this point home the music is also a heavy metal style, with electric guitars and drums. It didn’t really connect for me, but I respect the effort.

Symbols

Since the game only has a small playing field there aren’t too many symbols. Most of them are the usual types that you would find in classic slot machines but given a slight redesign. Others are made for the slot, again in keeping with the metal theme that seems to be associated with the Route.

The symbols are from highest to lowest:

  • Skull: Get 3 Skulls to activate the Bonus Game.
  • Crowned 7s: Max. 70x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Silver 7s: Max. 10x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Red 7s: Max. 7.5x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Blue 7s: Max. 3.5x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • BAR: Max. 2.5x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Guava: Max. 1.5x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Lemon: Max. 1x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Berries: Max. 0.5x your bet with three-of-a-kind on a win line.

Something to mention is the special screen above the reels that shows different images. It rotates between random ones like scorpions and tumbleweeds during the base game but also shows the coin wins and special features when they activate. I thought this was an original way to show it but I felt it also didn’t really add anything to the game.

Features

Since the game only has a small playing field and resembles the classic slot machines, we don’t have to expect a lot of features. Route 777 doesn’t even have Wilds. It does have a special free spins mode and a bonus game, both of which are connected.

  • Re-Spins: During the base game, the first 2 reels can get locked while the 3 reel triggers a re-spin. This can happen up to 5 times in a row, where the first 2 reels only move down a single row each time.
  • Free Spins: When 3 Bonus symbols appear on the screen, the Free Spins mode starts. This will grant the player 5 free spins plus a random number of extra spins.
  • Bonus Game: If the player gets another 3 Bonus Symbols during the Free Spins mode, the bonus game starts immediately. During the bonus game, a wheel spins that will grant an immediate coin win. The wheel will spin 3 times before returning to finish the Free Spins mode. It’s possible to trigger the Bonus Game multiple times in a single free spins mode.

The re-spins were the only thing that was active during the base game, seemingly activating whenever reels 1 and 2 had the same symbols on them. At that point, these reels became locked in place while the third reel re-spun up to 5 times in a row. It did help in granting wins but it was never a big winner for me. It could help in activating the Free Spins mode, however.

The Free Spins mode activates when there are 3 Bonus Symbols on the screen. This happened relatively often in my experience. The player always receives 5 free spins plus a random number of additional spins.

The Free Spins mode plays exactly the same as the base game, including the locked reels and the re-spins. This could even help facilitate the bonus game if the reels ended up correctly.

Getting the 3 Bonus Symbols during the Free Spins mode activated the bonus game. During this time, a wheel is spun. The wheel is covered with the 4 differently coloured 7s. Hitting the same colour 7, 3 times in a row will grant the highest possible coin win, depending on the colour. The biggest win comes from hitting the Crowned 7 three times.

Either way, the game grants the player the coin wins before returning to the free spins mode if there are spins left.

I found that both the Free Spins mode and the Bonus Game activate often enough to be interesting but not so often you can depend on them. Most of the time I would be playing the base game, which unfortunately felt rather dull. Still, activating the Free Spins mode would almost guarantee some big wins.

In Conclusion

Route 777 is in many ways a standard classic fruit machine, updated with some nicer graphics and a fitting soundtrack. I thought the setting was a nice tough but rather underused. Still, I don’t think they could have done much with it considering the slot itself.

The LCD screen above the playing field was a nice touch, adding some extra atmosphere through blocky graphics. I also liked that it displayed the different special features and coin wins even though it wasn’t necessary.

If you like a game with a few simple but interesting features and the opportunity to win the max. win of 4,000x your bet, I would recommend Route 777. Players that are looking for a faithful rendition of the classic fruit machine or a very modern video slot won’t find that here. The final thing to mention is that players have the opportunity to pick a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin to augment their experience.

Overall rating:

3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.3%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 4000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels:3

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:17

    Min. lines:17

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    Languages

    You can play Route 777 in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 19 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Route 777 supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 11/2017
    35th newest on Elk 1,444th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.3% 0.43% > average
    5th highest on Elk 804th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 4000 x your bet
    19th highest on Elk 940th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 17 15% < average
    37th highest on Elk 1,607th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    7th lowest on Elk 1,199th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    The highest on Elk 674th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Elk 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Elk

    Release date:11/2017

    RTP (Return to player):96.3%

    Max. win:bet x 4000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3

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