The slot machine takes you to the battlefield in Ukraine where the final battle between Russia and Sweden takes place. Inspired by the historical event, the slot boasts elaborate visuals and smooth animations accompanied with dramatic music score and sound effects.
Transparent reels set against the woods where the battle happens are populated with symbols representing cavalry, artillery and infantry. You can benefit from respins and free spins during the base and the bonus game and win up to 180,000 coins.
What We Love
The symbols are closely related to the theme inspired by the Great Northern War and even playing card symbols are designed to look great and to serve well to the theme. The game is packed with bonus features boosting your chances of winning.
Apart from Wild depicted as the logo of the game which completes all your winning combinations, the slot machine offer two additional bonus features, Marching Reels and Flames of War Free Spins. Look out for stacked high paying symbols represented as a horse, canon and soldier as they trigger Marching Reels.
As soon as you trigger it, additional identical symbols are added on the left of the triggering reel and whenever another identical symbol lands to create a new winning combination, you get a respin. If higher value stacked symbol covers another reel entirely, the formation is changed and you can profit even more.
Free spins are triggered when you land three Lion Bonus symbols on the reels 2, 3 and 4. Bonus symbols immediately turn into Sticky Wilds and whenever another lion lands on your reels, you get additional spin. During the bonus game Lion Bonus symbols show up on all reels.
What We Do Not Like
The first and the biggest problem we have with the game are payouts which are quite low. The top value symbols depicted as the horse awards only 200 coins.
Since your bet is configured to 100 coins, that practically means that you win only 2x your total bet per line when you hit the jackpot. You cannot expect high payouts during the base game unless you trigger Marching Reels feature.
Bonus symbols appear only on the reels 2, 3 and 4 which lessens your odds of triggering free games. Besides, when you trigger the bonus game you initially get only 3 free games.
Despite low payouts it awards, Poltava – Flames of War can deliver some epic payouts during the bonus features due to 40 winning lines which allow you to create multiple winning combinations at once.
You can get an impression that you waste your time with this slot machine, but as soon as you trigger any of two bonus features, you will see their advantages. Choose a bet that suits you best or activate one of four betting strategies and enjoy a thrilling gaming experience with Poltava.