Lake’s Five is one of the few slot machines that you will see released by ELK Studios, but on the other hand when you play one of their games you know that it’s going to be good. For Lake’s Five they chose a theme that is similar to Ocean’s Eleven in style, so a grand heist that’s planned by a team of wild animals in this case.
You will have a 5 reel and 4 row game, with 178 connecting lines present on them. Wins of up to $216,000 are a possibility in the game, with the feature list including the wild respins, scatters, wild symbols and The Heist bonus game.
Betting and Prizes
The bets that you’re getting to use in Lake’s Five are always going to have 100 coins in them. The total value is the only one that you pick though, and those 100 coins can be worth anywhere from $0.20 to $100. The coin denomination is going to be at most $1, which is important since the paytable mentions how many coins you will win, not the actual cash value.
The single best winning combo that’s offered in Lake’s Five will provide you with 1,000 coins, or as much as $1,000 cash. There are multipliers as well in the game, and the paytable is letting us know that we can win up to 216,000 coins in one go, or $216,000. The game has its RTP set to 96.30%, which is an acceptable figure for an online slot.
Lake’s Five Slot Features
First among the things to discuss about this game would be its use of connecting lines, or ways to win as it calls them. They’re not typical ways to win, or they’d be 1024 available on that setup, not just 178. The symbols need to be touching diagonally or horizontally, or they can’t be in the same winning combo together. You still get 178 potential wins each round though, and that’s not bad at all.
Moving on to the features which are provided, I’d say that the list starts with the Mr Lake symbol, which is a scatter originally. Having two appear will trigger the Wild Respins, where these scatters transform into wilds. During each respin, you will notice the reels that have the wilds moving down by one position, until they leave the game area.
The ideal situation is to have those same scatter symbols appear three times. If that happens, they trigger The Heist, a bonus game that involves free spins. You get 10 rounds initially, but each key that you get in the bonus game will add 1 extra spin to the total.
As you play the free spins, you will have the possibility to collect keys from reels 1, 3 and 5. You will unlock Walking Wilds, Sticky Wilds and Climbing Wilds with their help.
Walking Wilds move one position to the right each spin. Sticky Wilds remain in their spot until the free spins are done. Climbing Wilds start moving vertically, one position at a time. If you get wild symbols that cross paths and meet in a single position, then a 2x or 3x multiplier will be triggered for the wins of that round.
Theme & Design
The characters involved in this story have Mr. Lake in the main role, an elk that’s planning a robbery together with a team of wild animals. The members of the team also include a goldfish, a parrot, a monkey, a crocodile and an elephant. The graphics are cute, of very high quality and good enough to be originating from a modern cartoon series.
Lake’s Five will have awesome graphics to give the player, several unique features and a better than average RTP. All these together help make it a very interesting slot.