Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate slot game heist on the reels of Elk Studios latest slot game creation Lake's Five? If the answer is yes, then come join Mr Lake and his five animal associates as they look to steal the loot from the evil Mr Romano in his tower. Playable across mobile and tablet devices, as well as on laptop and desktop computers, Lake's Five will cost players a minimum of 10p a spin. The maximum stake on the game is £100, with a jackpot 1000x up for grabs as the top prize on the game.
Our Verdict: On Lake's Five there is five-reels, four rows, however, there is no traditional payline structure. Instead, there are 178 ways to win, which creates fast gameplay as matching symbols on adjacent reels can be enough to create wins. This fast gameplay is typical for Elk Studios slot games, as creating games with an eye for detail and funky animations. Lakes Five sets a high bar in this regard also. The game begins with an intro video, and those type of animations are seen throughout as you play, both in the bonus feature and base game. There is also some theme inspired sound effects which finish the game nicely.
Wild Symbol: Mr Lake is the wild symbol on Lake's Five. Mr Lake is a special that will help complete combinations by substituting for most other symbols but won't substitute for the bonus logo symbol.
The Respin Bonus: The first of the Lake's Five bonus features is the Respin bonus feature. This respin feature is a feature that awards respins, however, it has extra elements to it as well. To trigger the respins two of the Lake's Five logo symbols must land at the same time. This will award a certain number of respins, and as the spins occur the triggering symbols will be made wild symbols and move one place downwards. The feature will end when there is only one wild symbol still in show, or when the Heist Bonus is triggered.
Heist Bonus: Big bonus features always go down well, and the Heist Bonus is a typical Elk Studios big bonus. On the surface the Heist Bonus appears to be a free spins feature, however, it has several additional elements to it. To trigger the Heist Bonus players will require to land three of the Lake's Five logo symbol anywhere in view. This will award ten free spins, which will begin automatically. During the free spins, if one of the key symbols lands on either reel one, three or five a further free spin is earned. If three lands on any of those reels then these additions are added:
• Reel One: Wild symbols move a position to the right.
• Reel Three: All wilds become sticky wilds
• Reel Five: Wilds move towards the top of the reels.
While the feature ends, wilds will shoot off the side of the reels leaving more wilds on the reels in their place.