MORE ABOUT LAKES FIVE SLOT
Lake’s Five, ELK Studio’s April release, follows closely on the heals of the gripping, futuristic cyborg slot game Kaiju. It’s a hilarious heist game in which Mr Lake and his five companions must defeat the villainous Mr Romano and rescue the animals he has ruthlessly abducted for trading and profit!
ELK Studios loves a game with a backstory, and they’ve done it again! ‘Ocean got his elven, and Lake got his five!’ That’s how the tagline goes.
Mr Lake appears to be a suave-looking man with an ELK’s head. Alf the Aligator hangs out with an elephant, a monkey, a parrot, and a goldfish, among other anthropomorphic creatures.
Mr Romano is a traditional evil-looking cigar-smoking gangster, with a large ‘R’ on his city-center tower.
The game begins with a fantastic little video that sets the scene. Even before the game starts, the animations and graphics are top-notch.
And once you get down to business, Lake’s Five Slot has a lot to offer. There’s a re-spins feature in which all the scatters turn into wilds, as well as a bonus round with 10 free spins in which the goal is to acquire three golden keys that will rescue the captured monkey!
If you make it to the bonus round, you’ll be rewarded with a slew of wilds that can crisscross and multiply your winnings!
It seems promising… Let’s learn more…
Some Important Details About Lake’s Five Slot
- Lake’s Five is a 178-ways-to-win slot with five reels and four rows. It pays out on paylines from left to right for identical symbols.
- The reels are set against a backdrop of Mr Romano’s Tower in this animated slot.
- A medical bag, a bowl with a gigantic diamond in it, and Mr Lake and his five pals — Elmer the Elephant, Pete the Parrot, Alf the Alligator, Mike the Monkey, and Genie the Goldish – are among the icons on the reels.
- The top paying symbol is the Genie, which pays 50x for five on a payline.
- Mr Lake is the Wild symbol, and he can be substituted for any other symbol save the Bonus Key. The scatter is the Lake’s Five sign itself.
- The bonus game, which is triggered by three scatters, is split into two parts: you must save Willy the Monkey AND gain access to Mr Romano’s vaults’ valuables.
- Lake’s Five is a slot machine that can be played for C$0.20 to C$100 a spin and has a top payout of 2,160x on a single spin!
HOW DOES LAKE’S FIVE SLOT WORK?
So, how does this enthralling ELK slot function? Here are the keys to the game’s main features:
- Re-Spins – The re-spins feature will be triggered if you land two scatter symbols (the Lake’s Wild logo). The scatters are turned into wilds in this game. The reels with Wild symbols on them tumble down one position with each re-spin.
- This continues until either only one scatter remains on the reels OR the HEIST BONUS GAME is triggered.
- Heist Bonus Game – To activate the bonus round, you must land three scatter symbols. This can happen in either the base game or the re-spins option.
- You begin with ten free spins to break into Mr Romano’s office and release Willy (the monkey)!!!
- Your mission now is to acquire Golden Keys, which will allow you to activate the Cascading Wilds and earn you extra Free Spins.
What are Cascading Wilds, and how do they work? There are three distinct sorts…
- Walking Wilds (where wilds move one reel to the right with each spin) — land three keys on reel one to activate Walking Wilds.
- Sticky Wilds – unlock sticky wilds by landing three keys on reel three.
- Climbing Wilds can be unlocked by landing three keys on reel five (wilds move one row upwards with each spin)
- Climbing the Wilds from the Five Lakes
- Each feature you unlock stays active for the rest of the round.
- Wilds can sometimes cross paths and land on the same place as they go around the reels. A 2x or 3x multiplier is added to that spin when this happens.
- The monkey is unleashed once all three features have been unlocked, and DISCO FEVER IS UNLEASHED!!
- Finally, at this time, you’ll be allowed NINE further spins, allowing you to finish your quest by unlocking more of Mr Romano’s riches!]
There’s even more…
STRATEGIES FOR BETTING
ELK studio slots have pre-defined strategies integrated in to help you set up the game according to your strategy. They are as follows:
Hands-free Auto Spins – up to 100 auto spins at a time!
Optimizer – for each spin, this method will bet a percentage of your balance. It could be anywhere from 1% to 10% of your total stake.
After five consecutive lost spins, the stake level raises two steps. This continues until you hit a win, at which point the wager level resets to two steps for five losing spins.
Booster — each losing round increases the bet level by one step until it reaches four levels above base. The game reverts to the base bet after a win.
Jumper – after each winning spin, the bet level climbs by one, until it reaches four levels above base. The bet reverts to the base level after a losing spin.
That’s all there is to it — a lot to take in, but we’re excited about ELK Studio’s new slot game. Now for a few last hints and tips…
HOW DO YOU WIN AT LAKE’S FIVE SLOT MACHINE?
Lake’s Five is a high variance game that you will most likely like. There are some interesting elements in the mix, but how do you get access to them? As a refresher, these are some of the key combinations to keep an eye out for:
- Re-Spins with Extra Wilds – the re-spins feature gives you the opportunity to get some greater wins and enter the bonus round. To re-spin, you must land two of Mr Lake’s scatters and watch them turn Wild.
- Cascading Wilds and Bonus Game — There are a few things that happen in the bonus game, but the main goal is to land three key symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. This allows you to access the three different varieties of wilds. Plus, if they cross paths, you’ll get a 2x or 3x multiplier on that particular spin!
- 9 EXTRA SPINS – If you land all three wilds and release the monkey in the bonus round, you’ll receive an additional nine free spins! That means more opportunities for significant wins.
- Play Responsibly – Always remember to play safe — high variance games will quickly deplete your bankroll, so make sure you bet appropriately. If it isn’t working for you, take a break and try again later or on another day.
- Always play at a CA slot site that has been licensed and regulated by leading regulatory bodies.
THE VERDICT OF THE SLOT BUZZ
So there you have it – ELK Studio’s new release appears to be quite impressive. Excellent aesthetics combined with some novel and intricate gameplay concepts. We like the history and believe Lake’s Five will have some intriguing payouts, especially in the bonus round, where all three wilds are active and you can get 3x multipliers on each play!
If you prefer high-variance games, you might appreciate Microgaming’s Diamond Empire or BTG’s Extra Chilli, two new forthcoming titles.