Lake's Five Slot RTP and Review (ELK Studios)

A high class 5-reel heist-themed slot with medium high variance and 96.3% RTP. Comes with walking, climbing and sticky wilds, re-spins and free spins. Your task is to free the captured monkey and release the top payout of 2,160x!  

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Slot Game Profile
Release Date: 2018
Studio: ELK Studios
Game Type: Video Slot
RTP: 96.3%
Variance: High
Reels: 5
Paylines: 178
Stake Range: 20p to £100
Game Features: Walking Wilds, Climbing Wilds, Sticky Wilds, Re-Spins, Free Spins, Multipliers


Hot on the heels of the thrilling, futuristic cyborg slot game, Kaiju, comes ELK Studio’s release for April 2018, Lake’s Five! It’s a crazy heist game where Mr Lake and his five associates must take down the evil Mr Romano and save the animals he has cruelly kidnapped for trading and money-making!

ELK Studios love a game with a back-story, and once again they’ve delivered! ‘Ocean had his elven, Lake has his five!’ That’s the tag line.

Mr Lake is a suave- looking man with an ELK’s head as it turns out. His associates are other various anthropomorphic creatures – Alf the Aligator alongside an elephant, a monkey, a parrot and a goldfish!

Mr Romano is a classic evil-looking cigar-smoking gangster, sitting a-top his city-center tower with a big ‘R’ on it.

The game starts with an awesome little video setting the scene. The animations and graphics are high class even before the game begins.

And once you get down to the action, there is a lot to love about Lake’s Five Slot.  The features are pretty innovative – there’s a re-spins feature where all the scatters transform into wilds, and a bonus round with 10 free spins where the objective is to collect 3 golden keys that will release the captured monkey!

If you do hit the bonus round you’ll also benefit from tons of wilds that can actually criss-cross and add extra multipliers to your wins!

Lake's Five Characters

Sounds promising … let’s find out more …

Some Key Facts About Lake’s Five Slot

  • Lake’s Five is a 5 reel, four row slot with 178 ways to win. It pays out for identical symbols on paylines from left to right.
  • This is an animated slot, where the reel set up sits against a backdrop of Mr Romano’s Tower.
  • The symbols on the reels are a medical bag, a bowl with a huge diamond in it, and Mr Lake and his five companions – Elmer the Elephant, Pete the Parrot, Alf the Alligator, Mike the Monkey and Genie the Goldish.
  • Genie is the top paying symbol at 50x for five in a payline.
  • Mr Lake is the Wild symbol and he replaces all others except the Bonus Key. The Lake’s Five symbol itself is the scatter.
  • The bonus game that is triggered by three scatters consists of two parts – you must save Willy the Monkey AND get your hands on the treasures in Mr Romano’s vaults.
  • Lake’s Five can be played from 20p to £100 per spin and comes with a top payout of 2,160x on one spin!

Lake’s Five Slot – How It Works

Lake's Five screenshot

So, how does this stunning ELK slot work? Here are the keys to the main features of the game:

Re-Spins If you land two scatter symbols (the Lake’s Wild logo) you will trigger the re-spins feature. Here, the scatters are transformed into wilds. With each re-spin the reels with Wild symbols on them drop down one place.

This continues until EITHER there is just one scatter left on the reels OR you trigger the HEIST BONUS GAME. 

Heist Bonus Game – You need to land three scatter symbols to set off the bonus round. This can be either in the base game or through the re-spins feature.

You start with 10 free spins with which to break into Mr Romano’s office and Free Willy (the monkey) !!!

Now your aim is to collect Golden Keys that will unlock the Cascading Wilds and grab you more Free Spins.

What are Cascading Wilds? There are three types …

Walking Wilds – land three keys on reel one to unlock Walking Wilds (here wilds move one reel to the right with each spin);

Sticky Wilds – land three keys on reel three to unlock sticky wilds;

Climbing Wilds – land three keys on reel five to unlock climbing wilds (wilds move one row upwards with each spin)

Lake's Five Wilds

As you unlock each feature, it stays for the remainder of the round.

As the Wilds are moving around the reels, they can sometimes cross paths and land on the same position. When this happens a 2x or 3x multiplier that is applied to that spin.

Once all three features are unlocked the monkey is released and DISCO FEVER IS UNLEASHED!!

Finally – you’ll be given NINE extra spins at this point – giving you the chance to complete your mission by unlocking more of Mr Romano’s treasures!]

And there’s more …

Betting Strategies

ELK studio slots come with built-in pre-defined strategies that help you set up the game according to your tactics. They are:

Auto Spinsup to 100 auto spins at a time – hands free!

Optimizerthis strategy will bet a % of your balance per spin. Can be from 1% to 10% of your bet balance.

Leveler – the bet level increases two steps after five consecutive losing spins. This continues with two steps per five losing spins until you hit a win- then the bet level re-sets.

Booster bet level increases one step per losing round until it reaches four levels above base. After a win, the game re-sets to base bet.

Jumperthe bet level increases by one after each winning spin, until four levels above base. After a losing spin, the bet re-sets to base level.

And that’s it – quite a lot to take in, but we love the sound of ELK Studio’s new slot game. Now for some final hints and tips …

How To Win at Lake’s Five Slot

If you’re into your high variance games then you’ll probably enjoy Lake’s Five. There are some cool features in the mix, but how to unlock them? Here, by way of a re-cap we show you what combinations to look out for:

  1. Re-Spins with Extra Wildsthe re-spins feature is your chance to drive some bigger wins and unlock the bonus round. You need to land two of Mr Lake’s scatters, and watch them turn Wild for the re-spin. 
  2. Bonus Game and Cascading WildsThere are a few things happening in the bonus game – but basically you want to land three key symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. This unlocks the three types of wilds. PLUS remember that if they cross paths you get a 2x or 3x multiplier on that spin!
  3. 9 EXTRA SPINSyou’ll get a further nine free spins if you land all three wilds and release the monkey in the bonus round! That’s more chances for big wins.
  4. Play Responsibly – Always remember to play safe – high variance games can eat through your bankroll pretty quickly, so take care to set your stake accordingly. And if it’s not happening for you, take a break and come back later or another day.
  5. Choose a licensed UK slot site – Always play at a site licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. Our lists of UK slot sites only show sites with UK licenses.


So there you have it – ELK Studio’s new release is looking pretty awesome. Superb graphics mixed with some innovative and intricate gameplay ideas. We love the backstory and think there are going to be some pretty exciting payouts on Lake’s Five, particularly in the bonus round where all three wilds are active and you have 3x multipliers on a spin!

If you enjoy high variance games then you may also like new upcoming title’s like Microgaming’s Diamond Empire or BTG’s Extra Chilli.

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