The Wombat says: What’s that sound? Distant trumpets? A faint klaxon?
Why it’s ELK Studios with the Lake’s Five slot: another great game from the Swedish Studio. Let’s put our hands together for these slot maestros – here at Wombat Towers we like to make sure we never miss a release from these imaginative games makers.
Lake’s Five slot has 5 reels, 4 rows and is a ‘178 ways to win’ game just like it’s sister game: the Birthday Slot (also with 178). That’s less than you would normally see on a 4 reeler, so that suggests to me that this is a higher variance game. And yes, when I check my games manual here at Wombat Towers, we have this one down as a Medium to High volatility game.
Features include Betting Strategies, a Bonus Game, Free Spins, Re-spins, Scatters, Sticky Wilds, Walking Symbols, Walking Wilds. It is packed full of goodies, in other words.
So what’s the deal here? Well, 5 of the coolest animal crooks team up with Mr Lake at the helm (who is an elk of course) to try and rescue a kidnapped monkey and pull off a heist at the same time.
The plan is to raid nasty Mr. Romano’s tower and get their paws on his enormous fortune. And we are talking slick animations here in Lake’s Five, none of your basic cartoons you might have seen in the likes of Fluffy Too or Top Cat. This one is top quality!
Basically, the Lake’s Five slot is a lot like the movie Ocean’s Eleven, but with a whole bunch of furry creatures instead of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. Lake’s Five need your help (and so does that poor monkey), so let’s get spinning!
Look and Feel
Just like ELK Studios previous releases, the design in this slot is top notch. It’s a cut above more traditional games like the Wild’s Deluxe slot on the design front (which is not to say that we don’t enjoy a more basic game).
All of the animal characters have been rendered as visually stunning 3D animations and the transparent reels are set against a cool cityscape at night. The target of the heist, Mr Ronaldo’s tower looms in the background and your soundtrack is 1970s disco, with the odd cars speeding around the city. Cool!
There’s Elmer the Elephant, Pete the Parrot, Alf the Aligator, Mike the Monkey and Genie the Goldish. Oh and Mr Lake of course, don’t forget the Elk.
Lake’s Five Slot Game Play
Your symbols on the reels include; include bowls overflowing with diamonds and red first aid bags as your low value symbols, while beastly crooks, the Elephant, the Alligator, the Monkey, the Parrot and the blonde lady Goldfish represent the high value icons.
The Goldfish is the most lucrative symbol in the game, and will pay out a cheeky 50x the stake for 5 in a line. Mr. Lake is Wild symbol in this slot and will substitute for all other symbols on the reels (except for the Scatter and Bonus key) to help you make winning combos.
The Lake’s Five logo is the Scatter symbol.
Heist Bonus Game
Wombat Fans, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can set off this Free Spins round by landing 3x of the logo Scatters anywhere on the reels. Next you’ll be transported to Mr. Romano’s office (complete with sad monkey called Willy) and you’ll scoop 10 Free Spins. During the feature, you need to pick up keys to unlock 3 different types of Wilds – and you’ll also get an extra free spin for every key that you collect. It’s time to free Willy from his cage (did I just write that?)
Collect 3 keys underneath the first reel and you’ll unlock this feature that walking wilds move a reel to the right after every Free Spin.
Once you’ve got 3 keys are collected underneath the 3rd reel you’ll set off the sticky wilds – where your Wilds will remain fixed in position for the duration of the spins
If you manage to pick up 3 keys underneath the 5th reel then you’ll unlock the Climbing Wild feature. Here where climbing wilds will now move upwards, climbing 1 row at a time after each free spin.
FYI: it’s worth noting that if any of the wilds end up in the same position, this will unlock a wild with a handy 2x or 3x multiplier for that Free Spin. C
And if you get really really lucky by setting off all 3 features, the sad-faced little monkey will get released and you’ll scoop another 9 extra Free Spins!
As with all ELK Studios slots, players can also control their betting strategy via the game’s Bet Level selector, which is a nice touch…
Jumper: After a win the bet level will increase by x1, up to 4 levels above the original bet (that means x10). After a losing spin the bet level will reset. So for example if your original bet is 0.15 per spin, in case of 4 consecutive wins the bet will go to 0.30, 0.60, 0.90, up to 1.50 (in your local currency if available).
Booster: This is the opposite of Jumper. The bet level will increase by x1 after each loosing spin, up to 4 levels. After a winning spin the bet level will reset.
Leveller: The bet level will increase by x2 after 5 consecutive losing spins. It can happen twice. A winning round will reset to basic level.
Lakes Five on Mobile
ELK Studios are all about mobile first – so naturally this game will play like a ruddy dream on your mobile and tablet. So you can heist on the hop!
Yep, you’ve guessed it. Lake’s Five is another cracker from ELK Studios. A medium variance game with some decent wins in both the Free Spins and base game, we recommend this highly.
Wombat score: 5/5
What is the Maximum Win on the Lake's Five slot?
On this ELK Studios game, there is a chance to win up to 216,000 coins
How do you get into the Free Spins game?
The Heist Bonus Game feature can be triggered by landing 3 scatters – the Lake’s Five try to bst into Mr. Romano’s office at the top of the tower to free the monkey. You kick off with 10 Free Spins.