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The Lab Slot
The Lab Slot
The Lab is no longer available for real play. Have you tried Wild Seas, another superb ELK game?
The wombat says: I bet you thought this slot featured doe eyed furry pups fetching sticks. But no- you need to grab your white coat and brush up on the periodic table Wombat Fans, it’s time for a chemistry class!
Like other slots created by ELK Studios, science-themed game The Lab is very easy on the eye. It makes more traditional games like the Vinyl Countdown slot look a bit flat, but each to their own I guess.
But will this slot be a volatile affair just like chemicals found inside a chemistry cupboard? Or will it be a winning formula? Let the experiments begin!
Look and Feel
Set against a backdrop of a swirling vortex thingy, the transparent reels are covered in space-age science symbols with futuristic sound effects and some weird classical-synth music playing in the background. It’s all a bit Jean Michel Jarre …reminds me of the music from the Flux slot– that’s pretty ethereal too.
The Lab is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 15 pay-lines- 5 less than the Ted Slot, and all the action takes place in the swirling vortex centred on the middle row on the 2nd reel.
Instead of filling up the reels with the usual boring playing cards, Elk Studios have run with the chemistry theme. There are 8 symbols on your reels; 4 of which are crystal molecules in pink, purple, blue and green, and the others are elemental symbols; Au (Gold), Pt (Platinum), O2 (Oxygen) and H2O (Water). I know, I know, I am teaching Granny to suck eggs here. You knew that!
The Lab symbol acts both as the Wild Symbol and the bonus symbol in the game, while the big ‘X’ on reels 4 and 5 multiplies any of your wins by 2x (if you land 1 of them), or 4x (if you manage to get both). There’s a pretty good chance that these beauties will show up after the Free Spins too, so keep your eyes peeled!
Vortex Free Spins
To set off the Bonus Feature, you’ll need to land The Lab logo symbol in the centre of the vortex on the 2nd reel. When it does land, the whole 3×3 grid of the first 3 reels moves over to the right side of the slot. Now the Free Spins begin, with 10 extra goes for you and reels 3, 4 and 5 stuck in place.
During the Free Spins, The Lab logo symbols turn into Wilds, and the reels spin as you sit back with your fingers crossed hoping you’ll land a +1 or +2 symbol – which will add even more Free Spins to your bonus round. Hurrah!
Want to mix things up a bit Wombat Fans? Elk Studios have worked out that there are 3 ways to bet that are most popular with players. Choose your strategy by clicking on the ‘BET’ button:
Betting increases by 2x on each win up to a maximum of 10x original bet. Losing resets the bet level
Bet level increases 2 levels after 5 losses in a row to maximum 10x original bet. Winning resets the bet.
Betting increases by 1 level after each loss to a maximum of 10x original bet. Winning resets the bet.
The Lab slot is a bright simple game with some unique features, and this Wombat enjoyed tinkering around with the betting strategies. They add an extra element of excitement to the game, so we recommend you should give it a whirl for this alone! Well done Elk.