You’re in luck, as here is another superb game from Elk Studios- the people behind the Champion’s Goal slot, Wild Toro and Hidden.
In the Lake’s Five slot you find yourself at the centre of an unusual gang preparing for a movie-style heist with a difference… your crew are a bunch of exotic animals straight out of a zoo! There are more creatures in this game than Piggy Payout and Jungle Spirit put together.
Here in a bustling cityscape, you and your animal friends are preparing to take on an evil dude called Mr Romano, who is trading in exotic animals.
Understandably our bunch of animals are geared up to foil the baddie’s plans.
Look and Feel
As with all Elk Studio games, looking good comes with the territory; the graphics are top notch and there’s more bonus action than the Flame slot and that’s going some, let me tell you.
The reels are set in a cityscape by night. To the right is a bridge leading out of town and on the left of the reels a skyscraper looms with an illuminated letter “R” on the roof. Your nemesis’ pad, of course.
The soundtrack is upbeat and catchy- it’s a funny combo of lift muzak and dance-floor boogie.
Lake’s Five Slot Game Play
Lake’s Five is a 178 ways to win heist themed slot game with 4 rows and 5 reels in action. ELK have come up with some great characters here – we are talking King Kong Cash slot standards on the animation!
The icons to look out for are your animal pal: a glam goldfish (you don’t see that everyday!), a white parrot tech expert, a cheesy chimp in a red uniform, a tool-toting alligator, a suit-wearing elephant, and a goldfish bowl containing a big diamond and red doctor’s bag.
The game’s Wild which substitutes for all symbols except for the bonus icon, is the main man Lake, a suited and booted moose!
The bonus Scatter icon, the game’s logo.
Lake’s Five Bonus
So what does Lake’s Five offer in the bonus stakes?
Try to get into the Heist Bonus game where you and the crew try to bust into the evil genius’ lair to rescue a poor caged chimp. You will need to land 3 of the Scatter icons and the trap is sprung. You’ll get ten free spins to kick start your plan into action.
Once the game is underway you will head into a new screen: you are in the bad guy’s office at night with the caged monkey.
On top of the first, third and five reel are the words, “walking”, “sticky” and “climbing” and at the bottom of these are the outlines of three keys. If you can land three keys on each of the special reels with the words on top you unlock a feature where the Wilds have special extras to offer.
The first reel offers you Walking Wilds: your three golden keys move one reel to the right with each free spin- smart wilds!
Sticky Wilds are found on reel three and stay around for the whole of the bonus game making for more chances to make winning combos.
And last but not least, Climbing Wilds, can be triggered on reel five. Here the Wilds can head up the reels, one spot per spin to make more combos and hopefully more dosh for you!
If you manage to get two Wilds to cross over and end up in the same spot you receive a welcome x2 or x3 multiplier.
If you are lucky enough to get enough keys to unlock those extras on reels 1,3 and 5 and you free the monkey, they have a special celebration just for you!
Pros and Cons
178 ways to win and a top win of up to 216,000 coins.
Great visuals as you would expect from ELK
All those different Wilds can get confusing
If you land two Scatters in the base game you can get yourself some free spins where Scatters transform into Wilds and move down the reels for each re-spin you manage. Re-spins keep on going until you trigger the Heist bonus game or until only one of the Scatters isn’t on the reels anymore.
As with all ELK games, there’s an option to use the Betting Strategies feature which can help you to choose how much of your balance you want to bet, depending on how your game is going.
The Lake’s Five slot is a creative game, where the usual heist concept is turned on the head by a cast of animals. The bonus games are great fun and this, along with the slick interface, means that Elk Studio’s Lake’s Five is another slot that needs to be tried!
What are the bonus features on the Lake’s Five slot?
There’s a Re-spin bonus: 2 scatters become re-spin wilds. This can develop into a Heist Bonus Game where you collect keys to release Walking, Sticky and Climbing Wilds. If you trigger all 3 wilds, you free the monkey , and you can also get wilds crossing paths for up to a 3X multiplier. The potential win is up to 2,160 times your bet on each bonus spin.
What is the highest paying symbol?
The Goldfish pays 50x your bet if you land 5 across a pay-line. Mr. Lake (the sharp dressed moose) is wild and replaces all symbols except for the Bonus Key.
Medium to High