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 a do-right gang preparing for a movie-style heist with a difference… your crew are a bunch of exotic animals – I don’t mean they’re crazy, I mean they’re straight out of a zoo! There are more creatures in this game than Piggy Payout and Jungle Spirit put together.
Here in this bustling cityscape, you and your animal friends are preparing to take on an evil dude, with the initial “R”, to stop him from trading in exotic animals.
Understandably a bunch of animals are up to foil the baddie’s plans. After all, who wants to become a pet?
Look and feel
As with all Elk Studio games, looking good comes with the territory; expect envy-inducing graphics and more bonus action than the Flame slot and that’s going some, let me tell you.
Here the reels are set against an atmospheric city by night, on the right is a bridge leading out of town- your escape route perhaps- and on the left of the reels a skyscraper looms with an illuminated letter “R” on the roof. Is this the lair of your nemesis?
Prepare yourself for an upbeat and catchy disco-type soundtrack to accompany your play- it’s a funny combination 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 pals and partners in crime, 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 great big suited moose of course! There is also a bonus Scatter icon, the game’s logo.
So what does Lake’s Five offer in the bonus stakes?
There’s an all action Heist Bonus game where you and the crew try to bust into the evil genius’ lair to rescue a poor caged chimp. To get involved in the tomfoolery just land 3 of the Scatter icons and the trap is sprung. You’re gifted a generous ten freebie spins to get your plan into action. Once the game is underway you find you’re in a new screen; it´s night in the baddies office and here in a cage is your target- a monkey in need.
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, get your three golden keys move one reel to the right with each of your free spins- those smart wilds!
Sticky Wilds are found on reel three and as you might guess 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 turn travel up the reels, one spot per spin to make more combos and 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.
For the super lucky if you get enough keys to get those extras unlocked on reels 1,3 and 5 and you free that poor monkey, they have a special celebration just for you!
If you land two of those Scatters in the base game you can get yourself involved in free spins where Scatters transform into Wilds and move down the reels for each re-spin you manage. And there’s more, the re-spins keep on going until you trigger the Heist bonus game or until only one of those cheeky 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 super creative slot game, where the usual heist concepts are turned on the head by a cast of animals! The bonus games were really great fun and this, married to the slick interface, means that Elk Studios Lake’s Five is another slot that needs to be played!