The Lake’s Five is a crime genre based slot game developed by Elk Studios. The storyline of the Lake’s Five slot game revolves around Mr Elk, a criminal genius, and his gang of five merry-go-lucky members comprising of an elephant, a monkey, a parrot, a gold fish and a crocodile. Mr. Elk and his companions are fighting against the evil crime lord Mr. Romano who is involved in illegal poaching of rare and endangered wild animals.
As expected from a product of Elk Studios, which develops incredible online slots, the graphics of this game are quite amazing. The symbols of this slot appear in blocks on the five reels without any type of a frame or casing. The background of the reels is in the form of a metropolis showcasing Romano’s multistory building and a bridge. The soundtrack of this slot comprises of jazz music with intermittent sounds of the city and the sea waves hitting the shores.
The symbols of this game are in the form of cartoonish animal characters which are quite beautifully designed. Elk Studios has incorporated some unique bonus features into this slot which makes it quite profitable to the players. This five reels and 173 ways-to-win slot can be assessed by using any of the devices ranging from desktop to mobile.
Features of Lake’s Five slot game
Lake’s Five comes with a fixed jackpot of 1.000x along with the other usual features which include auto play, bonus rounds, free spins, multipliers, scatters, and wild symbols. This slot does not provide any kind of gambling options.
Lake’s Five slot game also provides ELK’s automated betting strategy for the players. This strategy provides three different betting options such as Optimizer, Leveller and Booster to choose from. There are twelve betting levels provided in this game to choose from. The betting range starts at £2.00 and goes all the way up to £1000.0.
The high paying symbols of this game include a gold fish, a parrot, a monkey, a crocodile and an elephant. The other low ranking symbols are in the form of a fish bowl and a medic’s bag. The gold fish symbol provides the biggest payout in this game in the following ways
- Landing five of these symbols on an active pay line awards 1000x.
- Landing four of these symbols on an active pay line awards 500x.
- Landing three of these symbols on an active pay line awards 150x.
The fish bowl and medic’s bag symbols provide the least payout for this game with minimum of 40x and highest payout of 100x.
- Scatter Symbol: The logo of this game and Mr. Elk are the scatter symbols of this game. These symbols help in activating the bonus rounds. Landing two or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels activates the Wild Free Spin bonus round and The Heist Bonus Game.
- Wild Symbol: Lake’s Five logo and Mr. Elk are the wild symbols of this game. They can be substituted for all other symbols. These symbol can appear anywhere on the reels and help in creating winning combinations.
Bonus Rounds of Lake’s Five slot game
Lake’s Five comes with two bonus rounds which include
- Wild Respins
- The Heist Bonus Game
- Wild Respins: This bonus round gets activated by landing two of the scatter/wild symbols anywhere on the reels. On the activation of this round, the player is provided with a re-spin and the scatter symbols turn into wild symbols. The reels with the wild symbols then move one step down for every re-spin that takes place thereafter. This bonus round continues till there are less than two wild symbols remaining on the reels.
- The Heist Bonus Game: This bonus round gets activated by landing three or more of the scatters/wild symbols anywhere on the reels. On activation of this bonus round, the player is provided with ten free spins. There is now another twist to this bonus round which involves golden keys appearing on first, third and fifth reels. Each key landing during the free spins further awards one free spin. The role of the golden keys is quite important in the heist bonus game as collecting three keys on the above mentioned reels provides the following rewards.
- Landing three golden keys on first reel moves the wild symbols by one position to the right with every spin.
- Landing three golden keys on second reel allows the wilds to remain in their position for the rest of the spins.
- Landing three golden keys on third reel moves the wild symbols up by one position after each spin.
The wild symbols which end up in their original positions provide a multiplier value for every win. The multiplier’s value depends upon the number of wild symbols remaining in the same position. Two wild symbols provide 2x and three wild symbols provide 3x multiplier value to the win.
On completion of the free spins, the moving wild symbols walk off in any of the directions thus leaving a trail of extra wilds. The payouts are evaluated based on the position of these wild symbols.