Lake’s Five are the animal equivalent of Ocean’s 11, a band of cartoon companions trying to bring down the evil hunter Mr Romano and hopefully win you a jackpot in the process. That’s the unusual back story to this 5 reel, 178 ways to win slot game from ELK Studios. It comes with free spins with walking wilds, climbing wilds and multipliers. Also on offer are respins with moving wilds. Join the heist, on all devices, from between 20p and £100 per spin.
One of ELK Studios’ best features is the design of its games and Lake’s Five is another cracker on that score. The reels are set against a cityscape at night, dominated by Mr Romano’s skyscraper. You’ll see goldfish, monkey, crocodile, bird and elephant characters spinning around the reels. Leader of the gang, Mr Lake the moose, is the wild. Lake’s Five comes with 2 features.
The Heist Bonus Game feature – this round is triggered by landing 3 scatters on the same spin. The goal here is to rescue a kidnapped monkey from the clutches of Mr Romano and in the process win a big payout. Helping you do just that are the key symbols.
Collect 3 of them on reel 1 and you’ll unlock walking wilds, 3 keys on reel 3 award sticky wilds with climbing wilds awarded after you’ve collected 3 keys on reel 5. You’ll also get 1 free spin for every golden key you find.
Once unlocked, the wild modifiers are in play for any free spins you have left. If 2 wilds cross each other’s paths , you can look forward to a 2x multiplier wild for that spin. If 3 wilds cross, you’ll benefit from a 3x multiplier.
Respins feature – landing 2 scatters on the same spin triggers this extra. The scatters from the triggering spin turn into Mr Lake wilds. The reels with these wilds nudge down 1 position while the other reels respin. The respins continue until there’s only 1 scatter left on the reels or you trigger The Heist Bonus Game feature.
These cartoon animals might have a cute look. Lake’s Five is a volatile slot game though with maximum wins of 2,160 times stake on each free spins (involving a 3x multiplier). This slot game is just what we’ve come to expect from ELK Studios. The 3D visuals have a glossy look and are well put together. The range of features on offer isn’t massive but there’s enough going on to keep things interesting.
As usual, it’s the bonus features that offer the best opportunities. Combine the 3 wild extras in the free spins round and Lake’s Five can deliver plenty of action. I also recommend you try some ELK Studios’ other offerings with Wild Toro and Sam on the Beach 2 of my favourites.