The stakes are high in on the reels of Elk Studios latest crime caper slot game Lake's Five. You are invited to join the boss of the crew Mr Lake and his five animal sidekicks in an Ocean's Eleven-style heist from the evil Mr Romano. If you wish to join the heist, it is going to cost you a minimum of 10p a spin and no more than £100 spin, but with a 1000x your stake jackpot the rewards are worth it. You can play Lake's Five on all devices, including on tablet and mobile devices.
Lake's Five is a five-reel, four-row slot game with no traditional paylines, but instead 178 ways to win. This reel structure creates fast gameplay, which fits the theme, but is also the style of which Elk Studios are known for. Elk Studios are also known for their superb eye for detail graphically, and again this game sets the bar high in this regard. This is shown by the design of the city background, as well as they animations both during the base game and the bonus features. The bonus feature is also designed in an Elk style, where they take a well-known bonus and give it the Elk treatment.
On Lake's Five the wild symbol is the games main character, Mr Lake. Mr Lake will help complete combinations by substituting for most of the symbols on the game, including his five animal friends. He won't substitute for the bonus logo symbol or key symbol.
The respin bonus feature is the first of the two bonus features on this slot game. This feature is triggered by landing two or more of the Lake's Five logo symbol anywhere in view. This activates the respin feature. As this feature plays logo symbols will be changed by Mr Lake into wilds and they will move downwards after each spin. Respins will continue until only one logo symbol remains or the Heist Bonus is triggered.
The Heist Bonus is an example of Elk Studios taking a normal bonus feature but giving it the Elk treatment to make it more than it seems. On the surface the Heist Bonus is a free spins feature which is triggered by landing three or more of the games logo symbol anywhere in view, awarding ten free spins. However, as the free spins play landing key symbols on the two outside reels or the middle reel will award a further free spin for each one that lands. When three lands on single one of these reels the following bonuses are also applied:
• Reel One: Wild symbols move a position to the right.
• Reel Three: All wilds become sticky wilds
• Reel Five: Wilds move towards the top of the reels.
During the feature, wild symbols crossing paths will award a multiplier of 2x or 3x on all wins. When the Heist Bonus feature finishes a trail of wilds will also be added to the reels as wilds exit the reels on either side.