Ocean had his eleven, but Mr Lake has his five in this one of a kind heist slot, the Lake’s Five slot game.
We get what Elk Studios were trying to do with this Lake’s Five mobile slot theme; it’s like a reverse Zootopia, where instead of following animal cops, you follow animals thieves in Vegas.
Each of these animals has a role to play in a heist to get the treasure inside the vault of this golden tower in a dark and gritty animal city.
You’ve got the master of disguise Monkey, the master of trades crocodile, the tech-savvy parrot, the money-making elephant, and the beautiful femme fatale goldfish as your main high paying characters.
It’s a little weird, and certainly not as enticing as their Kaiju slot, but kinda fun.
Technically the moose is the scatter symbol and the only symbol that matters in this 178 ways to win slot machine, much like in the similar Hidden slot.
He only turns into a wild if two or more show up. At that point, you’ll get free re-spins as the two reels with the scatter turn into wilds, and slowly move by one down the reels, and the other reels spin.
Technically this gives you a chance at more wins, but in reality, it’s mostly meant to give you a couple of free spins to try and catch another scatter to catch those free spins.
We’ve got mixed feelings about this Lake’s Five slot bonus game; mostly because it’s so hard to get to the exciting spins.
You start with 10 free spins. Then, when you collect 3 random key symbols on one of three reels, you ‘unlock’ one of three possible wild features.
If you unlock one of these features you do get extra spins, but that’s not the exciting part. The exciting part is when you unlock at least two of these features and the wild cross paths giving you 2x and 3x multipliers.
Elk slot games have the ability to automatically change your bet, depending on which strategy you want to use.
And the thing is that this Lake’s Five slot is one that is best to use on autoplay because you get a fair amount of dead spins till you catch the free spins rounds.
And even then, there’s no guarantee the free spins will get you anything exciting. This is a volatile slot machine, much like the Wild Seas game but, if we are honest, without as much action.
However, that’s ok. Because a heist has to be planned, calculated and takes patience. That’s what this Lake’s Five game is all about, and if you have that patience, you’ll be richly rewarded.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 178 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||3.7% / 96.3%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Max win||2,160 times bet|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Extra Wild Features|
|Bonus rounds||Re-spins, Wilds, Multipliers, Free Spins, Scatters, Wilds, Walking Wilds, Sticky Wilds|
Wild Symbol: The Lake Five logo is the wild symbol and can replace any other symbols on these 5x4 reels to create a win.
Wild Re-spins: You trigger the re-spins when two Mr Lake scatter symbols show up. These then turn wild and the reels with the wild will move one step downward for every spin.
The re-spins end when you either get another scatter (and trigger the free spins) or one or both of the scatters fall off the screen.
The Heist Bonus Game: 3 Mr Lake Scatters will trigger 10 free spins.
Above on reels 1, 3 and 5 you've got locks that can only be unlocked when you find keys on the reel below.
3 keys are what you need to trigger a random number of wilds on each spin, which can do any of the following:
If the wilds cross, either on stickies or as they walk and cross, you can end up with a 2x or 3x multiplier.
The theme of this Lake's Five slot on mobile is a little confusing at first until you realise it's basically Ocean's Eleven but with animals.
To be honest, it's not really a theme that grabbed us, and if it had, maybe we would have given this 178 payline slots another star.
As it is, this is a decent high variance machine that gives you a slow base game but some really exciting free spins if you can get enough wilds on screen.
Though if you are looking for less action (but also less wins, as you can win 2,160 times bet in Lake's Five) is the underrated Wild Toro slot by the same provider.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating