Lake’s Five – Game of the Week
Ocean had 11, then 12 and even 13, but Lake’s Five is more than enough to get the job done, considering this by comparison is a relatively easy heist to pull off. Don’t be alarmed. We’ll walk you through this week’s Game of the Week and let you in on everything you need to know.
Let’s start with a rarity in the world of online slots. Elk Studios, the games provider behind Lake’s Five, has a rather interesting feature available on most of their games, which truly sets them apart from other providers.
We’ll get to that a bit further down. There are plenty of features to go through first, like all the different wilds, wild respins and the free spins bonus game. So let’s just jump into it.
The Heist Free Spins Bonus Game
When you land 3 scatters on the reels you’ll get 10 free spins. The key to success is to collect as many keys as possible. Each key will give you 1 extra free spin and will eventually unlock extra wilds to potentially send your winnings through the stratosphere.
Collect 3 keys on reel 1 to unlock walking wilds, these move one reel to the right for every spin. Three keys on reel 3 will bring sticky wilds into the game. Wherever they land they stay for the remaining free spins. Lastly, 3 keys on reel 5 unlock climbing wilds, these climb one row upwards for every spin.
The regular wild symbols from the main game are also available, but during free spins, if they land on any other wild symbol, they will generate a win multiplier for that spin.
We didn’t forget about the wild respins. These aren’t part of The Heist Bonus Game. You only need 2 scatters to start this feature. Both scatters will turn into wilds and move one step downwards for every respin. If you get your third scatter during respins you will get promoted to The Heist Bonus Game. It’s all pretty easy really.
How to play Lake’s Five
In the beginning of this Game of the Week article we said that there’s something special about games by Elk Studios. And now we’re finally here to let you in on a little secret. Elk Studios allow players to use pre-set betting strategies.
There are four to choose from and you can switch between them whenever you want or simply play the game straight up. You can choose strategy in the same place as you set your bet limit. Here are your options:
Optimizer – The bet level changes automatically, adapting to the selected percentage of your balance.
Leveller – Raises bet two levels after five losses in a row. If you lose another five spins in a row the bet level goes up two levels again (up to 10x your bet). This resets after a winning spin.
Booster – Raises bet one level after every non-winning spin up to a maximum of 10x your bet. This strategy also resets after a winning spin.
Jumper – This is the opposite of Booster. This strategy will raise your bet one level after every winning spin up to 10x your bet. It will reset after you hit a losing spin.
Here towards the end there aren’t that much left to say. Lake’s Five allows for wins up to 216,000 coins on any spin, you have 178 ways to win on this 5-reel-4-rows slot and the three highest paying symbols are Gold Fish (5 in a row is 1,000), the Parakeet (5 in a row is 500) and then the Monkey (5 in a row is 200).
Start by setting your bet limit to anything from €0.20 to €100 and bet strategy if you want to. If you’re lazy or have other things to do, you can set Lake’s Five to play 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins automatically for you.