Lakes Five

Lakes Five is a criminal caper slot game by Elk Studios.  On this five-reel slot, you will join our main character, Mr Lake, along with his five friends, as they try to free their monkey friend from the evil Mr Romano.  Lakes Five has five-reel and 178 ways to win, and there are two great bonus features, a free spins feature and a respin feature.  You can play from 20p to £5 a spin, and the top prize is 50x your stake.


More About the Software Provider

Elk Studios is an online casino games manufacturer that specialises in the creation of well-designed slot titles.  Their back catalogue consists of Poltava, Bloopers, and Hong Kong Tower.

Appearance and Sound Effects

As you would expect from an Elk Studios slot game, Lakes Five, has a quality feel to it.  The game is set in the criminal underworld, and the evil Mr Romano's tower looms in the background beside the reels, lit only by the moonlight in the dark night sky. 

Mr Lakes five companions who want to stop the evil Mr Romano are the first of the symbols on the reels; they are the elephant, alligator, parrot, monkey, and Goldfish.  There is also a bowls of diamonds and medical bags, but the highest paying symbol is the goldfish.

Bonuses and Special Features

Elk Studios are not just creative with their design and storylines, the bonus features on their games tend to be unique too.  The first bonus feature is a respin bonus, which is activated when two of the games logo symbol land. 

When activated Mr Lake will appear and will turn your trigger scatter bonus symbols into respin wilds.  As the feature begins, the wilds will move one place down, and this continues for every spin.  This process will repeat until only one wild remains, or you trigger the Heist bonus feature.

Don't worry if you didn't trigger the heist bonus feature on the respin bonus, it can also be triggered by landing three of the logo scatter symbols.  The Heist Bonus is a free spins feature, with a bit of a twist. 

You will initially be given twenty free spins, and it is your job to free the stranded monkey from the Romano tower.  To do this you will have to collect the golden keys and unlock he special features that go along with finding the keys. 

The first benefit of finding a key is landing one key will award an additional free spin.  Then there are three bonuses for collecting three wilds on reels one, three and five.

Reel One – Unlocks walking wilds where wilds will move one place to the right
Reel Three – Unlock the Sticky Wilds where the wilds will freeze in place for the remainder of the free spins
Reel Five -  Unlocks the Climbing Wilds feature where the wilds move one row upwards

You must unlock all these bonuses to free the monkey, which creates a mega party on the reels.

Paylines/Reels

There is five-reels and 187 ways to win.

Mobile Compatibility

Lake's Five can be played on your mobile device.

Our Verdict:

Being an Elk Studio's creation, you were guaranteed a great looking slot with Lake's Five, however, it has much more appeal than just design.  The game plays really nicely, and the bonus features are creative and engaging.