Elk Studios are known for some quirky games, such as the monster-themed Kaiju and nautical Wild Seas. This time they’ve gone in a more fun and cartoony direction with Lake’s Five, a heist-themed slot where five animal friends set out to rescue their kidnapped pal.
The evil Mr Romano has kidnapped a little monkey, but the slick character Lake (an Elk of course) has recruited a team of five experts to get into Romano’s tower and rescue their buddy (while also getting his hands on Romano’s fortune of course). It’s like Ocean’s Eleven, with animals! The idea is really fun and it looks great, thanks to some exceptional artwork and animation. There’s a 70s twist to the aesthetic and the music, too.
Set in Las Vegas, the slot has a glitzy feel with a tongue-in-cheek video that spoofs heist and crime movies. This a 5-reel slot and has 178 ways to win, with a top win of 216,000 coins. Two scatter symbols create respins with the scatters becoming wild, which also move downwards with each spin.
However, the bonus game is the main draw for this fun slot, triggered by three scatters. The symbols become keys and give you 10 free spins, more if you get additional keys. Watch out for the special wilds in this game mode, that ‘walk’ from reel to reel and climb from row to row. They create some great multipliers when crossing paths, too, as the characters work together on their heist.
Lake’s Five is due to be released on April the 10th and you can find it on most sites that offer Elk Studios games. Try Casumo for example, a site that has a quirky art style of its own and a big welcome package. This also includes slot races that are a great way to play slots against other users.
The characters in the game include a parrot with listening equipment, a jolly elephant, a crocodile workman, a sassy goldfish and a charming monkey. This would make such a great heist cartoon. For now you can enjoy it as a slot, as soon as it drops on the 10th. Good luck!