5 Elements is a video slot that is non-progressive. It was developed by GameArt and it has 5 reels. Unlike traditional paylines, there are 243 ways to win. If that is not enough, the action in this game is so fast. Not everyone is familiar with how all-ways-pay slot work. Basically with these type of slots, more winning combinations are won and matching combinations are landed often. All 15 positions on the reels are activated.
The betting options for this game starts at 0.25 for each spin and it goes up to 12.50. This is a game that anyone can play. The title of this game is a bit confusing, but nonetheless this is a decent slot and the graphics in this game are excellent. There is also plenty of attractive symbols.
The Layout of this Game- The slot has a slick look and its reel grid is a 5×3 and appears against a backdrop of a waterfall. Gold and patterns take over the reels. When you turn this game on, you will notice that the control panel is located at the bottom. If you wanted to mute the music, you can by using the gearwheel icon that is located in the lower left-hand corner. You can also use that icon to enable the gamble feature. The Hit Spin button lets the reels spin. Autoplay gets the automatic spinning going. The upper limit for it is at 500. In order to determine your bet multiplier, you have to use the up and down arrows. Handy tabs in this game shows your win amounts, balance, and total bet.
The sounds in this game do not really reflect the element based theme of the game, it is the typical sound that has been heard in slots for a long time. When you hit a win, a bell rings.
The Reels- In 5 Elements, no less than 13 symbols are available. That includes six playing cards: 9, 10, J, K, and A. These cards appear in different colors such as green, red, blue, gold, purple, and orange. The value of these symbols are low. Other symbols in this game have a higher value.
The Higher Paying Symbols- The five elements icons have a fierce type of look to them. These icons are a flamed consumed phoenix and a white tiger that is majestic. They have a cartoonish look to them, but they are still well sketched. The turtle and snake icon have the lowest value among them. Five of these symbols give out 125, four gives out 25 and three gives out 12.50. After this is the blue dragon which has the value of 500/50/15. Next after that is the white tiger which is 500/50/25/2.50. There is not much a difference in the paytable as you can see.
The Wilds and Scatters- The scatter in this game is a silver shield that has a blue pentagram. It pays on adjacent reels. Three of these symbols give out 100, four gives out 250, and there is 625 given out for five. Also, ten free spins are granted. When the free spins are occurring, all winning combinations of five elements get multiplied by the respective multipliers that are shown above the reels. Multipliers start at the beginning of free spins and each of them that appear increases the multiplier by one. The multiplier can go up to ten and the feature can be retriggered while the free ones are going on.
In this game, the wild is a yin and yang symbol. It can replace all symbols except for the scatter. This symbol only makes an appearance on reels 2, 3, and 4. Do not get confused about how this symbol can be used. Unlike the scatter, it does not have pay values. The only purpose of this symbol is to help form winning combinations.
The Gambling Option- If you want to gamble a win, all you have to do is hit the gamble button. After you hit the gamble button, you have to choose red or black. If you select the right option, the bet gets doubled. Also, winnings can be gambled no more than five times.
This game is decent and the prizes in it could be better. It has a few flaws. Even though it is not one of the best games that is currently on the market, it does offer good free bonuses. Another good aspect of this game is that it has a gamble feature and wilds. One of the major flaws of this game is that the payouts are not that good. There are probably some other slots you would rather like to try out first. Many people, especially ones who strongly prefer newer slots like to play ones that offer a much higher payout.