Elements – The Awakening
Blend earth, air, fire and water in this primordial slot machine that sees you clashing and combining the four elements into some huge slot machine wins.
- Superb Platinum slot presentation
- Uses Flash 11 to give players stand out audio and incredible visuals
- Cascading reel game means you can win and win again
- Cascades hold the key to the game’s four bonus features
- Bonus feature always based on free spin round
- Each different elementally based bonus gives you a different wild type
- Small symbol palette means the wins come thick and fast in the reel game
Elements – The Awakening
Elements – The Awakening is a fast paced Platinum Slot game from Net Entertainments. As with all the slots in the series, it features a high level of graphical excellence, together with some superb sonics and bonuses. The game is loosely based on an ‘elemental kitchen’ existing in the primordial soup of earth’s early existence where earth, air, fire and water fight for supremacy. There’s a great looking introduction movie that starts off your slot journey, then it’s over to the reels for a slice of the action.
Graphically, Elements – The Awakening is a truly well crafted game, with excellent reel symbols. There are only eight symbols and a wild, which can combine with any other symbols on the grid to help you complete wins in a classic fashion, which means the wins are both fast and frequent in the base game. The grid is set in a prehistoric landscape, complete with volcanoes and hurricanes, which really helps set the scene for your titanic struggle against the forces of this slot machine’s RNG. The animations are superb, with lightning flashes and all kinds of big effects accompanying the action on the reels. This is backed up with a sound palette that absolutely crackles and fizzes with energy, giving you a totally immersive gaming experience. There are few slots out there that look and sound as good as this one.
The reel game in Elements – The Awakening appears at first glance to be a standard slot set up of 20 pay-lines, five reels and fifteen stop spaces. None of this should present any problem to even the most novice of players. There is a very small symbol palette – only eight symbols (two for each element) plus a wild that behaves in the usual manner, which means you’ve got a lot of chances of getting those reel wins. This machine uses a system of cascades (which Net Entertainments like to call avalanches). This is the reel mechanism where any win you’ve stopped in will explode, leaving spaces on the grid for new symbols to drop into, which in turn can form new winning combinations.
The type of bonus feature you’ll play on Elements – The Awakening is determined by which element is dominant after four successive cascades, which triggers the bonus free fall round – giving you ten free falls. The dominant element is decided by which one of the four different elements in the game paid out the most prizes during the cascades, which can be clearly seen on the spin button, changing as you stop in different combinations. Each bonus round in this slot machine is called a storm – for instance, the fire based feature is known as the fire storm.
When you activate the earth storm free fall bonus in Elements – The Awakening, the wilds turn into special sticky wilds, which stay in place for up to three spins. In the air storm mode, two wilds are place on the reels for the entire duration of the round. These are sticky wilds that change places after every spin. When fire is the leading element, in the bonus any wild you stop in on the reels during a single spin, will turn a random number of adjacent symbols into wilds. Finally, there’s the water storm bonus – when water is the dominant element, any wild you stop in during a single spin will expand to fill the entire reel. Each of these bonus games has its own benefits, but all of them lead to some big bonus pay-outs.
Slot Professor Says
Elements – The Awakening is my kind of slot machine. I love the fact that the bonus game is triggered by successive wins on the reels. It's like you're getting an extra reward for hitting it big, and each of the bonus games are fantastic too. My personal favourite has to be the water bonus, which gives you completely wild reels when any wild stops in on the grid. This can lead to some monster payout splashes.
You really can't help but be blown away by the incredible presentation of Elements – The Awakening. This slot manages to make all others (with the exception of some of the Playtech and other Platinum Slot titles) pale in comparison. It manages to blend 21st century electric effects with the cute cartoon-like symbols and icons that the slot industry is known for. If I could give this game a Spinal Tap (it goes all the way up to 11) for its graphics and audio then it would be a sure-fire no brainer.
Is there anything to question in Elements – The Awakening? Sometimes it seems like the bonus is a little hard to hit. You keep getting to three cascades and then nothing. In my opinion this puts you more on edge than when you keep on hitting two scatters with an accelerating reel feature for the third. Still there's plenty of money to be won here. The prizes structure gives the game a medium variance, which makes this the perfect session slot – it's not going to drain your bank balance and it gives you the chance to win massive prizes.