About Elements The Awakening
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.