The Ultimate 5 Overview
Pragmatic Play is releasing new slot games almost weekly, which is great, because a lot of their games are a lot of fun.
And today is no different. Pragmatic Play released a new online slot game called The Ultimate 5.
This new game comes with an African theme with colorful animals and a desert background, including African and animal sounds.
The game uses 5 reels, which are each 3 symbols high and comes with 20 lines. It comes with standard card symbols and different animal symbols. All symbols, except wild and scatter, can appear stacked on all reels.
Wild and scatter symbols appear on all reels. And there are also special fireball symbols that have a cash value on them, these symbols only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the base game.
The Ultimate 5 Features
The game features 5 different animals. A winning combination of 5 different animals on an active payline will award 100 times your bet.
Hold & Spin Super Boost
If you get three fireball symbols you will trigger the Hold & Spin Super Boost Feature.
These fireball symbols will have a random value of between x1 and x10. Or one of the 5 jackpot values, Mini, Minor, Major, Maxi of Mega which are worth x25, x50, x75, x100 and x500 respectively.
The fireball symbols are moved to the center of the grid and you will get 3 re-spins. Now only fireball symbols appear.
When a fireball symbols lands vertically or horizontally next to a fireball already on screen, they are linked to each other and all values of earlier fireball symbols increase.
Re-spins are reset when a new fireball appears and end when you run out of re-spins.
Free Spins Feature
3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols will award 8, 10 or 12 free spins respectively.
During free spins, at random, low paying symbols are removed from the reels. Starting with 10 and moving on to J, Q, K and finally A. After this only animal and wild symbols appear on the reels.
Scatter symbols are now overlayed on normal symbols and 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols will award 2, 4, 6 and 8 more free spins respectively.
At first glance The Ultimate 5 looks like a pretty standard game with a Hold and Collect feature. As many others.
And sure that Hold & Collect bonus has been done a lot. But is always an interesting and fun feature. And this one uses the mechanism where they have to connect and upgrade in value. Also not new, but also not that common.
The free spins are also a nice addition. I also like that scatter symbols now aren’t in the way of normal symbols because they are overlaid. But the fact that symbols are removed at random can be frustrating. Because it might remove symbols fast, or not at all. This is all very random.
But the free spins can also award some nice wins when enough symbols are removed, especially since 5 different animals pay 100 times your bet.
I like The Ultimate 5 a lot. And I guess a lot of players will.