Wed, Aug 7, 12:39am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
Elements is a striking online pokie from NetEnt which touches on the beginnings of life, with an almost fantasy feel. On the slot reels you have small exploding meteors, crystals, glowing jelly-like balls of light and a selection of small creatures who seem to have formed from these other symbols. Each of the creatures is at the start of their evolutionary process, and are based loosely around earth, air, fire and water. The fantasy element comes in with the air ‘creature’, which looks much like a cute, baby dragon.
Variety is the name of the game with this NetEnt designed pokie. You can win multiple times from a single spin. Four different bonus games will keep you entertained. Here are the key reasons you’ll be in your element with this medium variance slot:
Many pokie gamers enjoy the freefall system as it can lead to many wins at the cost of just one spin.
When you hit spin initially, the symbols fall onto the reels from above. The reels are then evaluated in the usual way. However, with the freefall system, any winning symbols disappear and those from above will fall into their place (with new symbols appearing at the top). The reels are evaluated again, and any further wins paid out – with winning symbols once again disappearing.
This process will carry on as long as the wins keep coming. Each time the winning symbols disappear, the game describes this as an ‘avalanche’.
If you’re lucky enough to land four avalanches during a single turn, you’ll enter into the free spins bonus feature. The feature you’ll play is based on which of the four elements (each element has two symbols associated with it – either the element itself or the creature created from the element) attracts the most wins in those four avalanches.
Each of the four features differ based on how the wild symbol acts:
At first glance, Elements seems much like any other pokie, with a 5×3 reel set up and 20 win-lines, however this all changes when the freefall system kicks in.
Your highest paying symbols are the four element creatures, with the fiery flame eyed creature paying the top prize of 1,500 coins. The subsequent creatures pay between 750 and 300 coins as a top prize, while the associated elements pay between 100 and 50 coins.
The wild symbol appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the base game and will substitute for any other symbol on the reels.
Elements has something of an epic design set against a world which is in the middle of forming. Volcanoes, mountains, huge rock formations and wastelands form the stunning background image. The symbols have a transparent backing ensuring the view remains in place. A gentle soundtrack adds an ambient feel to the game, always giving the feeling that it’s leading up to something bigger, while the fledgling creatures will emit cute sounds at times too.
NetEnt has designed an expansive and all-encompassing pokie in Elements. The freefall system in combination with the earth, air, fire and water-based symbols give the game an epic feel, where you feel you’re watching evolution in action. Land four avalanches in a row and you’ll enter the free spins feature, where the individual elements each lend their own wild-based originality to the proceedings. Elements is unlike any other pokie you’ll play online – and for this reason alone, it’s well worth a spin.