The Ultimate 5 Slot Review – Pragmatic Play
It has been a couple of days since my last Pragmatic Play slot review, the most recent was for the game titled ‘Colossal Cash Zone’. Which has a max win capped at 5,000x and a Free Spins feature with a multiplier up to 20x. Today we are learning all about ‘The Ultimate 5’, which is set to release February 7th across all sites.
This slot has an African theme, which is a popular pick by the studio with a list of games already using this popular theme. The game background is set in African plains, with tall grass and trees with wild animals grazing. Visuals show off great detail and a beautiful colour palette. Symbols are represented by the typical 10 – A for low paying. then different African animals as premium symbols such as Rhinos and Lions for examples.
The Ultimate 5 has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 20 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.50% and a max win capped at 5,000x. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.
The Ultimate 5 Pay Table & Symbols
There are 13 symbols in total, this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by Buffalos, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards, and Lions. In addition to these regular symbols is a wild symbol, Free Spins scatter symbol, and Money Symbol. The highest paying symbol is the Lion premium, which pays 20x for 5 across a pay line. Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except the Free Spins scatter and Money symbol. Appearing on all reels. Money symbols take a random value of either Mini (25x), Minor (50x), Major (75x), Maxi (100x), Mega (500x), 10x, 8x, 7x, 6x, 5x, 4x, 3x, 2x or 1x.
The Ultimate 5 Features
Landing 3 or more Free Spin symbols during a base game will trigger the Free Spins feature. 3, 4, or 5 scatters will award 8, 10, or 12 Free Spins. During spins at random, the reel sets will level up and progressively remove the lowest value symbol. Every time a random level up occurs a wild symbol is guaranteed to hit on a spin that the level up happened on. Landing 2, 3, 4, or 5 will award 2, 4, 6, or 8 additional spins.
The Hold & Spin Super Boost feature is triggered when the Money symbol lands on reels 2, 3, and 4. Once triggered all normal symbols fade away, only the money symbols from the trigger and empty spaces will be on the reel set, moving to the middle reel. Whenever a Money symbol hits and is adjacent vertically or horizontally with at least another money symbol they will link to each other to form a group. All money symbols in the group will have their value increased to the next possible higher group. With 3 respins all money symbols that hit and link after each respin will remain on the reel set until the end of the round. Every time a money symbol lands respins reset to 3. When this feature ends all values are totaled and if all 15 positions are filled & linked the value is boosted to the highest value.
Overall, I think this slot is well made by the studio and includes a great variety of mechanics. With a max win capped at 5,000x and 2 main bonus features with jackpots. Be sure to try out the game for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.