About The Ultimate 5
In The Ultimate 5, Pragmatic Play are calling on you to join the herds on Africa’s sprawling savannah in the search for big wins. We’ve seen slots like this before, think African Legends as one prime example, but this one does come with a Hold & Spin Super Boost as well as free spins with symbol removal and a five animal winning combination extra. This game is played on a five reel, three row grid that has 20 fixed paylines and is, as you might expect, set on the majestic African plains complete with animated antelopes, mountains and baobab trees in the background.
On the African styled reels you will be working with low paying playing card royals ten, jack, queen, king and ace. From there we have buffalos, rhinos, elephants, leopards and lions. Players can pick up wins of up to 100x their stake if all five animals land in any order on a payline. The baobab in the sunset symbol is the game’s wild and can substitute for any pay symbol. There are also diamond scatters which are the key to getting your hands on some free spins.
The Ultimate 5 Statistics
Slot Provider: Pragmatic Play
Slot Theme: African Safari
Main Bonus Round: Free Spins feature
Free Spins?: Yes
How To Play The Ultimate 5
How to Set Your Stake
Stakes can be set by toggling the plus and minus buttons that are located either side of the spinner button.
How to Spin the Reels
In the Ultimate 5, you spin the reels by clicking on the round button in the bottom right corner that has the arrows on it and a crown on top.
The Ultimate 5 Bonus Features
On all five of the reels, diamond scatters can land and if you can catch three, four or five of them at a time then you will win a payout of 5x, 25x or 50x the bet on top of 8, 10 or 12 free spins. During free spins the lowest value symbol is removed from sight, and it is possible to remove all of the lower payers if you’re lucky enough. Whenever the reels lose one of these symbols, you are guaranteed to land a wild symbol. The bonus game can be extended when little diamond symbol overlays hit. Having two, three, four, or five of them show at the same time will payout in extra free spins.
The game also includes a Hold & Spin Super Boost feature. Money symbols can land on the middle three reels in the base game and all five reels in the Hold & Spin Super Boost feature. These money symbols carry random values of 1-10x the stake or one of the five different prize values. These are the Mini, Minor, Major, Maxi, or Mega, worth 25x, 50x, 75x, 100x or 500x the bet. Catching three or more of them will activate the Hold & Spin Super Boost feature. This means that all of the other symbols are removed except the triggering money symbols, which relocate to the centre of the grid.
The bonus round begins with three respins which reset whenever a new money symbol lands. When two or more of these symbols line up adjacently, either vertically or horizontally, they will form a group. Each of the symbols in the group will then have their value increased. The round is over when the respins run out or all of the positions have been filled.
21.co.uk Review of The Ultimate 5
The Ultimate 5 is a nicely designed slot that boasts some detailed graphics. This is particularly true of the big five animal symbols that the game plays tribute to. Musically, the soundtrack has drums and tribal vocals which helps set the tone. Overall, this is a game that has enough features to keep it interesting and will appeal to lovers of African safari slots.