Elements: The Awakening is NetEnt’s incredible new, futuristic, space age-themed online slot. Boasting remarkable graphics, this slot game is visually stunning – with a 5×3 reel grid and 20 pay lines. Elements offers bonus features of different varieties and the well-loved free falling symbols feature. There’s also a giant jackpot of 300,000 coins to be won!
The mesmerising reels of Elements: The Awakening feature 4 space-like characters, which are pretty endearing. The easiest way to distinguish between them is by their coloured backgrounds: the orange one is the symbol of highest value, followed by green, purple and then blue. Don’t confuse these with the lower value symbols; these are also orange, green, purple and blue but instead represent the elements fire, earth, air and water.
The wild stands out amongst the colourful symbols: it is a metal cube and it only appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The wild substitutes all other symbols in the main game and also the free falls bonus.
The game features free falling symbols, meaning that when a win has occurred, those winning symbols will vanish and a new set of symbols will fall into place. This can result in a second win, and maybe a third…and so on. The avalanche meter underneath the reels increases by one for every successive fall that results in a win, up to a maximum of 4 avalanches.
When 4 avalanches have occurred on the avalanche meter, one of four Free Falls bonus modes is activated. Each mode consists of 10 free falls. There is an energy meter displayed on the ‘spin’ icon that displays the current leading element. The element displayed will ultimately dictate which Free Fall mode is triggered, if 4 avalanches occur.
Fire Storm Mode: fire storm wilds may appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and these can expand across to reels 1 and 5 for the duration of the bonus game.
Air Storm Mode: 2 air storm wilds will fall randomly and stick to the reels. These will remain for the duration of the free falls game.
Earth Storm Mode: earth storm wilds land on the second, third and fourth reels. They will remain in place until they make up a winning bet line, 3 avalanches or there are no more wins.
Water Storm Mode: water storm symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 expand to cover the reel, therefore usually increasing winnings.
Elements: The Awakening is beautiful, sophisticated and a joy to play. The varied bonus games are a fantastic addition to an already thrilling game; also the free falling symbols is a hugely popular and enjoyable aspect. Another thumbs up for the truly excellent NetEnt!