|Symbols||Elemental symbols, crystals|
Elements: The Awakening is five reel, 25 payline online slot game from NetEnt, combining an unusual space-themed premise with beautiful graphics and a compelling bonus game feature.
It has an RTP of 96%.
Look and Feel
Elements: The Awakening features a beautifully rendered sci-fi setting where the play window shows a colorful alien landscape. The mysterious creatures that call this world home are themed after the four elements – earth, air, fire and water – and act as the game’s play symbols, with smaller versions of the same creatures representing the lower value symbols, and their evolved versions acting as the higher value symbols.
There is a red fire-themed rock creature, a green-themed earthen rock creature, a blue water-themed creature, and a purple air-themed creature, while the similarly colored lower value symbols have a simpler design, as if they are waiting to be awoken by the player’s big wins.
The game features some beautiful visuals and a mysterious sci-fi soundtrack with eerie sound effects to accompany spins and wins. The wild symbol is represented by a metallic cube, and the futuristic art style extends even to the interface, which is clear and simple to use, but has an interesting sci-fi theme, showing the attention to detail for which may NetEnt games have become famous. The cinematic cutscenes that introduce each of the potential bonus games are also a very nice touch, and will appeal to players who enjoy world-building and graphical excellence in their gaming.
Elements: The Awakening offers twenty fixed paylines, and bets are controlled through the ‘Level’ and ‘Coin Value’ selectors. There are autoplay and max bet options available, with the possibility of stopping autoplay spins early if required. The minimum bet per spin is 0.20, with a ceiling of 100.00 per spin. There is a maximum coin value of 0.50 and Elements: The Awakening offers ten possible bet levels.
The gameplay in Elements: The Awakening’s main game is simple but fluid, and the well-integrated bonus features provide most of the sense of progress and exciting aspects to attract players’ attention.
As with many NetEnt slots, Elements: The Awakening offers a bonus feature that is integral to the design of the game. The collapsing bonus feature occurs with each winning spin, where symbols in the winning combo will implode, making way for potentially more winning symbols to replace them, and possibly scoring multiple wins on every bet.
There are also four separate “Free Fall” bonus games, triggered by filling the “Energy Meter” beneath the reels with four or more collapsing combos. The bonus game you play will be determined by which elemental symbols dominate the wins that fill the meter, and each offers a slightly different perk in addition to ten free spins.
The Air Storm Game adds two air wilds to the reels which remain sticky for all ten free spins. The Fire Storm Game features fire wilds on reels 2, 3, and 4, which can spread to the remaining two reels for extra chances to win. The Earth Storm game adds sticky earth wilds to reels 2, 3, and 4, which stay in place until they provide a win, while the Water Storm game adds an expanding water wild that will cover the entirety of reel 2, 3, or 4.
Overall, Elements: The Awakening blends beautiful graphics with great quality gameplay and, with some excellent chances to win, this is a game that should appeal to a wide variety of players.