The Ultimate 5

Slot Review
January 13, 2022
 6.8

The Ultimate 5 Slot Overview

The Ultimate 5 is a new casino slot from Pragmatic Play where we visit the African savannah and meet their mighty animals, the big five. These majestic and mighty collection of animals consists of African buffalo, African bush elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion. Yes, it is indeed a mighty troop of animals and why all of these are included in this category is beyond doubt. You can find them in most parts of Africa and now also within this slot, where we together with these animals can create some festive wins. Let's dive into this slot and find out what you can expect to see during the spins.

Base game

The Ultimate 5 is a video slot from Pragmatic Play that feature 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines. You can choose between making a Min.bet of 0.20 and a Max.bet of 100. There is an RTP of 96.50% by default, but this RTP can vary with different gaming operators and can also be 95.50% or 94.50%. The Ultimate 5 has a high volatility, where you can win up to 5000X the bet.

Within this gaming experience out on the African savannah, along with these animals and features, we can manage to scoop up some fine prizes. The features are Wild Symbol, Hold & Spin Super Boost and Free Spins.

The Ultimate 5 Slot Information

The design of the game is based on the theme of the big five animals from Africa. In the background of the reels, you can see the dry grass swaying on the African savannah, with a large, lush tree visible to the right of the reels. You can play this slot on all the devices desktops, mobiles and notepads. You create a winning combination by landing 3 or more of the same symbol type on adjacent reels starting at the far left.

The lower paying symbols are 10, J, Q, K and A. Landing 5 of the same symbol type pays between 1X to 2X the bet. The higher paying symbols are an African buffalo, a black rhino, an African bush elephant, a leopard and a lion. Landing 5 of the same symbol type pays between 4X to 20X the bet. If you land 1 of each animal on a line, you will receive a win of 100X the bet. The game's wild symbol is a Baobab tree, and the scatter symbol is a giant diamond. During your spins, you will also be able to land money symbols showing a burning orb. Let's find out what the features do.

The Ultimate 5 Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot The Ultimate 5?

You can win up to 5000X the bet.

What features are available in the slot The Ultimate 5?

The features are Wild Symbol, Hold & Spin Super Boost and Free Spins.

Free Spins feature

Wild Symbol

The game's wild symbol can land on all reels, where it helps to create more winning combinations by substituting for other symbols on the reels, except for the scatter and money symbols. It also does not substitute for a winning line with 1 of each 5 animals.

Hold & Spin Super Boost

During your spins, money symbols can land on the reels 2, 3 and 4 and if you land 3 at the same time, the Hold & Spin Super Boost feature is activated. You will then be greeted with 3 respins, where only money symbols or blank symbols can land on a 5X3 reel setup. Each time you land one or more money symbols, the number of respins is reset to 3 again.

The money symbols that you had when activating the feature will be moved to the middle reels and if you land a money symbol that links adjacent or horizontally, all their values will increase to the next value.

The different values that the money symbols can have are 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, 7X, 8X, 10X, 25X(Mini Jackpot), 50X(Minor Jackpot), 75X(Major Jackpot), 100X(Maxi Jackpot) or 500X(Mega Jackpot).

Money symbols that land and fail to link with any other symbol at the end of the feature, will not pay out. If you manage to fill all positions with linked money symbols, they will turn into the highest paying Mega Jackpot symbol.

Hold & Spin Super Boost feature

Free Spins

If you land 3 or more scatter symbols, the Free Spins feature is activated. Depending on whether you landed 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols will result in you receiving 8, 10 or 12 free spins respectively. During the spins, the scatter symbols can land as overlay symbols on top of other paying symbols and depending on whether you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these, you will receive 2, 4, 6 or 8 extra free spins respectively.

During your spins, the reel sets will randomly level up, with the lowest paying symbol for the moment being removed. Each time these level ups occur, you are guaranteed to land a Wild symbol on the spin. You can reach the following levels, where the following symbols are removed:

Level 1 = When you reach this level, the symbol 10 is removed.

Level 2 = When you reach this level, the symbol J is removed.

Level 3 = When you reach this level, the symbol Q is removed.

Level 4 = When you reach this level, the symbol K is removed.

Level 5 = When you reach this level, the symbol A is removed.

The Ultimate 5 Slot Conclusion

The African savannah is a recurring place among slots, where we previously have taken part of Majestic Gold Megaways which could provide some thrilling moments with its increasing multiplier and upgrade of paying symbols. This time we once again get to meet the big 5 majestic animals from this place, where a delightful mix of features awaits. During the base game spins, the wild symbols help to create more winning combinations. The lion symbol is the highest paying symbol type, but it is by landing the five different animals on a line, that the highest payout of 100X is given. Yes, the base game offers many entertaining moments, but by activating the Hold & Spin Super Boost feature, you can get a big uplift in win size, where you can land various sized money symbols. These can land with a minimum value of 1X up to a value of 500X, which is the game's Mega Jackpot. There is the traditional number of 3 respins that you get to start with, but what makes these respins extra interesting is that you continuously can manage to upgrade the symbols' values by linking them up with each other. In addition, if you fill all the reels with money symbols, each symbol will be upgraded to the highest paying Mega symbol, but the game's maximum win limit remains 5000X.

In addition to this lucrative feature, you can also manage to activate a Free Spins feature, where you are welcomed with a bunch of free spins and during the spins you can also receive extra of these. During the spins, you can randomly level up and then lower paying symbols are removed from the game, which gives greater opportunities to create bigger wins. However, like what is seen in Silverback Gold, the higher paying symbols are not gradually replaced by the even higher paying symbols, but that’s clearly a matter of taste. The game has a good size of the RTP provided the higher one is used, and the potential max win is also within a good size, but despite a good mix with features, the game lacks a unique touch. Something that will easily make it get lost among the sea of other slots that have this kind of theme.

The Ultimate 5 is a slot where we visit the African savannah that in addition to a lovely mix of animals, also lets us see and take part in many features that can bring good wins.

Quick information
  • Title: The Ultimate 5
  • Developer: Pragmatic Play
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 3
  • Paylines: 20
  • RTP: 96.5%
  • Hit Frequency: N/A
  • Max Win: 5000x
  • Volatility: High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.2/€100
  • Release Date: Feb 07, 2022
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