The title of a game being Ultimate 5 doesn’t really tell us much. But, when you consider that this Pragmatic Play release is carrying a wildlife theme, you may begin to think along the lines of the famous Big 5, which refers to the following animals on a safari – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo. And while they do feature in the game, we will come onto more in due course. Pragmatic is actually clever with their wording, as Ultimate 5 refers to the five jackpots that are potentially winnable when playing the game. If it was a toss-up, you'd probably prefer the jackpots over the animals, but in this title, everyone gets both.
Of course, an online slot having one jackpot is going to be a massive draw for players, but five, well, that really is something else. They range from Mini up to Mega, with the latter being the largest and returning possible prizes of up to 5,000x the bet. When you have the top wager in play, it means that players are potentially in line for a payout of $500,000, which is nothing to be sniffed at. And it’s nice to see the link between the Ultimate 5 and the Big 5, too.
There are some fantastic wildlife-themed slot games out there, but is there anything as exciting as the ones taking players on a safari adventure? We don’t think so. And, of course, if you’re on a safari, it means you’re going to see the Big 5, as well as some other interesting forms of wildlife. The game is called The Ultimate 5, but everything Pragmatic Play does here is on a big scale, and we’re sure that everyone is going to be on board with it. Who doesn’t want to play for potentially big jackpots, in a game featuring huge animals, after all?
Of course, the star of the show in The Ultimate 5 is the collection of five potentially winnable jackpots. But, where the design and symbols are concerned, it’s all about the Big 5. We actually believe that a lot of players will be attracted to playing the game because they're sure to see some of the most iconic animals around. Lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo all feature, and we'll let you into a secret. They're some of the top-paying icons as well. So, not only do you have the Big 5 to feast your eyes on, but five jackpots to win too.
The lower paying symbols, as you will expect, are royals. They're well-designed, making them the perfect choice to beef out the icon offering. The game also comes with a couple of special symbols, something which we will come onto next.
The first of the special icons to watch out for is the Tree Wild. Not only will it have the role of acting as a replacement for regular symbols on the reels to help form winning combos, but it can pay directly, with possible prizes of up to 20x the bet up for grabs.
The Diamond Free Spins is the icon to watch for if you want to play some free rounds. Three or more will give players twelve free games to enjoy. There is also the opportunity to retrigger the feature if more scatters come into view.
As the reels spin during the free games, level-ups can randomly come into play. And, when they do, it can see more wilds enter the fray and lower-paying icons leaving the picture.
Another feature to enjoy in The Ultimate 5 is Hold & Spin Super Boost. Three sun icons on the three central reels will get the action underway.
The sun icons, which are referred to as money symbols, represent the jackpots that are up for grabs. If you want to win one of the five fixed jackpots, this is how you do it. But, for the top prize, you will need fifteen in view.
We genuinely don’t know what we prefer – the five jackpots or the Big 5 animals. However, it’s a choice that players won’t have to make, as they’re both involved in this hit slot game from Pragmatic Play. If all that wasn’t enough, there are a couple of well thought out features, with powerups and the like to take things to the next level.