Intro: Game Theme
The hustle and bustle of modern life leaves many players feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Most people want to come home, get comfortable, and relax after a hard day’s work. Many of us look to slots for relaxation, but they can be intimidating. With so many complicated special features, we can understand why people might think that. If you are looking for something sweet and simple, then look no further than Take 5! Launched by Gamomat in 2014, it gives us an opportunity to sit, down, relax, and enjoy that brief, five-minute break.
Fancy background images and thematic designs are not present in this game. The title opts to go for a simple approach all the way, including with its theme. It is a run-of-the-mill fruit machine, and a good-looking one at that! The background image slowly alternates between yellow, green and cyan, with thin white lines cutting across. The actual symbols do not have much to make them memorable. It is clear the developers put a lot of effort into them, but at the end of the day, they are just fruit icons. Wins are highlighted with a glowing square following the winning combination. The animation is always the same, but the colour of the glow changes to match each payline.
- RTP: 96,11%
- Betting Range: £0.10 – £6.00
- Max Win: £1,200
- Similar Slots: Grand Spinn, Diamond Duke, Fire Joker
How it Works
You play this release on a three-reel board, with five fixed paylines. That means you cannot turn them on and off in order to change your total bet. The only way to do that is to change your coin value, which adjusts the wager in turn. Winning in Take 5 is simple. Find three matching symbols next to one another, and watch them form a win! As long as the winning combination starts with the leftmost reel and follow a payline, it will award a cash prize. The control panel is colour coded, making it incredibly easy to use. You can look at the paytable and the rules, change your bet, set up Auto Play and spin the reels. Above the reels, you can find the settings menu, where you can adjust some minor things to better suit you. Players can bet from £0.10 up to £6.00 on each spin.
When it comes to fruit machines, icon selection is already done for software providers. Their only job is to make them look great. On that front, we are happy to say that Gamomat delivered spectacularly! Cherries, lemons, oranges and plums can all be found on the playing field. They look sweet enough that we would want to take a bite! Well, except for the lemon, for obvious reasons. Other icons include a diamond, golden bells, two purple stars and lucky sevens.
Everyone likes big wins. Now, imagine the thrill of scoring a full screen win, and multiply it by four times! This is the Win Repeater, this slot’s sole special feature! When you score a full screen win, this bonus activates. You spin a bonus wheel, with four win and one loss sockets. If you land on the win socket, your previous win is retriggered! However, the win socket turns into a loss, lowering your odds of retriggering the win. If you are insanely lucky, you can repeat that full screen win four times in a single round!
Punters looking to risk even more can then amplify those wins using the two Gamble features. The first Gamble is a simple card guessing game. You have a facedown card, and need to guess the right colour. Pick correctly and your wager is doubled! The second Gamble bonus is the ladder. Your win is placed on a ladder, with several levels above or below it. The title will highlight one spot above and below your wager. If you time it when the highlight is above your stake, then the new value becomes your bet. In both cases, you can choose to wager all the money you won, or only half of it.
If you are looking for something simple and fun, then we definitely recommend this release! In particular, we liked the visuals. We thought the absence of a theme might hold it down, but it just helped Take 5 stand out even more! Three-reel gameplay is not everyone’s cup of tea. That said, with such an interesting and lucrative special feature like Win Repeater, we think everyone should try it at least once. With a 96.11% RTP, and a 1000x jackpot you could repeat up to four times, it is well worth the time investment!