5 Frogs Slots from Aristocrat
Having seen the 5 Frogs in action, I am happy to report that there are some good reasons you might want to put the strange theme to one side and take this Aristocrat game for a spin.
The main attraction is an enhanced ‘Super Round’ version of the free spins bonus. During this you’ll get both more spins and bigger multipliers, giving you a shot at a big windfall.
How to Win on 5 Frogs
This slot uses the ‘reel power’ system, where you pay a fixed price and get 243 winning combinations from left to right. This is every possible combination, meaning that as long as you do not have a gap of 1 or more reels, any consecutive run of 3+ symbols from the left will trigger a win. Considering that you’ll get so many winning chances, the top symbol (a golden urn on a pedestal) pays very well. This is worth 1250 coins for 5 across the reels, with 4 clocking in at 125 coins and 60 coins for 3. The gold coins on a red rope and bunch of pink flowers (presumably lilies) also pay well worth 1000 coins for 5.
Other symbols unique to the 5 Frogs game include a bonsai tree and a well, each paying 350 coins for 5 on a line. Those familiar Aristocrat playing cards (complete with crowns, gems and a shield) make up the smaller wins.
A very vivid yin yang symbol is both the scatter symbol and bonus trigger. This pays out a multiple of your entire spin amount, depending on how many are in view on the screen regardless of gaps. This is 25x your total bet for 5, 6x for 4 and 3x for 3. If you get 3+ you also trigger the bonus game, with a special ‘Super Feature’ version on reel 3 taking you to the enhanced feature round.
5 Frogs Standard and Super Bonus Features
In common with many Asian themed slots in the Aristocrat range, you’ll get to choose the volatility of your free spins bonus. The choice is between more spins (25 max) with lower multipliers, or fewer spins (the smallest is 10) with bigger multipliers of up to 40x on any wins. To qualify for a random multiplier, a win needs to be created with a wild symbol (the frog) which only appears during the bonus.
If you want to add a chance element to this selection, then you can hit the ‘mystery’ option, which picks one of the 5 variations for you.
The super feature is the same up until the point where you select your spin / multiplier combination. Next each of the options has a number of free spins added to it. Even better the three different multiplier amounts for each option is reduced for some of the choices. By taking out the smallest multiplier, you can be sure that any multiplied wins you hit will get a bigger multiplier once the spins begin.
To top it all you can trigger more spins (or the super feature) during your bonus game.
Design and Setup of 5 Frogs
The logo of this game, which sits on the lower part of the cabinet is a very striking golden frog with a gold coin in its mouth. The background of the reels is a lucky red color, with a distinctive Asian pattern to it. Symbols on the reels are smart, though the regular symbols do not particularly stand out from other similar games. The yin yang symbols are bigger and much more vivid than the rest, really standing out even before their glowing type animation. As you would expect there is a mix of the standard Aristocrat sound library and a classic Asian tune for the free spins to complete the audio.
With 243 ways to win, reel power slots do give you the option to disable entire reels. This takes you down to 81, then 27 then just 9 winning combinations. Most people will of course stick to the full set of reels, which maximizes the effectiveness of the multiplier wilds during the free spins game.
This is another example of what slot maker Aristocrat does best. They have taken a popular theme (Asian slots), and created a solid game which is just different enough from the others (thanks to the super feature) to attract some interest. This is a solid and attractive game, which I am sure will have its fans.