The theme for the NetEnt slot Elements: The Awakening is the ancient Greek idea of how the world consists of four elements: Earth, Wind (Air), Fire, and Water. In this game, each element has its own free spin round and its own powerful wild symbol.

There is no interactive bonus round, but when I played Elements: The Awakening the four free spin rounds were definitely enough to keep me entertained and make sure the game didn’t feel stale.

About Elements: The Awakening

  • Game developer: NetEntertainment (NetEnt)
  • Launch year: 2012
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 20
  • Smallest possible wager: 20 pay lines x 1 coin x 0.01 coin value = 0.20
  • Highest possible wager: 20 pay lines x 10 coins x 0.50 = 100
  • Coin values: 0.01 / 0.02 / 0.05 / 0.10 / 0.20 / 0.50
  • Special features: 4 free spin rounds, 5 wild symbols, avalanche, energy gauge
  • Progressive jackpot: No

Wild symbols

There are a total of five wild symbols in this game; one for the basic game and one for each of the four elemental Free Spin rounds.

Avalanches & the Energy Meter

When a winning combination is formed in Elements: The Awakening, the included symbols will vanish and new symbols fall down and take their place, giving you a chance to form new winning combos. This happens both in the standard game and during the four free spin rounds.

The vanishing symbols end up in the energy meter. If it gets full (which requires four avalanches in a row) a free spin round will start. The dominating symbol in the meter will determine which free spin round. So, if the most frequent symbol is Earth, you get the Earth Free Spin Round, and so on.

Each free spin round consists of 10 free spins, but the exact features will vary depending on if it is an Earth, Wind, Water or Fire free spin round.

The avalanche function and the energy meter are active even during free spins, which means that you can trigger new free spin rounds during free spins rounds.

Free Spin rounds

The Earth’s Free Spin Round

This free spin round is set in a beautiful valley.

Wild symbols can appear on the second, third and fourth reel.

When a wild symbol appears, it freezes in place and will stay there for up to three avalanches.

The Wind’s Free Spin Round

This free spin round takes place on a windy mountain top.

During the first spin, two of the symbols will be wild. They will then remain for the subsequent free spins, but not on the same spots – they will move with each spin.

The Water’s Free Spin Round

This free spin round takes place deep down in the blue.

There is an expanding wild symbol which can appear on the reels 2, 3 and 4. When it appears, it always expands to cover an entire column.

The Fire’s Free Spin Round

The environment for this free spin round is an active volcano.

There is an expanding wild symbol which can appear on the reels 2, 3 and 4. When it appears, it expands to cover the surrounding spots.