The world of science can be both amazing and hard to understand, just like a modern day slot machine if you think about it hard enough. Internet betting software developer Elk Studios is trying to mix these two worlds, and has come up with The Lab slot, which transports you to a scientist's workspace with the goal of putting together some winning formulas.
The Lab is a 5 reel, 15 payline video slot that brings us a science theme that is complete with elemental symbols, gems, molecules, and a background that includes a swirling vortex that looks very nice. The presentation in this slot is top-notch, and players with a bit of education in science will likely enjoy all of the nuances found in this game. Game symbols included in the game are as follows (paying low to high): H2O (water), O2 (oxygen), Pt (platinum), au (gold), a pink gem, purple molecule, blue gem, and green gem. There is also a title symbol included on the reels.
Feature wise, The Lab includes a wild symbol (the title symbol) and a win multiplier that turns the winning symbol on its payline into a x2 multiplier. There are also stacked symbols, sticky wilds, and free spins, which are set off when a player is able to land the wild symbol over the background vortex. Free spins will then begin and reels will slide, enabling some big wins. The game also has a theoretical RTP of 96.3%, which is competitive with many online slots that we have seen.
Playing The Lab, I was impressed with the game's presentation, but found the features in the game to be a bit bland, as the extra features touted didn't seem to hit all that often. I did like the game's look and feel though, and if you are looking for something that gives you a laid back look and feel, The Lab is worth a quick play through to see if it meets your tastes.