Bruce Willis may have been obsessed with the fifth element in the film of the same name, but the online slot from 4ThePlayer gives you a little bit extra - two extra, to be precise. 7 Elements has an intense sci-fi and fantasy theme, with players discovering a world of superheroes who represent the four natural elements: earth, wind, power and fire. But alongside all the natural power is a pile of cash, and there's a superhero-sized x25,000 which can be won.
If you pride yourself on being a bit of a superhero nerd, you might still be feeling bruised at Disney withdrawing the licence from Playtech for the Marvel series of slots. While 4ThePlayer can't return Captain America & co, they are offering a whole new set of superheroes that you haven't met before. And the best part of that is that, unlike the Hulk, Iron Man, Superman and their pals, this cast of characters isn't licensed by a big film studio that can pull the plug when they change their mind. Time to suit up for some slots!
All of the action-packed moves take place on a 6x4 grid which includes 4096 ways to win. For those not familiar with this style, that means there's no need to worry about specific paylines. To win, you only need to line up the symbols on adjacent reels from the left to the right - in any position. Betting is distinctly unimpressive, with a low-key 0.10 to 40.00, but big money hunters may perk up with the high volatility on offer.
The graphics on this slot are powerful and immersive, drawing you into the fantasy world of the elemental superheroes. The main focus is the characters on the reels with strong and vivid shades in the backdrop, creating an ethereal atmosphere.
There's a nod to the periodic table and the elements in the paytable. The low pays are seven elements, but you don't need to be a chemistry buff to line them up for a win. The premium symbols introduce the big guns, with the four superheroes representing wind, fire, earth and air all rocking up to dish out big prizes.
There is a wild on this board too, but you'll never guess the symbol - even if you kept going all day! The Lucky 7, best known for being present in classic slots, is the wild here, looking spectacularly out of place but still delivering the same valuable benefits.
Above the reels are two power meters: the power effects meter plus the future power meter.
The power effects meter provides players with the chance to activate different powers. By opening up the settings, you can choose which one you want to use. At the start of the game, you might find there aren't as many powers as you'd prefer, but this will increase as the studio releases them.
The future powers meter reveals an exciting glimpse into the powers which will be released in the future!
Aside from the different powers you can claim, there is also a free spins bonus round which is triggered by landing a trio of scatters. You'll begin with ten free spins but look out for the superhero symbols as they will each come with gems. You will collect these gems in special meters, and once they're full, you'll receive a modifier or benefit. What you receive depends on which element you fill up…
If you can't wait to play the bonus round, you can purchase access by paying x56.
With 7 Elements, 4ThePlayer has released one of the very few online slots, which is genuinely innovative. The power meters are unlike anything else currently in other slots - although you can expect to see other studios developing their own version of this mechanic if it proves to be a hit! It's a fun theme, and you don't need to be a complete geek to enjoy all that's on offer. Whether you love the periodic table, the elements or just get your kicks from superhero fun, this slot is one that you absolutely must try.