Most 5-reels games only need you to land 3 matching tiles over a single payline to pay you out dividends. Landing 4 or 5 matches could see you hauling in big wins, especially if they include some of the higher value reel symbols.
It is not uncommon to see - reel slots stacked 3 or 4 tiles high, which promotes many more chances of winning. 5-reels slots could offer anywhere from 10 to 100 paylines in standard games, and even more, if wins are allocated on all way paylines (adjacent wins). Certain Slot titles embrace the colossal reel feature, which means that the 5 reels could be stacked with more than 6 or 7 tiles high.