Once you’re in the watery depths of this game, there’s no reason to delay so get started and prepare to win some cash. You’ll be playing on five reels which include 50 paylines so there’s a huge number of chances to win. The coin for each line can be set from 10 to 200, giving a total min bet of 500 and a total max bet of 10,000. These are pretty hefty sums and even though you can reduce the number of paylines, it’s not really a game for anyone who doesn’t have some padding in their budget.
In return for playing with such big stakes, there are some great prizes on offer too. The crown takes the top spot, paying out 500,000 for matching five symbols. All of the symbols pay out for a line of three or more but the greater the number of symbols, the bigger the payout will be.
The RTP for this game isn’t published but the volatility is medium, with the bigger prizes much more difficult to land.
Matching identical symbols along a payline is the main point of the game but you can get a bit of extra help, too, with some of the other board features. The snarling shark may look terrifying, and he’s certainly not a favourite with the fish who visibly quake and tremble when he’s matched on their payline, but he can be a big help for you. The shark is the wild, which means that he’ll happily gobble up any fish which stand in the way and help you to make a winning combination along the payline.
The only symbol the shark can’t do much about is the bonus and if you land three of these you’ll win five free spins. The bonus symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and count no matter what position they lie in. If you manage to land another bonus symbol on the middle reel during play, you’ll win yourself an extra free spin extending the bonus.
Risk If You Dare
As well as playing on the main reels for prizes, there’s another avenue which you can explore which could potentially hand you massive wins. However you have to be willing to take a risk and there’s a good chance you’ll end up with nothing! An option not ideally suited to those who prefer to play cautiously, the Gamble feature is offered every time you score a regular win on the reels. This means you could either double your prize if you choose to bet on the colour of the next card, or quadruple your prize if you think you can correctly predict what suit the card is going to be.
This Gamble game is one that will be very familiar to experienced players as it’s not only used in the majority of Amatic titles but also by other developers. In this slot, there’s no design to make this more specific so it feels slightly like a generic game has just been attached with little thought to make it fit well with the rest of the design.
Nevertheless, players won’t mind too much if they win! And if you’re lucky enough to get it right you can gamble again, and the again. These repeat options are what provides you with the huge chances of a win but you’ll have to be lucky and also willing to keep risking a big prize! If you lose you’ll immediately return to the main reels having forfeited everything that you’ve just risked.
Wild Shark by Amatic is a fun-filled online video slot which features some interesting little design features such as the chomping shark and the trembling fish. There’s not a huge amount of features and there’s no progressive jackpot but there’s still some very substantial prizes up for grabs so it’s likely to be a big hit.