Plenty of Fish in the Sea
It’s clear from the logo and intro the direction in which the developer has gone with this aquatic game. With bright, childlike colours such as pink and blue and a number of cartoon creatures such as dolphins, smiling sharks and purple octopuses, this is a colourful almost Disney-style take on the theme.
The artwork has been given a watercolour effect which makes it look even more like the pages of a storybook, we wouldn’t be surprised if Ariel the mermaid suddenly appeared. All the sea creatures have cartoon expressions, endearing them to the player from the off. We can’t help but fall for the unusual and admittedly cute characters and artwork of the game, before we’ve even taken a spin.
The background has also been nicely put together, with no distinct reel panel, meaning the symbols seem to be swimming in the ocean as you spin. The stylings of the surrounding seabed and pink skies are also well designed, with a small amount of animation in the movement of some of the coral. The music is a pleasant Caribbean style tune including steel drums, which fits nicely with the theme. Overall, we’re impressed with the execution of this theme and its artistic style.
What Lies Beneath the Waves
The format of this game is just as childlike as its artwork, with only 3 reels and 1 payline. However, the amounts you can wager on this slot are far from juvenile, with bet amounts ranging from 0.01 to $/£/€250! That’s a huge range going far higher than you’d expect from this style of slot. The top prize is landed with 3x the pink dolphin Wild for a win of 800 coins.
However, there’s more to this slot than meets the eye as it’s also linked to several progressive jackpots which are also available to win at any time. The symbols of interest here are the dolphin Wild and the shark Bonus (scatter) symbol. Other symbols include fish, octopus, a whale and a turtle.
Landing just one shark symbol will transport you to the bonus game, which is a classic pick game featuring a school of fish. Here you can win cash prizes ranging from 0.10 to 10.00, though we couldn’t quite figure out how your prize is selected as we were allowed to select a number of fish, some of which gave us a 10.00 value but our take away prize was 1.00.
The dolphin wild is the symbol which can land you the top prize and also multiplies your win when it forms part of a winning combination, x2 if it appears once in the combo and x4 if it appears twice. There is also a ‘double up’ feature, giving you the chance to guess the outcome of a coin toss to double your win whenever you land a winning combo. The values of all symbols are given in the pay table below.
Make a Splash on This Aquatic Slot
We can’t help but love the style of this sealife themed slot; from the disney-like character symbols to the pink and blue colour combination, it’s got instant visual appeal. Anyone who has a nostalgic love of The Little Mermaid or liked Finding Nemo will definitely be a fan of this slot. The simple format, wide range of stake values and possibility of winning one of several progressive jackpots also all add appeal.