Here at Mr Gamez we like to occasionally highlight some of the slots genres that changed the face of gaming and have seen entries by some of the largest companies in the world. Having recently covered both Ancient Egypt and the Orient, it is time to take a closer look at perhaps the most common theme of all: water and the sea.
The original concept for water themed slots came from the graphical limitations of the time. Naturally, older slots could not boast the realistic backgrounds and shadows seen on modern games, and the sea presented the perfect opportunity to create a solid blue background without detracting from the overall immersion. Of course, symbols on games have been bold and colourful since the creation of video slots, and the familiarity of animals and fish such as sharks and dolphins made them a leading candidate for inclusion on a game as they were characters that players around the world could quickly relate to. Of course, slots based on a watery theme have many themes to draw from which goes a long way to justifying the quantity, and you can find one of the most diverse ranges around here at Mr Gamez. If the water is your thing, here is a selection of themed slots to try, each with their own twist.
Where better to start than with one of the most internationally renowned games of all time, regardless of the theme. Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe is one of the highlights of the extremely high quality Novomatic catalogue and was one of the first games to feature sea life on such a grand scale. The theme itself is definitely the main attraction, as the gameplay is exactly what players have come to expect from Novomatic, with a range of features and bonuses including wilds, scatters and the seminal free spins.
Novomatic is perhaps the biggest overall advocate of the sea theme, and Sharky is a more recent game than Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe. While it never achieved the same land based popularity, it is nevertheless a truly first class game that once again bears all the hallmarks of classic Novomatic gameplay and expands on the basic theme through the use of parrots, treasure chests and cutlasses, making it one of the only slots around to bring pirates truly to life.
As the world’s dominating land based slot provider, there was no chance that IGT would miss out on the opportunity to create a water themed slot of their own, and they have even done it in conjunction with a popular licence. Battleship is based on the classic board game of the same name, and so the underlying focus is most definitely on war. The game will appeal to players whether they have an interest in water slots or the game itself, as the bonus round particularly stands out as it recreates the original game to a tee.
Moving towards the future in more ways than one, Evolution is the newest slot on our list and features a water theme that has been specifically designed by the world renowned team at Net Entertainment. Every one of their games features top notch graphics but this title is truly something else. Naturally, many modern creatures evolved from the see and so it is a natural setting for a game of this type, and the smoothness of the spinning reels and the sheer attention to detail on every single symbol make it a slot not to be missed.
As always, you can play each of these water and sea based slots, together with many more titles from a range of manufacturers, here at Mr Gamez with no download or deposit needed.