An Underwater Kingdom
In terms of design, Ocean Rush takes its player deep down into the deep blue sea to meet a crew of comically designed sea creatures as well as a mermaid and the big underwater boss man himself, Neptune. The overarching colour scheme is a nice bright blue (that’s the colour of the sea, in case you didn’t know) and the game symbols come in many bright and colourful varieties. What’s more, the symbols are animated to do little jigs and actions when you line the up on a payline. Neptune even welcomes you into his “ocean kingdom”. What a top bloke.
Discover a Whole New World
This online slot machine is really easy to play, especially if you are familiar with any of Euro Games Technology’s other slot machines. Essentially, you just have to choose your bet amount and press start to set the reels in motion. You can also trigger the reels to start and stop spinning with the space bar on your keyboard.
There are 12 symbols in total, all of which represent something you might find at the bottom of an underwater kingdom. The lowest valued cards are depicted by a conch, a starfish, an octopus and a blue fish. Next up in value is a crab, a shark and a treasure chest, followed by a mermaid and then the deep blue daddy, Neptune himself. There is also a wild card, which is depicted by an orange fish, a scatter card depicted by a pearl, and Lucky Dive bonus symbol.
If a player gets three Lucky Dive symbols, you will be invited to select your free spin allowance by choosing from a line-up of closed clams. Click on a clam to reveal the multiplier within or an amount of free spins. You can get a total multiplier up to 5X and an amount of free spins anywhere between 7 and 20.
There is also a scatter game, triggered when you line up three or more pearl scatter symbols. All that you need to do is choose one of the closed clams and see what prize lies inside. The prizes can range from 300 to 30,000 credits, and you might even get a bonus go at the Lucky Dive feature.
Dive into the Gamble Round
There is always a chance to boost your winnings on Ocean Rush with the gamble game feature, which is available to play whenever a player wins less than 5,250 from any one spin.
All you have to do is open up the feature by pressing the blue “Gamble” button and guess whether you think the turned over card is red or black. If you guess right then you will double the winnings from the qualifying spin. If you guess incorrectly then those winnings will sink to the bottom of the ocean and forgotten about forever.
Grab Your Own Deep Sea Treasure
You might be in with a chance to retrieve some of that sunken treasure with the jackpot cards bonus round on Ocean Rush. This side game is triggered at random and involves four jackpot amounts. These amounts correspond to a card suit with clubs being the lowest value, then diamonds, then hearts and finally spades is the highest value.
In this game, players simply have to choose three cards from a pile of 12. Easy enough, right? Except that to release one of the jackpot amounts you will have to hope that these three cards match suit, otherwise the treasure will remain at the bottom of the sea until the next hopeful punter comes along.
Ocean Rush or Damp Squib?
Ocean Rush is a great little novelty slot from Euro Games Technology. One of the most endearing features is that the slot symbols are all uniquely designed and all represent a different aspect of the magical underwater kingdom. That said, the graphics are a bit rudimentary and childish in their 2D cartoon form.
Nonetheless, this slot machine has many great features to keep players attentive to the action. In fact, with 15 paylines and plenty of extra ways to win some money, this slot machine is not a bad shout if you want to get your hands on a nice bit of underwater treasure.