Hold Your Breath
Underwater slot games usually have some sort of connection with the legend of Atlantis, such as in Atlantis Treasure from Mazooma. Reef Run is a little different and focuses on actual sea creatures in their natural environment – or almost. The transparent reel in the foreground let players catch a glimpse of what seems to be an underwater theme park, which looks absolutely awesome as a concept.
Reef Run is less detailed and original than other Yggdrasil games, but the developers have set the bar so high in the past that this game still looks very detailed and high-quality nonetheless. The bubble effects and explosions on the reels as you play create a really dynamic experience for players, with a lot of humoristic details on and around the reels as well.
Reef Run follows simple rules and sticks to a regular command bar just under the reels for you to adjust your game parameters however you see fit. The arrow buttons will help you activate paylines (up to 20) and choose a wager between 0.20 and 100 credits. Spin the reels manually or use the autoplay button to allow the game to place the same wager over and over again. Reef Run also features a bet max shortcut for players eager to play all-in.
With a high volatility and a 96.40% RTP, scoring cash prizes in Reef Run can be a little tougher than expected. We had to be a little patient when we tested the game, and you will have to be ready to spend time and a few credits as well. The paytable of the game contains 6 different characters such as crabs, octopi, prawns and other marine creatures, with a top prize set at x1000 for the rarest combinations of Reef Run.
Why Pay When You Can Play for Free?
Reef Run is based on an original level-up system, which is attached to each of the 6 different characters of the game. Each time you score a winning combination with one character, it will level up and the subsequent wins with this character will be multiplied. The more you win, the bigger the multiplier gets – with an upper limit set at x20. This puts the Reef Run jackpot at x20,000, which is already a very generous prize.
On top of this, Reef Run features a seashell-shaped free spin symbol that works as a scatter. Three or more of them displayed anywhere on the screen at the same time award up to 60 free games. You will also win 2 extra free spins on the go by scoring 2 more scatters while the reels are still spinning. This is clearly a very generous bonus mode that saved us many, many times as we tried the game out.
Go for the Free Games
Reef Run is less ambitious than many other Yggdrasil slot games, and fans of the studio might feel a little let down here. The high volatility of the game also makes it a little less accessible for beginners, who usually prefer having bigger chances of scoring cash prizes often during a game.
Objectively speaking, Reef Run is still a high-quality slot game with an original environment and flawless graphics – especially compared with most other underwater slots on the market. The free spin bonus is rather impressive on its own, and we highly recommend that your try your best to score as many free games as you possibly can in Reef Run.