No prizes for guessing that the Great Blue mobile slot from PlayTech is about the ocean! This aqua themed slot provides a really strong range of features and also aesthetics to make it a hard hitting and deceptively high volatile slot.
The game includes a 5 reel, 25 payline slot and it allows for bets to range between 0.25 to 50 coins a spin. This really adds to the depth (no pun intended) of the app opening it up to a wide variety of punters. Features are excellent and include a free spin section of which we were pleased to see and also the stacked wild symbol, which PlayTech have been slowly introducing into some of their newer mobile slots.
This slot is all about the ocean. It’s got that ‘Free Willy’ vibe to it when you first open it up – with the whale on the front – but then you find yourself seeing a much wider range of sea creatures such as fish, shells, pearls, sharks, and your usual numbers from 8-k.
Design wise, the slot looks great, even on smartphone devices. Admittedly when first learning about this slot we were a little reluctant due to the fact that it’s yet another marine based game, but it really has managed to form its own identity, which we were really pleased to discover.
Stacked wilds are a feature that PlayTech have been implementing into their games for a number of years now and we for one are delighted to see any game that has them in. Often the wilds are few and far between, and when they are more apparent they are pretty much worthless in terms of money returned from your original bet. The orca symbols in Great Blue is what you should be looking out for and of course the stacked feature means that they offer more chances of been profitable.
The second feature, and most lucrative, comes in the form of the free spins section. To trigger this you will need to hit three of the pearl symbols before then entering the world of free spins. Automatically you will receive 8 free spins and multiplier of 2x the amount won. But, before you get spinning you will have the option of choosing between 2 of 5 sea shells that will boost either the amount of spins you get or your multiplier amount. The maximum you can get for this is 33 free spins and 15x multiplier, which as I am sure you would agree, is massive.
It’s worth bearing in mind that as this is a high volatility slot, opening up the feature and bonus rounds is not all that simple, so some patience will be required. But the rewards can be huge, especially if you are taking advantage of the 50 coin max bet over 25 paylines!