Playtech’s Great Blue Online Slot Explained to Casino Players
There are hundreds of underwater themed online slots. Playtech has taken this popular theme and created a five reel twenty five payline game around it with all the usual features. Great Blue is a high volatility game, which means that the small wins don’t happen very often, but the potential is there to strike it quite big. The twenty five paylines are all adjustable so you can play as many or as few of them as you wish. The coin values range from 0.01 up to 50, leaving you with maximum bet of 1250 per spins. Great Blue is not a game for low budget players. The small wins seldom cover the cost of the spins, and you have to be patient to hit any of the big wins.
The theme behind Great Blue is that of the ocean; lots of blues and bubbles and the creatures that live within. The game is animated and all of the symbols have a little animation when they form a part of a win. The graphics are pretty basic, with flat 2D images. This does allow the slot to play really well on a tablet or Smartphone however, with added ease of being able to swipe down on the reels to get them to spin. Great Blue is not surprisingly a very blue slot, with blue reels sitting in the blue ocean depths. The characters are done in cartoon style with even the shark looking friendly. The soundtrack is rather regular, a small tune that plays in the background.
Sea Creature Symbols
Great Blue is all about the creatures that live in the so called great blue, or the ocean. The base characters are taken from a deck of cards however, but have been done to look like a collection of bubbles. A starfish, a seahorse, a striped yellow fish and friendly looking shark make up the higher paying symbols. The shark is the highest with the potential to grant you the games standing jackpot of 50 000 coins.
The main special symbol in Great Blue other than the scatter is the wild symbol. This is an orca or a killer whale, and can replace all other symbols in the game except for the scatter. The orca is also a stacked wild, which means that it can appear as many of them on top of each other on a reel. He also carries a multiplier which gets applied to any win that he forms a part of.
These are granted by the scatter, which is a pearl in a clam. This scatter will also pay out scatter wins no matter where it is find on the reels. Three or more of them will grant you with eight free spins and a 2x multiplier. These free spins take place on a different screen which looks like the sandy beaches of a tropical destination such as Hawaii. Five pink sea shells lie on the beach which you have to choose from. Each of these shells contains an amount of free spins and a multiplier. You can get anything up to 33 free spins and a 15x multiplier here.