Aquanauts

Slot Review
September 28, 2022
 7.2

Aquanauts Slot Overview

Aquanauts is a new Casino Slot from Alchemy Gaming where we get to equip our scuba gear and descent down the ocean's depths. Wikipedia defines an aquanaut as a person who remains underwater for a period equal to or greater than 24 continuous hours without returning to the surface, usually in an underwater habitat on the seafloor. Spongebob has been doing that since 99’, so we’re not sure what all the fuss is about. According to some guy on Quora, we should be somewhere between 150m-800m deep since the human eye can only see blue light below 150m, and at 800m, it becomes pitch dark. And since all we see is a blue background, that checks out. It’s a game filled with exciting features and a huge max win, so let’s pause the marine biology lesson and dive in!

Base game

Aquanauts is a video slot from Alchemy Gaming that features 5 reels and 5 rows. The game uses ways instead of paylines, and there are 3125 ways to win. You can choose between a Min.bet of 0.3 and a Max.bet of 21. It has an above-average RTP of 96.26%. The aquatic adventures offer very high volatility, hit frequency of 31.12% and an enormous max win of 50,000x the bet.

There are some great features to help you during your stay underwater. The features are Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Rolling Reels, Increasing Multiplier, Echo Roll, Free Spins with Bonus Wheel, and Upsizer.

Aquanauts Slot Information

Our mission seems to be to investigate a shipwreck. During the base game, all you see is a blue background, which makes us believe that we are on the descent. But once the free spins are triggered, we finally reach our destination; the shipwreck. It’s a dark but intriguing environment that is undoubtedly home to many dangerous creatures, and we can’t wait to explore it further when the game is released. This is certainly no bikini bottom, so watch out!

You don’t actually need a scuba suit or a course in submergence. Instead, you can play this game on all common mobile devices and desktops. A winning combination is created by landing 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel.

We’re happy that Alchemy Gaming has avoided using regular card symbols. Instead, the lower-paying symbols are Jellyfish, Octopus, Stingray, Shark, Submarine, and Chest. A winning combination of 5 with one of these pays 0.66x-0.93x the bet. The higher-paying symbols include 4 aquanauts in the colors blue, green, red, and orange. 5 of one of these symbols will pay 1.5x-6.66x the bet. The game’s wild symbol substitutes for all other paying symbols. Creating a winning combination of 5 wilds will net you a 10x win.

Aquanauts Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Aquanauts?

You can win up to 50,000x the bet.

What features are available in the slot Aquanauts?

The features are Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Rolling Reels, Increasing Multiplier, Echo Roll, Free Spins with Bonus Wheel, and Upsizer.

Echo Roll

Wild Symbol

The wild symbol acts as a joker, substituting for all other paying symbols.

Scatter Symbol

Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols will trigger the free spins. Each additional scatter awards +2 free spins.

Bonus Wheel

Rolling Reels

After each win, the winning symbols are removed, and new symbols roll in. It’s essentially the same thing as a cascade or tumble, which is present in many games.

Increasing Multiplier

Each roll increases the win multiplier by 1x. The multiplier resets when you make no more connections.

Echo Roll

After any win, an echo roll can be randomly triggered. The echo roll guarantees a win with the symbol shown on the left side of the reels.

Free Spins

Free Spins with Bonus Wheel

When you land 3 or more scatters, you will be awarded 8 free spins and an extra 2 spins for each additional scatter. Before the free spins begin, you get to spin a bonus wheel. The bonus wheel can award one or more of the following free spins modifiers:

+2 or +4 additional Free Spins

2x or 3x Multiplier Increments

Wild Symbols only or no Low Symbols during Echo Roll

During free spins, the increasing multiplier does not reset. Each roll will increase the multiplier by 1x, 2x, or 3x, depending on your multiplier increments from the bonus wheel. Each scatter landed during free spins awards +1 free spin.

Upsizer

Upsizer

After spinning the bonus wheel, you can choose to upgrade any remaining free spins modifiers at an additional cost.

Aquanauts Slot Conclusion

Aquanauts is a thrilling adventure with plenty of features and a massive max win. Although it’s a dark, almost subdued slot, the reels and its symbols help to brighten it up. A visual descent during the base game would’ve helped to make the game feel more alive and responsive, but it’s still a cool setting. Graphically, Aquanaut is of high quality, with sharp symbols and smooth spins.

Alchemy Gaming has made sure not to stick with the defaults with Aquanauts. It’s a game with plenty of features. The base game keeps you engaged with increasing multipliers and guaranteed hits with the echo roll. We value engagement outside of bonus games a lot, and it’s clear that Alchemy Gaming has put effort into that. It removes the stress that can occur if you go long periods without landing the bonus since there is also high potential in the base game.

Although the free spins feature itself is not revolutionary, the bonus wheel and its upsizer feature make it feel unique. The bonus wheel adds extra spice, bettering the free spins’ conditions. Furthermore, the upsizer feature makes up for the fact that the game doesn’t offer a bonus buy. Instead, you can pay to make the bonus game even better once you trigger it.

Aquanauts from Alchemy Gaming offers a journey to deep depths where creatures are lurking. If you’re brave enough to go, you might be rewarded with a 50,000x win!

Overall
7.2/10
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Quick information
  • Title: Aquanauts
  • Developer:
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: 3125
  • RTP: 96.26%
  • Hit Frequency: 31.12%
  • Max Win: 50000x
  • Volatility: High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.3/€21
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2022
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