Another slot game that takes us straight to the bottom of the sea has seen the light of day. The 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and 9 winning ways called Beat The Beast Kraken’s Lair and provided for us by Thunderkick, is for sure going to be liked by many players out there. The game offers a few interesting features with amazing winning potential that should spark many player’s interests.
The underwater theme has gained a lot of popularity lately and as a commonly used theme can be boring. The providers managed to enrich the game with a pretty interesting backstory and great design. The appearance of the game is very simple but does portray the theme very well. The Kraken is a creature from the Norse mythology that looks like a giant squid. The story is interesting, because there have been claims of proof and sightings, but they were never confirmed. It is up to the player to decide.
The background shows the blue ocean waters where the Kraken's lair is hidden. There are ships that sank to the bottom, stones, and corals that can be seen faintly since we are at the dark bottom of the sea. The soundtrack is intense music that really gets the player in the mood for some beast hunting. It kind of reminds of a chase which raises the thrill and excitement while playing.
The symbols represent the theme the best and they include the regular royals with an interesting design as the low paying ones. The higher paying symbols include tridents, treasure chests, amulets, and the highest paying symbol that is the Kraken himself. The game features a golden Kraken emblem as the wild and the scatter symbol.
Players are in for a fun ride with this highly volatile game. The minimum a player can bet is 0,10 and the maximum is 100 coins per spin. Considering the volatility, the average 96,12%RTP could have been higher, but it is still a very acceptable offer. Players are going to be more than satisfied with the payouts and they go as high as 7,777x the stake in a single spin.
The features of the game are both simple and creative, but most importantly offer some fairly high wins. As before mentioned the game has the Kraken emblem in the role of the wild and scatter symbols. As the wild, it replaces all other symbols bar the scatter.
As the scatter symbol, when appearing on the reels at least 3 times, it triggers the Bonus Game that awards the player with 10 free spins. It can also be re-triggered the same way during the feature giving the player 10 more free spins. Another great addition to the feature is that at the beginning of every spin one Kraken emblem symbol is randomly added to the reels.
Last but not least, is the Expanding Win feature that is triggered when a winning combination including a Kraken emblem symbol. The Kraken emblem does not expand, but the rest of the winning symbols expand individually. This helps create new huge winning combos.
The providers released a great game with amazing winning potential. They spiced up a regular underwater theme with a mythical scary creature which made the game itself a lot more interesting. The creativity used in the design was present in the features as well which is amazing. With the top payouts that it offers, the game is definitely one of the better releases lately.