Shifting Seas

Slot Review
June 14, 2022
 7.8

Shifting Seas Slot Overview

Shifting Seas is a new casino slot from Thunderkick where we go to sea with a bunch of treasure seeking seafarers. It is a slot that has been spiced up with a lot of features that can result in wins of up to 15000X the bet during the visit. The adventurous lifestyle of pirates certainly lends itself well to the theme of slots and over the years we have certainly been treated to many of them. We have Dead Man's Trail and Pirate Pays Megaways among others, where these and all the other pirate slots really prove that nothing is guaranteed regarding features, as it varies greatly between these. It is with great excitement that we jump on this pirate ship to look for the big treasures.

Base game

Shifting Seas is a video slot from Thunderkick that has 6 reels and a row setup of 4-4-3-3-2-2 from the start, but where the rows can increase up to 7 each during the spins. This increase results in up to 117649 ways to win. You can choose between making a Min.bet of 0.10 and a Max.bet of 100. It is a game that has been created with 4 different RTPs, where there is an RTP of 96.15% by default, but game operators can also choose to use any of the lower RTPs of 94.18%, 92.13% or 90.16%. Shifting Seas has a high volatility, where you can win up to 15000X the bet.

Shifting Seas is a slot that also has a lot of shifting features that you can take advantage of during the game. The features are Wild Symbol, Shift Win, Avalanche, Special Wild Symbol, Bonus Game and Wild Reel.

Shifting Seas Slot Information

The design of the game consists of a pirate theme, where we are on a hunt for valuable hidden treasures. In the background of the reels, you can see the pirate bay in which mountains covered with plants can be glimpsed. You can play this slot on all the devices notepads, desktops and mobiles. You create a winning combination by landing 3 or more of the same symbol type on adjacent reels starting at the far left.

The lower paying symbols are 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Landing 6 of the same symbol type pays between 0.5X to 0.8X the bet. The medium paying symbols are the Parrot, Buccaneer (pink), Pirate (green) and Captain (purple). If you land 6 of the same symbol type, it pays between 1X to 1.8X the bet. The highest paying symbol is the treasure chest which pays 5X if you land 6 of this and the pirate ship is the game's scatter symbol. There are three different special wild symbols that can be landed, where these are Rush (purple), Surge(green) and Shift(blue). Let's find out what the features do.

Shifting Seas Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Shifting Seas?

You can win up to 15000X the bet.

What features are available in the slot Shifting Seas?

The features are Wild Symbol, Shift Win, Avalanche, Special Wild Symbol, Bonus Game and Wild Reel.

Shift Wild symbol

Wild Symbol

The game's wild symbol helps to enable more winning combinations by substituting for other symbols, except for the scatter symbols.

Shift Win

When you create a winning combination, the Shift Win feature is activated. Then the rightmost reel will disappear, and a new reel will be added from the left side. With each shift win, the reel height will increase by 1 row for each reel, where this can give up to 7 rows per reel.

Avalanche

When a win is created, the avalanche feature is also activated. Then the winning symbols will disappear from the reels and new symbols will fall down to cover the empty positions. This continues as long as new wins are created.

Special Wild Symbol

There are three different special wild symbols which are boost, rush and surge. These are activated by either being part of a win or being pushed out of the game area. You can activate more than one at the same time and they will always be activated in the order boost, shift and finally surge.

Boost = This will activate an extra reel shift, which means that a new reel is added to the left side while the rightmost reel disappears. The new reel added will copy and become identical to the adjacent reel.

Rush = This will randomly change 4 to 8 symbols on the reels, so that they then show the same symbol type.

Surge = This will randomly turn 1 to 3 symbols on the reels, so that they become wild symbols.

Bonus game

Bonus Game

If you push out a scatter symbol through a shift win, then the bonus game will be activated. You will then be welcomed with 8 free spins, and you can then receive 4 extra free spins when a scatter symbol is pushed out during a shift win within the bonus game. Within the bonus game, the wild reel feature can be activated randomly.

Wild Reel

This can be randomly activated on any of the reels within the bonus game. When it lands, it will move one reel to the right when a shift win occurs, and it starts with a multiplier of 1X. If this wild reel is pushed out by a shift win, it will be placed on the first reel again and have its multiplier increased by 1X and award 1 extra free spin. Although this covers up to 7 positions, it will only count as 1 pay way.

Shifting Seas Slot Conclusion

There are certainly many shifting elements within this slot, with the great mix of features resulting in an entertaining time in front of the screen. Wins created will result in increases of the rows on the reels, which can give up to 117649 ways to win, which is on par with slots with the Megaways mechanic. This increase combined with the avalanche feature interacts very well and a spin can many times be very long lasting. The various special wild symbols that can land all come with festive features, such as placing out extra wild symbols, turning up to 8 symbol types into the same kind or activating the reel shift. The great thing about these is that several can be activated at the same time, which can make up for great interplay and big wins.

By activating the bonus game, the game gets an extra boost, where you are first welcomed with free spins and during the spins you can also receive extra of these. What makes the spins extra lucrative within this bonus game, is the wild reel that can land during the spins. This will stay on the reels and move one step to the right, but if it disappears during a shift win, it will come back. The player then receives an extra free spin and also gets the multiplier on the wild reel increased by 1X. This can many times result in the multiplier growing well to give the winnings a big boost. The game has delightful graphics that have joyful colors and put you in a good mood. It is a good size of the potential maximum win, but players should be wary of its RTP, as the game has been created with 4 different RTPs and if any of the lower ones are used, the player's conditions to win will be significantly reduced, but the higher one of 96.15% is within a good size. Players who like pirate-themed slots will certainly find this version interesting and entertaining, even though it doesn't have as explosive and innovative features as Dead Man's Trail, for example.

Shifting Seas is a slot where we get to take part in a fast-paced journey out at sea, where a festive mix of features can generate wins of up to 15000X the bet.

Quick information
  • Title: Shifting Seas
  • Developer: Thunderkick
  • Reels: 6
  • Rows: 4-4-3-3-2-2 up 7 each
  • Paylines: 117649
  • RTP: 96.15%
  • Hit Frequency: N/A
  • Max Win: 15000x
  • Volatility: High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.1/€100
  • Release Date: Aug 10, 2022
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