After sparking interest with the first title in its Apex Predator series, leading iGaming content provider and third-party game aggregator iSoftBet is inviting players to make the transition from the land of the dinosaurs to the deep blue sea in its latest online slot title, Ocean Hunter. And while you’re deciding whether or not to take the plunge, remember, while great white sharks sit near the top of the ocean’s food chain, it might be worth the risk for a chance at some lucrative prizes.
As mentioned, Ocean Hunter is only the second title in the game developer’s journey into the world of predators following the release of Tyrant King Megaways last September, and it will be interesting to see how the new video slot fairs with players.
Symbols & Paytable:
Getting down to business, the medium volatility game has a 95.99 percent RTP and its 5-reel, 3-row base game area is played across 20 fixed paylines where players will need to land at least three matching symbols to form winning combinations. Regarding symbols, there are 10-A card ranks for the lower pays, which are worth 1-4x the bet for five-of-a-kind, while sunken loot, a treasure chest, a female and a male diver and the Ocean Hunter logo serve as the high pays and are worth 5-50x the bet the same way.
The Wild symbol is a different shark with his massive mouth wide open and it can substitute for any regular paying symbol to help complete winning lines. There is also a Bonus Scatter symbol which we’ll explain below.
Features include the Wild Frenzy shark attack, where as many as 4 Wilds are added to the reels, each of which can transform into a Wild Multiplier of up to 4x. These lucrative multipliers are also able to combine to create some staggering wins.
Additionally, landing Bonus scatter symbols on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels activates Free Spins, which sees four separate reel sets in motion. When the feature starts, only the first reel set out of the four is active. Players can unlock reels 2, 3, and 4 by collecting 10, 20, or 30 oxygen tanks, respectively. Each time a new reel set unlocks, the game adds extra spins while also turning one of the reels, beginning with the fifth, Wild. Players who are lucky enough to open all four reel sets will have the same amount of games with reels 3, 4, & 5 wild on each reel set until free spins are exhausted.
Extra Bait Bet:
In addition to waiting for three scatters to hit, depending on the jurisdiction, some players may choose the Buy Feature option, which costs 100x the current bet to trigger free spins instantly. The Extra Bait Bet can also be activated and by doing so increases the chance of Wild frenzy and Bonus triggers – for 50 percent plus the standard bet.
Huge Win Potential:
Explaining the motivation for the new game’s theme, Mark Claxton, Head of Games for iSoftBet, said in a company blog…
“The Apex Predator series was one that sparked real imagination with our first release, Tyrant King Megaways™, and we couldn’t be more excited to add a shark-inspired title to the mix, taking players deep into the territory of these fearsome creatures.
“With lucrative multipliers in the Wild Frenzy as well as additional reels that can be unlocked during Free Spins, players are bound to enjoy the exciting theme and potential to trigger huge wins.”
Earlier this year, iSoftBet’s more than 225 proprietary games became part of the IGT PlayDigital content library when parent company, UK-based International Game Technology PLC announced it would be acquiring the leading iGaming content provider for approximately €160 million in cash.