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Casino software providers usually want to tap into the myths and legends as a source of inspiration. This time around we see Play’n’Go’s edition of the gigantic mythic underwater creature, the Kraken. The Eye of the Kraken was released in October of 2015 and its layout caught the slot players off-guard. In effect it looks like a slot game from the 40s, but we graphics and audio that are out of this world. The designers used an out of the box approach to make the game more rewarding, besides the imposed limits by the appearance of the game. Play’n’Go used the full potential technology can offer. Both the base game and the special features put the game on the throne, at least for a brief period of time.
Instead of reels, Eye of the Kraken has 9 symbols that spin individually positioned in a 3 x 3 grid. You probably don’t expect a 4 symbol from a 3 x 3 slot. It has staggering 50 paylines. The team of Play’n’Go devised special paylines so to speak, that consist of the 4 symbols positioned in the corners and 4 sides fields. This opens the door for new possibilities such as bigger number of paylines, makes the game attractive to both beginners and veterans and last but not least makes the game more rewarding. The beet range lets new players experience all features without breaking the bank and the veterans can push their limits. There are preset bets so you don’t need to adjust the bet parameters yourself. The minimum bet is 0.20 and it goes up to 100.
The Wild Symbol is what represents the Eye of the Kraken, it resembles a purple jewel. It substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter. There is in fact another Wild Feature. It’s called the Wild Kraken Tentacles. The kraken will entangle the slot grid and can replace one or more symbols with a Wild. Hitting 5 or 6 at once can bring you super big wins.
The Scatter Symbol is the Dive Helmet. It not only grants 9 Free Spins, but also takes you to the depth of the ocean where you need to collect valuable scatters. The Free Spin feature cannot be retriggered.
We mentioned earlier that you can hit 4 symbol wins. If you hit 4 Wild Symbols positioned in the corners you receive a 10x multiplier whereas if they are positioned on the sides the multiplier is 5x.
During every spin every torpedo you hit is collected. When you collect 50 torpedoes you head to the depths of the ocean where you’ll encounter the magnificent Kraken. In effect this is a bonus game where you need to collect 3 of the offered crates. With 50 torpedoes it shouldn’t be a problem killing anything, not excluding a Kraken.
Enter the submarine and take on an exciting endeavor to conquer the Kraken. Pick the torpedoes along the way just to make sure you don’t run out of ammo. Overall, Eye of the Kraken is a refreshing video slot produced by Play’n’Go. The unique layout, the rich content and the high number of features should keep any player busy for quite some time. It just doesn’t get boring, the hit rate is high and the RTP is above average.