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Facts checked by Aanya Goswami, Fact checker on July 5th of 2022.
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You know, Aquaman isn’t the most appreciated superhero out there. With giants like Batman and Superman, it can be difficult for any other hero to capture people’s attention. But while he has failed to intrigue people on the silver screen, our Atlantean superhero finally found his popularity. And all he had to do was make an appearance in a fantastic Playtech slot!
The game’s RTP is 95% without the progressive jackpots, and 95.99% with the progressive jackpots. It won’t have any effect on players unless you’re playing a demo version. There are also several special features that you can look forward to! There’s the Trident and Ocean Rush re-spins, which can be combined! Then, there’s the free spins round where villain symbols transform into Aquaman. And if that’s not enough? There’s four progressive jackpots waiting!
Playtech went above and beyond to show that they can also create fantastic graphics when they want to. The background shows off some wonderful, fluid animations. And the reels being structured like comic book pages was a nice touch. When you combine that with the awesome variety of bonuses, and the awesome cash prizes you can win? You have a release just begging to be played.
This is a medium variance game, which offers the best of both worlds. You get good jackpots without the need to mindlessly spam the spin button until RNGesus shows you mercy. Wins aren’t as frequent as in low volatility releases, but they pay more when they do appear. It’s well balanced, perfect for casual gamblers and high rollers alike.
Aquaman also marks a return to coin values, for whatever reason. You can bet between ₹1.00 and ₹2000.00 coins on every spin. And said coin value directly changes the total bet, giving you full control with just the touch of a single button. You can stake as little as ₹25 or you can go all out and put down a ridiculous ₹50000 per spin! What an awesome bet spread by Playtech!
There’s no official distinction between icons in terms of value. But it’s a general rule that the playing card royals are less valuable than the villain symbols. And then, said villain icons get pounded into the ground by Mera and Aquaman symbols in terms of value. Wilds and Scatters are present, but do not award any cash prizes.
Re-spins: There are two different re-spins bonuses available to players. Trident re-spins have Aquaman toss his trident on the reels, turning three adjacent symbols into locked Wilds. Meanwhile, Ocean Rush re-spins pick a random icon to freeze in place before the re-spin is played. These special features activate when Aquaman or Mera appear fully stacked on reels two and four, respectively. And if they both appear at the same time, the bonuses combine!
Atlantis Free Spins: Collect three, four or five free spins to win eight, twelve or sixteen extra turns! During this special feature, collect golden Aquaman icons to transform villains into the regular Aquaman. The most valuable villain is replaced first, while the least valuable ones stick around the longest. During free spins, Wilds can appear with a multiplier up to 4x. And yes, it is possible to win more bonus turns by landing two or more Scatters while they’re already being played. There’s also no upper limit as to how many times you can retrigger free spins!
Progressive Jackpots: Any spin can randomly trigger the Progressive Jackpot bonus game. The slot swaps to a honeycomb grid, where each tile is hiding one of four colours. When a tile is clicked, it reveals a colour – green, blue, yellow or red. Each colour corresponds to a certain progressive jackpot. The first colour collection to be completed is the progressive jackpot the game will award to the gambler.
We were quite pleased with the graphics! Playtech tends to slack off in this department most of the time. But you can tell they wanted to make Aquaman look good. Fluid animations, gorgeous symbol design, and a beautiful backdrop. What more could a man need?
The answer, of course, lies in the numerous special features this slot offers. With its medium volatility, it won’t take you long to try all of them out. Solid wins are difficult to come by outside of free spins. So if you plan on winning big, focus on triggering them as much as possible. And if you come across the progressive jackpot.. well, that’s just the icing on the cake!