Lord of the Ocean

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Lord of the Ocean Game House Review

 

Greek mythology holds compelling stories and beliefs that have shaped civilization a thousand years ago. Its influence has reached even Rome, whose founding father came from Greece himself. Even in literature and film, this branch of mythology is respected. The mighty Poseidon is the ruler of the ocean. Everyone in Greek mythology knows that the sea is not something you mess with. For those who are well familiar with the Greek gods, Poseidon is perhaps the second most powerful out of the other gods – second to Zeus. He is a force to be reckoned with and, in this video slot, you will go face to face with him.

 

Novomatic is raiding the video slot genre once again with another Poseidon-based slot machine game. It is pretty standard for slots to have a greek-based theme and Novomatic has enriched the theme with its own version. Whether you swim or walk underwater, this video slot will have you sink into the depths of exciting rewards waiting for you at Poseidon’s kingdom.

 

The game takes pride in the various exclusive features ready-made for its players. Plus, it offers a return to the player advantage of 95.5%. It’s a solid deal once you find exactly what it is made of. This review will walk you through the gameplay, unique in-game features, and its design.

 

Gameplay

 

The main game consists of five reels equipped with three rows. You can choose to play in either one, three, five, seven, nine, or all ten pay-lines. You have the decision to select the amount of bet you would like to place on the lines, starting from $0.40 to $40.

 

If you are a beginner here, you spin the reels after successfully setting your bets. You will find a direct button that will set the move in motion. After that, you just have to wait for symbols to land in winning combinations and spin again until you are satisfied with your prizes.

Typical of ocean-themed slots, the symbols include mermaids, treasure chests, jewel amulets, Poseidon himself, and the Gate. The classic poker playing cards of 10 through A are also accounted for.

Every symbol awards various prizes once you are able to land three to five of the same symbols on a line. The highest value symbols are usually those that fit the themes like the mermaids and chests while the low-value ones are the poker cards, awarding instead in small amounts. Nevertheless, it does not mean that they are not valuable. In a chance game, you will have to take everything that you can get for a chance to go home with something in hand.

The controls of the game are relatively simple and easy. In this sense, the interface is also easy to navigate. The game can be accessed and played from mobile or desktop devices such as Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, or iPad.

 

Additional Game Features

 

The features equipped in the game are reasonably traditional. Although it does have the same premise as Novomatic’s other ocean-themed games, it does not have the same bonus features as the others. In fact, it does not have any bonus games at all. However, you’ll find it has enough if prizes are what you are looking for.

 

  • Wild and Scatter – The underwater wheel of fortune works both as a Wild and as a Scatter. You can substitute it for all the other symbols on the reels if the need arises.
  • Scatter and Free Spins – The Free Spins feature is triggered by getting three or more Scatter symbols. Ten extra spins are awarded if you are successful. During this, a random symbol is chosen as a unique ‘expanding Scatter’ symbol. If this icon appears on the reels, it will expand to cover these reels and reward all the ten lines despite its position. It is better if this expanding symbol happens to be one of the high-value symbols because they will reward more than the card icons.
  • Gamble Feature – This feature can either make or break a player. After every unbeaten run, you are offered the chance to double what you have acquired. You are directed to another game that will ask you to guess the right color of a card. If you win the game, you double your winnings. If you lose, you say goodbye to your prizes. It poses a high risk, high rewards option on you.

 

Game Design

 

As it is set in the ocean, you can imagine how it looks like. The whole background of the reels is covered in blue, with just a little surface light coming from the sun above the waters. From it, you can see the outline of Poseidon’s dominion. It is an underwater experience that asks you to go against the king of the seven seas. The experience comes with the graphics and animation that are both exciting and entertaining. It lacks nothing in that area. In fact, the soundtrack also contributes to the overall atmosphere and only adds to your adrenaline rush while playing.

 

Summary

 

The ocean is another world. We all love playing slot games and going to the beach. The combination is just marvelous. There are a number of slots themed like this, making it exciting to try them all. With an RTP of 95.5%, you are good to go. If you love playing under the sea with mermaids to accompany you as you wade through the riches of Poseidon, Lord of the Ocean will satisfy you.

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