Dive deep into the ocean with Octopays, an aquatic video slot developed by Microgaming that gives players a whopping 243 ways to win plus a powerful free spins round.
Players will need to dive deep into the murky depths to meet a host of undersea creatures and sea-like objects in Octopays. Octopays contains a cute octopus as the principal character in the game whose main attraction is the Kraken Feature bonus game.
Octopays is a five-reel and 243 payline slot in that the background behind the reels is an underwater landscape featuring a sunken boat; Microgaming’s standard playing cards are used as the lower value symbols, but an array of watery objects make up the higher values.
Before players begin to delve into the depths of the sea, they should adjust their settings first.
Using the arrows beside the “Bet” meter, players can increase or decrease the coin size and coins per line by pressing on the word “Bet”.
Pressing “Spin” will begin to set the reels in motion.
“Auto Play” is used to spin the reels without interruption.
Players will notice a barnacle-encrusted green anchor, a happy-looking hammerhead shark, a well-worn diving helmet and a treasure chest surrounded by gold coins. The central character, the little octopus, acts as the wild symbol and also triggers the bonus feature. In the bonus game, there is an additional black octopus icon that comes into play.
Bonus features of Octopays
For most players who are craving bigger wins, this game will be based around the Kraken Feature. The Kraken was a legendary giant squid that was said to strike fear into sailors and destroy ships in Scandinavian waters. Players can activate the Kraken feature by landing two of the octopus symbols the second and fourth reels on one spin.
Players will then receive twelve free spins, and before each turn, a gigantic Kraken and its tentacles will make up four octopus wild icons on the reels excluding the third reel. When this occurs, it will help form winning combinations, plus, if the black octopus appears on the screen, he will ‘ink’ any octopus symbols that have been part of a winning combination, multiplying the win by two.
243 Way Wins
Rather than pay along with regular paylines, 243 way wins means there are more winning options; wins are paid from right to left plus left to right and icons only need to be in neighbouring paylines to form a winning combination.
Octopays is a reasonably standard slot from Microgaming; the bonus features seem to get activated very regularly. The cheerful audios create a pleasant gaming atmosphere meaning this is a slot that is well worth a punt.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring