The Roman god of the sea is on focus on the latest slot by JustForTheWin and Microgaming. It stands out with a bonus game and free spins as well as the staggering top payout it offers.
The two providers plan the release of this underwater-set game for 3rd November 2020. There are multiplier wilds up to 10x, respins, free games and Walking Wild Stacks. If you like the features and the theme of this video slot, keep reading.
This is a 5-reeled video slot with 3 rows and 20 pay-lines. You can play with wagers in the range of 0.10 to 10 credits and use the auto spin option for up to 100 automatic rounds. Neptune’s Riches: Ocean of Wilds has an RTP of 96.15%, which is the average. The hit rate is 25%, which points out that you will win once every 4 spins on average. Be aware that the volatility is extremely high as is the top payout per spin, which is 25,000x stake.
The extras that make the game more exciting are the Rising Wilds Re-spin feature and the Free Spins. The former includes multiplier wilds and respins. They increase the middle reels’ multiplier and multipliers’ values. They can reach 10x each and their total value of the boost increases when they are more. The free games you activate with the help of scatters. They include a Walking Wild Stack on reel 5 that moves one reel after each free spin. You can retrigger the free games and win more from them.
The design has a simple at the same time classy feel to it. The 5×3 grid is set deep in the blue sea with the dark blue colour of the reels and background. The frames and grid are gold and over the middle 3 reels, you see 3 gold locks for the multipliers. The soundtrack is magical and fantasy-inspired which perfectly fits the theme. Myth and legend combine like a fairy-tale while playing.
On the reels, you will see the card symbols in a simple design with a different colour each. There are also gold crowns, gold coins with Neptune’s head carved on them, gold keys. You can land rings, brooches and bracelets. The menu buttons are on the right vertical part of the screen. The graphics are dominated by gold and look great. They are complemented by a moving soundtrack.
The lowest value have the card royals. The premium symbols include rings, brooches, crowns and bracelets. The most valuable of all is the gold coin with the head of Neptune carved on it. This one pays 0.10, 1.50, 4 and 15 times the stake for 2, 3, 4 and 5 on a pay-line.
The wild is the gold key and it is a paying symbol as well. Landing 2, 3, 4 and 5 wilds in paying combinations return 0.10, 1.50, 4 and 15 times the stake. The wild substitutes for all other symbols. It comes with a multiplier attached to it during the bonus rounds. The wild can’t substitute only for the scatter, which is Neptune’s trident.
To create winning combinations you need 3 or 2 of the most valuable symbol on a pay-line.
The key to scoring big wins is the wild symbol. There are a Rising Wilds Re-spin feature and Free Spins that you can activate.
Landing 3 wild symbols each on 2, 3 and 4 reel trigger the Rising Wilds Re-spin feature. Each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels attains a multiplier with a starting value of 1x. Also, each wild on that reel becomes a multiplier wild. You get a re-spin, during which the multiplier wilds move 1 position up on their reel. When a multiplier wild leaves the grid through the top of its reel, the total multiplier of that reel increments by 1x up to 10x at the most.
There is the possibility to land other multiplier wilds during the respins. This would influence the game to a great extent. The values of the multipliers combine. This means that 2x and 3x multiplier wilds on reels 2 and 3 that are part of a winning combination bring 6x boost to your total payout of it. The respins will go on as long as you have a multiplier wild or more on the reels and end once there is none.
The second bonus game is the Free Spins. You trigger them with 3 Neptune’s tridents, which are the scatters, on a spin. Then, you will receive 5 free games, at the start of which you will get a Walking Wild Stack on reel 5. The latter comprises of 3 different wilds and each one of them has its own multiplier. Multiplier wilds have random values in the range of 1x and 10x.
After each free spin plays, the Walking Wild Stack moves 1 reel to the left. You may be lucky and get another multiplier wild next to the Walking Wild Stack. In this case, its multiplier is applied to the value of the symbol adjacent to it in the stack. At the end of the free spins when the final one plays, you could be given another 5 free spins. In such a happy event, the Walking Stacked Wild goes back to reel 5 and the whole process starts all over again.
Unusual for Microgaming, the top payout of the slot is rather high. The features and bonus rounds are entertaining and promise abundant wins. Neptune’s Riches: Ocean of Wilds can ensure you 25,000 times your stake if the gods are benevolent to you. Try this epic slot with a Roman theme, magic and fantasy since November playing for free and for real.