Great Blue Slot
Deep-sea diving is a wonderful way to escape the world above and explore unfamiliar territories. While Great Blue is only a slot game, it still offers you the opportunity to explore.
Exploring these reels could turn up giant wins that offer you up to 10,000x your line stake. The free spins may even increase that tally, as it’s possible to land win multipliers in that feature which will offer 15x the normal win amount.
Playtech is in the business of offering first-class casino game magic, so don’t expect anything less from this title.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
Though a few years old now, this 2013 slot title still compares with many of the big game maker titles around today, though not sporting the most prestigious looking 3D artwork out there.
Blue is the colour, and as you spin the reels, you may get lost in a flurry of bubbles and swim byes.
The gameplay is silent between spins but hit that Big Pink button and the game comes to life. The effects provide a tropical island feel, even though they show a hint of being on the generic side.
The game symbols are bright and stand out against the deep blue background. The cast of characters holding the line of higher-paying icons, include a Shark, Sea Turtle, Sea Horse, Star Fish, and a Striped Reef Fish. All lower paying symbols are underwater air bubbles formed in various card deck icon shapes (9, 10, J, Q, K, and A); a very innovative idea, we must say.
The game scatter is a clam and a pearl. This icon is key to triggering the main feature. The game Wild is a friendly-looking Orca, the true king of the seas. This symbol substitutes for all other standard symbols to help complete wins. By landing stacked on the reels at times, the Whale often lends a hand to multiple wins at a time. Should you line up 5 Orcas over a single payline, you will win a jackpot of 10,000x your line stake.
Great Blue is played on 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols per reel. You can play up to 25 paylines at a time with wagers starting from €0.01 to €125 (€50 at some casinos). Wins are multiplied against your line wager at the time of the win.
For players wanting to be less involved in every spin, you can opt to make use of the ‘AutoPlay’ feature, which affords you the option of programming the machine to spin between 10 and 99 spins for you automatically. For players in a rush, you can activate turbo mode. This mode speeds up the reel spins and wins calculations.
This Playtech game title offers two bonus features to complement the gameplay:
Free Spin Bonus Round
Should you manage to land three or more scatter symbols on any one spin, you will be rewarded with 8 free spins with a 2x multiplier on the wins. But this is only the start.
Before the spins start, you will be afforded the opportunity of picking 2 out of 5 available clams on the screen, to win extra free spins and/or multipliers. There is a potential of 33 free spins up for grabs with up to a 15x multiplier on each spin.
The feature can be re-triggered an infinite amount of times. When it is re-triggered, you will be granted an extra 15 free games with the same multiplier in place that you re-triggered the feature with.
This feature is available in both the base game and free spins. After any win, you can opt to gamble the win in a 50/50 double or nothing game.
The game entails choosing the correct colour (red or black) of the next card to be dealt on the screen. A correct guess will double your win. Here you can opt to gamble the new amount or collect on the win. Should you at any time guess wrong, you will lose the entire win and any successful gamble feature wins, as well.
Play ‘On The Go’
Great Blue is available to play overall platforms. The mobile version can be played straight from your mobile browser on your Android or iOS device, thanks to the involvement of HTML5 technology.
The graphics, sounds, paytable, feature options, and tools all remain true to the desktop version of the game. If you have played the game on PC, you may have to take a few seconds to familiarise yourself with the controls, as they are different on the smaller screen, in order to save space and so that you may operate more seamlessly with your finger touch controls.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
Great Blue from Playtech may be a slightly older slot game, but it still holds its allure. It offers great winning potential and a proper free spin round which offers high multiplier options.
Be aware of the high variance of the game. Though big wins seem like they take an age to come around, when the volatile swing turns in your favour, you are sure to reap the benefits.