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Oh what joy, for every girl and boy, knowing they are happy and they are safe!
These cheery old words from Octopus’s Garden (sung by probably the most adored Beatle, Ringo) are good enough to lift our spirits up – through rain and shine, day and night!
And this wonderful idea of treasure hunting deep beneath the waves has been picked up, played with and packaged in a slot-form by Playson for all of us to enjoy in Aquatica, a wonderful mobile video slot that packs a heavy dose of fun with some cheeky entertainment!
Playing It The Right Way
We are aware that Playson doesn’t command the same aura in the world of slots as some other big-daddies do. But still, in the last four or five years, Playson has managed to consistently defy everybody’s expectations by delivering some of the biggest hits of the year, gaining a wider fan base with every turn of the calendar.
So, we don’t see any reason anymore to give Playson some underdog under-edge, and that’s exactly the vein in which we will be taking this review forward.
Playing things the right way has always been at the forefront of Playson’s tactics, as can be easily seen with the perfect blend of stability and volatility that Aquatica possesses. Things move here fast enough to keep you guessing, but not fast enough to deny you a chance to launch the recovery mode, should you have an unlucky day. This is, as slot players would know, of much importance.
The juvenile looks of Aquatica don’t belie what the gameplay holds for us, even by one bit. The set-up of reels and paylines (5 reels and 9 paylines) is an ode to the land-based slot machines, but the house edge of approximately 4.9% is much lower than the same.
The problem with such limited number of paylines is that it robs players of potential combinations even before the reels go live. Apart from that, there’s nothing much that can be said about this set-up.
If you are expecting that the developers would have put in place some impressive wager options to make amends for the lack of lines, you need to stop thinking – because, your wish has already been granted.
The coin limit per line is one (which we don’t find anything wrong about), while coin value limits are set at $1 (bottom) and $20 (top). It’s not too often that we come across a slot that allows us to wager $20 per line, and just for that, Aquatica manages to score some brownie points as far as margins are concerned.
Life Aquatic With Playson Aquatica
The symbols used in Aquatica all indicate an almost-fantastic submarine life where worries don’t exist and happiness is the currency (think the Bikini Bottom in SpongeBob Squarepants). From regular members of a card suit (albeit, decorated to suit the theme) to flashy and cheery fishes, the whole lot of regular symbols is just a treat for the eyes.
Piscean Dreams Are About To Come True!
Water is the answer! Aquatica rises many feet high in stature when it starts to unveil what special bounty it holds beneath the waves in the form of special symbols.
The wild of Aquatica is a majestic submarine that – apart from letting you free-score combos at will by substitution – helps you net a whopping bounty of 5,000 coins for five-of-its-kind combinations. However, that doesn’t directly translate to $100,000 for max bets, as the base game jackpot has been bottlenecked at $5,000.
There is also one simple scatter here – the oyster with a pearl. The best blessing it can cast your way is that of 25 free spins that come through 5x appearances of the scatter anywhere in view.
The Catch Of The Day
It’s not a bad sort of catch. It’s the gamble feature of Aquatica we are talking about here. It is the classic Colours and Suits feature that promises to as much as quadruple your total winnings if your guesswork is on point. But play sensibly, it doesn’t take even one moment for luck to run out of gas.
Take The Plunge
Aquatica is a very enjoyable slot if you keep your expectations low. There is not a lot to be won here, and not a lot to keep you busy, either. But make no mistake – you can easily (and pretty safely) kill a few minutes pushing your luck with Aquatica.
What disappointed us the most is the upper cap of $5,000 on base game jackpots. Other than that particular point, the rest is well in-tune with what we had anticipated.
Our advice to slot lovers? Well, just take a plunge, see what lies at the ocean bottom, and salvage whatever you can by spinning those reels madly!