Octopays Slots

OctopaysOctopays is one of the slots created by Microgaming. The slot’s name seems to be inspired by the octopus, but the theme is mostly about long lost treasures, found in ships that have sunk and now are rusting away at the bottom of the ocean. With lots of sea creatures among the symbols and with a very interesting bonus game, the slot has some pros, but there is also an impression here that it’s an older game thanks to its design, though the ways to win system which is employed seems to say otherwise.

A game that has 243 ways to win, which are often enough found but still a minority, Octopays places them on 5 reels. The Kraken feature is very interesting, and it comes as a result of the wild symbol being in place on the right reels. Like in many other slots with ways to win, the jackpot is the part that isn’t that great, offering $4,000.

Features of Octopays

There are plenty of things that recommend this game to players that want a bit of excitement from their slots. The system with the 243 ways to win is one of them, the Kraken Feature another, bringing free spins, plus wilds are also part of it.

With ways to win, you get 243 chances to take home a prize during each round. It’s a better system than the regular payline because it doesn’t matter where on the reel those symbols are. You only need the matching icons to be on consecutive reels starting from the first one, and if you have at least three of them arranged this way you get a prize.

The Baby Octopus is one of the cuter symbols that is used by Octopays. It is the wild symbol and it is used in the base game, but unfortunately the developers chose to limit its appearance to the reels 2 and 4. It can substitute for all other symbols when it does show up, being part of new combinations if its position allows it to help.

The Kraken Bonus Game

The slot’s only bonus game is called The Kraken Feature and it is started by the wild symbol. The Baby Octopus is needed on both reels on which it can make an appearance, the 2nd and the 4th, in the same round.


The feature awards 12 spins for free to the player. The Kraken that sits menacingly behind the reels will place as many as four wilds on the reels of the slot, at the beginning of each round. The only reel on which these wilds can’t be placed is the 3rd one.


Baby Octopus wilds can substitute for almost all symbols, the Fish being the only exception. If the newly placed wilds can’t help you form a new combo, they will swim off the screen.


If a Fish wild lands on the 3rd reel, all the Baby Octopus wilds which are present and part of a winning combo will ink themselves. Those combos, with inked wilds in them, will now pay double the initial amount. The same 2x multiplier is also brought by the Fish wild, when it’s part of a combo of regular symbols.


Betting options and jackpots

You have to bet on the equivalent of 30 bet lines, which is good since you don’t have to cover all 243 ways to win individually. For each of the 30 lines, you choose how many coins should be used, the range being 1 to 10. The 30 to 300 coins which are part of the wager will come with a denomination between $0.01 and $0.50, so you can spend up to $150.

With help from the treasure chest symbol, you can find yourself in possession of up to 8,000 coins, which will only mean $4,000 cash unfortunately.

Design and symbols

If you try to ignore the playing cards, you actually have a half decent slot machine, though it’s far from being a beauty. There are some interesting symbols with treasure chests and rusty diver’s helmets, plus the background image shows you a sunken ship, supposedly loaded with those treasure chests that you’re after.


Symbols: Baby Octopus (wild), Treasure Chest (800x), Diver’s Helmet (600x), Hammerhead (400x), Anchor (200x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (120x), Jack (120x), 10 (100x) & 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Things like the ways to win and the main feature will tell you to give it a chance, while the graphics and the top jackpot will probably be enough of a disappointment to make you skip it.

You will find Octopays at any online casino which chooses to use software from Microgaming, playable either for free or for real money.