Ocean Oddities Slots

Ocean-Oddities-slotOcean Oddities takes an old theme that has a lot of potential, the ocean life, and it transforms it into something that is a little bit odd indeed. You will find in this RTG title all sorts of creatures of the sea that have been transformed and humanized, and the same goes for the objects that appear in it. From the fish that is dressed like a king, to the one dressed like a pilot, or the crab with the No Trespassing sign, there are a lot of things in this game that wouldn’t normally belong in this environment, but the game makes work just fine.

The game has the typical number of 25 lines, and they are all placed on 5 reels. RTG made sure that you get many of the features you’re used to, starting with the free spins, and before that giving you scatter symbols or wilds. The prizes are slightly disappointing, $2,500 being the best payout you can hope for normally, but they can improve during the free spins to $40,000 with some help from the wild symbols. On top of that, they also offer two small progressive jackpots.

Features of Ocean Oddities

Among the various symbols that call this slot their home, the Rex shark and the Ocean Oddities pearl are the ones considered most important as features, while the King Fish gives out the top jackpot.

Speaking of Rex, this shark that behaves like a dog will be the game’s substitute symbol, appearing on the reels 2 to 5. It can even take the place of scatter symbols, a good ability to have for a wild.

The pearl that’s still in the shell, and which has Ocean Oddities written on it, is the scatter symbol. The wins offered by it are multiplied with the total bet, instead of the line bet. You get anywhere between 1x and 50x in prizes from it, depending on the number of pearls that are on the reels, in any position. This goes all the way up to 800x, if there are four sharks helping out during free games.

Free Games Feature

Since prizes are not that impressive normally, your best bet would be to get access to free spins. 10 of these free games are offered when a minimum of three scattered pearls are around. The increase in payout is possible when the Rex wild is involved in a combination, because it has a 2x multiplier. These multipliers are cumulative, so if you get four wilds in a combo, the prize is worth 16 times more.

This feature has the potential of offering up to $40,000 in prizes, with the wild being present on all four reels that it is allowed on. The game allows for the free spins to be triggered again.


Betting options and jackpots

Ocean Oddities has average betting requirements, going up to $25 per spin if $1 coins are used, with the option of selecting denominations that are as small as $0.01.

The amount you will win goes only up to $2,500 if you’re playing in the base game, but for the duration of the free spins that potential top jackpot goes up to $40,000. Thanks to the lower wagering requirements, you do get a lot more bang for your buck from this slot, than you do from other RTG titles.

As RTG usually does, they’ve added two progressive jackpots as well to this slot, and they can be won at random. The amount they offer is not spectacular, but they typically do award a few thousand dollars.

Design and symbols

Though the ocean theme tends to be gorgeous if the designers handle it right, in this case they went more for the odd and cartoonish design, so it doesn’t look as great. Still, it’s a game that you will enjoy playing on, with all those quirky characters contributing to it.

Symbols: Rex Shark (wild), Pearl (50x the bet), King Fish (2,500x), Crab (1,500x), Seahorse with snail jockey (1,000x), Sea Urchin (750x), Pilot Fish (500x), Ace (250x), King (250x), Queen (250x), Jack (100x), 10 (100x), 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The quirkiness of the game is one good reason to play it, but it doesn’t stop there and its top prize (the one from the free spins) offers you another one. Multipliers of up to 16x from the wilds allow you to enjoy the free spins fully, while the base game seems to offer prizes that are on the low side.

This Ocean Oddities slot is offered by all online casinos with RTG software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.