Sea of Riches
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Overview Sea of Riches
Are you ready to brave the dangers of pirates and storms and risk your life to find buried treasure? Probably not right. This is why iSoftBet have come up with the next best thing. Their new slot game Sea of Riches provides all the thrills of the high seas without the scurvy and threat of physical violence. This online slot machine is a cluster mechanic game, which means that players don’t match symbols across pay lines as they do in conventional slots. Instead, they look to cluster them together, rather like in Tetris, making them explode to form wins.
In addition to being a cluster game, Sea of Riches is a cascade game too. This means that when you score a win, the winning symbols are destroyed and replaced by a new set of symbols that cascade from above. This means that you can potentially score more wins from the same spin. In terms of features Sea of Riches is generous in its supply. These include 4 modifiers and a free spins round. Be especially on the lookout for lightning bolt symbols in the free spins round as that incorporate various multipliers into the gameplay.
Theme and Symbols
As with most modern pirate-themed fiction, this game is based on the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson. Overseeing the playing board to the left-hand side is a Blackbeard-looking character who is the walking embodiment of pirate cliches. He not only has a parrot on his shoulder, a peg leg and an eyepatch, he is also holding what appears to be the largest one-handed pistol in the world.
Behind this pitch-perfect pirate is the fabulous background. iSoftBet has set this game in what looks like a sparkling cove somewhere in the Caribbean. To the left of the pirate is a view out to sea where the blue of the sky meets the blue of the sea on the horizon. To the right of the board is what one assumes is the coast of the island where the game’s treasure has been buried. This island is fringed with white sand beaches and palm trees. In the foreground is a discarded floating barrel which gives clues to what might have been a shipwreck.
The board is a wooden construction that has been tied together at the corners with thick sailing rope. Apart from that, the designers have kept the look pretty minimal to not draw too much attention away from the symbols displayed within it. When it comes to the music, the backing track falls somewhere in between Captain Pugwash and Pirates of the Caribbean. This track includes plenty of sea shanty vibes that are all the rage at the moment.
Finally, the symbols are dominated by coins and gems mostly, reflecting the ‘booty’ that the players may come across when playing this game. The lowest value symbols are the five coin symbols which have some sort of pirate-related image printed on them, such as an anchor or a skull. The next set up in terms of value are the 4 gemstones which come in blue, green, purple and red. The top-paying of these is the red gem, which pays a whopping 150x your stake if you destroy 15 in one cluster. The wild is the wooden chest with the word ‘wild’ written on it. The scatter for this game is the map scarp in a bottle.
Sea of Riches is played on a 6-reel, 6-row playing board with a cluster pay dynamic. Creating a win is as simple as matching a minimum of five of the same symbols in a ‘cluster’.
The betting range for Sea of Riches is 20p to £200 per spin. To change your current bet level, you can use the coin button located below the spin button and toggle it up or down depending on your preference. The spins and auto spins buttons for this game are located on the right-hand side of the reels. For the full menu, including the paytable, players need to click on the three stripes logo on the right-hand side of the screen.
The return to payer percentage for Sea of Riches is 96%, bang on average for a game of this type. The volatility for this slot is rated in the medium range. The top payout for Sea of Riches is 2,416 x your total stake.
When you total up all of this game’s modifiers as well as the free spins round, there are 9 bonus features for this game. These bonuses are usually linked to the map and the compass that you see displayed on the base game screen.
The first feature is called the Treasure Map Collect feature. To trigger this feature, players need to focus on collecting the map in a bottle scatter symbols. Every time that one of these lands on the reels it is added to the treasure map meter. When all 25 parts of the map have been collected you progress to the next level. Which gives you a different modifier to look out for. There are 4 of these levels to work your ways through. Each level offers its benefits, these are outlined below:
The Wild Kraken feature (level 1) – The famous sea monster erupts from the sea beneath the reels and turns 5 to 10 symbols wild. This is then followed by payout calculation.
The Wild Storm feature – When this level is triggered, a twister blasts across the playing window, leaving between 3 and 9 wild symbols in its wake.
The Wild Whale feature – A Whale breaches below the reels and then splashes the reels turning 5 symbols into wilds.
The Wild Skeleton Ship feature – A spooky ship cuts across the reels, when it does it deposits between 2 and 5 multiplier wilds onto the board.
The next feature is called the Captain’s Compass feature and regards the compass located at the top right-hand corner of the board. For every winning cluster that you score, you will fill the compass meter with blue colour. The different levels of wins correlate to different bonus modifiers being added to the board. These are explained below.
The Rolling Rum feature – When this feature is triggered 1, 2-or 3 rum barrels roll from the top of the reels. In doing so they change 3 to 6 normal symbols into the same symbol, helping to create a new win.
The Musket Mayhem feature - The pirate here takes aim and fires at several positions on the reels destroying 5 to 12 symbols and causing cascades to be triggered.
The Cannon feature – Anywhere between 1 and 3 cannonballs are blasted across the face of the reels. Every successful hit to the reels destroys a whole row of symbols causing new wins.
The Parrot Swarm feature – A pandemonium of parrots flies across the reels picking off between 10 and 15 symbols, causing new wins and cascades.
The final bonus is called the Stormin’ Free Spins feature. To trigger this bonus, you have to charge the compass with 48 symbol wins or more. When you do so you’ll be given a spin on a special bonus wheel which will determine the number of free spins you will be awarded.
During the feature, lightning bolt symbols can hit up to 3 times for every spin. These symbols award multipliers. When the multipliers have been used as part of the payout, the multiplier count is reset to 1x.
Feature heavy, beautifully made and visually exhilarating, Sea of Riches has a lot for players to get stuck into. That being said, a top payout of 2,614 x isn’t exactly mind-blowing, plus the RTP is nothing special either. However, if pirate adventures and feature-packed games are your things, this is about as good as it gets.
Frequently Asked Questions Sea of Riches
What is the RTP for Sea of Riches?
The return to player percentage for this game is 96%.
What is the betting range for Sea of Riches?
The betting range for this game is between 20p and £200 per spin.
Who designed Sea of Riches?
The creators of this fun-filled slot are iSoftBet Gaming.
What is the maximum win for Sea of Riches?
The top pay put from one spin for this game is 2,416 x your total stake.
What is the volatility for this game like?
The volatility for Sea of Riches is rated in the medium range.