NetEnt is now giving players a chance to explore a fantastic underwater paradise. A multi-tiered bonus game with progressively more valuable rewards awaits players below. In terms of design, it may stand its own, though astute players may make the connection to another NetEnt game, Steam Tower (2015). They’re physically similar but not identical in every way.
The two machines couldn’t be more different in terms of design and concept. You can get an excellent indication of what to expect if you picture Atlantis from the Aquaman story. Underwater monuments, seaweed gardens, and tentacled monsters populate this fully realized realm. In any case, there is no Aquaman down here. Here, sea nymphs known as Nereids use their trident-wielding powers to string victories together.
NetEnt has a reputation for developing good looking slots and Ocean’s Treasure is another one of them. The land is teeming with fantastical beasts. The grid is watched over by an ominous-looking beast (a Kraken? ), and the 5 reel, 3 row playing area is protected by two friendly guardians. The soundtrack and visuals are both fantastic, creating an engaging atmosphere that makes you want to play. However, before anything else can happen, players must choose a bet, which ranges from 15 p/c each spin up to a maximum of $/€300 per player.
On the ocean floor, the regulations are simple. Align at least three identical symbols anywhere on the game’s fifteen paylines to win. It has both traditional and modern payouts. The low-paid J-A royals are adorned with seaweed and other aquatic adornments to symbolize the depths of the ocean. It’s a subtle detail, but it really helps them blend in. Meanwhile, the big bucks are nautical symbols like keys, compasses, and messages in bottles. Five of a kind of the gold and diamond lump will refund 100 times your wager. The Nereids are a wild sign that can be used in place of any other pay icon. It only appears during the main game and comes in 1×3 size which can cover a complete reel. During free games, the 1×1 trident wild really shines as a substitute for pay symbols.
The game’s RTP is 95.99%, and its underlying mathematical model has a medium volatility. It’s worth noting that while the RTP is comparable to what we’d expect from NetEnt, it is slightly lower than what we observed in Steam Tower. The elements of both slots are similar, except the free spins bonus in Ocean’s Treasure offers greater payouts.
So, let’s have a look at the amenities and evaluate them against Steam Tower. Like in that game, wilds are crucial during the bonus round here. Only reels 1, 3, and 5 will display the treasure chest scatter symbol. Get three of them to unlock 10 bonus spins.
There are five tiers to the free spins bonus round, each with a higher win multiplier. From x3, it progresses to x5, x7, x9, and x12. The 1×1 trident wild is required here. When it does, not only do you gain two additional free spins, but you also fill up a section of the Level Meter! When both halves of the level meter are full, the player advances to the next level. If a player makes it to level 5, they will receive a 100x Side Bonus on their initial bet. Wilds keep dropping and can grant up to 102 extra turns.
Final Thoughts on Ocean’s Treasure by NetEnt
The slot machine Ocean’s Treasure is based on is quite standard. It’s a plain forward, uncomplicated and plays with a brisk tempo. The visuals are excellent, the music is powerful, and the game has promise. Even if it lacks the extreme volatility that some players crave, it can nonetheless provide exciting drama. The lack of cutting-edge innovation in Ocean’s Treasure is not, however, off-putting.
When putting the two slots head-to-head, it’s clear that Steam Tower is the more exciting option despite Ocean’s Treasure’s higher payouts and bigger multipliers. The designers have done a fantastic job of recreating an aquatic environment, however Steam Tower has the better atmosphere. Ocean’s Treasure is still a fun slot machine, though. It’s more exciting, and with the x12 multiplier, it’s possible to win 1,200 times your initial bet in a single spin. The RTP (return to player) for each game is different, with Ocean’s Treasure set at 95.99% and Steam Tower set at 97.04%, so your preference will ultimately come down to personal preference.
Overall, Ocean’s Treasure is a serviceable offering that boasts a solid design and some enjoyable extras. The main game isn’t that thrilling, but the occasional stacked wilds help make up for it. However, if you haven’t already, we recommend checking out Steam Tower. Its volatility may be lower, but its far greater RTP makes it the superior option.