Desert Shark Slot Review

Desert Shark: Demo

Join a dashing prince turned pirate on a quest for sandy riches in Desert Shark. Created by Fantasma Games and Microgaming, it’s a 5 reel, 5 row, 40 payline slot that comes with multiplier wilds that can boost payouts by up to 9x. Look out too for symbol upgrades with multipliers and free spins with exploding dynamite wilds. Play this high variance game on your computer, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.

Pirate, desert adventure

The design here is part pirate, part desert. On the reels you’ll find 4 lower value coin symbols alongside an ornate jug, a water bottle, a compass, a camel and the prince turned pirate. Land 3, 4 or 5 of him on a payline for a payout of 0.6, 1.5 or 4 times your bet.

There are plenty of wild extras on offer in Desert Shark. The W is the standard wild. This pays 0.75, 2 or 7.5 times your total bet if you hit 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Swim Swim feature

The gold shark symbol is the Swim Wild. This can appear on reels 3, 4 and 5 only. Land 2 of these on the same base game spin to trigger the Swim Swim feature. A random number of symbols directly to the left of the shark are upgraded into wilds. If there’s a wild in the way of the shark, it is upgraded into a 2x multiplier wild. If it’s already a multiplier wild, the multiplier increases by 1x, up to a maximum of 9x.

Free spins

The tornado is the scatter symbol. Land this on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin to trigger the Free Spins feature and 8 free spins. Between 1 and 6 dynamite wilds are added at random on each free spin. These can explode when a Swim Wild hits. This upgrades between 2 and 6 more symbols, turning them wild too. You only need a single Swim Wild to trigger the Swim Swim feature during the free spins too.

Explosive gameplay

Desert Shark is an extremely volatile slot. You can expect spells as dry as the first part of its name. The game can really explode into life when you trigger the free spins round thanks to the dynamite wild. It’s here that the multipliers can really come into play. This can lead to 16,794 x bet payouts on each spin.

Design-wise, Desert Shark is excellent. The sound and visuals are superbly done. The gameplay offers something a little different, as does the hybrid theme. If you don’t mind the extremely high variance, there’s plenty on offer in Desert Shark. You should also check out Fantasma Games’ Flower Fortunes Megaways which is unconventional and all the better for it.

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