The mighty ocean lord Neptune is the latest ancient god to get the video slots treatment, this time in Legends of the Seas, a 5 reel, 40 payline game from Novomatic. Highlights of this myth and legend-themed game are the overlay symbols that can land on any spin to create a new winning combination. Also on offer are free spins with multipliers of up to 10x, wild reels and even more symbol transformations. Playable on all devices, stakes start at 40p per spin.
We’ve often been critical of the design of Novomatic’s video slots but the Austrian developer has upped its game on that score recently and Legends of the Seas is a perfectly respectable looking game. With the ocean and horizon in the background, you’ll see A to J royal values alongside seahorses, turtles and dolphins.
The most rewarding symbols are the bearded figure of Neptune and the Mermaid, both of which pay 10 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline. Neptune and the Mermaid can appear in fully expanded form on reels 2 and 4 respectively. Land both of the fully expanded on the same spin to trigger the Free Games feature.
On offer here are 10 free spins. On any free spin, you could benefit from a random multiplier which can send payouts soaring by up to 10x. You’re guaranteed to land 1 of the following Neptune features on each free spin:
- Between 4 and 9 matching symbols will overlay the reels to create a new combination.
- Any or a combination of reels 1, 2, 4 or 5 will turn wild.
- A combined Neptune/Mermaid symbol will hit on reel 3 and add another 2 free spins to your total.
By the way, you can land the 4-9 overlay symbols at random in the base game too.
Novomatic video slots don’t usually stray too far from their usual simple formula and that’s true of Legends of the Seas. Yes, the design is better than usual. The gameplay is pretty typical though and none the worse for that. This ocean adventure isn’t as volatile as some games from this developer. The medium volatility offers a balanced range of payouts.
As usual, the highlight is the Free Games feature where the free spins, multipliers, wild reels and overlaid symbols are an enticing combination. Add all that together and Legends of the Seas becomes a very playable take on a classic theme. If you want to head to the sea, there are plenty of options with Almighty Reels – Realm of Poseidon by Novomatic and Wild Seas by ELK Studios recommended.