Great Blue Video Slot review
Great Blue features 5 reels and 25 paylines and is brought to you by the impressive Playtech – it has an undersea theme with a focus on the Great Blue, a killer whale. The soundtrack reminds me a little of the one used by Novomatic in slots like Lord of the Ocean (review coming soon). Anyway, it has a high 10,000 coin jackpot which you can activate by getting 5 Great Blue (Wild) symbols anywhere on the reels. You can play from 25p a spin to £125 a spin.
Great Blue features scatters and stacked wilds. If you manage to get 3 or more scatter symbols (Sea Shells) anywhere on view, you will activate the Great Blue Bonus feature. You will be given 8 free spins with a 2x multiplier to start with – you need to then choose 2 of 5 sea shells to reveal additional free spins and/or multipliers.
All in all, you can get up to 33 free spins and/or a 15x multiplier – I would rather a higher multiplier personally as that 1 free spin can make all the difference. Furthermore, you can gain an extra 15 free spins if you get 3 or more Sea Shell symbols during the bonus round. The number of free spins is therefore unlimited.
I tend to win about 50 times my stake in the feature but have had wins over 350 times my stake a few times. Finally, Great Blue also has a Gamble feature – although pretty standard, you can double your winnings by guessing the colour of the unturned card. If you don’t guess correctly, you will forfeit your winnings.
Great Blue has become a cult slot game due to it being a high variance slot game – this means that this slot is better suited to slots players with deeper pockets. Access to the feature (described below) will not be easy but when you get there, expect handsome wins.
It may take most of your bankroll to get there though – you just need to be prepared to ride out the dry spells. But as they say, when it rains, it rains! High variance means high risk but also means high rewards. If you like these kind of slots, try NextGen Gaming’s 300 Shields as well as NetEnt’s Blood Suckers.