Playtech Oceanus Rising Video Slot Review

Oceanus Rising: Demo

Based on the ancient Greek God of the River Okeanos, Oceanus Rising is a myth and legend themed slot from Playtech. The action starts on a 5 reel, 30 payline machine. Land a winning combination and a new row is added and a respin awarded. Successive respin wins can take the paylines up to 70 and bring multipliers of up to 5x into play. Stakes here range from between 10p right up to a mammoth £500 per spin. It has a RTP of 95.05%.

Dive to the ocean floor

The action in the Oceanus Rising slot takes place on the seabed. With the marble columns of a sunk Greek temple on either side, the reels include A to 10 royals as well as a pair of swords, a coin, a galley ship and a bowl. The Kraken-style sea monster is the most lucrative standard symbol. This pays 0.1, 1.8, 8 or 20 times your bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

Oceanus wild symbol

The bearded deity Oceanus is the wild symbol. He replaces all the standard symbols and can deliver some chunky payouts in his own right. If you hit 5 wilds across a payline, you’ll pocket an award of some 50 times your total bet.

Rising respins

Each spin starts on a standard 5 reel, 3 row machine that offers 30 paylines. Land a winning combination of any description and you’ll trigger the Rising Respins feature with 1 free respin. This takes place on an expanded machine that includes 1 extra row and 10 more paylines (so 40).

More respins & increasing multipliers

If you hit another winner, the process is repeated. Another respin follows and 10 more paylines are added. This second respin also comes with a 2x multiplier boost that’s applied to all wins. If you manage to land wins on the next 2 respins, you’ll play on 60 and 70 paylines respectively.

Those respins come with 3x and 5x multipliers attached. A winless respin takes the reels back to their original state. However, all further successive respins will have the 5x multiplier applied.

Simple yet possible 17,500 x bet wins

The action on offer in Oceanus Rising is relatively simple. There aren’t any other bonus features. All the best potential comes via the respins with expanding reels and rising multipliers. That can be a very alluring combination if you manage to get on a winning run. Here’s what you can win with 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 paylines in play:

  • 30 paylines – 1,500 x bet per spin/respin
  • 40 paylines – 2,000 x bet per respin
  • 50 paylines – 5,000 x bet per respin (2,500 x bet with 2x multiplier)
  • 60 paylines – 9,000 x bet per respin (3,000 x bet with 3x multiplier)
  • 70 paylines – 17,500 x bet per respin (3,500 x bet with 5x multiplier)

The repetitive gameplay might not suit if you like slots that come with a range of extras. If you like NetEnt’s Starburst, Oceanus Rising will be appealing – and with much bigger potential wins. This straightforward underwater adventure is an entertaining one though and it’s certainly worth diving in if you like the myth and legend theme.

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