The DC Comics universe has been fertile ground for Playtech, the developer creating a large number of slot machines already which are based in it. The AquaMan release is just the latest one, and it’s going to be fun for anyone that enjoys this type of game.
AquaMan is a game where you have 243 ways to win at your disposal, and you’re going to use these via 5 reels. The usual DC Comics progressive jackpots can be won, plus there are fixed payouts of up to $500,000 possible each round. It’s an impressive game, and this is also visible in the Trident Wilds, the Re-spins they bring you, or the free games being triggered via scatters.
Betting and Prizes
A round of AquaMan may trigger in exchange for as little as $0.25, a fairly small amount to be wagering per spin. If you want to win a bigger amount, you’re going to need to risk more, and the maximum amount that may be reached is $500. This type of range gives you a line bet of $0.01 to $20.
Prizes include the four DC Comics progressive jackpots, and at least one of those can have significant value, even life changing for most. The regular payouts shouldn’t be neglected though, as they can deliver at most 2,000x the stake with the right multipliers along for the ride.
AquaMan Slot Features
Among the various interesting features which you will gain access to in AquaMan, the Trident is definitely one to pay attention to. This is your basic wild, but chances are that it’s going to be responsible for a fair bit of your winnings in this slot. Its role is to be a replacement for various other types of symbols, but not for scatters.
Have Aquaman, the highest paying symbol, appear stacked and covering the full 2nd reel, and this will trigger for you a Re-Spin. Aquaman will transform three adjacent symbols into sticky wilds for it.
The appearance of Mera, fully covering reel 4, will activate another feature, called Ocean Rush Re-Spins. A symbol is chosen at random, to become sticky.
The highest potential of the slot machine appears to be coming via the free spins though. Atlantis Free Games are activated via 3, 4 or 5 scatters, and they will consist of 8, 12 or even 16 rounds. As you go through these spins, you can collect Golden Aquaman icons, and at certain stages you will transform villain icons into our hero. The winning potential goes up significantly. If wilds are part of the combo, 2x to 4x multipliers are also applied.
During the free games, is where you have the game’s maximum potential, of up to 2,000x the stake. You need a screen filled with wilds and Aquaman icons though, and the multiplier has to be at 4x.
Theme & Design
As a branded slot machine, which is based on a DC Comics superhero, you can expect for Playtech to put a fair amount of effort into its design. AquaMan takes us to Atlantis and shows us the main super hero, Mera (the warrior with red hair), as well as three villains. They still used Royals for the lesser symbols involved, while for features you get the Trident and the scatter.
AquaMan has good potential, progressive jackpots and a story that will appeal to many. I expect it will be reasonably popular.