With about half of their game collection consisting of classic slots with 3 reels, Realistic Games are working hard at offering players more good choices in this category, which isn’t getting a lot of love from other developers. Splashtastic is one of those games, benefiting from some decent features and big payouts, not to mention a marine life themed design which is above average.
3x3 reels will be in use for this slot machine, and there are always 5 active lines for you to form combinations on. Set up the bet at its maximum level, and each of those 5 lines could pay as much as $25,000 (unfortunately, that’s also the maximum payout for a single round). RTP wise, it’s looking like a classic title, with a 95.25% figure mentioned which I’d consider OK at best. As for the features that are mentioned for this game, they include free spins, but that’s it.
Betting and Prizes
Click on that menu button, to find both the betting options and the paytable. There are a total of 11 bet values that you may choose from. The minimum value offered is $0.25, which would mean that on each line you would be using $0.05. As for the highest, that one is worth $100, giving you the option to spend $20 per active line.
The right combo, with Splashtastic logos in three positions, gets you the jackpot of 1,250x. It will be worth at most $25,000, which is also the highest amount that the game can pay for one round. This is a limit that the developer seems to have placed, since otherwise you should be able to get up to 5 combinations of that value per spin.
Another figure that gives you an idea of the game’s worth is the RTP, which is set to 95.25%. It would’ve been great if it was above 96%, but as it is it’s not even average for a modern game.
Splashtastic Slot Features
Realistic Games decided to keep things simple with Splashtastic, even though the theme is not a classic one. Feature wise, you’re not going to find any special symbols, no wilds or scatters, so things only get exciting once you reach the free spins.
In order to reach the free spins stage, you need the bonus symbol to form a combo on one of the active lines. It will reward you, while also delivering 10 free spins. The number of free spins doubles if the Pearl icon appears on reel 2, in any position. A cash prize, 2x the stake, is paid out as the free spins get triggered. The developers didn’t include the option to re-trigger free spins, so the initial 10 rounds are the only ones you get. You need to get the bonus symbols on a line again, in the base game, if you want to reach the free spins stage after that.
Theme & Design
The theme is not common at all for the 3-reel category. It’s showing us the ocean’s fish, and there are six different ones used as symbols. You get them in stripes, pink, green, yellow, blue, as well as the famous clown fish that was used to inspire the Nemo character. The final regular symbol pays the jackpot and has the image of the slot logo.
I think that Splashtastic has potential for the players that enjoy simpler 3-reel games, and would rather get a different theme, the fruit one being overused for that category.