Ocean Princess is what Playtech call a 5-row multispin, video slot, and it has made it into the Free Slots Myths and Fairytales section thanks to its mermaid theme. To tell you the truth, the beautiful Ocean Princess herself stays very much in the background in this game, and the reels do the talking. With lots of wild symbols, 24 winning symbol combinations and a LOT of player control over the reels, anyone who plays this game for real money stands a very good chance of making some cash. On the other hand, the lack of special features and fancy twists might make this game less attractive for slots fans who want to play for free.
Setting the Scene
The blonde, beautiful and eh, otherwise well-endowed Ocean Princess is a mermaid who has ventured out of the safety of her underwater kingdom to reward you with a jackpot or two. Surrounded by her fellow sea creatures, she has put a generous 3-reels of 5 rows (each with its own payline) at your disposal. Look out for her golden crown – it pays out the richest rewards.
The most lucrative symbols in this game, and as such the ones you want to see appearing on your screen, are the Wild and the Sea Star. There are no animations or special features within the symbols themselves. The maximum payout for is for a row of three wilds: 1,000 coins. The lowest scoring symbol is the tortoise; just one will net you 1 coin. The symbols are all derived from the slot’s mermaid theme and are as follows:
- The Ocean Princess’s Crown (the wild)
- Sea Stars in red, yellow and green (each color has its own payout value – this applies to the symbols listed below too)
- Crabs in red, yellow and green
- Sea horses in red, yellow and green
- Anchors in red, yellow and green
But you don’t have to land a payline of three matching symbols of the same color to get a payout. Lines of any color combination of matching symbols also reward you with prizes, the highest being 25 coins for any 3 Sea Stars. You can even win 5 coins for a line of any 3 Crabs and Sea Stars together.
Wagers and jackpots
Dare we say it, wagering on Ocean Princess is actually a little complicated! You certainly wouldn’t think so at first glance, because the slot’s basic graphics and layout appear very simple. Nevertheless, if you take a little time to get to know how the game works, the rewards will be worth it, especially in real money. Our main reason for saying this is the high level of freedom and control which you as a player are given over the reels:
- There are five rows of symbols, each with a payline. That makes 5 paylines, and you can bet between 1 coin and 5 coins per line, thereby increasing your chances of a very significant win.
- You can hold any reel you like, even two, and take a second spin. This means that when big-paying symbols come up like the Wild or the Sea Star, you can hold these symbols and spin with the aim of hitting the most generous symbol combinations.
And here’s the basic info. This is a 3-reel, 5-row slot with a maximum jackpot of 1,000 coins (namely 1000 x your line bet), which is yours if you land a row of 3 wilds after betting maximum. You can wager coins (in real money) from 0.01 to 5.00 $/€/£. However, because you are betting on five lines, this means your minimum total bet per spin is 0.05 $/€/£ and your maximum is 125 $/€/£. The maximum jackpot therefore works out as 5,000 $/€/£. The variety of betting values available make this a nice game for real-money players on varying budget levels, but it has to be said that at 1,000 coins the highest jackpot is not as generous as that of some of the other slots we feature (check out Captain’s Treasure and Silver Bullet in the Adventure slots category – each of these pay out a maximum of 10,000 coins).
Other ways to win
There are no progressive jackpots, bonus rounds or free games rounds in Ocean Princess. So apart from the option to hold the reels and try to spin a winner, there aren’t really any particularly special elements to this game. As such, it may not be as entertaining for free play as other slots with animated bonus features, such as Incredible Hulk or funny slots such as Dr Lovemore (which is a bit naughty too!).
Music, audio and graphics
Not too much to say about the graphics and audio on this slot. They are sparse. The features on the Ocean Princess’s face aren’t even particularly clear.
The Last Word
If it hadn’t been for this slot’s 5 rows and reel-freezing options, it would have gotten a lower score. Not much free play entertainment value, but a potential money spinner in real-money mode. Seven out of ten.
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