Octopays is the kind of Microgaming slot that will give you a glimpse on the kind of life that exists under the ocean’s surface. It will also be a game that has a certain focus on the octopus and on other related creatures, the kraken monster being in that category. The actual design quality doesn’t match what is offered in some slot machines which have a similar theme, but there are upsides as well, mostly related to the features. Those would include scatter symbols, a Kraken feature with free spins, multipliers and wilds. 243 ways to win exist on the 5 reels, while the prizes can reach a top value which can be at $4,000.
Betting and Prizes
As is always the case with a game that uses ways to win, for betting purposes paylines are still used, and in this case we’re working with 30 lines that are fixed. All of them need a wager in order to get started, but it can be as low as $0.01 per line, or $0.30 for all of them. Increasing the wager is done through an increase of the coin value, up to $0.50, and through up to 10 coins used per line. All things considered, you can have the line bet of up to $5, with the total for 30 lines reaching $150.
The big prize in this case will reach 8,000 coins, and with the top denomination it will bring the player $4,000. Certain multipliers exist during the Kraken feature, which can double that amount.
Octopays Slot Features
The base game wild has a baby octopus for its symbol. You get a cute creature there, colored in orange, which can substitute for any other icon available here, since it’s the only one to have extra powers. The wild symbol is only used on two reels in the base game, the 2nd and the 4th ones.
To trigger the bonus game in Octopays, you will need to have that Baby Octopus wild on both reels, 2 and 4, at the same time. It is called the Kraken Feature and it will have 12 free spins for you. Before each free spin begins, as many as four Baby Octopus wilds will be placed on the reels by the Kraken monster. The 3rd reel can’t get this wild, but all others can get the symbols. If that Baby Octopus wild can’t help you get a new win with its substitution ability, then it will swim off the screen. If there is a 3rd reel Fish Monster present, then the Baby Octopus will ink itself and a multiplier of 2x will be applied by it that round.
The Fish Monster is a wild, one reserved for the 3rd reel. It always applies a multiplier of 2x when it helps with the formation of a combo.
Theme & Design
If you take the symbols of the game individually, you will find a few that look quite good, especially the two which are used as wilds. There are also diver’s helmets, old anchors, hammerhead sharks and treasure chests, but poker cards make out the rest of the paytable line-up.
Octopays slot has some features which look interesting, but it doesn’t seem to be enough, especially since payouts only go up to 800x normally.