Lisa Cheban | 24 August, 2023 14:03 | Last update on: 24 August, 2023 14:03
Relax Gaming, the renowned provider of unique casino content, has announced a rewarding underwater mission to meet the snappy sharks in its brand new slot, Shark Wash. In this game, brave players will take their cars for a wash in the shark-run business and receive a 5,000x top payout if they manage to come out alive. And to help you complete the mission, the game houses multiple rewarding mechanics and bonus features.
The fish-themed experience happens on a 5×4 game board with up to 1024 winning ways. To collect a payout, you must match at least three icons on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel. The carefully crafted card icons are the low-value symbols with a 0.6x, 0.8x, or 1.2x payout for 3, 4, or 5, respectively. The comical shark wash personnel are the premium icons, with a payout between 1x and 15x the stake.
As the sharks attend to your car, you can spot the wild symbol anywhere on the reels. This symbol will replace all the paying icons on the gameboard except the bonus icon. The idea is to help you form even more valuable wins in the scary car wash.
But replacing the paying icons isn’t the only thing the wild symbol does. The Countdown Wild feature will activate when this icon is part of a victorious combination. If this happens, the available wild symbols will stick around for 2 to 5 spins, boosting your winning chances even further.
You’ll see a counter on the wild icon, decreasing by one whenever a wild icon appears on a win. If the wild counter reaches zero, the symbol will lose its precious stickiness before a new game round begins.
As expected, Relax Gaming added several free spin rounds to this relatively straightforward slot machine. Players can unlock the bonus rounds after landing 3, 4, or 5 bonus icons to receive 7, 10, or 15 spins, respectively. Note that the Countdown Wild feature is available during the bonus rounds and doesn’t reset between spins. And yes, landing a bonus symbol during the free games will reward you with an extra spin.
Players in eligible jurisdictions can directly join the free spins round by paying 80x the stake. This increases the game’s RTP to 96.50% from the standard rate of 96.06%. Remember that it’s a highly volatile slot, meaning you must be patient to pocket the wins.
Commenting on this new release, Shelley Hannah, Director of Casino Products at Relax Gaming, stated: “It’s always a special occasion when we debut a new game, but even more so when it boasts exciting new game features and mechanics; in this case: Countdown Wilds.
“Once players have acclimated to the underwater setting, we’re quite confident that they will quickly take to this charming new release! What’s not to love about sharks, sponges and Countdown Wilds?”