We’re o-fish-ially hooked on Ocean Richies!
Oh, shell yeah! Fin-ally an ocean-themed slot game you can reely tuna in to! We were totally washed away by this new slot game. Shell we sea how many richies you can clam?
Trust Caleta Gaming to deliver a game that’s not only fun and exciting to play but is attractive and beautifully laid out. Take a swim among the brightly coloured reefs filled with life-accurate tropical fish, keeping your eyes wide open for the blur of the purple octopus or the flash of the golden carp to signal unfathomable riches. The lively, ethereal music will play for as long as you do, taking a bubble-breather if, for any reason, you pause play.
Ocean Richies leans heavily into its nautical theme with an aquatic background and marine symbols. In comparison to most slot games, Ocean Richies is relatively poor in its symbol selection, sticking to the usual A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9, descending in value. There are only two higher paying symbols: the purple octopus and the highest paying one – the golden carp. Other symbols include the wild, which is the top half of a beautiful brunette mermaid complete with a seaweed bustier only slightly hidden behind the word wild. The next one to keep an eye out for is the scatter, which is simply a blue bubble with the words free spins in front of it. The final symbol triggers Ocean Richies’ exciting bonus game and appears as a beautiful pearl resting in a clamshell with the word bonus beneath in blue.
Where this game really shines is its special features, of which there are four: cascading reels, a bonus game, a wild event feature, and a free spins scatter feature. Cascading reels are an excellent way to make the most of a single bet; any winning paylines are added to your kitty and then the symbols pop like bubbles to make way for new symbols and possibly new paylines.
The bonus game is triggered by landing three or more of the pearl symbols anywhere on the reels; if a spin nets you just two pearls then the other reels will spin independently of each other simultaneously. If you have all three scatters when the reels stop you’re rewarded with the best game of minesweeper you’ve ever played! Nine closed clamshells are arranged in a 3 x 3 grid, eight of which hold a cash total that is a multiplier of your original bet, and one of which holds the word Collect, which ends the bonus game. The aim of the game is simple: prise open as many prize clams as you can before hitting the word Collect. All cash won in the bonus game goes straight into your winnings – there’s no way to lose!
The wild reel feature gives you a cheeky peek at the whole mermaid, curves and all; when reels 2, 3, 4, and/or 5 are stacked with wilds the mermaid symbol stretches out to her full length down the reel, and then she really goes wild! Additionally, you can get double the fun across reels 2, 3 and 4 which will randomly turn wild and grant you a guaranteed win!
Finally the free spins feature works similarly to the bonus game feature, in that it is triggered by landing three or more of these symbols across the reels. Getting just two will send all other reels into a tailspin in the hopes of securing you another free spin symbol. When the reels finally stop, your fate is determined by how many scatters you’ve landed across all five reels. Two scatters gets you zip, three nets you 8 free spins, four gives you 20 free spins and five lands you a whopping 80 spins!
Ocean Richies also adds the extra element of a progressive multiplier which is active during the free spins feature and can win you up to 10,000x your bet, or multiple consecutive wins. One thing to note is that you can’t change your bet once the free spins start – it stays the same for all free spins.
This video slot is widely available online but can be reliably found at Sports Bet.
Ocean Richies is available to play on mobile, desktop or laptop. It is supported on iOS, Windows, Linux and Android. Recommended browsers include Safari, Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
This is a pleasant and engaging game that will easily lure you in. Beware it doesn’t turn into too much of a siren song, however. This game’s volatility and variance are high enough that it involves a moderate level of risk vs reward. Consider your betting strategy accordingly – higher bets may mean high losses, but too low and your wins will be unsatisfying. Choosing a middle ground approach seems to work well here. Remember to set yourself a time and budget limit to help prevent excessive loss, while also giving yourself ample opportunity to win.
With 243 ways to win, and with engaging, fun gameplay and design, this one is definitely going into our treasure chest. Ocean Richies will have you feeling like an underwater explorer, salvaging the wreck of some mysterious ship, or communing with the teeming life of the reef. It’s a great game to spend some game time with and we recommend giving it a go – you’ll fall hook, line and sinker for it!