Whale O'Winnings

Whale O'Winnings

  • Casino: Slots Capital
  • Category: Free Bonus
  • Title: Whale O'Winnings
  • Type: 5 Reels, 50 Pay Lines, Wilds, Free Spins, and Multiplier.
  • Genre: Underwater
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  • Software: Rival Gaming
  • Summary: Dive in to the Whale O'Winnings slot from Rival Gaming and discover what watery-themed treats and bonuses lie in wait when you meet up with Ollie the Orca and Danny the Dolphin and friends.
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The sea has inspired many different slots over the years and in truth, it has produced a mixed bag of games. Some have been absolutely fantastic to play, others less so and a couple have been really poor. We're confident however that Rival Gaming's slot Whale O'Winnings is one that will have you having a 'whale of a time' rather than being tossed to the sharks.

This is an interesting slot that is very customizable with the number of lines, coins per line and the size of coin all fully customizable meaning that it is a great game for those that like to have exact control over how much they want to wager on each spin. The jackpot is 7,777 coins in the base game and with coins ranging from 0.01 to 0.25, that equates to a decent amount of money.

So is this one watery themed slot that is best left undiscovered at the bottom of the ocean, or should we be heading to our chosen casino to try this game out, especially seeing as it is one of Rival Gaming's most popularly played slots each month?

Let's dive into the slot now and take a look for ourselves at how it plays.

Overview

  • Game: Whale O'Winnings
  • Developer: Rival Gaming
  • Reels: 5
  • Pay Lines: 50 (selectable)
  • Minimum Bet: 0.01
  • Maximum Bet: 125.00
  • Jackpot: 7777x
  • Free Spins Bonus: Yes
  • Other Bonuses: No
  • Progressive: No
  • Volatility: Medium

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Presentation

The Whale O'Winnings slot has nice presentation. This starts with the five reels being transparent and against the back drop of a blue sea and rocky outcrop underwater, it does give the slot a shimmering and rather ethereal, relaxing feel. This is echoed by the music which is more atmospheric and awe-inspiring than dramatic, and this does set up a very nice ambiance for the slot to be played in.

The main controls are at the foot of the reels and these can allow you to tailor your bet as you see fit and you can even select and deselect lines, if you prefer, though we feel the game is best played with all possible lines in play. The animations on the reels are simple but effective and overall, the slot looks and plays very nicely indeed.

What's on the reels?

There are a fair number of different symbols on the reels and the lowest value of these is the playing card low symbols. These range from 9 through to the Ace but generally only offer low value wins for 3 or 4 symbols across the reels, starting at just 4 coins for three of the 9 symbols. Five aces though will land you 200 coins, so there is a huge step up between landing three or four symbols and that crucial fifth symbol.

The other symbols are more based on the aquatic theme of the slot and these include a lifesaver, an anemone, a piece of coral, a clam, a bag of coins (which is a bit out of keeping with the rest of the theme), a sea lion and a treasure chest, which is the biggest paying of the standard symbols in the game offering 50 coins for three on a line and a whopping 2,500 coins for five across the reels.

Other than these 13 symbols there are just two others on the reels, the Wild and the Scatter and we will explore more about what these symbols do below.

Wild features

The Orca Killer Whale, Ollie the Orca, is the in game Wild and this can appear on any of the reels on any spin. When the symbol lands it can replace any of the standard symbols outlined above to help create winning lines. When it does, it also awards a 3x multiplier for that win, which is one of the best ways to get some value in the base game in particular.

Free Spins features

The Dolphin Scatter symbol is the key to unlocking Free Spins on the Whale O'Winnings slot. Land three anywhere across the five reels and you will receive 10 Free Spins, land four and you will land 15 Free Spins, but if you can land five across the reels then you will receive 50 Free Spins. This, if you can trigger it, is by far the best bonus but be warned, it is difficult to hit and you will usually end up with 10 or 15 Free Spins in the bonus round.

During Free Spins all wins come with a 2x multiplier as standard which is good value.

Other bonus features

Other than the bonus features listed above, there are no other additional bonus features on the Whale O'Winnings slot.

Best feature of the Whale O'Winnings slot

There's no doubt that if you can trigger it, then the 50 Free Spins bonus is the best aspect of the Whale O'Winnings slot, although it is extremely difficult to land this particular bonus and you will instead usually end up with a much smaller number of spins when you can trigger the bonus. The presentation and sound of the slot is also nicely done.

What does the Whale O'Winnings slot lack?

For me the base game is a little too punitive at times. There are a lot of non-winning spins, which is fine in a medium variance game, but the fact that many winning spins offer just a small amount of money and those bigger value wins are hard to hit, makes this feel like the slot is not really your best friend. I also feel a random base game bonus would have livened this part of the game up. Free Spins is also fiendishly difficult to trigger at times.

Conclusion

Whale O'Winnings is a bit of a tricky slot to categorize. On the one hand, it does have a lot of positive points. The presentation is sound, the 50 Free Spins is a great sounding bonus and the fact you can win up to 7,777 coins is a real boon. However, while these are the headlines of the slot, your chances of hitting them are very small and in truth, you tend to get much less than what is offered and I think that kind of sums this game up. It promises much, but only delivers on a small proportion of that, which is a pity.

Ratings

  • Presentation: 16 / 20 - The presentation of the Whale O'Winnings slot is very nicely done and it is easy to see why it has appeal to players on first appearances. The setting is the sea, unsurprisingly and the reels are transparent allowing you a view of the sea behind them. The soundtrack is atmospheric rather than memorable for any particular tune and the sound effects of dolphins chattering and whale song is also neatly done. All in all, this is a nicely presented slot although the Killer Whale at the right of the reels is meant to look chirpy and friendly but it gives me the creeps as it looks a tad demented.
  • Game-play: 14 / 20 - Given that you can wager on between 1 and 50 lines and play between 1 and 10 coins of value 0.01 to 0.25 on each line, there is real scope to model the game play on this slot to exactly what you like, however I feel playing all 50 lines is the best option. The game can be somewhat volatile at times and you do need patience to access the best parts of the game, which is ostensibly the Free Spins bonus, but you can pick up some useful better sized wins in the base game from time to time. I do feel the base game would have been livened up with the inclusion of a randomly triggered bonus feature of some sort however.
  • Bonus Features: 11 / 20 - To be honest, the bonus features in the Whale O'Winnings slot are a little thin on the ground. Essentially you have the Wild symbol, which offers the chance to win more wins and will apply a multiplier, as well as a chance to win the largest jackpot prize if you can land all five across the reels. There's also up to 50 Free Spins available but you tend to land much fewer than this. Free Spins can be tricky to hit too so all in all, the bonus aspect of the slot is a little underwhelming to be honest.
  • Entertainment Factor: 12 / 20 - Whale O'Winnings is a slot which at first seems great fun and all is somewhat chirpy but as you play, its appeal does diminish a little. Wins are too hard to hit, especially those bigger value wins and the value of some of the lower value wins isn't the best. The Free Spins bonus game is very difficult to hit at times and requires great patience at times to trigger. With only the Wild on the reels as another bonus feature, there's not a huge amount in the slot to keep you spinning.
  • Play Value: 11 / 20 - As mid-level variance slots go, I feel that Whale O'Winnings is pretty standard in terms of the size of the wins but I think that the better value wins come along a little less frequently than on other medium variance slots and as such, this does impact the play value as it is these wins that really can boost a bankroll even without triggering the main bonus features of the slot.
  • Overall 64 / 100 - Whale O'Winnings is a decent enough slot to play with some nice features and it is extensively customizable to exactly how you want to play. However it doesn't really offer a huge amount beyond the basics and the better aspects of the slot, such as the bigger Free Spins bonus round, and the larger wins, do seem out of reach. This does diminish the appeal of the game somewhat and means Whale O'Winnings is a solid but not spectacular slot.

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