|Name:||Release The Kraken|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Cracking visuals||Volatility is high|
|Plenty of bonus rounds|
|A jackpot of 10,000x your stake|
|Expressly for high rollers|
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Release The Kraken powered by Pragmatic Play is a maritime-themed high variance video slot with 20 to 40 paylines and 5 reels. Its top earning potential (non-progressive jackpot) on a single spin is 10,000x (£$1 million) your stake.
Visually it’s one of the sharpest real money slots Pragmatic Play has released in a while. The Kraken is the stuff of legend and nightmares. In Scandinavian folklore, it’s a cephalopod-like sea monster that terrorized sailors off the coasts of Greenland and Norway. Release the Kraken has plenty of in-game features. It starts with a ‘Pick Me’ game that gives you a choice between three different spin modifiers (Kraken Lockin Wilds, Colossal Kraken, Infectious Kraken). It also includes a Free Spins feature with a progressive win multiplier.
Bets per spin start at £$0.10 up to £$100. The ambiance and setting portray mastery, albeit in a cartoon-like manner. In the main game, an old galleon that lies at the bottom of the sea, which functions as the backdrop for the reel set.
Symbols on the reels are a shark, turtle, green fish, blue fish, the game’s logo, standard wild, cards from Jack to Ace, and of course, those shifting Wilds. The premium symbol is the game’s logo, and 5 of them on the reels pay 25x your stake. The theoretical return percentage of Release the Kraken is 96.5%.
Plenty is going on at the slot machine’s in-game features, especially the wilds, to which we’ll get to in a bit.
The standard wild forms winning combinations when it substitutes symbols adjacent to it, except the scatter (ship logo), Chest Bonus and Free Spins symbols. When five wilds appear, you’ll pocket a cash prize of 25x your stake.
The Random Spin Feature rolls when three tentacles waving a ‘Pick Me’ sign appear on your screen. You must pick one that unlocks one of three spin modifiers, as below.
Kraken Lockin Wilds: Three chests appear on your screen, which you must click. As you released the wilds from unlocking the chests, the Kraken Wilds pop onto the reels. Winning spins multiply by two, and they get subjected to a multiplier. Once you click on ‘Collect,’ the bonus round ends, and you’ll receive a payout.
Colossal Kraken Wilds: A giant 3×4 wild pitches here. The giant wild can cover all 12 positions, but it’s highly unlikely. Instead, the odds are way better for the giant wild to cover the top or bottom three positions.
Infectious Kraken Wilds: An Infectious Kraken comes into play here. It transforms symbols adjacent to it into wilds.
Sunken Treasure Bonus
A screen opens up displaying three treasure chests, which you must click on to reveal a cash prize. There is an unlimited amount of picks. The moment you click on a chest that says ‘Collect,’ the feature ends.
Roaming Kraken Free Spins
Of the bonus rounds, the Roaming Kraken Free Spins is the best because here you can win the jackpot of 10,000x your wager. You’ll trigger the Free Spins when bonus symbols appear on reels 1 and 3, and the treasure chest on reel 5.
A screen with chests appears, which you must click on to reveal the number of free spins you’ll receive. Each chest awards +1, +2, or +3 spins. We played it in the free slots version, and no matter which chest we picked, we always ended up with ten free spins. The free spins feature also has a progressive win multiplier of 1x applied to it, and every time a Wild pitches, the multiplier increases by 1+.
If you like opening chests, you’ll love Release the Kraken. The number 4 kept on popping up when it came to uncovering the chests, no matter which bonus round we triggered. Expect plenty of wilds to appear during the free spins too. We found it odd that we never managed to land any wild on our first free spin but always on the second. Release The Kraken follows the same mathematical model as Aladdin and the Sorcerer. With its cartoon-type graphics, it portrays a compelling narrative in conjunction with plenty of bonus rounds that grabs you from the first spin.
Release The Kraken Slots FAQ’s
Do I Need a Large Bankroll?
Should you want to play the game just for fun, then a small bankroll will suffice. However, if you desire to win some real money and have fun at the same time, you’ll need a bankroll of at least £$250. Volatility is as a high as a galleons mast.
How Much Can I Win Playing Release The Kraken slot?
The most you can win is 10,000x your stake with maximum bet of up to £$100 per spin.
Can I Use a Betting Strategy When I Play Release The Kraken Slot?
Play it in the free slots version first. When you play the game with free credits, it gives you an idea about its volatility and how many spins might trigger a bonus round or Free Spins. Before you play for real money, set a bankroll aside, and decide on an average bet per spin. If it took you 100 spins in the free play mode to get into the free spins at an average bet of £$2, then you know that you need a budget of at least £$200 to trigger it.