|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.50 - 5.00|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
What sorts of lessons would be taught at shark school? We’re certain there’d be one for hunting, possibly another for being ultimately terrifying, and a third for keeping their teeth sharp perhaps? This obviously doesn’t go on in the real world, but it certainly goes on in RTG’s slot title, Shark School.
This slot utilises decent graphics, bring the game to life and ensuring that you have a wonderful time playing it. The first of its symbols come in the form of the standard playing card icons running from 9 through to A. The next two are represented by the nerdy fish hiding in the coral and another carrying a backpack. Then there’s a female fish with a handbag and another wearing a strange jumper. Four different sharks make up the top four symbols of the game, including both a Great White and a Hammerhead shark.
This RTG game features a set of five reels and four rows. This makes it slightly larger than what is considered the norm for an online video slot. Across this layout there are 50 pay lines for you to bet on, although you have the possibility of customising these easily enough. You can also change the value of your bet between 1p and 10p per active line, so the maximum overall wager possibility in the game stands at £5 per spin.
A school wouldn’t be complete without a teacher, and that is the role that has been taken up by the octopus. It has multiple arms, so it’s more than suitable for the job in hand. The teacher symbol appears in groups on the very first reel, and when it does it will substitute for all standard symbols, including the game’s scatter addition.
If it does appear grouped there, then it will count just once for the scatter symbol.
It’s the image of the school itself that works as this slot’s scatter symbol. Therefore, it doesn’t need to be on a pay line to reward you with a pay-out. Five of the scattered school symbols showing up will multiply your wager by 100x over. It’s also this symbol that triggers the slot’s feature round. Just bring three of them into view and you will get to choose one of 3 features:
- Swim Fishy Swim! – During this feature, a helpless fish is being chased through the game by a hungry shark. This sees the fish start three spaces ahead of the shark, and if a shark appears on reel three during freespins, it moves one space closer to the fish. Meanwhile, a fish on reel three will increase the gap by one space. The free spins continue until the fish is eaten by the shark or if it escapes after 25 free spins. Should the fish manage to escape, a bonus prize of 200x your triggering bet is awarded to you. All other prizes are tripled during the free spins round.
- Bad Sharky – You’ll get between three and ten re-spins if this feature activates, with one of the shark symbols totally covering the third reel. The shark will also try to eat any fish that appears on the reels. Should this happen, the fish symbol is replaced by the shark symbol.
- Don’t Eat the Teacher – Free spins are triggered once more with prizes on a double multiplier initially. A shark showing up on reel five will try to eat any teacher symbol on the same row from the first reel. Should the teacher survive, the free spins round continues and the prize multiplier increases by one. This continues until the teacher is eaten or until 25 free spins have taken place. Should the teacher survive, you get a bonus of 100x your wager.
Shark School is a truly exciting game with plenty of fun to be had throughout your gameplay. The three feature rounds make it much more entertaining, while the wild and scatters also add to its overall appeal. Combining this with RTG’s perfect graphics make it stand out and we think everyone should play this game at least once.