Online Game Review of Mighty Kraken by Casino Technology
Mighty Kraken is a sea-themed slot machine that you can play free at NeonSlots. Its game window is made up of 5 reels and 5 adjustable paylines. The slot by Casino Technology features two types of special symbols, a scatter and an expanding wild. It also has is a gambling game with an opportunity to gamble half a prize.
How to play Mighty Kraken
The slot under review is a demo version of the real game and its only difference is having a virtual in-game currency. Everything else in the slot fully copies the original version.
The slot has two types of in-game currency — coins and credits. Practically the entire gameplay involves only coins but the winnings and the current account are converted into credits. They are calculated on the basis of a multiplier fixed at 0.01. In other words, 1 credit is 100 coins. At the beginning of the game you have 30,000 coins or 300 credits, respectively.
Setting up bet parameters
In the bottom left corner of the screen you can see the Game menu button opening the main game menu. In Select bet and lines, you can choose the number of active paylines and the bet per line.
The number of lines can be set in the range of 1 to 5 with 5 corresponding buttons that say Lines. The line bet varies between 1 and 100 coins and is set with one of 5 buttons that read Bet.
These settings affect your chances of landing winning combinations and the size of your prize. Besides, when multiplied, these values produce the total bet per spin.
Parameters of the stake can also be configured differently. To choose a value, click the Bet and Lines buttons on the control panel to achieve the result you want.
The total bet is the cost of one spin of the reels. The minimum bet with all 5 paylines activated is 5 coins.
In the bottom left corner of the screen you can see the Total Bet box. Clicking it to automatically set the maximum stake for a spin, i.e. 500 coins.
Launching the slot game
The Start button starts one spin with preset parameters of the bet. If the button is clicked once again as the reels spin the process will stop.
The Controls section of the main game menu contains the Auto play button. By clicking the button once, you set the number of automatic re-spins to 5 spins, by clicking it again — to 100 spins. After the button is clicked a third time, the auto-game is disabled.
The automatic mode is launched with the Start button, without leaving the game menu. The auto-game is stopped with the Stop auto play button.
The Controls section includes two more icons:
- The loudspeaker — to adjust the volume of sound effects
- Help pays – the help menu of the slot. It contains the basic rules of the game, the paytable, payline patterns and the guide about the risk game. The paytable automatically recalculates values when the bet per line is modified
You can also start an auto-game and open the help menu from the control panel. To do this, click the Auto off and Pay table buttons ,respectively. Both buttons are located in the bottom right corner of the user interface.
Symbols and multipliers in the Mighty Kraken video slot
To make calculations simple and convenient, the description of payouts for winning combinations is based on a line bet of one coin.
The slot comes with three types of special symbols which are categorised by i) the principle of appearance and ii) the functions they perform.
Scatter is a symbol that shows a ship. It can drop in the game screen at random. By landing 3, 4 and 5 symbols, you win a prize of 15, 100 and 500 coins.
The second type of the scatter is a gold harpoon. It can be only placed on reels 1, 3 and 5 of the virtual screen. 3 symbols landing at a time earn you 100 coins.
The wild symbol is the picture of Kraken. It can only occur on reels 2, 3 and 4 of the screen. Kraken has a universal property — it replaces all standard symbols and can expand to an entire reel at random. The wild symbol doesn't pay you a prize on its own.
Standard symbols of the slot are images of four card suits, sea-themed items and the seaman himself. For a combination of 3, 4 and 5 symbols, you get the following reward in coins:
- All four suits are of equivalent value — 10, 30 and 100
- The ship bell — 20, 50 and 200
- The anchor and compass — 40, 100 and 500
- The seaman — 10, 50, 200 and 300 This is the highest paying standard symbol in the slot. It can also form a combination of as few as two symbols. 5 images of the seaman with the maximum bet get you 30,000 coins
The risk game to multiply your prize is activated with the Double up button when a winning combination of symbols lands in the game window. You have to guess the colour or suit of the face-down card in the centre of the screen.
If you choose correctly, the prize doubles or quadruples depending on what you select. After that you can continue the game. If your choice was wrong — all coins for the combination are lost.
The Half gamble button transfers a half of your reward to your current account and the game is played with the rest. To collect funds during the risk game, click the Take win button.
Mighty Kraken is a slot machine by Casino Technology with two types of scatter symbols, high multipliers and an expanding wild symbol. The slot features no bonus modes, but has a risk game with an opportunity to divide the prize from a combination of symbols into two equal parts.