- A great-looking slot from a smaller developer
- Base game can offer quite a few wilds
- Free spins bonus enhances swim swim feature for better odds
Desert Shark is the latest from Fantasma Games, a smaller developer who you may or may not have heard of before. They might not have the huge resources some of their competitors do, but that isn’t always necessary for a good slot so let’s see how they fair here.
The design is pretty good with very nice graphics and a great background. The reels are a little simple but still impressive enough. There are 5 in total with 4 rows giving you 40 paylines. The RTP stands at 96.33% which isn’t bad either. To get a win, simple land the following symbols along a payline from left to right:
- Purple, Gold, Blue or Red Coin (lowest value)
- Wild (highest value)
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Desert Shark Slot Bonuses and Features
Special Symbols. There are a few noteworthy symbols in this game. One is the swim wild, shown as a golden shark, which appears on reels 3, 4 and 5 and is used to trigger the swim swim feature. Then there’s the dynamite wild which is only available during free spins. Multiplier wilds are also available up to 9x, multiplying each other if they are both part of a win.
Swim Swim Feature. If 2 or more swim wilds appear during the base game, or just 1 during the free spins bonus, this feature is triggered. Each swim wild will then upgrade a random number of symbols to its left on the same row to wild symbols. Wild symbols will be upgrades to increase their multiplier by 1x.
Free Spins Bonus. To trigger this, you need to land the scatter symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the base game. 8 free spins are given. On each and every spin, 1-6 dynamite wilds will appear randomly on reels 1-3. If a swim wild symbols lands during the bonus, any dynamite wilds on the same row will be activated. These will then upgrade another 2-6 symbols each, as well as the symbols upgrades from the swim swim feature.
Desert Shark slot from Fantasma Games may sound a little complicated, but it’s really quite easy once you play the features a couple of times. It’s all about giving you lots of wilds, which are fortunately the most valuable symbols in the game. It does this in two ways. One is the swim swim feature during the base game, which can turn quite a few symbols wild and give multiplier wilds if enough of them appear in good positions. The free spins bonus makes this better though, as it can trigger more easily and activate dynamite wilds for even more wild symbols. This can work especially well and is pretty fun too. With enough wilds, you can win over 16,000x your stake on each spin, even during the base game. I like it, it’s fun and can reward you well so be sure to check it out.