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Sharky by Novomatic

Upon first glance, Sharky seems like something of a confused slot that doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going as far as the theme is concerned. Aside from the shark swimming ominously by the game’s logo at the top of the screen, we’d swear that the game was more about pirates than killer fish. Fortunately, that turns out not to be the case although we won’t spoil that particular surprise for you until we cover the feature round below! In the meantime, we’ll cover the basics of nine win lines in play and plenty of themed symbols on the board to accompany the playing card icons, including the ever valuable treasure chests.

The pirate is the star of the show as far as non-bonus symbols are concerned and he’ll help things along as a wild card. Wilds aren’t exactly all that valuable on nine line slots but he certainly carries out his role admirably. Fortunately, he’s by no means the be all and end all of particularly important symbols and there are two that are sure to catch the eye. The pirate ship on the first reel and the desert island on the fifth can lead to some particularly tasty wins, given that landing both at once will trigger the free spins bonus.

Novomatic free spins rounds may be rather basic at times, but that’s certainly not an accusation that can be levelled at this game. Ten free spins may not sound like much but that’s just for starters, with the pirate and, more importantly, Sharky himself coming into play. Landing a further ship on the first reel will see the pirate lowered into the water and he’ll row across the screen, continuing in his role as the wild card. Effectively, you’ve got a wild that moves one position to the right after every spin – unless, of course, he’s eaten by the shark. You’ll also benefit from the fact that a treasure chest landing on or next to the pirate at any point will see him selflessly swimming out to retrieve what’s inside, which is then added to your bankroll. Further scatter combinations will also serve to add more spins to the initial total of ten.

Sharky may look rather basic at first glance but the action soon heats up when you enter the bonus feature and that extra round is the perfect reason to give the game a spin for yourself. Try your luck with no risk thanks to the no deposit version which can be played instantly at the top of the page!

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