Great Blue Slot – Review and Free Play
The Great Blue Slot is a high variance or also known as a highly volatile slot. This means in layman terms that Great Blue has the propensity to pay out big.
I will try to cover all the bases in this review of the Great Blue Slot and in the process explain as to why I think that Great Blue is such a great slot to play.
No doubt, after you have read this review of Great Blue, you will be wanting to play it yourself, which you are able to do for free, right here on this page. Above, just below the free play version of Great Blue, we also list those recommended online casinos, where you can find Great Blue.
Great Blue is a 25 payline, 5 reel online slot machine produced and developed by Playtech and available to play at those casinos which carry their games. The theme of Great Blue surrounds a Great Blue Whale the symbol of which acts as the slot’s wild symbol. The Great Blue symbol also can appear stacked on any of the five reels in play, thus having the potential to substantially increase your winnings.
Great Blue is regarded as a high variance slot or in layman terms is classed as highly volatile. What this means is that there can be what appears to be long spells where the slot plays very cold. Meaning payout can be few and far between and your bankroll just seems to be running down the cyber equivalent of a drain.
However, the upside of playing a high variance slot such as Great Blue is that when the slot is ‘hot’ it pays out and pays out big time. This is one of the main reasons why Great Blue is one of my favourite slots of all time and is equal to the impressive Gladiator Slot when it comes to Playtech Slots.
Great Blue Bonus Round
The Bonus Round is when Great Blue comes into it’s own and where players of Great Blue can be rewarded with great returns. It is not uncommon for the Bonus Round in Great Blue to return in excess of 100 times your bet stake. But be warned, unlike low variance slot games, the bonus round does not occur very frequently, but when it does it is well worth the wait.
To be awarded the Bonus Round, you are required to hit three or more scatter symbols in a single spin of the reels. The scatter symbol in keeping with the underwater theme is in the form of an open clam shell.
Once the bonus round has been awarded you are then shown an underwater scene with five closed clam shells. You then have to pick two clams to open. Upon opening the clam shells you are either awarded additional spins or/and additional bet multipliers.
In short up to 33 free spins with a mammoth 10 x ( ten times bet stake ) multiplier can be awarded. In all my time playing Great Blue over the past several years, on average I receive approx 20 free spins with a bet multiplier averaging at 7 x. Now you can see why Great Blue has the potential to pay out big. Higher bet multipliers up to 15x can be awarded in the bonus round, but the number of free spins awarded is less than 20.
Unlike many low variance slots whereby their respective bonus rounds more often than not do not pay out much, Great Blue is different in that returns from the bonus round of 100 x or more are much more frequent. In addition, the bonus round can also be retriggered by hitting three or more clams during the play of any of your free spins awarded.
Great Blue Bonus Round Screen Shots
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The down side to this though is that like all highly volatile and high variance slot machines, is that Great Blue can go on what seems like very long lean spells.
However, and this is a big however, Great Blue is a fantastic game to play and can be extremely rewarding. Situated in an underwater theme, Great Blue features stacked wilds, great effects and longevity.
In short, Great Blue would not be out of place in a land based casino and is great fun, offering a chance to hit a very large win.
Okay so the Great Blue Slot offers stacked wilds, all well and good, but most new slot games being released offer the same right? Well yes that is true, but where Great Blue really comes into it’s own is in the bonus round, which is activated by hitting three or more clam shells on any of the five reels in play.
When activating the bonus round in Great Blue you are transported to the ocean floor and are presented with five clams, of which you have to choose 2. Thus revealing additional free spins and bet multipliers. You can be awarded as much as 33 free spins and a bet multiplier of 15x. Yes 15 x multiplier.
You are probably now getting somewhat of an inkling as to how and why Great Blue can award payouts of over 100x. It is all about the bonus round. I have personally had some superb wins playing Great Blue, but be warned. Great Blue is a highly volatile and high variance slot, you can go what seems like an eternity before hitting three or more clam scatters and thus activating the bonus round.
But, if like me you love high variance slots, which provide you with a chance of a superb win, then you will I am sure love playing Great Blue.
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