If you get a slot series right, it can become mega-popular, and that's the case with the Blitz range courtesy of leading developers Playtech. So far, there have been several releases, including Diamon Blitz and Rhino Blitz, and now Playtech are literally dipping their toe into the water to bring us Shark Blitz. What's great is that if you have played any of the Blitz online casino games previously, you will have an idea of what to expect. However, it doesn't mean to say that Playtech are just churning out title after title for the hell of it. There are plenty of differences from release to release.
We have seen games from Playtech before where animals and wildlife come into their thinking. As we mentioned above, another instalment from the series, Rhino Blitz, follows this path. But, let’s face it, there is some fascinating about the see. And something even more fascinating about sharks. So, when you combine the two elements, you’re naturally creating a slot that will have plenty of people invested in the idea. With the game being called Shark Blitz, it won’t take a genius to work out that the shark is the star of the show, either. But it’s where you expect a shark to be.
We always find ourselves talking up a game’s theme early into our reviews because, in most instances, this is going to be the first thing players notice. But, of course, this is a slot, and what goes into making the game is equally as important. Playtech may have been around a while, but what they’re not is a development team that want to stick to tradition when they don’t have to. So, it should come as no surprise to see the reel and icon set-up is 3-5-5-5-3, and there are a whopping 5,625 ways to win.
It’s fair to say that Playtech have got their heads screwed on when it comes to making successful instalments in a game series. The best approach, in our opinion, is to keep everything that works in the previous release and add something new to the equation. And you can see this come through in Shark Blitz.
We find ourselves saying a lot of similar stuff where symbols are concerned, but as you will expect, we get royal cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A as the lower-paying icons in the selection. Of course, the symbols related to the theme are worth more, including tuna, turtles, and jellyfish. The top-paying icon is the great white shark, which we imagine will not surprise many. A combination of them can be potentially worth 150x the bet, which isn’t bad.
Where better to start this section than by talking up the wild symbol. On the reels, it will appear as a diamond, and in typical fashion, it will act as a substitute for other regular icons to make forming winning combinations easier.
Most punters spin the reels of online slots to access the free spins feature because it can prove incredibly lucrative if the right symbols come into view. Three or more scatters are needed to gain access to the feature. But, if a punter has two in view, Crunch Mode gives them an extra spin to find one more. So, that’s a positive.
In terms of the free spins players will have to go at from the off, they can grab themselves up to fifteen. And, the fun doesn't stop there, because multipliers of up to 5x will enter the fray, too, which can significantly boost winnings. Finally, if all that wasn't enough, players can win a progressive jackpot at random, courtesy of the Playtech Blitz Network.
There are several reasons why you should give Shark Blitz by Playtech a go. First, if you’ve played any Blitz games before, this could be the best instalment yet. But, if you add that the theme is intriguing because it’s sharks, and there’s the opportunity to bag a massive progressive jackpot, you can see why the slot appeals on multiple levels.