Shifting Seas Overview
Thunderkick has released a new online slot game, which is always great news. This Swedish provider doesn’t release games that often and when they do, it’s usually a great title.
And I think this new title will also be a great addition, which is called Shifting Seas by the way.
As the title might suggest, the game comes with a sea explorer theme. You will find standard card symbols, different pirates, a parrot, treasure and more.
The game starts out with 6 reels that are 4, 4, 3, 3, 2 and 2 symbols high, Starting with 576 ways. But this can increase up to 117.649 ways during play.
Wild symbols may appear on all reels. Which can be standard wild symbols, but also special wild symbols that will trigger a bonus.
There is also a bonus symbol which can appear on every reel.
Shifting Seas comes with a very big maximum payout of 15.000 times your bet.
Shifting Seas Features
This slot game comes with all sorts of features and bonuses, which I will explain below.
Winning combinations are removed from the reels and all symbols fall down into the empty spots. New symbols than fall on top to create the option for another win.
When you get a winning combination the rightmost reel moves off the screen. A new reel is added to the leftmost side of the game. Each new reel will be one symbol higher than the previous one, up to a maximum of 7 symbols. Increasing the maximum ways after each shift.
Special Wild Symbols
There are normal wild symbols but also special wild symbols on the reels. When one or more of these special wild symbols is used in a winning combination it will be collected. After the Shift Win the special wild is than activated. These wilds are:
- Boost Shift – Gives an extra reel shift, all symbols from the previous leftmost reel are copied to the new reel
- Symbol Rush – Will randomly transforms between 4 and 8 symbols into new identical symbols
- Wild Surge – Will randomly add between 1 and 3 wild symbols onto the reels
Free Spins Feature
When a bonus symbol appears on the reels it will shift to the right during each Shift Win. Once the symbol leaves the reels you will be awarded with 8 free spins.
When free spins start a Wild Reel starts on reel 1 with a starting multiplier of x1. This wild reel will also move a reel to the right after each Shift Win. When it is moved off the reels it will award 1 extra free spin but also reappear on the first reel with a +1 multiplier. This will continue with no limit.
When a bonus symbol appears during free spins and is moved of the reels you will be awarded with 4 more free spins.
Shifting Seas is an instantly recognizable slot game, which all Thunderkick games are. And I really enjoy that.
And is you might have noticed, the game uses a lot of features and bonuses. But they manage to still keep it clear. They all work very well together and match the theme.
The maximum payout of Shifting Seas is also great, 15.000 times your bet. Which seems right since those Win Shifts can keep happening over and over. And with that multiplier wild reel and the extra wild bonuses, during free spins, can award some great wins.