New NetEnt Ocean’s Treasure Pokie Goes LiveTia Winter | 25 February 2020
As the name suggests, Ocean’s Treasure transports the player to the lost city of Atlantis. The pokie’s grid, which is 5 reels and 3 rows, is surrounded by ancient sculptures and other remnants of the great city. These surrounding visuals adjust and change constantly, depicting a journey deeper into the mysterious heart of the lost city. The impressive graphics are, of course, backed with a host of features, including Stacked Wilds, Free Spins, and Level Multipliers
The standout feature of Ocean’s Treasure is without question the Level Multipliers. Not only is the feature the sure way to load pockets with loot, but it is also a visual feast for the eyes. When 3 or more Scatter Symbols are matched the journey begins, sending the player into the city of Atlantis. But beware; a monster lurks.
If a Wild appears during a free spin, the screen adjusts, demonstrating that a new level has been reached. The multiplier is also increased between each level of the depths. This sequence can continue for up to 5 levels, with the multiplier increasing up to a massive x12. Of course, at the lowest depths the Kraken will appear, a fully animated octopus like monster.
Few pokies demonstrate such a fascinating commitment to impressive visual design.
As put by Bryan Upton, director of games at NetEnt, the experience is all about building anticipation. Upton elaborated that Ocean’s Treasure was an in-house experiment, finding ways in which to grab the attention of players, both those familiar with pokies, and those that are new to the experience.
Upton concluded by declaring that the experiment was nothing short of a major success, with the pokies game being one of the studios biggest achievements to date.
Ocean’s Treasure is now available for play on desktop and mobile, allowing the brave to take their own journey into the depths, and face the Kraken first hand.