Description and Review: It seems that Sheriff Gaming are diversifying their approach to their new slots rather than continually going down the hi-def 3D games route that characterised much of their output.

So, Underwater World is a simply designed 10 line slot with – as you’ve probably guessed – an under the sea theme.

One of the neat things they’ve done graphically is to make the dull Q, K, 10 and A symbols look like sea creatures. It’s a nice touch and makes the whole slot feel a little more involved and fun.

The other noteworthy feature in the base game is the ‘win multiple bar’. This spins with the reels and shows a multiplier above every reel of between 0x and 4x. If you get a winning line, the multiples on the bar are added up and your win is multiplied by this amount. That means every the smallest win (according to the paytable) can be potentially profitable. The best we did was a 7x multiplier on 4 crab symbols, which resulted in a 10.5x line bet win.

OK, not earth shattering, but definitely very pleasing.

Nevertheless, Underwater World falls into that ‘medium variance’ category where wins are hard to come by. You definitely need to approach this one with a healthy amount of cash in your account, that’s for sure. That may put off some players, and I understand why. But the team at Slots all enjoyed the game.

While the free spins (10, 15 or 20 depending on the number of triggering symbols) hit rarely, it was profitable every time. Especially, when it re-triggered.

I think the lack of really huge wins combined with the variance may mean that Underwater World isn’t going to be the most popular slots release of recent times. This is why we only rated it 6/10. However, it’s fun and has a fresh feel and we did come out ahead.

Game Information: 5 Reel, 10 Payline Slot Machine.

Wild Symbol: Substitutes for all except the Free Spins Clam symbol.

Multiplier Bar: The bar spins to show a multiplier for each reel (from 0x to 4x). These multipliers are added together and multiplied by the base amount for any winning combination that appears on the reels.

Scatter Symbol: Scattered Clam ‘Free Spins’ symbols triggers the free spins round. 3 scatters gives 10 free spins’ 4 gives 15 and five scatters gives 20 free spins.

Free Spins: This round can be re-triggered.

Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 1.00

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