When you are a slots developer with a hit on your hands, the chances are that you will want to make the most of it. There is no getting away from the fact that Lord of the Ocean is basically Book of Ra Deluxe with a different theme, but we have no issues with that as options are always good, especially when the underlying gameplay is iconic in its own right. After all, IGT has released numerous clones of Siberian Storm with different themes and they have all been fun to play so there is no harm in one of their main competitors doing the same. It does mean that a lot of players will already know exactly what to expect but we are always going to take an opportunity to experience this kind of gameplay, so let’s get down to it in the full review below!
What to Expect
One element of Lord of the Ocean that really hooked us is that it might be a gameplay clone, but the change in the theme is definitely worthwhile. Even the playing card icons on the board are rather appealing and the themed symbols take the action to another level. The theme is of course underwater in nature and that is something that Novomatic has always specialised in. In short, based on looks alone, this game already ranks among our favourites.
We already know that the gameplay is classic, and the ten win lines will be the first familiar touch on this game. It is easy to bet on and easy to track on any mobile screens in terms of wins landing in view, with the special bonus symbol generally helping things along nicely in its role as the wild card.
Landing three wilds on the board at the same time is generally a good idea on any game, but if you do that here on this one you will not only often be able to pick up a decent win but will also trigger the main Lord of the Ocean bonus round, consisting of ten free games. One symbol from the main board will be randomly selected to serve as the expanding scatter during this round, meaning that when a win is possible, the symbol will grow to cover the entire reel. Any other symbols getting in the way do not matter as these symbols do not need to be adjacent in order to lead to a win, and players can instead be sure of picking up multiple returns as long as they have all ten win lines active.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Lord of the Ocean has basically been designed for Book of Ra Deluxe fans that are a bit tired of Ancient Egypt and want to freshen things up under the sea. It pulls it off perfectly and while we will never consider a clone to be superior to the original, this is still an impressive game that many players will enjoy. You cannot go wrong with a symbol that is as powerful as the one on offer here, and Lord of the Ocean still manages to rank as one of our overall Novomatic favourites.