Riches of the Sea (August 2013) is a video slot made by 2 By 2 Gaming, and distributed by Microgaming alongside WorldMatch. Underwater, aquatic animals, and mermaid mythology are among the themes. Rival games include Under the Sea (November 2012) from Betsoft Gaming, Siren’s Serenade (October 2017) from Saucify, and Siren’s Kingdom (April 2018) from Iron Dog Studio.
Two symbols (Riches of the Sea brand logo and clownfish) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations; and the rest of the symbols—apart from the mermaid that lacks regular payouts—require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Riches of the Sea Game Characteristics
Riches of the Sea has a 5X3 grid, thirteen symbols, a winnings multiplier, 20 adjustable pay lines, up to 25 automated games, as much as 16 free games, seven chip sizes, and five optional chips per line. Also, the regular payouts are between X1 and X750.
The two special symbols are: an open “scatter” pearl that offers the free games; and a red-haired mermaid on the sea bed is the Wild and substitute. The eleven ordinary symbols are: the “Riches of the Sea” brand logo; a whale deep in the ocean; a hunting shark; a dolphin on the surface; an octopus; a clownfish hiding in sea anemone; a blue A; a blue K; a blue Q; a blue J; and a blue 10.
The chip sizes are valued at: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, and $0.50. There can be 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 chips per line. Every pay line has 35 optional total bets. For instance, pay line 1 has these optional total bets. One chip per line: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, and $0.50. Two chips per line: $0.02, $0.04, $0.10, $0.20, $0.40, $0.50, and $1.00. Three chips per line: $0.03, $0.06, $0.15, $0.30, $0.60, $0.75, and $1.50. Four chips per line: $0.04, $0.08, $0.20, $0.40, $0.80, $1.00, and $2.00. Five chips per line: $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, $1.25, and $2.50. The Riches of the Sea minimum bet is $0.01 minimum bet and its maximum bet is $50.00.
The Riches of the Sea payouts for two, three, four, and five winning combinations. The “Riches of the Sea” brand logo pays X10, X50, X250, and X750; and the clownfish pays X5, X15, X40, and X250. The payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations: the whale pays X25, X100, and X600; the shark pays X20, X50, and X500; either the dolphin, or the octopus pays X15, X40, and X250; and either A, or K, or Q, or J, or 10 pays X5, X20, and X150.
Three pearls offer eight free games, four pearls offer 12 free games, and five pearls offer 16 free games. During the free games mode, the players can get as much as X27 win multiplier. Riches of the Sea does not have a progressive jackpot.
The Riches of the Sea software is good, with differently colored buttons–autoplay and paytable at bottom left; lines, chip sizes and chips per line at bottom center; and bet max and spin at bottom right. The ambient music reminds of the soundtrack in the Blue Harvest season of Family Guy TV series. The animated 3D graphics are eye-catching and colorful.
Luck in Riches of the Sea
The RTP rate of Riches of the Sea, a game of chance, is 95.05% and the house edge is 4.95%.