Orca Pokie Review
This game is assuredly a deviation of what Novomatic usually offers.
It doesn’t extend to your wildest imaginations, but the pokie is a refreshing sight to see, and we’re not just talking about the theme – but the payouts as well.
An amusing array of sea creatures is what awaits you in Orca. Besides the orcas themselves, you’ll be greeted by seals, penguins and a couple of fish for which we’ll need to get an ichthyologist to identify for us. Don’t google it, it’s what you call a “fish expert”.
The game’s backdrop puts us underwater, of course, which contributes to the overall alluring, yet peaceful theme this pokie boasts.
The occasional natural sounds you’ll usually hear at sea are also present, but what’s not present is the standard Novomatic soundtrack that accompanies each spin of the reels, on almost every game they’ve created. We’d be lying if we said we are sorry to see it go.
About The Game
Coins Range:0.01 to 2.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:10/No
Now that’ve examined the polish and exterior of this Novomatic pokies, let’s see what the big fuss is about in terms of game structure.
First things first, we’re dealing with a 5 paylines, 4 rows and 50 paylines pokie here. Not something you see created all too often, especially as far as Novomatic are concerned.
Because off this, you’ll see a tad more symbols than you are used to, most of which most are Orcas.
We are not sure if orcas like grouping up in real life, but they certainly do in this pokie. You will be seeing a lot of them, which is far from a bad thing as they’re the highest paying base game symbol.
The game’s Scatter symbol is portrayed as an orca tail. When you see 3 of those, which can only appear on reels 1, 2 and 3, you’ll trigger 10 free spins, which can be retriggered once.
Throughout the free spins bonus round, you’ll be seeing extra Wilds. The number of Wilds grows with each successive spin, meaning the further in you’re in the bonus round the greater your chances at a greater win.
The Wild is portrayed as a Mayan mask, and in the base game it substitutes for all other symbols except for the Scatters.
Lastly, Novomatic have integrated their gamble feature in this pokie, which allows you to double, triple, quadruple or quintuple your wins by guessing the correct card color.
If you’re lucky enough to trigger the pokie’s jackpot, you’ll be rewarded with a win X1000 times of your initial stake.
On a more realistic note, as jackpots are truly one in a million, the biggest wins in this pokie are situated within the bonus round, thanks to the amalgamation of Wilds that can appear on your reels.
Orca is a visually pleasing pokie, and it can be all the more impressive on the go. You can play it any Novomatic casino which boasts mobile support, and the game itself – of course.
Orca is definitely a step up in innovation when it comes to Novomatic pokies.
What’s more is that the game makes room for some incredible wins, but it comes at the cost of a higher barrier of entry.
You can bet with as low as 1p per spin, but if you’re looking to cover the maximum amount of paylines – as you should, you’re looking at 50p per spin.
For some players this can be a risk you’d be unwilling to take, which is perfectly understandable, but the payoff can be absolutely worth it.