Ocean Hunter Review
If you are looking for a friendly and lighthearted fishing slot, then you've definitely come to the wrong slot. This is definitely the perfect slot for players looking for an experience similar to Jaws where humans are the greatest catch.
Developed by iSoftBet, Ocean Hunter plays on 5-reels with 20 paylines throughout the game. This slot is all about hunting humans with free spins and modifiers that literally add human-eating sharks to the reels. Ocean Hunter is not a slot for the faint-hearted but will definitely keep players on their toes.
As the slot opens up, there is almost a B-movie quality to the slot with tacky graphics and cheesy-looking characters. However, we are certain this is intentional to create that sort of theme for this slot.
The background is animated with cheesy fish and there is water flowing all over the place. As for the reels, there are different characters and treasures throughout that fit right into the slot. When the sharks appear, it's absolutely terrifying with red all over the screen and the sharks looking incredibly real.
This paired with dramatic music certainly leaves you wishing you weren't in the water. It's horrific at times but nails the theme that it is going for. The juxtaposition between the campy visuals to the horror is superb and we'd expect nothing less from iSoftBet.
At any moment in the base game, players can trigger the Wild Frenzy adding in a huge amount of sharks leading to big wins. There is also the addition of four reels during the free spins round which is completely original and adds to the excitement.
Ocean Hunter's menus include the spin button and the bet level button to the right. Further to the left side is the bonus buy feature for non-UK players as well as the bet increase to improve the chances of triggering a bonus.
For a game that's entirely epic in design and gameplay, the win potential is extremely disappointing. Firstly, the RTP is under the average at 95.99% which is absolutely ridiculous and underwhelming from iSoftBet.
This medium volatility slot also has a maximum win of 1,538x the stake. For a medium volatility slot, this is a really low amount and will put off most players especially paired with the under-the-average RTP of 95.99%.
For the most part, we enjoyed our experience with Ocean Hunter. However, the huge elephant in the room is easily the win potential which is absolutely ridiculous. It feels like iSoftBet decided to create an impressive online slot and then decided that they would skimp out on the win potential.
Ultimately, this is disappointing as the rest of the slot is pretty decent and could've easily been a new classic. We recommend giving this slot a spin if you love sharks and gruesome slots but do not expect to have a long and fortuitous playthrough with Ocean Hunter.